May 22, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $600,000 for 2015 Litter Management Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding $599,445 in grant funding to 41 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty programs.

May 21, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants
Ohio EPA has awarded $1.24 million in recycling market development grants to eight projects across Ohio.

May 21, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Grant to Address Scrap Tire Processing and Market Development
To improve markets for scrap tires across the state, Ohio EPA has awarded $350,000 to Coshocton Industries to assist the company on a market development project.

May 20, 2015
New Ohio EPA Search Engine Makes Finding Agency Activities Easier
Do you want to follow Ohio EPA actions in your area? Is there a public meeting or comment period about a local project? Did Ohio EPA issue a permit for a local business expansion?

May 6, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Ohio Interfaith Power & Light
College interns will join with Ohio Interfaith Power and Light (OhIPL) to work with congregations and faith-based organizations statewide to plan, prioritize and implement initiatives and research sustainability options. An Ohio EPA environmental education grant is helping fund the project.

April 30, 2015
Learn About Your Drinking Water During National Drinking Water Week and Beyond
Ohio EPA is celebrating National Drinking Water Week May 3-9, 2015, by inviting people to learn more about their public drinking water. Free resources are available online related to consumer confidence reports, drinking water advisories and plans for improved community drinking water systems.

April 14, 2015
Ohio EPA and Facilitators Offer Teachers, Students a Summer of Learning
Students may be thinking of summer, but teachers continue learning as Ohio EPA offers training for Project WET; Healthy Water, Healthy People; The Wonders of Wetlands (WOW) facilitator and educator workshops and Credible Data training across the state.

March 18, 2015
March 26 Hearing Set on Ohio Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) program for July 2015 through June 2016.

March 12, 2015
April 15 Deadline Set for Environmental Education Scholarship Applications
Ohio EPA invites scholarship applications by April 15, 2015, from students in environmental science, environmental engineering and related majors at Ohio colleges and universities.

March 9, 2015
Ohio EPA Celebrates Ground Water Awareness Week with New Report on How State's Communities are Protecting Drinking Water
More of Ohio’s public water systems are keeping their drinking water sources safe, as detailed in a new report compiled by Ohio EPA – just in time for National Ground Water Awareness Week – March 8-14.

March 5, 2015
2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.

February 24, 2015
Partnership Aims for Improved Recycling Data
Recycling saves Ohio’s landfill space, conserves natural resources and saves on disposal costs. Recycling also creates jobs and is good for Ohio’s economy.

January 30, 2015
Ohio EPA Accepts Oversight of Award-Winning Educational Curriculum, Project WET
Ohio EPA is now coordinating the award-winning educational program, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), throughout Ohio. This international curriculum features interactive and outdoor learning activities for students in elementary and middle school grades.

January 27, 2015
Batavia Middle School Will Represent Ohio at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.
Teams from 19 Ohio middle schools built models of their concepts of what cities will be like in the future for the DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ Ohio region, held Jan. 17, 2015, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC).

January 7, 2015
Ohio EPA Identifies Improvements to Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewals
Efforts by an Ohio EPA process improvement team are expected to speed up the wastewater discharge permitting renewal process and ensure permit holders are following the most recent water quality standards. The effort was part of Lean Ohio, a quality improvement process that uses Kaizen and Six Sigma principles and typically improves efficiency by 50 percent.