January 27, 2016
Genoa Middle School to Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 13 Ohio middle schools competed with custom built models of their future cities complete with moving rockets, lights, flowing water and many more features in Ohio’s regional DiscoverE Future City Competition, held January 16, 2016 at Columbus State Community College.

January 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2017 Drinking Water Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations to finance drinking water infrastructure improvements through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

December 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Announces 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final 2016 Program Management Plan and Project Priority List for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

October 29, 2015
Ohio EPA Proposes 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, to discuss Ohio EPA’s draft program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

October 16, 2015
Waste Not Want Not in the Future; 2016 Future City Competition
It is time for middle schools to register students for the 2016 Future City competition, which allows students who are our future leaders, along with a teacher, and a professional mentor from the local community to join forces and develop a model of their take on how to make the world a better place.

October 8, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certifications
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA has opened an initial comment period related to the Agency’s new draft rules for public drinking water systems (and laboratories) as it relates to the reporting and monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Confirmed reports of these blue green HABs growing in Ohio’s lakes, reservoirs, and rivers were common this summer.

October 6, 2015
Ohio EPA Accepting Proposals for Recycling Grants; Schedules Information Session and Webinar
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for several types of recycling grants and will host an informational meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2015, to explain them and discuss who is eligible for the 2016 grant application process.

October 1, 2015
Grants available for Diesel Emission Reductions
Ohio EPA today released new guidelines for the latest round of Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) that will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment.

September 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners; Next Application Deadline is October 15, 2015
Thirteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

September 18, 2015
Ohio EPA Improves Free Help for Small Businesses
Small businesses in Ohio have access to a new tool from Ohio EPA that can help identify whether environmental permits, licenses or registrations are needed. The Agency’s improved and updated Permit Wizard is now available to help new businesses get started on the right track with proper permits; existing businesses also may use the Permit Wizard anonymously as a way to check on whether they still have the right permits for their operations.

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.

August 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Announces New Senior Staff Appointments to Focus on Lake Erie
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is building a team of staff to focus solely on improving Lake Erie’s water quality.

August 14, 2015
Ohio EPA Offers Millions for Water Pollution Control Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities for water quality improvement projects seeking financial assistance from the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for 2016.

July 30, 2015
Ohio EPA Retools Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has updated its Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program to encourage more applicants, clarify and simplify the application instructions and expand the pool of eligible applicants to include communities, venues and retail establishments.

July 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing About Ohio’s Regional Haze Plan
Ohio EPA is accepting comments on a proposed change to its implementation plan dealing with regional haze.

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