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



May 16, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About Proposed Sugar Creek Bridge Replacement
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on May 30, 2012, regarding the water quality impacts of replacing a deficient bridge over South Fork Sugar Creek in Tuscarawas County.

May 15, 2012
Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of the Horsburgh & Scott Company, another Cleveland industrial site has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

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.

May 10, 2012
Former Teasdale-Fenton Cleaners Cleared for Redevelopment
Another local brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of North College Hill.

May 9, 2012
Water Quality Report Issued for Small Tributaries to Lake Erie, Maumee River
A water quality report issued by Ohio EPA this week details findings on tributary streams to the Maumee River and Lake Erie. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until June 11, 2012.

May 9, 2012
Attorney General Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufactur
Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.

May 8, 2012
Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Improvement Projects
Approximately $3 million in federal grants for stream water quality improvement will be available through Ohio EPA. The application deadline is the close of business June 1, 2012.

May 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Secures $425,000 U.S. EPA Grant to Study, Protect Buckeye Lake
In further support of local efforts to assess, protect and improve water quality at Buckeye Lake, Ohio EPA sought and received a $425,000 grant from U.S. EPA to conduct two years of comprehensive monitoring in the 3,200-acre lake and its tributaries.

May 2, 2012
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permits Issued to Lake County’s Lubrizol Corporation
Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA have scheduled a May 15, 2012, public meeting to discuss state and federal draft hazardous waste permits issued to The Lubrizol Corporation in Wickliffe.

April 30, 2012
State Announces Harmful Algal Bloom Advisory Levels for 2012
The State of Ohio today announced this season’s strategy for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in recreational waters.

April 26, 2012
Columbus Coated Fabrics Property Cleared for Residential Redevelopment
Another brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and cleanup through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of Wagenbrenner Development, its subsidiaries, the city of Columbus and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

April 25, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting about Sunny Farms Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, to accept comments on a proposed expansion of the Sunny Farms Landfill in Seneca County.

April 24, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About Proposed Monday Creek Restoration Projects
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on May 8, 2012, regarding the water quality impacts of 20 separate Monday Creek restoration projects in Athens, Hocking and Perry counties.

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.

April 23, 2012
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permit Issued to Lorain County’s Republic Steel
Ohio EPA has scheduled a May 7, 2012, public meeting to discuss a draft air permit issued to Republic Steel for a major project at the company’s Lorain steelmaking facility.

 
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