As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



January 26, 2012
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Two Rules Affecting Ohio’s Water Quality
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Feb. 1, 2012, to take comments on proposed rules packages for the state water quality standards, and 401 water quality certifications.

January 20, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period Regarding Draft Air Permit for Cleveland Public Power
The public comment period concerning a draft air permit for a proposed municipal solid waste gasification plant in Cleveland has been extended to February 23, 2012.

January 20, 2012
East Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of The Electrolizing Corporation of Ohio, a 2.25-acre industrial property in East Cleveland has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

January 19, 2012
Summit County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of the Summit County Port Authority and Lockheed Martin Corporation, a 19-acre brownfield in Akron has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Paint Creek Watershed Report
The lower portion of Paint Creek has exceptional biological quality, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through Feb. 10.

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing about Draft Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tues., Jan. 31, 2012, to accept comments about a draft alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in the Big Darby Creek watershed, which is among the most biologically diverse stream systems of its size in the Midwest and home to several endangered species.

January 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Permit Renewal for Scioto County Chemical Manufacturer
Ohio EPA has renewed a hazardous waste permit for the Haverhill Chemicals LLC (formerly Sunoco Inc., R&M) facility, located at 1019 Haverhill-Ohio Furnace Rd. in Haverhill.

January 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Modification for Wastewater Treatment Plant
A request to modify Geneva-on-the-Lake’s wastewater treatment plant discharge permit will be the focus of a Jan. 26, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

January 10, 2012
Springfield Body Plant Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue under Ohio EPA’s VAP
Through the voluntary efforts of the city of Springfield, another brownfield has undergone investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), and is ready for redevelopment.

January 10, 2012
Ohio EPA Hosting Public Meeting about Toledo Airport Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, to accept comments on water quality impacts associated with a plan to build an industrial park near Toledo Express Airport.

January 10, 2012
Businessman Sentenced in Toledo Environmental Records Tampering Case
Greg Kuch, of Findlay, owner and operator of State Tank and Remediation, Inc., was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court today to pay $10,000 in restitution, perform 100 hours of community service and serve four years of community control after being convicted on one count of tampering with records.

January 9, 2012
Ohio EPA, Sewer Association Settle Water Pollution Violations in Washington County
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, White Oak Sewer Association Inc. agreed to eliminate unauthorized discharges into the South Fork of Wolfe Creek from its wastewater discharge plant near State Routes 500 and 339 in Barlow Township by connecting to the Washington County collection system.

January 9, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Permit Renewal for Vinton County Explosives Manufacturer
Ohio EPA has renewed a hazardous waste permit for the Austin Powder Company’s Red Diamond Plant, located at 430 Powder Plant Rd. in McArthur.

January 9, 2012
Ohio EPA Joins State Electronics Challenge
Ohio EPA has become a partner organization in the State Electronics Challenge (SEC), a program developed by the Northeast Recycling Council Inc. (NERC) to encourage states to develop environmental goals and standards to meet when purchasing, operating, maintaining and disposing of electronics equipment.

January 5, 2012
Water Quality in Ohio’s Watersheds Improves, According to Ohio EPA Report
A draft 2012 water quality report documents an improvement in the status of Ohio’s waterways. Ohio EPA is accepting comments on the report’s list of impaired waters until Feb. 6, 2012.

 
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