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



November 17, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Latest Version of Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have completed the Ohio Domestic Action Plan (DAP) 1.0 to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. This version of the Ohio DAP is being provided to U.S. EPA for review and comment and to serve as Ohio’s part of the US Domestic Action Plan, the final version of which is due in Feb. 2018.

November 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Proposes 2018 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 20 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2018 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

September 1, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released a draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. The Commission will host two public meetings on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, to provide information about the draft plan.

July 5, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces 2018 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final version of the 2018 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

April 20, 2017
Removing Low RVP Fuel Requirements in Southwest Ohio to Give Consumers, Businesses Significant Savings
Eliminating the requirement to use specialized gas during summer months in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas could save consumers and businesses an estimated $44 million per season, based on 2016 gasoline prices.

April 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Obtains Federal Approval to Remove Low RVP Fuel Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Ohio EPA has received approval from U.S. EPA to remove Ohio’s low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

March 27, 2017
Ohio EPA Meeting about Fulton County Air Quality Rating
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on the State’s plan to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that an area in Fulton County meets the 2008 federal air quality standard for lead.

February 8, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Framework to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The State of Ohio has released the framework that is being used to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which was signed in June 2015 by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Michigan and Ontario with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.

February 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Feb. 10 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Air Pollution Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, regarding rule changes related to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) which are small airborne particles. The rule update only applies to fine airborne particles in areas that do not already meet the PM 2.5 standard.

December 14, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Sulfur Dioxide Area Designations Hearing
Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 concerning areas in Ohio that the Agency will be recommending U.S. EPA designate as attaining the revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard.

November 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Proposing Removal of Low RVP Fuel Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on its request to U.S. EPA to remove Ohio’s low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

September 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Sept. 28th Public Hearing about State Implementation Plan for Fine Particulate Matter
Ohio EPA will take comments on Ohio’s plan to meet the 2012 federal fine particulate matter standard in the Cleveland area by Dec. 31, 2021

May 25, 2016
State of Ohio Releases Draft Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin; Accepting Public Comments Until June 25, 2016
Public comments are being sought on a draft Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement Implementation Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025.

July 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing About Ohio’s Regional Haze Plan
Ohio EPA is accepting comments on a proposed change to its implementation plan dealing with regional haze.

June 11, 2015
Ohio EPA Holds Three Hearings About Ohio’s Plan to Meet the Latest Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard
Ohio EPA is holding three hearings concerning the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address nonattainment areas for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) air quality standard. U.S. EPA requires Ohio EPA to develop plans to demonstrate how Ohio will meet the standard by October 4, 2018.

 
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