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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.



July 21, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces H2Ohio Funding to Replace Failing Household Sewage Treatment Systems
Today, Ohio EPA announced that several communities will receive financial assistance as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS). Health departments in Erie, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties will each receive $250,000 in H2Ohio funding to replace failing household sewage treatment systems.

July 20, 2020
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments About Multi-Watershed Plan to Address Bacteria Impairments
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments regarding a proposal to address bacteria contamination in streams around the state with a multi-watershed improvement plan. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 2, 2020.

July 17, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Air Permit for Petmin
Ohio EPA today issued an air permit to Petmin, USA Inc. for the company’s proposed facility in Ashtabula. This permit replaces the air permit issued February 6, 2019.

July 17, 2020
Ohio EPA Detects PFAS in Bridgeport Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released an update today on the testing of drinking water from public water systems being analyzed for the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

July 17, 2020
State Works With U.S. EPA and Ohio WRC at OSU to Test Wastewater Treatment Plants for COVID-19
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Ohio EPA are coordinating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati and the Ohio Water Resources Center (Ohio WRC) at The Ohio State University on a monitoring study that includes sampling from several of Ohio’s municipal sewage and wastewater treatment systems to determine the presence of coronavirus ribonucleic acid (RNA) fragments.

July 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Ends Public Water System Order
As part of the state’s Responsible RestartOhio efforts, Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson ordered a termination of the Agency’s previous direction that prohibited public drinking water systems from shutting off customers’ water service due to nonpayment.

July 7, 2020
Virtual Meeting Set about Water Quality Impacts from Ohio Turnpike Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at an online public hearing for a water quality certification application related to a proposed toll booth construction project on the Ohio Turnpike in Williams County.

July 2, 2020
Ohio EPA’s 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan Available
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) program management plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

July 2, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for AMG Vanadium’s Zanesville Location
A permit variance request for AMG Vanadium, LLC’s Zanesville location will be the subject of a July 15, 2020, virtual public meeting and hearing. If approved, certain materials that AMG uses would be classified as processed raw materials rather than wastes or hazardous wastes.

July 1, 2020
Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for $3.25 million in grants for publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. Eligible applicants include public or private entities in the 26 counties that Ohio EPA has identified as eligible to receive funds from the grant program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2020.

June 25, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues General Permit for Impacts to Ephemeral Streams
Ohio EPA is announcing the availability of a general permit that will be available to applicants for projects that impact ephemeral streams.

June 23, 2020
Study of Southwest Ohio River Tributaries Released
Two aquatic insects never previously recorded in Ohio were found during an Ohio EPA study of 65 streams that flow into the Ohio River in Southwest Ohio. Today, Ohio EPA released the study, which examines water quality, sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from small streams that drain portions of Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.

June 22, 2020
Ohio EPA Awards $795,000 in Grants to 46 Local Agencies for Mosquito Control
Forty-five local health departments and one sanitary district are sharing $795,070 in grant funding from Ohio EPA for mosquito control activities, including more than $139,000 to remove scrap tires, which can become breeding grounds for mosquito larvae. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.

June 19, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth
Ohio EPA today issued a wastewater discharge permit to Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC to discharge water into the Scioto River, Little Beaver Creek, Big Run, and the West Ditch.

June 19, 2020
Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six seventh through 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

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