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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.

November 26, 2013
Ohio EPA Provides Planning and Design Loans to City of Akron
Ohio EPA is providing two more loans to the city of Akron to continue upgrading the city’s sanitary sewer and drinking water systems.

November 25, 2013
Ohio EPA to Accept Comments Regarding Stony Hollow Landfill Proposed Expansion
The public may comment on a proposed expansion of Stony Hollow Landfill at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Dec. 11, 2013, in the Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center-Zion Theatre, 40 S. Edwin Moses Blvd., Dayton.

November 22, 2013
Ohio EPA Awards Clean Diesel School Bus Grant
Children in the Zanesville city school district will have cleaner air to breathe due to an Ohio EPA grant to install pollution control equipment on school buses.

November 21, 2013
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Particulate Nonattainment Areas
Based on air quality monitoring data, Ohio EPA is planning to recommend that U.S. EPA designate seven counties as nonattainment under the new federal annual particulate matter standard. Public comments will be accepted until Dec. 5 and at two public hearings.

November 20, 2013
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing About North Central Outerbelt Project Near Worthington
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2013, regarding the water quality impacts of an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project at I-270 between State Route (SR) 315 and U.S. Route 23 in Columbus and Worthington.

November 19, 2013
GE Aviation Expanding its Engine Testing Ability
GE Aviation Expanding its Engine Testing Ability Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally and officials from Southwest Regional Air Quality today toured GE Aviation in Evendale to view a facility expansion that was aided by a prompt review of GE Aviation’s air permit application.

November 15, 2013
On America Recycles Day, Ohio EPA Encourages Citizens to Recycle
Today is America Recycles Day and Ohio EPA is encouraging people to recycle at home, school and work.

November 14, 2013
Ohio EPA Director Celebrates Updated Recycling Efforts
Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally today toured the newly rebuilt Rumpke Material Recovery facility in St. Bernard, Ohio, as part of a grand opening event of the facility.

November 14, 2013
Ohio EPA to Hold Outreach Sessions on Voluntary Action Program Rules
Ohio EPA will hold five outreach sessions throughout the state to explain changes being considered to the Voluntary Action Program (VAP) rules.

November 13, 2013
Cleveland Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner, another local brownfield has been investigated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and is ready for redevelopment.

November 8, 2013
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Hearing Regarding Ross Incineration Services
Ohio EPA will hold a Nov. 21, 2013, public hearing to accept comments concerning a proposed permit renewal for Ross Incineration Services in Grafton.

November 8, 2013
Ohio EPA to Accept Comments Regarding Caesar Creek Marina Project
The public may comment on potential water quality impacts associated with proposed construction of a new 419-slip recreational marina at Caesar Creek Lake. A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2013, in the Caesar Creek State Park Day Lodge, 8570 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio.

November 5, 2013
Ohio EPA Proposes 2014 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, to discuss Ohio EPA’s draft program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF).

November 4, 2013
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Upper Ohio River Drinking Water Protection Plan
Ohio EPA will hold an information session on Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, from 10-11:30 a.m. to discuss a plan to protect drinking water quality in the Upper Ohio River.

November 1, 2013
Pickaway County Property Cleared for Redevelopment
A Circleville brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of Circleville and CircleGreen LLC, the current owner.

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