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



March 20, 2012
State, Marietta Company Settle Hazardous Waste Violations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order with Eramet Marietta Inc. (16705 SR 7 South, Marietta).

March 19, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Permits to City of Warren and Patriot Water Treatment
Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally today issued final a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit renewal to the city of Warren and an additional Permit to Install (PTI) to Patriot Water Treatment LLC.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Reports Results of Water Quality in Licking River Watershed
Fish and aquatic species are thriving at 40 Licking River watershed sites evaluated by Ohio EPA, according to exceptional biological results recorded in a recently published water quality study.

March 15, 2012
Annual Toledo Harbor Dredging Public Meeting Set
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel.

March 15, 2012
ODNR, ODA and OEPA Make Water Quality Recommendations
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today announced their recommendations for reducing excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold March 26 Hearing on the 2013 Agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund
The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) is accepting comments on its proposed agenda for 2013 grant programs, environmental science and engineering initiatives, watershed awareness and water quality monitoring for students and adults.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Will Help Industries with Safer Chemistry Challenge
Ohio EPA is partnering with Ohio industries for the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP), a new voluntary initiative of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, with a goal to reduce the use of selected chemicals by 25 percent by 2025.

March 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments Concerning Maintenance Dredging of Lorain Harbor Navigation Channel
Ohio EPA is reviewing an application submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging of the Lorain Harbor federal navigation channel.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA has issued final air permits to Central Ohio BioEnergy (formerly known as quasar Energy and Schmack BioEnergy LLC), located at 2500 Jackson Pike, Columbus.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Urban Setting Designation for Land in Akron
Ohio EPA is considering a request to grant an Urban Setting Designation (USD) for land located around the Bridgestone America Technical Operations Center and Firestone Park Area in Akron. The Agency is seeking public comments before making a final decision.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Educates About Fluoride in Well Water For Ground Water Awareness Week - March 11-17
Ohio EPA has issued a ground water quality report to provide information about fluoride in Ohio’s ground waters, available for Ground Water Awareness Week 2012, which is March 11 through 17.

March 12, 2012
Ohio EPA Extends Open Burning Comment Period
Ohio EPA has extended the comment period for the amended rules for open burning through Friday, March 16, 2012.

March 7, 2012
Ohio EPA Meeting about Proposed Mercury Limit Variance for Envirosafe’s Wastewater Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing about a mercury variance request for the discharge from Envirosafe Services of Ohio’s wastewater treatment system on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

March 6, 2012
State, Columbus Refinery Settle Air Pollution Violations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order and final judgment with Heartland Refinery Group LLC (4001 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus).

March 6, 2012
Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Open Burning Rules
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing open burning, and will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 9, 2012, to take comments on the updates.

 
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