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.



April 28, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Cemetery Dumping Suspect
Bags of infectious waste were illegally dumped in Toledo’s Forest Cemetery on Oct. 13, 2015. Ohio EPA is seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen the activity or know the person or people who dumped the material.

April 26, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Recycling Market Development Grants
Ohio EPA has awarded $1.35 million in recycling market development grants to eight projects from around Ohio that include assistance with the creation and expansion of organic recycling facilities and equipment purchases for recycling facilities and manufacturers. As a result, more material will be diverted from regional waste streams including plastics, glass and fiber. The projects are expected to create 13 new jobs.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $560,000 for 2016 Litter Management Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding $561,707 in grant funding to 42 local governments to support local litter cleanup events and tire amnesty programs.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Grant to Address Scrap Tire Processing and Market Development
To improve markets for scrap tires across the state, Ohio EPA has awarded funding for two projects to assist companies in developing markets for reusing scrap tires.

April 25, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Community Grants for Recycling and Litter Prevention
Ohio EPA is awarding grant funding to help local governments strengthen local recycling and litter prevention efforts.

April 19, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Proposed New Tissue Manufacturer
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge from the proposed Sofidel America Corp. facility that would be located 2,500 feet south of the southeastern corner of U.S. 23 and Pittsburg Road, Pickaway Township, Pickaway County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Pickaway County District Public Library – Main Branch, 1160 N. Court St., Circleville.

April 19, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded 26 Ohio grants totaling more than $15 million for 2015/2016 refurbishing or replacing aging diesel engines with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology.

April 11, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Darbydale Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater treatment plant expansion that discharges to a tributary of Big Darby Creek located at 6262 London-Groveport Road, Grove City. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School, 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.

April 7, 2016
Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Drafts of General Permits for Compressor Stations
Building on our success protecting the environment and streamlining our permit process for emissions from oil and gas well pad operations, Ohio EPA is now accepting public comments on draft general permits for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.

April 4, 2016
Ohio Digging up Ideas for Beneficial Use of Dredge Material
Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s greatest assets and its harbors must be dredged regularly to keep ports open for shipping. Much of the material dredged from the lake currently is dumped into the open waters of the lake. However, most of the material could be used for projects to benefit the environment and economy. In addition, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 1 into law in 2015, which requires open lake disposal of dredged material to end by July 1, 2020.

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