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.

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



December 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Licensing Rules for Waste Facilities
Proposed rule changes that would make all Ohio solid waste, infectious waste, and construction and demolition debris facility licensing rules uniform will be the subject of a Jan. 2, 2020, Ohio EPA public hearing.

December 17, 2019
Cleveland Clinic Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized Cleveland Clinic with the Agency’s platinum level environmental stewardship award; the highest level of recognition available for environmental excellence. The organization earned this award for its emphasis on recycling, energy demand reduction, green infrastructure, and work to create environmental improvements throughout the community.

December 12, 2019
Governor DeWine, Ohio EPA Announce $13 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson announced today that $13 million in grants will be awarded to 41 entities, including more than a dozen Ohio school districts, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment.

December 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Williams County Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. Williams County will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system that will serve approximately 90 homes in the unincorporated area of Kunkle.

December 5, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Buckeye Xpress Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, for a pipeline project in Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, and Lawrence counties.

December 4, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at ODNR Headquarters at 2045 Morse Road, Columbus Ohio, Assembly West Conference Room, Building E. Parking is available at the meeting location.

November 26, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Pomeroy Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced the first infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality throughout Ohio as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. The Village of Pomeroy will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding toward its project to extend sewer lines to approximately 80 homes along S.R. 833 that currently have failing home sewage treatment systems.

November 20, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Wiles Storage Pond
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft permit to allow anaerobically digested biosolids from multiple permitted facilities to be stored in the Wiles Storage Pond.

November 12, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Apex Environmental Landfill
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session to discuss a proposal to modify Apex Environmental Landfill’s permit-to-install (which was issued in March 2017). If approved, the modification would require Apex to install a temporary exposed geomembrane cover over areas that have reached final elevation. This alternative capping schedule would replace the schedule currently required by the facility permit.

November 8, 2019
Meeting Set for Water Quality Impacts from Ohio Turnpike Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed toll booth construction project on the Ohio Turnpike in Williams County. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in the Edon Community Building, 320 Parkway St.

November 8, 2019
Public Meeting to Discuss Wilmington Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, to discuss a draft permit for the proposed expansion of Wilmington Landfill.

November 8, 2019
Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Bay Shore Power Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Bay Shore Power Plant wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Nov. 19, 2019, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at Oregon City Council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road.

November 8, 2019
Ohio EPA Proposes 2020 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 14 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2020 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

November 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Five Organizations
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on solar energy, pollinator habitat protection, watershed dynamics, water quality, and sustainable forestry. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $150,000.

October 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit Modification for IronUnits Facility in Toledo
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a Nov. 7, 2019, public meeting on modifications to an air permit for an iron briquette manufacturing facility in Toledo. The IronUnits LLC plant is under construction at Front Street and Millard Avenue in East Toledo.

 
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