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



October 31, 2018
Ohio EPA Issues 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented five Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level awards today at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus.

October 24, 2018
Public Comment Period Extended for Buckeye Brine Draft Permits
Ohio EPA is giving the public an additional 30 days to comment on two draft permits-to-operate for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton.

October 24, 2018
Ohio EPA Proposes 2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 19 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2019 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

October 23, 2018
Ohio EPA Announces $15 Million in First Round ‘VW Settlement Grants’ to Improve Air Quality
Ohio EPA has selected 21 VW Mitigation Grant recipients for projects geared toward reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment. NOx emissions are significant contributors to ground-level ozone pollution. This first round of funding from Ohio’s portion of the national Volkswagen settlement directs $15 million toward replacing diesel engines in the state’s counties that presently do not meet federal air quality standards for ozone.

October 22, 2018
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $2.4 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $2.4 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.

October 22, 2018
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $6.4 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $6.4 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.

October 22, 2018
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $9.2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Northwest Ohio received $9.2 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.

October 22, 2018
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $97 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving $97 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.

October 22, 2018
Central Ohio Communities Receive $57 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving $57 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018.

October 15, 2018
750 Businesses/Organizations Using Ohio EPA Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today highlighted early successes of the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) and invited businesses and organizations across the state to join the free online service for advertising and acquiring potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills.

October 9, 2018
Two Ohio Universities to Receive Grants to Study Dredged Material Ag Uses
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material.

October 4, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton.

 
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