December 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $24,070 Environmental Education Grant to Medina County Organization
Ohio EPA awarded a $24,070 environmental education grant to the Medina County Beekeepers Association to promote beekeeper collaboration to create pollinator habitats. Ten grants were awarded statewide for $269,334.

November 19, 2014
Ohio EPA to Support Ohio Manufacturing with Two Glass Recycling Grants
Two new Ohio EPA grants will support increased glass recycling in Shelby and Union counties.

November 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $2,500 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Graham Local Schools
It’s a mad, mad, mad, Mad River world at Graham Local Schools. The district has been awarded a $2,500 Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund mini grant to expand its “Trout in the Classroom” program for students in second through 12th grades. Nine projects throughout the state were funded for $36,589.

October 14, 2014
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Middletown Energy Center Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for the construction of Middletown Energy Center. Ohio EPA and the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, to explain the draft permit and accept public comments. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Middletown City Council Chambers, One Donham Plaza, Middletown.

October 7, 2014
Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website,

September 9, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Tours Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ Richard Miller Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited the Richard Miller Treatment Plant today. Part of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works system, the Miller plant provides most of the water for the metropolitan area.

August 29, 2014
Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Middletown Sept. 11; State, Federal Help Available to Redevelop Blighted Properties
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties. The workshop will be held Sept. 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at One Donham Plaza, Fourth Floor, Middletown. Registration information is online.

August 19, 2014
Ohio EPA Continues Coordinating Clean-up Efforts of Ohio River Fuel Oil Spill
Ohio EPA is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, local officials and private sector clean-up contractors to begin cleaning up the spill of between 4,000 and 8,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord plant near New Richmond in Clermont County. An Ohio EPA on-scene coordinator reported to the scene early this morning to help oversee the cleanup and containment devices have been installed in the river.

July 29, 2014
Cincinnati Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Proposed Commerce Park
The city of Cincinnati has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the 18.7-acre property that was formerly the site of Queen City Barrel and F.H. Lawson Co. in addition to other businesses.

July 24, 2014
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Cincinnati Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, about a request from Greater Cincinnati Waterworks to modify the wastewater discharge permit for its Richard Miller water treatment plant. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) office, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati.

July 3, 2014
Cincinnati Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Blue Ash Property
The 42.8-acre site that was the Blue Ash airport and a shooting range has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

July 3, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Upper Scioto River
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the upper Scioto River watershed is available for public review and comment. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until August 4, 2014.

July 1, 2014
Piqua Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program for Memorial Hospital Property
The city of Piqua has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Piqua Memorial Hospital property at Park and Nicklin avenues.

June 30, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Cincinnati Organization
Cincinnati students will learn environmental science while providing community service by helping restore and improve Salway Park as part of the Mill Creek Urban Habitat Restoration efforts. Ohio EPA awarded Groundwork Cincinnati/Mill Creek a $36,036 Ohio Environmental Education grant for the project. Eleven grants were awarded statewide for $304,136.

June 30, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
A Champaign County group, assisted by an $11,300 Environmental Education Fund grant from Ohio EPA, is making big plans for Earth Day 2015. A program at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve will help educators, students and their families understand karst terrain and the unique local geological features and wildlife habitats created when the Wisconsin glaciers receded. These include Champaign County’s Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns and Kiser Lake wetlands.