July 28, 2021
Ohio EPA Grants $2.2 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention in Northeast Ohio
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $2.2 million this year in grants to 29 local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout northeast Ohio to implement recycling, litter prevention, market development, and scrap tire recycling programs. Statewide, the Agency is issuing more than $6 million in grant funding to 103 recipients, with more than $3.1 million specifically for community and litter prevention grants.

June 15, 2021
Ohio EPA Offering Grants to Replace Diesel-Powered Off-Road Equipment with Electric-Powered Equipment
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for 2021 Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund grants through Aug. 13, 2021. Grants are available for off-road equipment operating in 26 priority counties.

June 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments on Documents for Developing Maumee Watershed Nutrient Plan
Ohio EPA’s second public outreach module on the Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project is available for public comment. The module includes details on the first two steps of this TMDL development.

May 28, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a virtual format, and the public can register to participate here.

May 14, 2021
Virtual Meeting Set June 3 about Brecksville Project
Ohio EPA has extended the public comment deadline on a water quality certification application for the proposed construction of a new research and development (R&D) facility for the Sherwin-Williams Company in Brecksville. The extended deadline for public comments is June 14, 2021.

May 7, 2021
Cuyahoga River Water Quality Continues to Improve; U.S. EPA Agrees to Remove “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Impairment Designation
Responding to Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s recommendation from earlier this year, the U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae” Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

May 5, 2021
Parma Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the former General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) Assembly Plant, 5520 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

April 30, 2021
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Twelve Organizations throughout Ohio
Twelve Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration and environmental education. The grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $225,215.

April 29, 2021
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $44.7 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving more than $44 million in low-interest rate and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $9 million.

April 12, 2021
H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Selects Technologies
As part of Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, Ohio EPA announced today that it has identified ten emerging technologies that could play an important role in the reduction of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. The technologies will be further evaluated through the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) which was created at the Sept. 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting to guide the State in addressing HABs in Lake Erie.

April 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Railroad Replacement over Conneaut Creek
Ohio EPA is considering an application for a water quality certification for a project to replace the existing railroad bridge over Conneaut Creek, west of Woodworth Road in Conneaut.

March 23, 2021
Mentor Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the Mentor City Shopping Center, 7837-7891 Mentor Ave., received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

March 22, 2021
Parma Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Property owners at the former General Motors Powertrain (GMPT) Assembly Plant, 5520 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the site.

March 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Awards Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA has awarded $3.25 million in grants to support the installation of more than 500 publicly accessible Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at more than 170 locations in 22 counties. The grants will help improve Ohioans’ access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

March 4, 2021
Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA Request Public Comments about Cuyahoga River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) are accepting public comments on the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC).

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