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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Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Discharge Permit for Boston Mills Historic District in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

A request to discharge treated wastewater to the Cuyahoga River will be the focus of a June 26, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the park’s Boston Store Visitor Center, 1548 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula.

Ohio EPA is reviewing a permit application from the park to discharge treated wastewater from a constructed wetland treatment system that serves several buildings in the park’s Boston Mills Historic District. If the permit is approved, up to 10,000 gallons per day of treated wastewater could be discharged to the Cuyahoga River.

The proposed project may result in a change from the current water quality conditions of the Cuyahoga River watershed, but cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards. Ohio EPA will consider the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the project before deciding to issue or deny the permit.

The public meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning the permit request. Comments also may be submitted in writing to: Ohio EPA, DSW Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or dswcomments@epa.state.oh.us. The public comment period ends July 3, 2012.

The permit application and related materials are available for review by calling (614) 644-2001.

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