September 22, 2016 Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Changes to Surface Water Regulations
As part of its three year (triennial) review, Ohio EPA is seeking comments about rules related to Ohio’s surface water laws. To explain how to submit proposed changes for consideration and help the public understand the rulemaking process, the Agency will host a webinar at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2016. Preregistration is not required. Click this link to connect to the webinar. Additional information can be found online.
September 21, 2016 Public Comments Sought for Proposed NEXUS Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, 601 Middle Ave., Elyria, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related a proposed pipeline and accept comments as part of a public hearing.
September 8, 2016 Public Comments Sought for Proposed Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related to a proposed pipeline and accept public comments.
September 6, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meeting About Water Discharge Renewal
Ohio EPA will hold an information session immediately followed by a public hearing regarding renewing a wastewater discharge permit from Lafarge North America – Marblehead Quarry, 831 S. Quarry Road, Marblehead.
September 1, 2016 Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on three applications related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
August 22, 2016 Ohio EPA and National Park Service Invite Public Discussion on Canal Diversion Dam Project
Ohio EPA and The National Park Service will host a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, to discuss the results of an environmental assessment regarding the Canal Diversion Dam in the Cuyahoga River, just north of the Station Road bridge trailhead at towpath mile marker 17 in Brecksville.
August 18, 2016 Ohio EPA Accepting Comments About Discharges to Long Run, Captina Creek Tributary
Ohio EPA will hold an information session followed by a public hearing as part of the Agency’s review of an application from Century Mine. If approved, the permit would set discharge limits for storm water at an expansion of the mine refuse disposal area located at 43521 Mayhugh Hill Road, Beallsville. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2016, at the Beallsville Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 52125 Township Road 134, Beallsville.
July 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Mentor Marsh Sewer Line Project
Potential wetlands impacts from a proposed sewer interceptor line in Mentor will be the focus of an Aug. 11, 2016 public information session and hearing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mentor Municipal Center, City Council Chamber on the third floor, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor.
July 28, 2016 Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2016 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals.
July 26, 2016 Going Fishing? Catch and Release or Make a Meal
Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams, reflecting notable improvements in the waters of the state.
June 9, 2016 Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Route 523 Project in Sandusky County
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to accept comments on a water quality certification for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road project in Sandusky County. The meeting will take place at Gibsonburg Village Offices, 526 Webster St., Gibsonburg.
June 1, 2016 Public Hearing Will Address General Permit for Petroleum-Related Corrective Actions
Ohio EPA is accepting comments from the public on a draft general permit to regulate wastewater discharges associated with petroleum-related corrective actions. Qualifying general permit applications would apply to incidents that minimally impact water quality.
May 24, 2016 Study of Several Ohio River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of several Ohio River tributaries located in Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.
May 24, 2016 Study of Huron River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the Huron River watershed in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Richland and Seneca counties. The river drains 403 square miles and empties into Lake Erie.
May 13, 2016 Public Meeting to Announce Improvements to Black River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is proposing U.S. EPA remove two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.