July 10, 2012
More Stations, More Convenient E-Check Announced by Ohio EPA
New ChoicePlus™ program adds 53 locations, kiosks and drive-by options

July 9, 2012
Dispute about Post-Closure Care of CECOS Landfill Resolved
A long-standing dispute about the post-closure care of the CECOS landfill in Clermont County is near resolution following multiple meetings and negotiations between officials from Ohio EPA, Clermont County and Republic Services, owner of the landfill.

July 6, 2012
Cadiz Agrees to Improve Sewers, Protect Public Health and Environment
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the village of Cadiz (Harrison Co.) has agreed to achieve and maintain compliance with Ohio laws and its wastewater discharge permit as soon as possible to protect public health and the environment.

July 5, 2012
ERAC Upholds Ohio EPA Permit Issuance to City of Warren and Patriot
The July 3, 2012, Environmental Review Appeals Commission's (ERAC) decision upheld the State's issuance of Patriot's 2010 Permit to install and the City of Warren's 2012 NPDES permit, with one exception.

July 5, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Rule Changes to Pretreatment and Indirect Discharge Program
Ohio EPA is proposing to amend rules that regulate allowable industrial wastewater discharges that require pretreatment before being routed to public wastewater treatment systems.

July 2, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Latest Cytec Draft Permit Modification, Cleanup
Ohio EPA representatives will be in Marietta on July 16, 2012, to accept comments about a draft hazardous waste permit modification for Cytec Industries Inc.

June 29, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners Agree to Sewer Portions of Newport

In an agreement with Ohio EPA, the Shelby County Commissioners will install sewers and provide central wastewater treatment for an estimated 200 homes and businesses in the village of Newport.

June 29, 2012
Ohio EPA Temporarily Suspends Open Burning Permission

Due to weather forecasts predicting hot and dry conditions for the state, and a National Weather Service statement regarding increased fire hazards for the next few days, Ohio EPA will temporarily suspend issuing open burning permission.

June 27, 2012
Ohio EPA Completes 18 Scrap Tire Cleanups Over Two Months
To help Ohio communities deal with the expense and health impacts related to illegally disposed tires, Ohio EPA contracted with Liberty Tire Recycling to complete 18 cleanups, removing nearly 134 tons of tires from 11 counties, or the equivalent of 12,467 passenger tires.

June 26, 2012
Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner, another city brownfield has been investigated and remediated

June 25, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments on Draft Permits for Belmont County School’s Wastewater Project
Ohio EPA is accepting comments on a draft wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install for the proposed Powhatan Elementary School wastewater treatment plant project

June 20, 2012
Former Carlyle Tile Plant Property in Coal Grove Cleared for Redevelopment
Another local brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation

June 20, 2012
Ohio EPA, Sand Company Settle Air Pollution Violations
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, Oglebay Norton Industrial Sands LLC has agreed to resolve air pollution control violations at its facility, located at 2446 Glass Rock Rd., Glenford (Perry Co.).

June 18, 2012
Stark County Mobile Home Park to Address Clean Water Act Violations
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Forty Corners Mobile Home Park has agreed to fix its sewage collection system and enhance staffing at the park’s wastewater treatment plant located at 10530 Forty Corners Street in Lawrence Township.

June 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments on Draft Certifications for Vessel Discharges
Ohio EPA has issued two draft certifications that would authorize ballast discharges from Ohio vessels into waters of the state in conjunction with U.S. EPA’s draft general permit for vessel discharges