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



PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER: (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Settles
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period Regarding Draft Air Permit 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 February 23, 2012.

After receiving numerous requests from the community and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Ohio EPA agreed to extend the comment period an additional month to provide concerned citizens more time to comment on the draft permit.

On January 9, Ohio EPA and the Cleveland Division of Air Quality (CDAQ) discussed the draft air permit at an information session and public hearing at the Estabrook Recreation Center in Cleveland.

Cleveland Public Power is proposing to construct a waste-to-energy facility at 3727 Ridge Road. The facility would house four municipal solid waste gasifer processing lines to produce syngas. The syngas would be burned in a furnace to produce heat, which in turn would be converted to steam in a heat recovery steam generator.

Citizens may submit comments in writing to: Cleveland Division of Air Quality, Attn: David Hearne, 75 Erieview Plaza, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH, 44114. A decision on issuing a final permit will be made after considering all questions and comments submitted by Feb. 23.

Cleveland Public Power’s draft air permit and related information are available online and at CDAQ by calling (216) 664-2297.

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