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 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

CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permits Issued to Lake County’s Lubrizol Corporation

Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA have scheduled a May 15, 2012, public meeting to discuss state and federal draft hazardous waste permits issued to The Lubrizol Corporation in Wickliffe. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m., at the Wickliffe Middle School, 29240 Euclid Avenue.

The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning Ohio EPA’s draft hazardous waste facility installation and operation permit renewal and U.S. EPA’s draft Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit. If issued final, the permits will allow Lubrizol to continue treating and storing hazardous wastes at its facility located at 29400 Lakeland Boulevard.

Lubrizol’s facility is engaged primarily in research, development and testing of lubricant and fuel additives and other specialty chemicals. The facility generates a variety of hazardous wastes which are sent off-site within 90 days of generation or stored for longer periods in a permitted storage unit.

Ohio EPA’s draft permit gives the company approval to store up to 62,000 gallons of hazardous wastes in tanks and 8,250 gallons of wastes in containers located in the storage unit. U.S. EPA’s draft permit covers air emissions from the equipment, tanks and containers.

Citizens may testify at the public hearing or submit comments in writing. The public comment period ends May 30, 2012.

Comments concerning the state draft permit should be sent to: Ohio EPA-DMWM, attn. John Nyers, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049 or Comments concerning the federal draft permit should be sent to: U.S. EPA, attn. Jae Lee (LR-8J), 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590 or
Copies of the draft permits are available online and at the Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Road.