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



February 29, 2012
Fish Consumption Advisory Updated for 2012
For the 2012 season, Ohio has relaxed fish consumption advisories in four water bodies and added more strict limits in 10 waterways.

February 29, 2012
Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Summit County March 14
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform small and rural communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties.

February 27, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Moxahala Creek Watershed Report
The Moxahala Creek watershed met its goals for public drinking water supply use and more than half of its goals for aquatic life use, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through March 15.

February 23, 2012
Ohio EPA Meeting to Focus on Wetland and Stream Impacts Related to Proposed Cuyahoga County Housing
Potential wetland and stream impacts associated with a proposed residential project in Independence will be the focus of a March 8, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

February 23, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
Ohio EPA is requesting applications through March 30 for funding from a new Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program.

February 21, 2012
Village of Attica Agrees to Make Drinking Water, Wastewater Treatment System Improvements
The village of Attica has agreed to reduce levels of disinfection byproducts in its drinking water and construct improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.

February 21, 2012
Ohio EPA Goes Live With New eDocument Management System
In an effort to simplify record-keeping while creating easy public access to Ohio EPA documents, the Agency is implementing a new system to manage electronic documents more effectively and efficiently, serving as Ohio EPA’s “virtual filing cabinet.”

February 17, 2012
Perry County Commissioners Agree to Address Unsanitary Conditions in Three Unsewered Areas
In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Perry County Board of Commissioners has agreed to develop a plan to alleviate a public health nuisance in the unincorporated areas of Rehobeth, Old Rainer Rd. and Moore’s Junction (also known as Six Mile Turn).

February 16, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Update to Akron’s Long-Term Control Plan
The city of Akron’s updated plan to reduce combined sewer overflows will be the focus of a Feb. 29, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

February 14, 2012
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Waterville Quarry
Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, about a request from Hanson Aggregates Midwest to renew the wastewater discharge permit for its Waterville Quarry.

February 14, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing On Draft Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. about two draft air permits issued to Central Ohio BioEnergy

February 10, 2012
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Marietta
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in Washington County meets the 1997 federal fine particulate standard.

February 9, 2012
Public May Comment on Proposed Water Quality Settlement in Greene County
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, on behalf of Ohio EPA, has reached a proposed settlement with Clemens Development Co. and Richard Clemens for failure to implement storm water runoff measures at a 71-acre property located on the east side of Sugarcreek Road and north of Route 725 in Greene County.

February 8, 2012
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Permit Renewal for Geauga County Wastewater Treatment Plant
A request to renew a Bainbridge Township wastewater treatment plant’s discharge permit will be the focus of a Feb. 22, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting.

February 7, 2012
Willard Mobile Home Park Will Connect to City’s Water System, Make Wastewater Plant Improvements
The owner of Willard Mobile Home Park in Huron County has until April 30, 2012, to connect to the city of Willard’s public drinking water system and until Feb. 21, 2012, to bring its wastewater treatment system into compliance with its wastewater discharge permit.

 
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