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



September 25, 2015
Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations: Learn Before You Burn
Ohio EPA encourages residents to understand what and where they can legally burn materials outdoors. The Agency has received complaints about open burning in Logan County this summer.

September 25, 2015
Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations: Learn Before You Burn
Ohio EPA encourages residents to understand what and where they can legally burn materials outdoors. The Agency has received complaints about open burning in Huron County this summer.

September 25, 2015
Lorain County Community to Expand Storage and Treatment to Adjust for HABs with Finances from Ohio EPA
The City of Avon Lake will construct additional storage and interconnection systems to prevent problems in the public drinking water system that can develop when Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are present. The city is receiving a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 25, 2015
Bradner Installing New Wells, Improving Drinking Water Treatment; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Village of Bradner is making major improvements to its drinking water system. The project, funded with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA, will increase the supply of well water and improve the water treatment process.

September 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners; Next Application Deadline is October 15, 2015
Thirteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

September 23, 2015
Cleves Replacing Water Lines with Funding from Ohio EPA
The Village of Cleves will replace two water lines to improve service in the Jackson Street/Hooven Road and East State Road areas. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 23, 2015
North Fairfield Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Evaluate Village Water System
North Fairfield will evaluate the village’s raw water supply and current drinking water treatment process to develop recommendations for improvements. The existing water plant has reached the end of its life expectancy. The project is financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

September 22, 2015
Sewer District Planning Upgrades for Bloomdale; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address manhole corrosion issues in Bloomdale’s sanitary sewer system, reducing infiltration and inflow of storm water that causes overflows. The sewer district is funding the project with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 22, 2015
Brown County Rural Water Extending Service to Aberdeen, Assisted by Funding from Ohio EPA
The Brown County Rural Water Association (BCRWA) is extending drinking water service to the Village of Aberdeen. Most of the project is being financed by a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will improve drinking water service to the village, which voted to turn over ownership of its existing, local water system to BCRWA in May 2014.

September 22, 2015
Ohio EPA Financing Waterline Project to Improve Water Service to Hoytville
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace a water line serving the Village of Hoytville with assistance from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project ensures delivery of a safe, plentiful water supply to Hoytville and surrounding areas.

September 22, 2015
Bucyrus Building New Water Plant; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Bucyrus will build a new water treatment plant and improve its distribution system with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will allow the city to continue providing high quality drinking water to residents, businesses and other consumers in the surrounding area.

September 21, 2015
Seneca County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Seneca County can repair or replace their septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. The Agency awarded a $180,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 18, 2015
Ohio EPA Improves Free Help for Small Businesses
Small businesses in Ohio have access to a new tool from Ohio EPA that can help identify whether environmental permits, licenses or registrations are needed. The Agency’s improved and updated Permit Wizard is now available to help new businesses get started on the right track with proper permits; existing businesses also may use the Permit Wizard anonymously as a way to check on whether they still have the right permits for their operations.

September 18, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Bulter is at Progressive Field this afternoon to present 10 Ohio organizations with Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards. The E3 program recognizes businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in the Buckeye State for going above and beyond to demonstrate environmental excellence.

September 15, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Newly Completed Study of the Gorge Dam
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, September 24th, 2015, to discuss the results of a feasibility study for the removal of the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park, between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.

 
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