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 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

September 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Considers Allowing General Permits for Compressor Stations; Opens Pre-Comment Period for Interested Parties
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA today announced a “pre-comment period” related to the Agency’s drafts of general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations. Currently, air emissions at these facilities are subject to more lengthy case-by-case permits. By contrast, applications for general permits follow a template and can be issued for common pieces of equipment that (as a result of specific engineering and conditions) have more predictable emissions characteristics.

July 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing About Ohio’s Regional Haze Plan
Ohio EPA is accepting comments on a proposed change to its implementation plan dealing with regional haze.

July 21, 2015
Company, Owner Sentenced in Asbestos Dumping Case
Donzell Moore of Toledo was sentenced today in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty in June to two charges related to asbestos removal and disposal during demolition of the former Champion Spark Plug facility on Upton Avenue in Toledo.

June 23, 2015
Ohio EPA, Heritage Thermal Services Settle Violations From Ash Release
Heritage Thermal Services, a commercial hazardous waste incinerator facility in East Liverpool, has agreed to resolve air and hazardous waste violations at its facility, which stemmed from a July 13, 2013, ash release into a nearby neighborhood.

June 11, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Three Hearings About Ohio’s Plan to Meet the Latest Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard
Ohio EPA is holding three hearings concerning the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address nonattainment areas for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard. U.S. EPA requires Ohio EPA to develop plans to demonstrate how Ohio will meet the standard by October 4, 2018.

April 2, 2015
Ohio EPA Meeting about Pierce Township Air Quality Rating
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in Pierce Township (Clermont County) meets the federal air quality standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2).

January 12, 2015
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Liberty Casting Company Air Permit
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2015, about a draft air permit that would allow for a business expansion at Liberty Casting Co., 550 Liberty Road, Delaware. The hearing will be held at the Frank B. Willis Government Building, 2079 U.S. Route 23, Delaware.

November 26, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Permits for Rolling Hills Generating Plant
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2014, regarding draft air and wastewater discharge permits for the proposed modification of the Rolling Hills Generating Plant, 43111 Route 160 at Route 689, Wilkesville (Vinton County). The information session and hearing will take place in the Wilkesville Community Center, 164 Main St., Wilkesville.

October 21, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Odor Concerns
Ohio EPA has scheduled an Oct. 28, 2014, community meeting to update residents on efforts to identify and eliminate nuisance odors originating from Detrex Corporation located at 1100 State Road in Ashtabula Township. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room at Kent State University Ashtabula Campus, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

October 14, 2014
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Middletown Energy Center Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for the construction of Middletown Energy Center. Ohio EPA and the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, to explain the draft permit and accept public comments. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Middletown City Council Chambers, One Donham Plaza, Middletown.

October 6, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Draft Air Permit for Proposed Plains Marketing LP - Toronto Terminal
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, regarding a draft air permit for the proposed Plains Marketing LP – Toronto Terminal, to be located on State Road 7F. The information session and hearing will take place in the Toronto Mayor’s Office, 416 Clark St., Toronto.

March 25, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Tours Anomatic at New Albany Beauty Park; Latest Permit Allows New Anodizing Lines, 60 More Jobs
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today toured Anomatic’s Innovation Design Center and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at 8880 Innovation Campus Ct. in the New Albany Beauty Park. The latest air permit from Ohio EPA enables the expanding company to add two aluminum anodizing lines and hire 60 more people at the plant this year.

March 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about New Plant Proposed in Lima
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit-to-install-and-operate for a proposed ultra-clean synthetic crude oil plant in Lima. A public information session and hearing to explain the draft permit for Lima Energy will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

December 20, 2013
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about PCS Nitrogen Air Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for the planned modification of the PCS Nitrogen plant in Lima. Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, to explain the draft permit and accept public comments.

November 21, 2013
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Particulate Nonattainment Areas
Based on air quality monitoring data, Ohio EPA is planning to recommend that U.S. EPA designate seven counties as nonattainment under the new federal annual particulate matter standard. Public comments will be accepted until Dec. 5 and at two public hearings.