March 6, 2012
State, Columbus Refinery Settle Air Pollution Violations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order and final judgment with Heartland Refinery Group LLC (4001 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus).

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.

February 14, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing On Draft Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. about two draft air permits issued to Central Ohio BioEnergy

February 10, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Marietta
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in Washington County meets the 1997 federal fine particulate standard.

February 7, 2012
Lorain County Company to Pay Penalty for Violating Ohio’s Air Pollution Control Laws
The Elyria Foundry Company has agreed to pay Ohio EPA a $155,000 penalty as a settlement for violating Ohio’s air pollution control laws at its iron foundry located at 120 Filbert Street in Elyria.

February 1, 2012
State Awards E-Check Contract for New Decentralized Program
The State of Ohio has awarded the next E-Check contract to Envirotest Systems. The program will be changing to a decentralized program, which is required by H.B. 153.

January 31, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Exemption to State Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing to allow an exemption to Ohio’s greenhouse gas tailoring rules for facilities that use biomass as fuel in order to mirror the federal rule.

January 20, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period Regarding Draft Air Permit for Cleveland Public Power
The public comment period concerning a draft air permit for a proposed municipal solid waste gasification plant in Cleveland has been extended to February 23, 2012.

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