Thursday, June 29, 2017
Ohio EPA accepting recycling grant applications

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that it is accepting applications for a suite of recycling grants until Feb. 1, 2016, for which organizations like local governments, municipal corporations, state colleges and universities, nonprofits and businesses, amongst others, can apply.
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Ohio EPA grants $1.5 million loan to improve Miamisburg water system

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 4 that it has given the city of Miamisburg a low-interest loan to design a project to improve its drinking water softening process.
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Assurant Rapid City building earns Energy Star certification

Award marks seventh consecutive year that company has been honored by U.S. government.
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Ohio EPA to hold public forum on effort to change regional-haze plan

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) said late last week that it will hold a public hearing on August 5 concerning changes it is seeking to its regional haze implementation plan.
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Ohio EPA approves wastewater permit for proposed Ashtabula Energy facility

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Friday that it has approved a wastewater discharge permit for Ashtabula Energy’s proposed processing plant, which will give the company a wastewater discharge allowance of 1.625 million gallons into Lake Erie per day. The plant, which is planned for the east side of the EMC facility in Ashtabula, will produce diesel fuel and other substances from natural gas.
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Senator: Algal-bloom forecast for Lake Erie Basin 'incredibly troubling'

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement on Thursday in response to scientists' predictions of heavy algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie Basin. An algal bloom is a dramatic increase in algae growth in a body of water. For Lake Erie, the organism in question is cyanobacteria, which is considered to be toxic to humans, and basin is a major source of drinking water.
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Ohio EPA schedules hearings on federal sulfur dioxide standard plan

Three hearings about the State Implementation Plan concerning non-attainment areas connected to the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (S02) air quality standard will be conducted in the coming weeks by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Ohio EPA director tours Euclid facilities

In the wake of major improvements to Euclid’s sewer system and wastewater treatment plant, Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Craig Butler visited the city Monday to honor its efforts toward protecting Lake Erie.
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Sherwin-Williams receives Ohio EPA award for environmental efforts

The Sherwin-Williams Co. received a gold level award in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program on Monday.OEPA Director Craig Butler recognized the paint company for its environmental stewardship in a presentation at the Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center in Cleveland.
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Ohio EPA to hold hearing on Mahoning Landfill expansion

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will discuss a draft permit for the expansion of the Mahoning Landfill during a public meeting May 7 at the Springfield Township Administration Building in New Springfield, Ohio.
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