December 5, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Mohican River Watershed
The Mohican River watershed in north-central Ohio is in good condition, according to an Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the watershed. The Agency is accepting comments on the draft report until Jan. 5, 2015.

December 2, 2014
Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Plan to Address Contamination at Former Lexington Factory
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, to answer questions and accept comments about a plan to address contamination at the former Hamilton Standard Controls facility in Lexington.

November 6, 2014
Ohio EPA Considering Renewal of INEOS Hazardous Waste Permit
Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA have jointly issued draft renewals of the hazardous waste facility operating permit for INEOS USA Inc., which would allow the company to continue to store and treat hazardous at its Fort Amanda Road facility in Lima.

November 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $3,367 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Williams County SWCD
Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been awarded a $3,367 mini grant from the Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund for its “Rivers Around Us” program. Nine projects throughout the state were funded for $36,589.

October 30, 2014
Norwalk among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Testing Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Norwalk one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Norwalk today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 30, 2014
Huron among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Huron one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Huron today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

October 14, 2014
Ohio EPA Seeks Public’s Help to Nab Nature Preserve Dumper
Eleven containers containing paint, sealer and oil wastes were dumped beside Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve in Lucas County in late September. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen activity at the dump site or know the person or people who dumped the material.

October 10, 2014
Dr. R. Peter Richards and City of Lorain Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards
Dr. R. Peter Richards and the city of Lorain are the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Lake Erie Awards presented by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC). OLEC honors one person and one organization each year that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed. Since 1995, 19 individuals and organizations have been recognized for their stewardship.

October 7, 2014
Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.

September 23, 2014
Fremont Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Clauss Cutlery Property
The city of Fremont has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the 6.28-acre property that was formerly the site of the Clauss Cutlery factory.

September 18, 2014
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Quarterly Meeting at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, located at 14000 West State Route 2 in Oak Harbor.

September 3, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Visits Marathon Petroleum’s Findlay Headquarters To Recognize Staff for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) Findlay Office Complex today to recognize the company for its continuing efforts in environmental stewardship. The company and the nearly 2,000 employees housed at the complex have undertaken a number of projects that have reduced waste, increased recycling and put sustainability into everyday practice.

August 13, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Renewal of Vickery Environmental’s Underground Injection Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, to present information and accept public comments on four draft permits for liquid waste injection at Vickery Environmental Inc. (VEI). The meeting will be held at the Sandusky County Board of Health, 2000 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting about Ballville Dam Demolition Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, to accept comments on a water quality certification for a project to remove the Ballville Dam in Fremont. The meeting will take place at the Terra State Community College Neeley Center, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

August 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Supports Mayor Collins Water Conservation Request
Today Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler voiced his support for Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ call for temporary water conservation measures while the city performs maintenance on its water system.

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