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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.

11/23/2020 - Public Hearing to Discuss Emerald BioEnergy Draft Permit Renewal
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual hearing for a draft permit renewal to update the permit requirements for Emerald BioEnergy. read more...
11/23/2020 - Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Dominion Pipeline Application
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the proposed replacement of an existing natural gas pipeline. read more...
11/19/2020 - Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $30 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio have been awarded more than $30 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $5 million. read more...
11/19/2020 - Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $18.1 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $18.1 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $10.9 million. read more...
11/19/2020 - Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $7 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA  for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving nearly $7 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $1.58 million. read more...

To see complete details for meetings listed here, please go to our public meeting calendar.

Event StartDescription
Monday
November 30, 2020
10:30 AM

Explosive Gas Monitoring
Proposed Rules

Division of Materials and Waste Management - Statewide

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Contact: Mary McCarron

Thursday
December 3, 2020
3:00 PM

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund
Draft Program Management Plan

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance - Statewide

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News Release
Contact: Mary McCarron

Wednesday
December 9, 2020
10:30 AM

Industrial Waste and Residual Waste Landfill
Proposed Rules

Division of Materials and Waste Management - Statewide

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For More Information
Contact: Mary McCarron

Wednesday
December 9, 2020
6:00 PM

Dominion Gas Pipeline Replacement
Isolated Wetland

Division of Surface Water - Summit and Stark Counties

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For More Information
Contact: Kristopher Weiss

Thursday
December 10, 2020
6:00 PM

Renergy Emerald Bioenergy
Draft Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewal
Public Hearing

Division of Surface Water - Morrow County

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For More Information
Contact: Jessica Langdon

Tuesday
December 15, 2020
6:00 PM

Opalocka Wastewater Treatment Plant
Draft Mercury Variance

Division of Surface Water - Geauga County

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For More Information
Contact: Kristopher Weiss

Wednesday
December 16, 2020
6:00 PM

Bainbridge Wastewater Treatment Plant
Receipt of Application

Division of Surface Water - Ross County

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For More Information
Contact: Jessica Langdon 

Wednesday
January 6, 2021
6:00 PM

Chagrin Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
Draft Mercury Variance

Division of Surface Water - Cuyahoga County

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For More Information
Contact: Kristopher Weiss 

Thursday
January 7, 2021
6:00 PM

American Transmission Systems, Inc.
401 Water Quality Certification

Division of Surface Water - Portage County

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For More Information
Contact: Kristopher Weiss 

Thursday
January 21, 2021
6:00 PM

Lake White Dam
401 Water Quality Certification

Division of Surface Water - Pike County

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For More Information
Contact: Jessica Langdon  

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