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



June 28, 2013
New License Plate Design Released to Fund Projects in Lake Erie
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announced a new Lake Erie license plate design that will be available on July 1 from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

June 27, 2013
Ohio EPA Proposes 2014 Drinking Water Loan Program Plan
Ohio EPA has proposed guidelines for the intended use of loan funds to upgrade public drinking water treatment systems and is accepting comments through July 2, 2013.

June 26, 2013
Ohio EPA Updates General Permit Language to Cover Gravity Sewer Extensions
Ohio EPA plans to issue a statewide general permit to cover certain new sanitary sewer extensions and will take public comments on the draft until July 15, 2013.

June 24, 2013
Waynesfield Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan for Water Quality Improvement
Waynesfield will improve the quality of its wastewater treatment system discharge thanks to a $130,775 interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

June 24, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards $50,000 Environmental Education Grant to Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University students and staff will be able to use two campus bicycle shelters with vegetative roofs thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF).

June 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant for Composting in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties
A Youngstown-based organization will spend the next year promoting composting throughout Mahoning and Columbiana counties, thanks to a $7,194 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF).

June 18, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards $45,378 Environmental Education Grant to Champaign County Organization
Ohio EPA has awarded $45,378 to Urbana University – College of Arts and Sciences, for its collaborative outreach to increase public awareness of environmental issues in Champaign County.

June 18, 2013
Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Cleveland Public Power’s Proposed Gasification Plant
The public comment period concerning a draft air permit for a proposed municipal solid waste gasification plant in Cleveland has been extended to July 1, 2013.

June 18, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards $35,029 Environmental Education Grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Ohio EPA has awarded $35,029 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio Inc. for the Camp Oty’Okwa Discovery Center in Hocking County.

June 18, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards $93,800 in Environmental Education Grants to Franklin County Organizations
Ohio EPA has awarded $43,800 to the city of Groveport and $50,000 to The Ohio State University (OSU) for environmental awareness and education programs in Franklin County.

June 17, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards $5,690 Environmental Education Grant to Hamilton County Organization
Ohio EPA has awarded $5,690 to the Cincinnati Nature Center for its program Nature in the Classroom – Teacher Training Program.

June 17, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards Clean Diesel School Bus Grants
Children in four Ohio school districts will benefit from Ohio EPA grants awarded to install pollution control equipment on 32 buses and idle reduction technology on 45 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.

June 14, 2013
West Union Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan to Replace Aging Infrastructure, Improve Water Quality
Ohio EPA has issued a more than $1.5 million low-interest loan to the village of West Union to help replace a failing water main in a core area of town.

June 12, 2013
Ohio EPA Announces 2013 State Science Day Governor’s Awards for Excellence
Ohio EPA announces the winners of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research for this year's State Science Day.

June 5, 2013
Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA's Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner, another area brownfield has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA's Voluntary Action Program (VAP), and is ready for redevelopment.

 
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