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A bipartisan bill that would be an interim measure towards setting a federal drinking water safety standard was introduced in Congress last week by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio’s two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown.
The bill, the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act, directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a health advisory on microcystin and to submit reports on what level of the toxin in drinking water is safe for human consumption, according to a press release issued by Kaptur’s office.
The acceptable level of microcystin in drinking water is 1 part per billion, according to the World Health Organization, but there are no state or federal standards.
A community newsletter is coming soon to help keep residents better informed on what’s happening in the Village of Oak Harbor.
Village Administrator Randy Genzman told council that the village will be putting out a newsletter in coming weeks.
Details, such as length, format and when and where the newsletter will be distributed, are being tweaked now, Genzman told council. He anticipates putting out the newsletter at the library and a number of downtown businesses.
Village officials hope the newsletter will help alleviate resident complaints that they aren’t being kept in the loop about village business and projects.
Oregon council on Monday accepted a request to withdraw an application for a Special Use Exemption (SUE) for a parcel at the northeast corner of Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road for the development of a small strip mall that included a gas station.
The Planning Commission, which met recently, denied the request for the SUE.
The applicants were Yazeed Qaimari and Naqid Hasan, for owner American Title Agency, Inc.
A public hearing for the SUE request was scheduled for September 22. It has been cancelled due to the withdrawal by the applicants.
The parcel, at 5011 Navarre Avenue, is in a C-5 zoning district. An SUE is required for a gas station in a C-5 zoning district.
The owner of property along the southern corporation limits of the Village of Walbridge is hoping a zoning change might spark some development interest in the 89-acre parcel.
Village council earlier this month heard the first reading of an ordinance to approve a request of Cecil Adkins to rezone the property from R1-4 (residential) to M-2 (general industrial).
The parcel is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Ayers and Drouillard roads.
Adkins last week said the property was annexed to the village about eight years ago and its proximity to the Toledo Executive Airport makes it well suited for business development.
Are rule changes proposed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency placing the state’s streams and waterways in peril?
The Ohio Environmental Council took the agency to task in recent testimony for what the OEC sees as an abandonment of oversight responsibilities over oil and gas pipelines and coal mining operations.
Nathan Johnson, an attorney for the OEC, accused the agency of favoring coal and fracking interests and applying a “rubber stamp process” intended only for very small projects and improperly applying it to large-scale interstate pipelines and coal mining operations.
Citing an OEPA email from February 2014, Johnson testified the coal industry’s “apparent influence over the drafting of the proposed modifications” is evident.
No results found.