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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

MEDIA CONTACT: Anthony Chenault or James Lee
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Wiles Storage Pond 

Hearing Scheduled Dec. 4, 2019

Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft permit to allow anaerobically digested biosolids from multiple permitted facilities to be stored in the Wiles Storage Pond. 

A public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center – Fischer Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, to accept public comments on the permit applications. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments only. There will be no presentation or question and answer session during this hearing.

Wiles Storage Pond is located at the intersection of Friendsville and East Pleasant Home Roads in Wooster. The stored biosolids will be beneficially used on Ohio EPA approved sites at agronomic rates in Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Ashland, and Stark counties. 

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the permit application through Dec. 11, 2019. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. The draft permit is available to review on the Ohio EPA website. To comment or receive information on the permit applications, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.