October 26, 2012
Portage County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
hrough the voluntary efforts of a Portage County property owner, an industrial site in Rootstown has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

October 25, 2012
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permit Issued to RMI Titanium Company for Former Sodium Plant
Ohio EPA has scheduled a Nov. 8, 2012, public meeting to discuss a draft hazardous waste permit renewal and modification issued to RMI Titanium Company for its former sodium plant located at 600 State Road in Ashtabula.

October 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Recycling Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for various recycling grants and will host an informational meeting on the 2013 grant application process on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

October 22, 2012
Attorney General DeWine, Ohio EPA Praise Orders to Comply for Landfill Violations
Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency praised the contempt order signed recently against Joseph G. Scugoza, Crossridge Landfill, and C&D Disposal Technologies immediately granting the State a $19 million judgment for stipulated penalties regarding ongoing violations at the Crossridge Landfill in Jefferson County.

October 18, 2012
Washington Co. Commissioners Agree to Address Public Health Nuisance in Unsewered Devola
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Washington County Board of Commissioners has agreed to develop a plan to alleviate a public health nuisance resulting from ground water pollution in the unincorporated area of Devola, located along County Road 341, State Route 60 and Elm Tree Lane.

October 18, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Cytec Final Permit Modification for Cleanup
Ohio EPA has issued a final hazardous waste permit modification for Cytec Industries Inc. (1405 Greene St., Marietta).

October 17, 2012
Ohio EPA, Local Authorities Get Convictions on Clintonville Dumpers
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) jointly announce that a case involving an illegal dumping which blighted the Clintonville area Walhalla Ravine four years ago has been solved.

October 4, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Franklin County Quarry Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Oct. 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. to discuss water quality impacts of potential discharges from Marble Cliff Quarry (2650 Old Dublin Rd., Hilliard) into the Scioto River.

October 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Will Revise General Permit To Cover Hydrostatic Test Water Discharges

Ohio EPA has issued a draft general permit to cover hydrostatic test water discharges of short duration from Ohio facilities, and will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. to accept comments on the draft.


October 1, 2012
Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Draft General Marina Storm Water Permit
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a draft general permit to regulate storm water discharge associated with industrial activities at marinas.

October 1, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA issued a final alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in Central Ohio’s Big Darby Creek watershed, which is among the most biologically diverse stream systems of its size in the Midwest and home to several endangered species.

September 26, 2012
Ohio EPA Settles with Arcanum for Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations
Ohio EPA and the village of Arcanum have agreed to a plan for the village to upgrade its wastewater treatment system.

September 20, 2012
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments Concerning Upper Grand River Watershed Report
Ohio EPA has issued a draft report detailing water quality concerns and recommended improvements in Northeast Ohio’s upper Grand River watershed.

September 10, 2012
Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Cincinnati on Sept. 25, 2012
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform small and rural communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties. The workshop will be held September 25, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at TechSolve, 6705 Steger Drive, Cincinnati.

September 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Processing Open Burning Permissions Again
Ohio EPA has lifted its temporary suspension of permission for open burning.

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