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 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.

June 29, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on camera can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

June 25, 2015
Ashtabula to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Ashtabula is making significant progress toward upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

June 23, 2015
Ohio EPA, Heritage Thermal Services Settle Violations From Ash Release
Heritage Thermal Services, a commercial hazardous waste incinerator facility in East Liverpool, has agreed to resolve air and hazardous waste violations at its facility, which stemmed from a July 13, 2013, ash release into a nearby neighborhood.

June 17, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at Heidelberg University Campus Center in Tiffin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Heidelberg University Campus Center, Room 120, 44 Greenfield St., Tiffin.

June 16, 2015
Grants to Focus on Reducing Nutrients In Lake Erie
Improving water quality in Ohio’s lakes and streams – especially those susceptible to blue-green algae – is a focus of this year’s federal grants for water quality improvement. Innovative and/or highly effective projects within the Lake Erie Watershed will receive strong consideration for part of the approximately $2 million funding available through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

June 11, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Three Hearings About Ohio’s Plan to Meet the Latest Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard
Ohio EPA is holding three hearings concerning the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address nonattainment areas for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard. U.S. EPA requires Ohio EPA to develop plans to demonstrate how Ohio will meet the standard by October 4, 2018.

June 8, 2015
Sandusky Property Cleaned Up under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The City of Sandusky and a development company have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Apex Manufacturing facility located at 1643 First Street, Sandusky.

June 8, 2015
Study of Maumee River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of select Maumee River basin tributaries in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam and Wood counties. The Maumee River basin is one of the largest watersheds in Ohio, with dozens of smaller streams draining thousands of square miles of land in northwest Ohio.

June 5, 2015
Study of St. Marys River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the St. Marys River watershed in Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The St. Marys River combines with the St. Joseph River to form the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind.

June 5, 2015
Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

June 4, 2015
Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant-Writing Workshop Scheduled in Erie County
How do you find funding for your environmental education project or program? And once you find it, how do you write a winning grant proposal?

June 4, 2015
Xenia Property Cleaned Up under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Two local organizations and the city of Xenia have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home property located at 690 Home Ave., Xenia.

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