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



February 20, 2013
Asbestos Material Dumped in Swanton Area Woods; Ohio EPA Seeks Information to Nab Dumper
A large quantity of pipe insulation containing asbestos was illegally dumped on a property near Swanton last fall.

January 25, 2013
Ohio EPA Issues Final Air Permit for Washington County Facility
Ohio EPA has issued a final air permit to Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC to replace two existing coal-fired boilers with two new boilers at Kraton’s Belpre facility.

January 7, 2013
Environmental Regulators To Host Public Meeting Regarding Clean Water Limited
A group of environmental regulators including Ohio EPA, the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency and Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County’s Environmental Health Divison, will host a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, to offer area residents an opportunity to discuss the Drexel-based Clean Water Limited facility.

December 6, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing On Draft Air Permit for Washington County Facility
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. about a draft air permit issued to Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC to replace two existing coal-fired boilers with two new boilers at Kraton’s Belpre facility.

November 28, 2012
Ohio EPA Meeting about BP-Husky Air Pollution Permit Modification
The BP Husky Toledo refinery has submitted an application to modify its air pollution permit to voluntarily reduce its sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits on several process heaters and other emission units at the refinery.

November 2, 2012
Early Air Quality Data Near Gas Drilling Site Shows Clear Air
The first four months of air quality data collected near a shale gas drilling well shows the air remains clean.

September 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Processing Open Burning Permissions Again
Ohio EPA has lifted its temporary suspension of permission for open burning.

August 29, 2012
Ohio EPA Offers Public Hearing on Draft Air Permit for Rumpke Waste Inc.'s Brown County Landfill
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, to accept comments on a draft air permit for Rumpke Waste Inc.’s Brown County Landfill.

August 16, 2012
Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA, PUCO and Utilities Discuss New Air Pollution Controls for Power Plants
Today, Ohio EPA met with representatives from U.S. EPA, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Dayton Power and Light, and First Energy to discuss how new rules requiring utilities to reduce air pollutant emissions will be implemented in the state of Ohio.

June 29, 2012
Ohio EPA Temporarily Suspends Open Burning Permission

Due to weather forecasts predicting hot and dry conditions for the state, and a National Weather Service statement regarding increased fire hazards for the next few days, Ohio EPA will temporarily suspend issuing open burning permission.


June 20, 2012
Ohio EPA, Sand Company Settle Air Pollution Violations
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, Oglebay Norton Industrial Sands LLC has agreed to resolve air pollution control violations at its facility, located at 2446 Glass Rock Rd., Glenford (Perry Co.).

June 11, 2012
Ohio EPA, Columbus Chemical Company Settle Air Pollution Violations
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, Bonded Chemicals Inc. has agreed to resolve air pollution control violations at its facility, located at 2645 Charter St., Columbus.

May 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Stark County
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in the Canton-Massillon area meets the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour federal fine particulate standards.

May 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Northeast Ohio
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in the Cleveland-Lorain-Akron area meets the 2006 federal fine particulate standard.

April 24, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Updates to Ambient Air Quality And Emergency Episode Standards
Ohio EPA is proposing amendments to ambient air quality and emergency episode standards to make them the same as the federal rules.

 
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