January 8, 2019 State to Invest Nearly $10 Million to Help Protect Lake Erie
Toledo, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut, the communities where these monies are being invested. These projects represent a portion of a Ohio’s dredged material management program developed jointly by the Ohio EPA, ODNR, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with input from local stakeholders
May 30, 2018 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hancock County Agency
The Ohio State University Extension Office in Hancock County will use a $38,500 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to educate farmers about the environmentally preferable method of incorporating liquid manure to fertilize growing crops. It is one of four grant recipients statewide totaling $168,458.
April 27, 2018 Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Danbury Township Wastewater Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Danbury Township wastewater treatment plant discharge permit will be the topic of a May 10, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 Port Clinton Eastern Road, Lakeside-Marblehead.
April 11, 2018 Ohio EPA Mobile Education Center Coming to Maumee Bay State Park Educators’ Conference
Ohio EPA is partnering with the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) for a statewide conference for educators this week, April 12-15, at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Oregon.
April 11, 2018 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Avon Lake Power Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, about a proposed renewal of the wastewater discharge permit for the NRG Power Midwest power plant.
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 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.
December 27, 2017 Ohio EPA Sets Record Year with Nearly $1 Billion to Improve Water Quality in 2017
Ohio EPA issued more than $936 million this year to finance projects that upgrade drinking water infrastructure and improve the quality of Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams — more than ever before in the 28-year history of the state’s revolving loan programs. All Ohio EPA loans are provided to communities at below market rates, and this year resulted in a combined savings of more than $150 million for Ohio’s counties, cities and villages.
December 8, 2017 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus.
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.
September 8, 2017 Toledo Continues Combined Sewer Overflow Elimination Projects with Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo has received two loans from Ohio EPA to finance combined sewer overflow (CSO) elimination projects, part of the city’s Toledo Waterways Initiative. The loans are among 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs
September 1, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released a draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan 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. The Commission will host two public meetings on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, to provide information about the draft plan.
August 10, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Monroeville Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the Monroeville wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Huron River Joint Fire District station, 155 Monroe St., Monroeville.
July 6, 2017 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold July Meeting at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Mon., July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 East State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452.