Thursday, September 21, 2017
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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Portman, Stabenow introduce amendments to help states with drinking water emergencies

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) recently filed an amendment they are co-sponsoring that would protect drinking water around the country by allowing the federal government to better respond to drinking water emergencies.
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Ohio EPA plans public hearing on proposed harmful algal bloom reporting and monitoring rules

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will host a public hearing on Feb. 24 on proposed regulations that would establish reporting and monitoring requirements surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the state’s drinking water systems.
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Ohio EPA cites Sebring for more violations related to lead in village’s drinking water

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) issued another notice of violation to the village of Sebring this week, less than a month after a previous notice from Jan. 21 for violations related to lead levels in the village’s drinking water.
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Ohio EPA: Latest test results from Sebring homes show 95 percent within federal lead limits for drinking water

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released the latest test results for lead levels of samples taken from homes in Sebring, Ohio, showing results within the federal allowable limit in 169 of 180 homes.
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Ohio EPA sample testing in Sebring reveals near complete compliance with federal lead standards

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently released the test results from 259 households sampled in Sebring, Ohio, which show that all but nine of them are within the federal standards for lead levels.
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Ohio EPA’s latest test results from Sebring show 96 percent of homes under lead limits

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently released the results of further testing to determine lead levels in Sebring, Ohio, homes, which showed that 144 out of 150 home, or 96 percent, tested below federal limits.
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Portman highlights bipartisan benefits of energy efficiency bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) highlighted the bipartisan goals served by his Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act, part of the 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act, as his fellow legislators prepare to vote on the measure.
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Ohio EPA funds meter replacement project in Geneva with $448,000 low-interest loan

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently granted a low-interest loan of nearly $448,000 to the City of Geneva, allowing the community to replace city-owned water meters with an automated meter reading system.
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Portman urges Senate advancement of energy efficiency bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) recently urged his fellow senators to advance the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which promotes the use of energy efficient technology throughout the country and the federal government.
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Ohio EPA announces progress in reducing lead levels in Sebring

Recent samples taken by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) demonstrate progress being made in the Village of Sebring’s water quality, with reduced levels of lead being attributed to changes in the village’s water chemistry to reduce corrosiveness.
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Portman applauds advancement of Great Lakes funding bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), vice-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, recently applauded the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee advancement of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act, which he co-authored with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL).
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Ohio EPA calls for early stakeholder input on beneficial use designation revisions

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is seeking early stakeholder input as it prepares to revise the beneficial use designation rules for the Maumee River, Sandusky River, Great Miami River, Portage River and Muskingum River drainage basins.
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Ohio EPA proposing regulations for harmful algal bloom monitoring and reporting

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (Ohio EPA) Divisions of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) released proposed regulatory changes to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) that will address monitoring and reporting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in public water systems.
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Collins Career Technical Center students to compete in national engineering education program

Students from Ohio’s Collins Career Technical Center will join the 40,000 students from 1,350 school competing across the nation in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition, starting with the Ohio regional portion of the competition on Jan. 16.
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Ohio EPA accepting stakeholder comments on revisions to Kraft Pulp mill regulations

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently requested that relevant stakeholders, including political, environmental and business groups, provide early comments on its proposed revisions to the state’s Kraft Pulp mill regulations.
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Ohio EPA proposes rule revisions on harmful algal bloom data and laboratory certification

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (Ohio EPA) Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) is proposing new rules on monitoring and reporting harmful algal blooms and revisions to rules on laboratory certification.
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Ohio EPA calls for early comments on potential changes to Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rules

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently called for early stakeholder input on potential revisions for its Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rules, which the agency is reviewing based on a five-year review requirement.
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Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund grant supports wetlands ecology project

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded Great Lakes Biomimicry a $47,440 grant to develop wetland ecology lessons for middle and high school students from Akron City Schools.
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Ohio EPA seeks early comments on small business technical assistance rule

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is currently seeking early stakeholder input on its small business technical assistance rules as it performs a required five-year review of the regulation.
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