PIKETON, Ohio – The depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion plant at EM’s Portsmouth site marked five years without a lost-time accident this month, equating to 1,826 workdays or 1,916,103 work hours.
Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business set-aside contract to Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises Inc. (Ma-Chis) of Kinston, Alabama to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services.
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Waste Project to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) of Andrews, Texas under the Environmental Management (EM) Low-Level and Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Master Contract.
Water quality trading is a tool for achieving water quality improvements. Under the right circumstances, trading has the potential to yield both environmental and economic benefits, while promoting increased interaction among watershed stakeholders.
The water quality trading program is a voluntary program that allows a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holder (point source) to meet its regulatory obligations by using pollutant reductions generated by another wastewater point source or non-point source.
This chapter of the law that establishes the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency outlines the minimum water quality requirements for all surface waters of the state.
Water quality standards contain two distinct elements: designated uses; and numerical or narrative criteria designed to protect and measure attainment of the uses.
Each water body in the state is assigned one or more aquatic life habitat use designations.
Each water body may be assigned one or more water supply use designations and/or one
recreational use designation.
Vectren Energy Delivery offers residential natural gas customers in Ohio rebates for the installation of certain high efficiency natural gas appliances and building insulation. Rebates are available for furnaces, boilers, storage water heaters, tankless water heaters, air sealing, attic insulation and wall insulation. Builders are eligible to receive rebates for the installation of qualified measures in new homes, but may elect to enroll in the Vectren Energy Star Home Rebate program instead.
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio offers a flat rebate to builders of residential single-family Energy Star certified homes that receive gas service from the company. In order to qualify, homes must either meet Energy Star version 2.5 standards or meet a HERS rating of 70 or less. In addition, homes must use natural gas for all space heating and water heating. Furnaces, boilers and water heaters are also offered through this program and are subject to additional efficiency requirements.