October 4, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Franklin County Quarry Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Oct. 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. to discuss water quality impacts of potential discharges from Marble Cliff Quarry (2650 Old Dublin Rd., Hilliard) into the Scioto River.

October 1, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA issued a final alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in Central Ohio’s Big Darby Creek watershed, which is among the most biologically diverse stream systems of its size in the Midwest and home to several endangered species.

June 11, 2012
Ohio EPA, Columbus Chemical Company Settle Air Pollution Violations
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, Bonded Chemicals Inc. has agreed to resolve air pollution control violations at its facility, located at 2645 Charter St., Columbus.

June 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $100,000 in Environmental Education Grants to Franklin County Organizations
Ohio EPA has awarded two environmental education general grants worth nearly $100,000 to the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

May 30, 2012
Ohio EPA Launches Study of Mill Creek Watershed
As part of Ohio EPA’s continuous effort to monitor and report on the quality of rivers and streams throughout Ohio, the Agency is launching a study this year of the Mill Creek watershed.

May 29, 2012
Study Finds Upper Scioto River Recovered from 2009 Fish Kills
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality study is the first comprehensive assessment of the upper Scioto River watershed since 1995.

May 9, 2012
Attorney General Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufactur
Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.

May 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Secures $425,000 U.S. EPA Grant to Study, Protect Buckeye Lake
In further support of local efforts to assess, protect and improve water quality at Buckeye Lake, Ohio EPA sought and received a $425,000 grant from U.S. EPA to conduct two years of comprehensive monitoring in the 3,200-acre lake and its tributaries.

April 26, 2012
Columbus Coated Fabrics Property Cleared for Residential Redevelopment
Another brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and cleanup through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of Wagenbrenner Development, its subsidiaries, the city of Columbus and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

April 20, 2012
In-Lake Monitoring Station Installed at Buckeye Lake
To better assess water quality conditions at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) have partnered with an Ohio-based manufacturer of water monitoring systems to install a data station near the center of the 3,200-acre lake.

April 16, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $540,000 for Two Franklin County Water Restoration Projects
Ohio EPA has awarded a $230,885 grant to the city of New Albany and a $308,220 grant to the Columbus & Franklin County Metropolitan Park District for projects to benefit local streams.

April 16, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards More Than $214,000 for Union County Restoration Project
Ohio EPA has awarded a $214,306 grant to The River Institute for a project to restore Powderlick Run in Union County.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Reports Results of Water Quality in Licking River Watershed
Fish and aquatic species are thriving at 40 Licking River watershed sites evaluated by Ohio EPA, according to exceptional biological results recorded in a recently published water quality study.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA has issued final air permits to Central Ohio BioEnergy (formerly known as quasar Energy and Schmack BioEnergy LLC), located at 2500 Jackson Pike, Columbus.

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).

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