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

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In 2016, Ohio held the Ohio’s Digging Up Ideas workshop, to help identify alternatives for dredged material and barriers for possible use. That workshop gave the State and others a lot of great ideas that Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, businesses and local stakeholders have vigorously pursued. Now, it’s time for us to report back on our progress and ask for more advice.

The 2018 Ohio Dredged Material Summit will be held at Lorain County Community College on Oct. 15. The summit will discuss Ohio’s dredge strategy, sediment profiling and provide an update about Ohio’s beneficial use rules. Highly interactive breakout sessions include:

  • Dredge to Habitat – discussing benefits of dredge material to improve fish and wildlife habitat, enhance recreation and improve water quality.
  • Dredge to Marketable Soil – discussing how dredge material can be essentially converted into a marketable product.
  • Dredge to Farmland – discussing dredge material repurposes to enhance near-lake farmland.

Among others, the summit seeks participation from experts in: brownfields; brick and clay products; transportation and logistics; economic development; city and regional planning; parks and natural areas; habitat creation and restoration; and mining. For up-to-date information about Ohio’s dredged material program, and more detail about the 2018 Ohio Dredged Material Summit, please visit epa.ohio.gov/dir/dredge.