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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



March 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Advises Against Flushing Wipes
As some Ohioans search for alternatives to toilet paper, Ohio EPA is advising people not to flush any product other than toilet paper to avoid clogging sewers and septic systems.

March 25, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for PennOhio Permit Applications
Ohio EPA will hold webinar to accept public comments on applications for an air permit-to-install and operate (PTIO) and an application for a surface water permit-to-install (PTI) for PennOhio Waste, LLC’s Signal facility, 44626 State Route 154, Lisbon.

March 19, 2020
E-Check Stations to Close End of Day Today
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ohio EPA has asked its contractor that operates the E-Check automobile emissions testing stations in the seven-county Cleveland-Akron metro area to temporarily close all stations at the end of the day today (March 19).

March 18, 2020
Ohio EPA to Hold Webinar Meeting about Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA will host a webinar public hearing, Monday, March 30, 2020, on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021. The meeting will be held exclusively online. Comments received by 5 p.m. on March 31 will be included in the official record.

March 11, 2020
Canceled: Ohio EPA Public Hearing for Lordstown Battery Plant Application
Ohio EPA has canceled its meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Lordstown High School to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by General Motors.

March 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Finds First Detection of PFAS in Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released an update today on the testing of drinking water from public water systems being analyzed for the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

March 10, 2020
Sandusky Harbor Dredging Meeting Cancelled
Ohio EPA has canceled the meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Erie County Downtown Office Building to discuss the Sandusky Harbor federal navigational channel.

March 4, 2020
March 30 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021.

February 28, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Lordstown Battery Cell Plant Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by General Motors LLC on behalf of GigaPower LLC. The proposed Lordstown facility would manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles.

February 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Begins Testing Drinking Water Under Ohio PFAS Action Plan
Ohio EPA announced today that it has begun collecting samples to test for the presence of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Ohio’s drinking water.

February 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Sandusky Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, to accept comments on a proposal to dredge the Sandusky Harbor federal navigational channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Buffalo, N.Y., has applied for a water quality certification for the project. The meeting will be held at Erie County Downtown Office Building, 247 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

February 19, 2020
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Water Quality Improvement Project Grants
Communities planning water quality improvement projects may be eligible for grants from Ohio EPA covering 100 percent of a project’s costs. Ohio EPA has issued a request for proposals, with applications due March 16.

February 13, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2020 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet their goals.

February 11, 2020
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations for Drinking Water Projects Needing Financial Assistance
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations for drinking water infrastructure improvements that need financial assistance through the state’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

February 11, 2020
Ford’s Lima Engine Plant Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ford’s Lima Engine Plant was recognized today with Ohio EPA’s top environmental stewardship award for its commitment to reducing water and energy use, reducing waste, and community outreach. Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson presented the facility with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.

 
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