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.
May 12, 2016 Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Tuscarawas County Coal Mining Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge associated with the proposed Oxford Mining Company’s Hunt 4 Adjacent Mining Area located in Clay, Salem and Washington townships, Tuscarawas County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Gnadenhutten Village Hall, 141 S. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten.
March 30, 2016 Ohio EPA Hearing Set for Changes to Athens-Hocking Reclamation Center Permit
Ohio EPA is considering an updated draft permit for the Athens-Hocking Reclamation Center. The proposal will be the subject of a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on April 11, 2016, in the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens.
March 9, 2016 Public Hearing Set for Otway Wastewater Discharge and Engineering Permits
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed project that would establish sewer service in the village of Otway and discharge treated wastewater to Bloody Run, just above the confluence with Scioto Brush Creek. The information session and hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia St., Portsmouth.
January 15, 2016 Ohio EPA Opens Public Comment Period for Draft Air Permit for the Salineville Compressor Station
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments until February 16, 2016 on a draft air permit for a proposed natural gas compressor station in the Salineville area of Columbiana County. The compressor station would be located near Yellow Creek Road and is intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.
January 14, 2016 Learn How Reviewers Think and Write Better Grant Applications
Potential grantees will have the opportunity to learn grant review from the inside out at Ohio EPA’s Grant Writing 103 class to be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Conference rooms A and B, at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office, 2195 E. Front St., Logan.
January 14, 2016 Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop
Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify funding sources and follow up with solid grant proposals. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Campus Martius/Ohio River Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta.
January 13, 2016 Batavia Middle School Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Batavia Middle School are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.
January 11, 2016 Collins Career Technical Center Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Collins Career Technical Center are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.
September 4, 2015 Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River
The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River.
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.
July 30, 2015 Ohio EPA Approves Second of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Receives Green Light for Structure Removals
Ohio EPA has approved a second Record of Decision (ROD) for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The document will allow the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin decontamination and decommissioning of buildings and structures at the site.