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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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Going for Gold

In May, 2015 Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center in Cleveland with the gold-level award in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (Ɛ3) program. “Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center sets an example to which other companies can aspire as they continue to look for ways to reduce waste and conserve natural resources,” said Director Butler. Since earning a silver-level E3 award in 2014, the company continued to look for ways to be more efficient and reduce their environmental impact, including:

  • Installing a new cooling tower to reduce energy consumption;
  • Converting lighting to LED technology;
  • Implementing lab audits to educate employees about what additional items can be recycled;
  • Increasing recycling and reuse rates in the plant to 93%, diverting more than one million pounds of waste from landfills.
“This company shows that being environmentally responsible is good for the economy and part of being a good corporate citizen. We hope others will follow their lead and go above and beyond the requirements of environmental regulations to make Ohio a better place to live and work,” stated Butler.

“Sherwin-Williams is honored to receive this recognition,” said Diana Strongosky, Senior VP Research and Development. “Our associates have a strong commitment to creating innovative environmentally responsible coatings along with a major focus on reducing, reusing and recycling here at our facility. Continuous improvement is a part of our culture at Sherwin Williams."

 

Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler (right) presents the E3 Gold Award to Diana Strongosky and Herb Pawlitsch of Sherwin Williams during an event at the plant in May 2015.