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 28, 2013
Fish Consumption Advisories Updated for 2013
This year’s Ohio fish consumption advisory includes updates for several locations based on samples that were taken from five lakes and 12 streams in 2011.

February 27, 2013
Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Changes to the Biocriteria Rules
Ohio EPA plans to modify the biocriteria training and certification requirements for the Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and will hold a public hearing on March 4, 2013 to accept comments.

February 25, 2013
Lorain Properties Receive Covenants Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of IRG Lorain LLC and the city of Lorain, two portions of the former Ford Lorain Assembly Plant property in Lorain have been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

February 25, 2013
Miamisburg NCR Site Latest to Receive Covenant Not to Sue
Through the voluntary efforts of Legacy Ministries International and Miami Township, a Miamisburg site has been investigated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

February 20, 2013
Asbestos Material Dumped in Swanton Area Woods; Ohio EPA Seeks Information to Nab Dumper
A large quantity of pipe insulation containing asbestos was illegally dumped on a property near Swanton last fall.

February 12, 2013
Sunny Farms Landfill Expansion Approved
Ohio EPA has approved a lateral expansion permit to Sunny Farms Landfill LLC, 12500 West County Road 18, south of Fostoria.

February 11, 2013
Ohio EPA Issues Draft General Permit for Construction Storm Water Discharges
A general permit that regulates storm water discharges from construction activities is being updated, and Ohio EPA has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on the proposal.

 
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