Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ohio EPA issues covenant not to sue for Erie County Ford facility

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently issued a covenant not to sue, through its Voluntary Action Program (VAP), to Ford Motor Company for environmental concerns at its facility in Margaretta Township, Erie County.
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FERC gives Duke Energy new 30-year operating license for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

Duke Energy recently received a new 30-year operating license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which operates in North Carolina and South Carolina and provides 868 megawatts of hydropower generation.
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Ohio EPA to host public information session on proposed sewer line plan in Mentor

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will host a public information session and hearing on Aug. 11 in Mentor, Ohio, on the proposed sewer interceptor line that would run through the city.
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Ohio EPA environmental education grant to train teachers on Lake Erie management practices

The Case Western Reserve University’s Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will use an Ohio Environmental Education Fund, awarded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), for teacher trainings on some of the issues impacting Lake Erie.
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J&L Steel Lagoons property covered by covenant not to sue

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently granted Groffre Investments a covenant not to sue over the former J&L Steel Lagoons property in Louisville, Ohio, due to the company’s investigation and remediation efforts.
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Ohio EPA ramps up efforts to address harmful algal blooms

Ohio is taking steps to better address harmful algal blooms in the state’s recreational waters, including lake beaches and boat ramps, as the weather creates conditions more conducive to them.
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Ohio EPA announces public hearings on Rover pipeline compressor stations

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will hold five public hearings throughout the month of June to provide communities with proposed compressor stations for the Rover pipeline information about the draft air permits for those stations’ installation and operations.
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Columbiana County receives loan from Ohio EPA for septic system repairs

Homeowners in Columbiana County will be eligible to receive financial assistance in repairing or replacing failing septic systems through a $190,000 principal forgiveness loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to the Columbiana County Health Department.
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Ohio EPA set to implement new monitoring and reporting requirements for drinking water systems

On June 1, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will begin enforcing new rules to better protect public water systems from harmful occurrences of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms (HABs).
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Ohio EPA highlights infrastructure improvement projects in Miamisburg

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Craig W. Butler recently visited the City of Miamisburg’s water reclamation facility, which is undergoing improvements, in recognition of the city’s efforts to upgrade its wastewater and drinking water treatment efforts.
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Ohio EPA offers mosquito control grants

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will award grants for controlling mosquitos and fighting the spread of mosquito-borne viruses to local and state agencies, which can apply for funding for their own projects or in partnership with other organizations.
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Ohio EPA recognizes environmental stewardship of Enginetics Corp.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Ohio EPA) recently recognized the environmental stewardship efforts of Enginetics Corp., a Huber Heights-based company that produces aircraft engine components.
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Ohio EPA awards $1.35 million in grants to develop recycling market

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $1.35 million in grants that will further develop the state’s recycling market, allowing for the diversion of more plastics, glass, fiber and other materials from regional waste streams and creating 13 new jobs
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Ohio EPA announces $15 million in grants to reduce diesel emisions

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded 26 grants worth more than $15 million through the Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program, allowing organizations throughout the state to reduce their contributions to air pollution.
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Ohio EPA to hold public hearing Thursday on proposed bridge replacement for Big Darby Creek

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has scheduled a public hearing Thursday on the water quality certification for a proposed bridge replacement over Big Darby Creek on County Road 22, near Orient.
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Ohio EPA approves Corps dredging project for Cleveland Harbor

The Army Corps of Engineers recently gained approval from The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to dredge six miles of the Cuyahoga River to maintain open waterways in the Cleveland Harbor.
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Ohio Lake Erie Commission schedules quarterly meeting

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) recently scheduled its next quarterly meeting for March 30, when it will discuss strategic planning and its initial review of the Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan.
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Latest test results from Sebring, Ohio, show 96% of homes within legally allowable lead limits

The 15 most recent samples of tap water from Sebring, Ohio, all tested within the federal allowable limit for lead, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA).
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Ohio EPA fires two staff members, demotes one following Sebring reporting issues

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently fired two staff members and demoted another following an administrative review of a failure to identify violations in the Village of Sebring’s response to elevated lead levels in the community.
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Latest lead testing in Sebring, Ohio, homes finds four above federally acceptable levels

Just over 95 percent of homes sampled in Sebring, Ohio, have lead levels within the federally acceptable limits, according to the latest results published by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
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