December 7, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR’s H. R. Collins Laboratory in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ H. R. Collins Laboratory at 3307 S. Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio.

December 2, 2016
Richfield Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Richfield Village has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the Highpoint Trucking Terminal property in Summit County.

November 10, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing to Discuss Avon Lake Power Plant
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments on a draft air pollution control permit-to-install for the Avon Lake Power Plant. The modified draft permit that requires an update to allow the facility to meet U.S. EPA’s more stringent emissions requirements for the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard, set by U.S. EPA in 2010.

November 3, 2016
Cleveland Economic Development Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The Cleveland Department of Economic Development has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating a property on Crescent Avenue in Cleveland.

October 31, 2016
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to Improve Sewer System Through Funding from Ohio EPA; Sponsors Water Quality Projects
Ohio EPA has approved a $69.5 million low-interest loan to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to aid in constructing combined sewer overflow storage tunnels. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) project will help bring NEORSD in compliance and improve the water quality of Lake Erie.

October 24, 2016
Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Auburn Parking and DSW Inns have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Rockwell Parking Garage Property in Cleveland.

October 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation in Cleveland will educate businesses and area residents about how they can use landscaping to help control storm water runoff with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA grant. The community will retrofit existing green infrastructure with non-edible, perennial plants that will be serve two purposes – storm water control and public programming craft demonstrations.

October 21, 2016
NEXUS Pipeline Water Quality Certification Comment Period Extended to Oct. 31
In response to numerous requests for additional time to review the NEXUS Gas Transmission 401 water quality certification, Ohio EPA has extended the comment period until the close of business on Oct. 31, 2016.

October 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Modification for Cristal USA
A request to modify a discharge permit for Cristal USA in Ashtabula will be the subject of a Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Auditorium, 3300 Lake Road West.

October 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Summit County Organization
First Congregational Church of Akron, will receive a $5,000 Ohio EPA environmental education grant to expand its current rainwater collection system and educate the public about how diverted water is used in the church’s produce garden.

October 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Mahoning County Organization
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will use a $5,000 grant from Ohio EPA to place signs with maps throughout the Yellow Creek Watershed. The signs will help people understand how to protect surface water.

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 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland 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 (E3) program.

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 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.

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