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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.



November 25, 2020
Ohio EPA Hearing for Proposed Rules on Waste Program Merge
Ohio EPA will be holding a virtual public hearing on proposed new rules to merge the industrial waste program and the residual waste program.

November 25, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Requests Public Comments about Black River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA are accepting comments for the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment of degradation of aesthetics within the Black River Area of Concern.

November 23, 2020
Public Hearing to Discuss Emerald BioEnergy Draft Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual hearing for a draft permit renewal to update the permit requirements for Emerald BioEnergy.

November 23, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Dominion Pipeline Application
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the proposed replacement of an existing natural gas pipeline.

November 19, 2020
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $30 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio have been awarded more than $30 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, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $5 million.

November 19, 2020
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $18.1 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $18.1 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, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $10.9 million.

November 19, 2020
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $7 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving nearly $7 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, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $1.58 million.

November 19, 2020
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $50.8 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving a total of $50.8 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, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $8.4 million.

November 19, 2020
Central Ohio Communities Receive $16 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving approximately $16 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, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $2.3 million.

November 17, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Landfill Explosive Gas Monitoring Rules
Proposed rule changes that address regulations for explosive gas monitoring at municipal solid waste landfills will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

November 16, 2020
H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Issues Request for Technologies
Today, Ohio EPA issued a request for technologies for the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) to identify technologies that may help address harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. H2Ohio TAP was created at the Sept. 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting to guide the State in addressing HABs in Lake Erie.

November 9, 2020
Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for water quality improvement grants for projects that restore streams; reduce nonpoint source pollutants such as nutrients, sediments, acid mine drainage, and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; and/or reverse the effects of stream modification.

November 9, 2020
Recycling Grants Available from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for recycling and litter prevention grants to public and private organizations around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m.

November 3, 2020
Ohio EPA Proposes 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Dec. 3, 2020, to discuss the Agency’s draft 2021 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies.

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