July 7, 2015 Ohio EPA Approves First of Two Decisions for Piketon Cleanup; U.S. Department of Energy Gets Green Light for Disposal Cell
The Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant is a step closer to conducting final remedy and cleanup thanks to the first of two Records of Decision (ROD) submitted by the U.S. Department of Energy being approved by Ohio EPA.
June 11, 2015 Ohio EPA Holds Three Hearings About Ohio’s Plan to Meet the Latest Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard
Ohio EPA is holding three hearings concerning the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address nonattainment areas for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard. U.S. EPA requires Ohio EPA to develop plans to demonstrate how Ohio will meet the standard by October 4, 2018.
April 24, 2015 Ohio EPA Offers Free Workshop About Brownfield Redevelopment
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop on May 8 in Marietta to inform small and rural communities about state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields or blighted properties. The training is ideal for economic development officials, planning commission members, municipal officials, real estate professionals, township and zoning commission members, developers, city council members and township trustees.
April 16, 2015 Learn How to Write a Great Environmental Education Grant Proposal; Ohio EPA, Gallia SWCD Team Up to Offer Free Workshop June 1
Across Ohio, great environmental education happens every day. Sometimes,businesses, governments and teachers need help funding their great ideas. Learn how to identify whether your program is a good match for an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant and how to
write a winning grant proposal at a free training sponsored by Gallia Soil and Water Conservation District and 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 8, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Input Related to Water Quality Impacts Related to Lake White Dam Improvements
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to accept comments related to water quality impacts associated with rebuilding the Lake White dam and State Route 104 in Pike County outside Waverly. The meeting will take place at the Waverly Public Library located at 207 N. Market St.
April 2, 2015 Ohio EPA Awards $1,850 Environmental Education Grant To Belmont County Organization
Water quality in Captina watershed streams should improve after local officials learn and implement stream bank stabilization techniques. The techniques will be taught by the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District as part of its Captina Creek Watershed Stream Bank Stabilization and Riparian Enhancement Educational Initiative, sponsored, in part, by an $1,850 Ohio EPA environmental education grant.
March 26, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Input Related to the Preferred Plan for the Jackson County Landfill
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing concerning contamination and a remediation plan for the former Jackson County Landfill, located at 1841 Smith Bridge Road, Jackson. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on April 9, 2015, at the Jackson City Council Chambers, 199 Portsmouth St., Jackson.
December 23, 2014 Ohio EPA Clean Diesel School Bus Grants Help Improve the Air for School Children
Ohio EPA grants to eight school districts will help reduce air pollution after they install pollution control equipment on 58 diesel school buses and anti-idling equipment on 53 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.
December 1, 2014 Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Related to Byesville Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2014, regarding draft permits to install and discharge from a proposed new wastewater treatment system at Island Aseptics, located at 100 Hope Ave., Byesville. The hearing will take place in the Byesville Village Hall, 221 E. Main St.
November 26, 2014 Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Permits for Rolling Hills Generating Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2014, regarding draft air and wastewater discharge permits for the proposed modification of the Rolling Hills Generating Plant, 43111 Route 160 at Route 689, Wilkesville (Vinton County). The information session and hearing will take place in the Wilkesville Community Center, 164 Main St., Wilkesville.
November 20, 2014 Ohio EPA Celebrates 25th Year of Loan Program to Help Communities Clean up Water Pollution
The Maumee River and Swan Creek, the Ottawa River and Lake Erie are a few examples where Ohioans are seeing nutrient and bacteria levels drop, thanks in part to a loan program Ohio EPA started 25 years ago. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) allows communities to borrow money at below-market rates to improve their wastewater treatment systems.
November 7, 2014 Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Along a Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2014, regarding water quality impacts associated with a proposed 75.8-mile pipeline and 75-foot construction right-of-way in five eastern Ohio counties. The information session and hearing will take place in the Steubenville Public Library, Schiappa Branch, 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP is the applicant.
October 6, 2014 Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Air Permit for Proposed Plains Marketing LP - Toronto Terminal
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, regarding a draft air permit for the proposed Plains Marketing LP – Toronto Terminal, to be located on State Road 7F. The information session and hearing will take place in the Toronto Mayor’s Office, 416 Clark St., Toronto.
September 12, 2014 Public Hearing Set for Portsmouth Bypass
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing related to water quality from an Ohio Department of Transportation project in Scioto County. The meeting is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2014, at the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia St., Portsmouth.