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



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MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Strouse
CITIZEN CONTACT: Amber Finkelstein

Ohio EPA Accepts Comments on Draft Permits for Belmont County School’s Wastewater Project

Ohio EPA is accepting comments on a draft wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install for the proposed Powhatan Elementary School wastewater treatment plant project at 54685 Mount Victory Rd., Powhatan Point in York Township.

Ohio EPA held an information session and public hearing on May 3, 2012, to discuss water quality impacts from the project as proposed by the Switzerland of Ohio School District (Woodsfield). The project needs permits to construct the plant to serve a new elementary/middle school and discharge treated wastewater to a tributary of Captina Creek.

If the permits are issued final, the project would result in a change from current water quality conditions. The Agency reviewed the project applications and determined that discharges would comply with Ohio's water quality standards that protect aquatic life and human health.

Ohio EPA places a high priority on public involvement and encourages citizens to become involved in the decision-making process. The public can submit written comments regarding the proposed project through July 12, 2012, to dswcomments@epa.state.oh.us or Ohio EPA-Division of Surface Water, Attention: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Ohio EPA will consider those comments before issuing or denying the final permits.

Interested parties may request to be placed on a mailing list for information by writing to the same address. The permit applications and related materials are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office at 2195 Front St. in Logan by first calling (740) 385-8501.

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