September 15, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Newly Completed Study of the Gorge Dam
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, September 24th, 2015, to discuss the results of a feasibility study for the removal of the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park, between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.

September 10, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Modification for FirstEnergy Generation in Eastlake
A request to modify the FirstEnergy Generation Eastlake Plant permit will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting on September 24, 2015. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lakeshore Boulevard, Eastlake.

September 3, 2015
Akron Planning to Separate Combined Sewers, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Akron will receive $25.2 million dollars to pay for professional services related to planning, designing and management activities intended to address its Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) requirements.

September 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Considers Allowing General Permits for Compressor Stations; Opens Pre-Comment Period for Interested Parties
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA today announced a “pre-comment period” related to the Agency’s drafts of general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations. Currently, air emissions at these facilities are subject to more lengthy case-by-case permits. By contrast, applications for general permits follow a template and can be issued for common pieces of equipment that (as a result of specific engineering and conditions) have more predictable emissions characteristics.

August 18, 2015
Akron Takes on Two Projects to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
The city of Akron will increase sewer capacity and construct a basin to capture sewer overflows while improving water quality Mud Run and the Little Cuyahoga River, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 18, 2015
Wellington to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Wellington will upgrade the local sewer system while improving water quality in the East Branch of Charlemont Creek, with funding from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 14, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss a Plan For a Portion of The Diamond Shamrock Site
A plan for a parcel of land located at the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works site will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting set for Thursday, August 27, 2015.

August 7, 2015
Akron to Improve Sewage System, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Akron will construct a 6.5 million gallon wet weather overflow basin to add to the city’s wastewater treatment system. The project will help bring Akron into compliance and improve water quality in the Little Cuyahoga River. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 7, 2015
Massillon to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Massillon will upgrade its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges and significantly improve water quality in the Tuscarawas River, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 6, 2015
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects to Benefit the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s June meeting at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.

August 5, 2015
Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Alliance Community Hospital and the Stark Development Board have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Alliance Community Hospital Property in Stark County.

July 10, 2015
Ohio EPA Issues Final Permit to Ashtabula Energy, LLC
Ohio EPA has approved a wastewater discharge permit for a proposed Ashtabula Energy industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, on the east side of EMC facility in Ashtabula.

July 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

June 25, 2015
Ashtabula to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Ashtabula is making significant progress toward upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

June 23, 2015
Ohio EPA, Heritage Thermal Services Settle Violations From Ash Release
Heritage Thermal Services, a commercial hazardous waste incinerator facility in East Liverpool, has agreed to resolve air and hazardous waste violations at its facility, which stemmed from a July 13, 2013, ash release into a nearby neighborhood.

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