August 2, 2017 New Boston to Address Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
New Boston will improve water quality by making sewer improvements through a $202,800 loan from Ohio EPA. Preventing excess storm water from entering sanitary sewer lines will help prevent sewer overflows to local waterways.
July 26, 2017 Tuscarawas Village Receives Ohio EPA Financing for Asset Management Plan
Ohio EPA is providing Tuscarawas village with a $35,000 loan to go toward funding an asset management plan that will assist the village in optimizing the function of their water system.
July 6, 2017 Highland County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Highland County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to the Highland County General Health District.
June 29, 2017 Athens County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Athens County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Athens County.
May 11, 2017 Public Meeting on Oxford Mining Company’s Water Quality Certification Request
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on May 25, 2017, to discuss a water quality certification application for a mining project in Trimble Township near the intersection of Johnson Run and Oakdale roads. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Trimble High School, 1 Tomcat Drive, Glouster.
May 10, 2017 Southeastern Ohio Communities Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $360,000 in grant funding in Southeastern Ohio including six projects in six counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In Southeastern Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants:
March 30, 2017 Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 61,000 Washington County residents annually will have an opportunity to learn about precipitation and groundwater at 10 events with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. Viewers will learn how rain water and snow melt affects ground water.
March 22, 2017 Ross County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Ross County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.
March 17, 2017 Caldwell to Design Improvements in Wastewater Collection System
Caldwell is taking steps to improve the village’s wastewater collection system which, in turn, will help reduce or eliminate overflows from combined storm and sanitary sewers. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of the sewer system and planning for the elimination of three combined sewer overflow pipes.
March 14, 2017 Public Hearing to Discuss Suburban Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 28, 2017, to discuss a draft permit-to-install that would allow Suburban Landfill an 80-acre lateral and vertical expansion bringing the landfill’s total footprint to 178 acres. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing and will take place at Glenford Elementary School, 128 High St.
March 2, 2017 Ohio EPA Introduces General Permits for Compressor Stations
Continuing to advance a strong record of achievement in protecting the environment and streamlining the state’s permitting process, Ohio EPA is now accepting general permit applications for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.
February 24, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Rover pipeline to be built in Crawford, Seneca, Hancock, Wood, Henry, Defiance, Fulton, Ashland, Noble, Monroe, Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Richland, Belmont and Jefferson counties.
February 8, 2017 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.
February 1, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Utopia Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Kinder Morgan Utopia pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.
January 31, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded 30 grants totaling more than $12.8 million for refurbishing or replacing aging diesel engines with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology on school and transit buses and other vehicles.