October 26, 2016 Wintersville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Wintersville has received a $420,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to conduct a Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES). This study will help Wintersville identify (so that the village can subsequently eliminate) points at which sanitary sewers and storm water combine. As a result, the system will have fewer overflows into area streams. The improvement in water quality will help both public health and the environment.
October 19, 2016 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Athens County Organizations
Ohio University, Department of geography, will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools.
October 19, 2016 Adams County Regional Water District to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Adams County will be upgrading its drinking water delivery system, in part, with help from an Ohio EPA loan. The project will install a 75,000-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valves and hydrants. Most of the funding for this approximately $524,000 project came from two $250,000 grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission respectively. Ohio EPA provided a low-interest loan of $23,716 for the balance.
October 18, 2016 Ohio EPA Awarding Grant to ORSANCO to Support Ohio River Sweep
Ohio EPA is supporting the annual Ohio River Sweep in 2017 with a recycling and litter prevention grant to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, better known as ORSANCO.
October 11, 2016 Jewett to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Jewett drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system as the village upgrades finished water holding tanks with help from an Ohio EPA loan.
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 14, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Utopia East Pipeline Hearing in Fremont
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Sept. 28, 2016, regarding an application for a water quality certification from Kinder Morgan Utopia affecting a pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.
September 14, 2016 Ohio EPA Issues Air Permits for Seven Rover Compressor Stations
Ohio EPA has issued seven air permits for compressor stations intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Rover pipeline.
September 8, 2016 Public Comments Sought for Proposed Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related to a proposed pipeline and accept public comments.
September 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on three applications related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
July 7, 2016 Tire Removal Begins at Jefferson County Site
Ohio EPA has contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to remove an estimated 1.1 million tires from the Crossridge Landfill, 3250 County Road 26, Wintersville. The property is owned by Crossridge, Inc. The cleanup is expected to be completed on or before Nov. 11.
June 6, 2016 Meigs County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
United Plant Savers will add interpretive signage and an exhibit to tell the story of resource extraction and habitat restoration at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland. As visitors walk around the trail, they will have the opportunity to learn about the restoration project. The exhibit will show what the land looked like in the 1960s and show pictures of various stages of restoration.
May 26, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meetings, Receive Comments Concerning Draft Air Permits for Proposed ‘Rover Pipeline Compressor Stations’
Ohio EPA will hold five public information sessions/hearings regarding seven draft air permits related to the installation and operation of compressor stations in Carroll, Crawford, Defiance, Harrison, Monroe, Noble and Wayne counties. The compressor stations are intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the proposed Rover pipeline.
May 26, 2016 Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Apex Sanitary Landfill Proposed Expansion
will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016, regarding the Apex Sanitary Landfill located in Jefferson and Harrison counties. The meeting will take place at John Gregg Elementary School, 712 County Highway 75A, Bergholz.
May 24, 2016 Study of Several Ohio River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of several Ohio River tributaries located in Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.