October 26, 2015
Ohio EPA to Accept Comments on Discharge to Kokosing River
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2015, to accept comments about a draft permit for a proposed discharge to the Kokosing River. The hearing will be held at the Zolman Memorial Building, 6880 State Route 95, Chesterville Township (Morrow County).

August 31, 2015
Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 31, 2015
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus is eliminating incineration and increasing the beneficial reuse of biosolids at its Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. With low-interest financing from Ohio EPA, the city will construct additional storage and handling facilities to manage all of the sludge generated through the wastewater treatment process and eliminate the need for incineration as one of the disposal options.

August 31, 2015
Jackson to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Jackson will take steps to eliminate sewer backups and improve water quality in Salt Lick Creek. This is the first phase of infrastructure improvements that will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, sewer cross connections, wastewater treatment bypasses and provide equipment upgrades.

August 13, 2015
Honda Plants in Marysville, East Liberty and Anna Receive Top Environmental Recognition from Ohio EPA
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Honda’s Marysville, East Liberty and Anna plants with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship — the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold-Level Award.

June 5, 2015
Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

May 21, 2015
London to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
London will construct a 1 million gallon water tower to help improve its water distribution and service to its customers, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

May 6, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory this year will analyze and provide data to researchers studying cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Erie. Weekly water samples will be collected by students and charter boat captains to share information about algae biomass, microcystin, nutrient runoff and other water quality parameters. An Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund grant is helping fund the program.

April 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Recycling Grant Helps Columbus with Sustainability Efforts
Columbus will incorporate an estimated 3,500 tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) in pavement used to resurface residential streets, collectors and arteries in 2015 with help from a $156,775 grant from Ohio EPA.

April 9, 2015
Grants Help Recycling Partnerships, Support Ohio’s Glass Manufacturers
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $459,298 in grants to help direct waste glass that would end up in landfills to Ohio’s manufacturers in the form of cullet – clean bits of ground jars, bottles and windows. Ohio manufacturers need recycled glass to produce new glass products, including glass bottles and fiberglass. About 90 percent of glass containers used in Ohio ends up in landfills. Using recycled glass costs less than using raw materials by reducing energy demands.

April 2, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants Totaling $10,000 To Two Delaware County Organizations
Delaware residents will be able to learn about how their drinking water is processed and how to plan their gardens to benefit pollinators thanks to two projects, each of which received a $5,000 Ohio EPA environmental education grant.

March 19, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.

February 13, 2015
Future City Alumni of Year Award
The 2014/2015 National Future City Alumni of the Year is Michael Irwin, of Columbus, who is a water resources engineer for ARCADIS, an international engineering design and consulting firm.

January 28, 2015
Grandview Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program to Continue Retail Operation
The city of Grandview Heights and NRI Equity Land Investments have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the 10.3-acre Grandview Yard South Development Property located at 842 W. Goodale Blvd. The property houses a mixed-use commercial development.

January 13, 2015
Local Students To Participate in Ohio Future City Competition
Ohio sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Walnut Springs Middle School are participating in DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.

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