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 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



February 29, 2016
Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop
Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify funding sources and follow up with solid grant proposals. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Crosby Senior/Community Center, 8910 Willey Road, Harrison.

February 29, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Cleveland Harbor Dredging; March 10 Public Hearing Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a March 10, 2016, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma.

February 26, 2016
Twelfth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 28 of the 29 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 23, 2016
Eleventh Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring All Below Federal Allowable Level
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all of the 36 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 23, 2016
Ohio’s Recent Efforts to Strengthen Lake Erie Water Quality Give It Jump-Start on New Targets Announced by U.S. EPA
In Washington D.C. at a Great Lakes Commission semi-annual meeting today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce new state targets for reducing phosphorus in the Great Lakes. The 40 percent phosphorus reduction target identified by U.S. EPA is the same as that adopted earlier by Ohio through its 2013 Phosphorus Task Force II report and closely follows the path Ohio has already taken by working to establish the Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Agreement.

February 19, 2016
Tenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring All Below Federal Allowable Level
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 28 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 19, 2016
Ohio EPA Meeting about Cincinnati Air Quality Rating
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to take comments on its plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that the Cincinnati area meets the federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone.

February 18, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Ninth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 50 out of 54 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 17, 2016
Ohio EPA Terminates Two Employees, Demotes One After Review of Sebring Water Issue
Following an internal administrative review of the village of Sebring water issue, Ohio EPA has terminated employment of two employees in its Central Office and demoted one employee at its Northeast District Office.

February 17, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meeting, Receive Comments Concerning Draft Air Permit for Proposed Waterville Compressor Station
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on March 16, 2016, about a draft air permit for a proposed compressor station that would be located off of Moosman Drive (south of Neapolis Waterville Road) and is intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Eighth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 15 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.

February 12, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Seventh Round of Voluntary Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 84 of the 87 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead.

February 11, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Sixth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 94 of the 97 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 10, 2016
Statement by Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler on the U.S. Supreme Court Issuing a Stay on the Clean Power Plan
“By staying U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Supreme Court got it right. The State of Ohio has pointed out the serious legal shortcomings of the federal Clean Power Plan on numerous occasions. We will evaluate the decision and determine how it will impact our plans moving forward.”

 
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