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 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.

April 30, 2015
Learn About Your Drinking Water During National Drinking Water Week and Beyond
Ohio EPA is celebrating National Drinking Water Week May 3-9, 2015, by inviting people to learn more about their public drinking water. Free resources are available online related to consumer confidence reports, drinking water advisories and plans for improved community drinking water systems.

April 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Proposed Mahoning County Landfill Expansion
A draft permit to expand the Mahoning Landfill, will be the focus of a May 7, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Township Administration Building, 3475 East South Range Road, New Springfield.

April 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Offers Free Workshop About Brownfield Redevelopment
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop on May 8 in Marietta to inform small and rural communities about state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields or blighted properties. The training is ideal for economic development officials, planning commission members, municipal officials, real estate professionals, township and zoning commission members, developers, city council members and township trustees.

April 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Recycling Grant Helps Columbus with Sustainability Efforts
Columbus will incorporate an estimated 3,500 tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) in pavement used to resurface residential streets, collectors and arteries in 2015 with help from a $156,775 grant from Ohio EPA.

April 22, 2015
Toledo to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler observed Earth Day in Toledo today, joining Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson to announce upgrades at the city’s drinking water treatment plant designed to improve the ability to remove harmful algal blooms (HABs).

April 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Orders Cleanup of Illegal Scrap Tire Dump in Logan County
Ohio EPA has ordered the operator of an illegal scrap tire dump near Huntsville in Logan County to remove and properly dispose of more than 100,000 scrap tires from three acres of land at 4971 County Road 130.

April 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Director Presents Gold Level Environmental Excellence Award to Kent Elastomer
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Kent Elastomer in Winesburg today to recognize the company for reaching the highest standard of environmental stewardship. He presented the company with the gold-level award in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (Ɛ3) program.

April 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Director Presents Gold Level Environmental Excellence Award to Kent Elastomer
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Kent Elastomer in Kent today to recognize the company for reaching the highest standard of environmental stewardship. He presented the company with the gold-level award in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (Ɛ3) program.

April 16, 2015
Learn How to Write a Great Environmental Education Grant Proposal; Ohio EPA, Gallia SWCD Team Up to Offer Free Workshop June 1
Across Ohio, great environmental education happens every day. Sometimes,businesses, governments and teachers need help funding their great ideas. Learn how to identify whether your program is a good match for an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant and how to write a winning grant proposal at a free training sponsored by Gallia Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio EPA.

April 14, 2015
Ohio EPA and Facilitators Offer Teachers, Students a Summer of Learning
Students may be thinking of summer, but teachers continue learning as Ohio EPA offers training for Project WET; Healthy Water, Healthy People; The Wonders of Wetlands (WOW) facilitator and educator workshops and Credible Data training across the state.

April 14, 2015
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s March meeting in Columbus.

April 13, 2015
Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant-Writing Workshop Scheduled at Miami University
How do you find funding for your environmental education project or program? And once you find it, how do you write a winning grant proposal?

April 9, 2015
Grants Help Recycling Partnerships, Support Ohio’s Glass Manufacturers
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $459,298 in grants to help direct waste glass that would end up in landfills to Ohio’s manufacturers in the form of cullet – clean bits of ground jars, bottles and windows. Ohio manufacturers need recycled glass to produce new glass products, including glass bottles and fiberglass. About 90 percent of glass containers used in Ohio ends up in landfills. Using recycled glass costs less than using raw materials by reducing energy demands.

April 8, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Input Related to Water Quality Impacts Related to Lake White Dam Improvements
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to accept comments related to water quality impacts associated with rebuilding the Lake White dam and State Route 104 in Pike County outside Waverly. The meeting will take place at the Waverly Public Library located at 207 N. Market St.

April 7, 2015
Ohio Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer today announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its plan to place dredge material from Cleveland Harbor, which includes six miles of the Cuyahoga River, in Lake Erie or not dredge the entire navigation channel unless a non-federal partner pays to place it in confined disposal facilities.

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