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



March 21, 2017
Ashland County Village Evaluating Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Perrysville will evaluate its wastewater treatment plant with help from a no interest Ohio EPA loan. The evaluation will examine the plant’s condition to assess the need for future projects and improvements.

March 20, 2017
Northwestern Water & Sewer District Inspecting Water Lines
To ensure drinking water service reliability and quality, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County plans to evaluate several miles of pipe with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

March 20, 2017
Toledo to Remove Unauthorized Sewer Connections Through Ohio EPA Financing
The city of Toledo will receive a loan from Ohio EPA to locate and remove unauthorized sanitary sewer connections in the Lockwood DeVilbiss and New York Avenue areas. The project is part of the city’s 20-year Toledo Waterways Initiative to reduce or eliminate combined sewer overflows.

March 20, 2017
Willoughby to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Willoughby has received a nearly $4.5 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to work on the Quentin Road equalization basin. The project will upgrade Willoughby’s sewer system while improving water quality in Lake Erie.

March 17, 2017
Caldwell to Design Improvements in Wastewater Collection System
Caldwell is taking steps to improve the village’s wastewater collection system which, in turn, will help reduce or eliminate overflows from combined storm and sanitary sewers. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of the sewer system and planning for the elimination of three combined sewer overflow pipes.

March 16, 2017
District to Improve Sewer Systems in Two Wood County Communities; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will implement sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects in the Millbury service area in northern Wood County and in the Williamsburg-on-the-River area in western Wood County with the help of two loans from Ohio EPA.

March 16, 2017
Putnam County Village Installing Centralized Sewage System with Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Belmore will receive Ohio EPA financing to install a centralized sewage system throughout the village to eliminate unsanitary discharges from failing septic systems.

March 14, 2017
Public Hearing to Discuss Suburban Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 28, 2017, to discuss a draft permit-to-install that would allow Suburban Landfill an 80-acre lateral and vertical expansion bringing the landfill’s total footprint to 178 acres. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing and will take place at Glenford Elementary School, 128 High St.

March 10, 2017
Ohio’s Lead Maps Available to Public
Maps identifying lead service lines across the state have been released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio has 1,878 Ohio public drinking water systems that were required to submit the maps by yesterday as part of recent drinking water reforms championed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to ensure our communities are provided information and being protected like never before from lead in drinking water.

March 2, 2017
March 23 Hearing Set on Ohio Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) program for July 2017 through June 2018.

March 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Introduces General Permits for Compressor Stations
Continuing to advance a strong record of achievement in protecting the environment and streamlining the state’s permitting process, Ohio EPA is now accepting general permit applications for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.

 
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