October 6, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler Statement on Agreement with the Army Corps to Dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2016
Ohio has been proactively trying to come to agreement with the U.S. Army Corps since the spring to dredge the Cuyahoga River – as the Corps is obligated to do under federal law. Unfortunately, we could not agree to onerous conditions that would force Ohio to concede its case. Ohio, the Port of Cleveland and ArcelorMittal were left no other choice but to ask the court through a TRO to force the Corps to dredge the river.
October 5, 2016 Public Comments Sought for Proposed Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive, McConnelsville, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related to four proposed pipelines and accept comments as part of a public hearing.
September 29, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Scotts Company’s Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the ScottsMiracle-Gro facility in Marysville today with a flag-raising event to bring to the fore its many achievements as environmental stewards in its community. The company has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.
September 23, 2016 Warren County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage Treatment Systems
Ohio EPA is helping qualifying Warren County homeowners address failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) by awarding a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan for system repair or replacement to the Warren County Combined Health District.
September 23, 2016 Ohio EPA Funding Improvements to Indian Creek Wastewater Plant
Hamilton County has been awarded a loan from Ohio EPA to upgrade the Indian Creek wastewater treatment plant. The project will further improve the plant’s safety and efficiency and protect water quality in the Ohio River.
September 23, 2016 Butler Sewage System Design Funded by Ohio EPA
The village of Butler is planning major improvements to its wastewater treatment system to upgrade the quality of its effluent and improve water quality in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River thanks to an Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan.
September 23, 2016 Belle Center Designing New Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Belle Center is designing a new elevated water tank to replace a 75-year-old tank that currently serves the community. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
September 23, 2016 Columbus to Improve Sewer System Operation; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will greatly lessen odors associated with its sewer operations on the city’s south side through rebuilding a biofilter on the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker interceptor.
September 23, 2016 Stark County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage Systems
Ohio EPA awarded Stark County a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement Program which will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems.
September 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Changes to Surface Water Regulations
As part of its three year (triennial) review, Ohio EPA is seeking comments about rules related to Ohio’s surface water laws. To explain how to submit proposed changes for consideration and help the public understand the rulemaking process, the Agency will host a webinar at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2016. Preregistration is not required. Click this link to connect to the webinar. Additional information can be found online.
September 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Director Honors CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal for Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal today to honor the facility for achieving Gold Level recognition through the Ohio Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program and the company’s continued efforts to increase efficiency, lower emissions and conserve resources.
September 21, 2016 Ottawa County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Ottawa County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2016.
September 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Training
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free two-part, one-day trainings to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.
September 21, 2016 Public Comments Sought for Proposed NEXUS Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, 601 Middle Ave., Elyria, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related a proposed pipeline and accept comments as part of a public hearing.
September 21, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Sept. 28th Public Hearing about State Implementation Plan for Fine Particulate Matter
Ohio EPA will take comments on Ohio’s plan to meet the 2012 federal fine particulate matter standard in the Cleveland area by Dec. 31, 2021