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



September 15, 2015
Ohio Concludes Review of 2014 Monroe County Well Pad Fire
The State of Ohio has completed its extensive review of a well pad fire in Monroe County from June 2014, and is in the process of assessing penalties for the loss of aquatic species, spill cleanup and water quality violations. Both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) conducted reviews of the incident at Statoil’s Eisenbarth well pad.

July 10, 2015
Ohio EPA Issues Final Permit to Ashtabula Energy, LLC
Ohio EPA has approved a wastewater discharge permit for a proposed Ashtabula Energy industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, on the east side of EMC facility in Ashtabula.

March 5, 2015
Ohio EPA Issues Draft Discharge Permit to Ashtabula Energy; Schedules Second Public Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015, regarding a draft wastewater discharge permit issued to Ashtabula Energy for a proposed industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, just east of EMC Ashtabula LP, in Ashtabula.

January 12, 2015
Ohio EPA Receives Application for a Discharge Permit from Ashtabula Energy
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing in Ashtabula on Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015, regarding an application from Ashtabula Energy to discharge treated wastewater to Lake Erie. The public hearing is at 6 p.m. at Kent State University – Ashtabula Campus, Blue-Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

January 7, 2015
Ohio EPA Identifies Improvements to Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewals
Efforts by an Ohio EPA process improvement team are expected to speed up the wastewater discharge permitting renewal process and ensure permit holders are following the most recent water quality standards. The effort was part of Lean Ohio, a quality improvement process that uses Kaizen and Six Sigma principles and typically improves efficiency by 50 percent.

December 1, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Public Comments Regarding Application For Water Quality Impacts Related to Byesville Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2014, regarding draft permits to install and discharge from a proposed new wastewater treatment system at Island Aseptics, located at 100 Hope Ave., Byesville. The hearing will take place in the Byesville Village Hall, 221 E. Main St.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Hearing for Proposed Scioto River Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Aug. 18, 2014, on an application from the city of Columbus to discharge wastewater to the Scioto River from an upgraded system at the Dublin Road water plant. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights.

July 24, 2014
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Cincinnati Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, about a request from Greater Cincinnati Waterworks to modify the wastewater discharge permit for its Richard Miller water treatment plant. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) office, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati.

April 2, 2014
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Proposed Quarry Discharge From National Lime & Stone, Chesterville Facility
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments about a proposed discharge to the Kokosing River from the National Lime & Stone Chesterville facility in Morrow County

January 24, 2014
Ohio EPA to Accept Comments, Hold Hearing About Proposed Gavin Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on draft permits issued to American Electric Power (AEP) Generation Resources for a proposed expansion of the residual waste landfill at the General James Gavin power plant, 7397 North State Route 7 in Cheshire.

 
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