April 2, 2018 2017 Western Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels
The Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, released today, again shows high levels of phosphorous headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction targets (40 percent by 2025) identified in the Binational Water Quality Agreement.
March 29, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Permit Variance Request for Defiance Company
A request to grant a temporary variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Metal Management of Ohio wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of an April 11, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Community Auditorium-Old Middle School, 629 Arabella St., Defiance.
March 22, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2018 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, as well as waters that have improved to meet federal standards.
March 20, 2018 Brecksville Dam Removal Receives Final Environmental Approval
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service have announced a final environmental assessment and finding of No Significant Impact for the Cuyahoga River Brecksville Dam removal project. This announcement is a final environmental signoff for a project that will restore a free-flowing Cuyahoga River between Brecksville and Cleveland.
March 15, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Annual Toledo Harbor Dredging Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel. The meeting will take place at Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 640 Jackson St.
January 22, 2018 Perry County Communities Receive Financing from Ohio EPA for Storm Water, Sanitary Sewer Projects
In projects financed with loans from Ohio EPA, Perry County will install a sanitary sewage system in Moore’s Junction and Crooksville will study the feasibility of a storm water utility.
January 17, 2018 Danville Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant with Financing from Ohio EPA
Danville will improve the village’s wastewater treatment plant with a project financed by an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
January 17, 2018 Marion to Reduce Sewer Overflows with Financing from Ohio EPA
Marion is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to continue efforts to reduce combined sewer overflows in the city.
January 11, 2018 Youngstown Improving Wastewater Treatment; Project Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Youngstown will rehabilitate and improve secondary sewage treatment infrastructure at the city’s wastewater treatment plant with financing from a low-interest rate loan from Ohio EPA.
January 10, 2018 Ottawa County Improving Wastewater Plant with Financing from Ohio EPA
Ottawa County will replace aging, deteriorating equipment on the county’s regional wastewater treatment plant with financing from low-interest rate loan from Ohio EPA.
December 15, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
December 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.
December 1, 2017 Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Aesthetics” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio EPA’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Degradation of Aesthetics” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).
November 28, 2017 Washing Systems Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Washing Systems LLC today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on making its products more efficient and environmentally sustainable for its laundry processing industry customers in North America and Europe.
November 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Proposal to Remove Beneficial Use Impairment from Ashtabula River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on a proposal to remove a Beneficial Use Impairment from the federally designated Ashtabula River Area of Concern (AOC). The meeting will be held Dec. 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library, 1633 Walnut Blvd., Ashtabula.