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.

November 17, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Latest Version of Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have completed the Ohio Domestic Action Plan (DAP) 1.0 to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. This version of the Ohio DAP is being provided to U.S. EPA for review and comment and to serve as Ohio’s part of the US Domestic Action Plan, the final version of which is due in Feb. 2018.

October 31, 2017
Water Quality Meeting Set for Rumpke Landfill Expansion Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed Rumpke Landfill expansion project. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton.

October 26, 2017
Danville Improving Sewer System; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Danville is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to rehabilitate the village’s sewer system to reduce infiltration and inflow during wet weather.

October 26, 2017
Mingo Junction Plans Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Mingo Junction is receiving two low-interest loans from Ohio EPA to plan future sewer system improvements.

October 25, 2017
Paulding Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Paulding is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to design Phase 3 of the village’s combined sewer separation project.

October 25, 2017
Lorain County Making Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Lorain County is receiving a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration and inflow into the Pheasant Run sanitary sewer.

October 25, 2017
New Boston Making Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
New Boston is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to help eliminate combined sewer overflows into the Ohio River, reducing threats to public health and aquatic life.

October 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Invites Public to Comment on Lane Bryant Expansion Project
A proposed development project for Lane Bryant Corporate Office and Headquarters in Columbus and its potential for impacts to isolated forested wetlands will be the focus of an Oct. 19, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting.

September 27, 2017
Manchester Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Update Sanitary Sewers and a Pump System
Manchester will improve water quality in the Ohio River when they implement a $1.16 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to update village sewers and a pump station.

September 22, 2017
Rover Pipeline Resumes Construction, Immediately Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA cited Rover Pipeline, LLC again this week for spilling contaminants into a stream: soap wastewater and soil/sediment into a tributary of Irish Creek, Loudon Township, Carroll County. The Notice of Violation comes only three days after the company this week received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio.

September 20, 2017
Wellston Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Update Water Treatment Plant and Replace Waterline
Wellston has received a $721,026 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to update water lines and a water treatment plant and generator.

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