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



12/6/13
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER: (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Lauer
CITIZEN CONTACT: Darla Peelle


Ohio EPA to Accept Comments Regarding Proposed Wilmington Sanitary Landfill Expansion

Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a draft permit issued to the city of Wilmington for an expansion of the Wilmington Sanitary Landfill. The Agency will hold an information session immediately followed by a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. The hearing will take place in the Wilmington City Council Chambers, 69 N. South St., Wilmington.

The landfill is at 397 S. Nelson Ave. The draft permit is for a vertical expansion for 297,261 additional cubic yards of permitted capacity. If approved, the facility would have a total capacity of 1,945,957 cubic yards at the 21-acre site and the anticipated life expectancy of the landfill would be 3.3 to 14.5 years.

The application and draft permit may be viewed at Ohio EPA’s Southwest District Office, 401 E. Fifth St., Dayton, by first calling (937) 285-6357 and making an appointment.

Comments are accepted both orally and in writing. Verbal and written comments are given the same weight. In addition to presenting written comments at the hearing, they will be accepted through the close of business Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

Written comments should be mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Processing and Records Management Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.

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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.

 
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