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 27, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold May Meeting at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge at 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449.

April 20, 2017
Removing Low RVP Fuel Requirements in Southwest Ohio to Give Consumers, Businesses Significant Savings
Eliminating the requirement to use specialized gas during summer months in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas could save consumers and businesses an estimated $44 million per season, based on 2016 gasoline prices.

April 20, 2017
By Using Resources More Effectively, Small Businesses Profit
COLUMBUS – With Earth Day coming up on April 22, the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are highlighting resources and tips to help small businesses earn and save some green by going green.

April 13, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Portage Lakes East Reservoir Dam
Potential deep water impacts from improvements to the East Reservoir Dam in Portage Lakes will be the focus of an April 27, 2017, Ohio EPA public information session and hearing. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron.

April 11, 2017
Catholic Charities of Summit County Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
Nearly 2,000 Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county students will learn about pollinator species and native prairie restoration with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to Catholic Charities of Summit County at Camp Christopher.

April 11, 2017
Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 350 kindergarten through middle school students and local residents will learn about habitat restoration with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve.

April 11, 2017
London to Improve Wastewater Collection System; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
London is taking steps to reduce nutrients discharged to Oak Run from the city’s wastewater treatment system. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of how the city will improve treatment and reduce nutrients.

April 10, 2017
Euclid Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Sewer Plant Construction
Euclid will improve water quality in Lake Erie by constructing a new treatment system at the city’s wastewater treatment plant with help from a $65.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The additional treatment capacity will help prevent sewer overflows into Lake Erie.

April 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on New Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, April 20, 2017, to accept public comments about draft permits allowing Lima Refining Co. to drill three new Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the refinery property in Lima.

April 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Obtains Federal Approval to Remove Low RVP Fuel Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Ohio EPA has received approval from U.S. EPA to remove Ohio’s low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

April 6, 2017
Barberton Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA to Install Sanitary Sewers and a Pump System
Barberton will improve water quality in the Upper Tuscarawas River Watershed by constructing new sewers and a pump station in the Nash Heights subdivision, city of Norton. Part of the $8.4 million project will include a $4.6 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

April 6, 2017
Geneva to Improve Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Geneva has received a low-interest loan of nearly $606,000 from Ohio EPA to repair deteriorating water lines that have a history of breaks and water loss in the distribution system.

April 5, 2017
Licking County Health Department Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 1,100 people would see a pollinator garden and its associated educational material annually with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Licking County Health Department. The five-acre garden and its associated signage will be at the health department’s 20-acre campus.

April 5, 2017
Hancock Historical Museum Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
Up to 20,000 people annually will have an opportunity to learn historic perspectives about agriculture and the environment with help from a $3,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Hancock Historical Museum. Visitors will view exhibits about the area’s agricultural heritage and discuss farming and land stewardship.

April 5, 2017
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Route 64 Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the State Route 64 bridge over the Maumee River at the Lucas-Wood county line. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Waterville City Council Chambers, 25 N. Second St.

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