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



May 20, 2019
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2020 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to accept public comments on the draft 2020 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

May 17, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Meeting to Review Grant Applications
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission Grants Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. to review current Lake Erie Protection Fund grant cycle applications. The meeting will be held at The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, 352 West Dodridge St., Columbus.

May 16, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for CFF of Avery Dennison
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss draft permits for existing emission units, that if approved and issued as final, would allow CFF of Avery Dennison to install and operate a new coating line for paper and film products.

May 14, 2019
The Buckeye State Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System
COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are coming together to tackle the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state. Six grants have been awarded to a strategically and geographically diverse group of communities that represent four different major MRFsheds within Ohio to work with The Partnership to create the best model for replicable success statewide

May 8, 2019
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Organizations throughout Ohio
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, environmental careers and environmental education. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $177,824.

April 25, 2019
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Remediation Plan at Urbana Site
The preferred plan to remediate the Grimes Aerospace property in Urbana will be the subject of an Ohio EPA public hearing on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Champaign County Library, 1060 Scioto St.

April 22, 2019
Ohio EPA Introduces New Environmental Recognition Program for Schools
(NEWARK, Ohio) – Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program today at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.

April 15, 2019
Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Glass Manufacturer in Wood County
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at an April 29, 2019, public meeting on a draft air emissions permit-to-install for a proposed float glass manufacturing plant in Luckey. NSG Glass North America is proposing to locate a new plant at 21705 Pemberville Road.

April 11, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Nine Environmental Education Grants
Nine Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education mini grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, agricultural conservation, hands-on environmental learning and technology, and environmental careers. Nine mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $32,896.

April 2, 2019
Public Comment Period Extended for Vickery Draft Permits
Ohio EPA is giving the public additional opportunity to comment on draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County. Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15, 2019.

March 29, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for 2019 “Life on Lake Erie” Photo Contest
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is seeking submissions for its 27th annual “Life on Lake Erie” photo contest, which invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos of Lake Erie and surrounding landscapes.

March 27, 2019
Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.

March 19, 2019
Ohio EPA to Hold Second Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a second public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate (originally submitted August 31, 2018) for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton. If approved, the permits would allow the facility to convert two existing Class II wells to Class I status.

March 19, 2019
Public Meeting to Discuss Rumpke Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on April 2, 2019, to discuss a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill that, if approved, would bring the landfill’s footprint to 939 acres. The information session will be at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Cincinnati.

March 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for TJX
Ohio EPA has issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies, Inc., for the Home Goods Distribution Center project, a 1.2 million square foot building, parking lots, storm water detention pond and access driveways. The project is located at 3640 Ellsworth Bailey Rd., Lordstown.

 
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