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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.

May 31, 2013
Tiffin Property Approved for Redevelopment
Through the voluntary efforts of the property owner, a Tiffin brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing investigation under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

May 30, 2013
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Air Permit for Cleveland Public Power’s Proposed Plant
An air permit for a proposed municipal solid waste gasification plant in Cleveland will be the focus of a June 12, 2013, public meeting.

May 29, 2013
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Urban Setting Designation for Land in Springfield
Ohio EPA is considering a request to grant an urban setting designation (USD) for approximately 88 acres of land located in southwestern Springfield near the intersection of West Jefferson Street and Dayton Road.

May 24, 2013
Wood County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan for Water Quality Improvement
Northwestern Water & Sewer District has taken one of the first steps to improve surface water quality in the Rossford area by applying for and receiving a $15,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The loan will help the village plan the best way to replace the Colony Road pump station.

May 24, 2013
Ohio EPA Aligns Asbestos Rules with Federal Definition
Ohio EPA has proposed rule changes governing the state’s asbestos emissions control program and will hold a public hearing to accept comments on Friday, June 7, 2013.

May 24, 2013
Ohio EPA Launches New Interactive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Map at Start of Water Recreation Season
To kick off the beginning of recreational season at Ohio’s state park lakes, Ohio EPA launched a new web-based map application which will enable Ohioans to view real-time data regarding recreational use advisories for HABs at state park beaches, and drinking water public notices.

May 23, 2013
Cleveland Midtown District Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s VAP

Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner and developer, a brownfield in the Midtown District has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), and is attracting new business.

May 22, 2013
Belmont County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan for Water Quality Improvement

A $2.34 million interest-free Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) from Ohio EPA will fund a drinking water intake structure project that will provide Bellaire residents with a more reliable supply of drinking water.

May 22, 2013
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about BP-Husky Air Permit
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for BP-Husky’s Toledo Feed Optimization construction project. Ohio EPA and Toledo Division of Environmental Services will hold a public information session and hearing on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to explain the draft permit modification and accept public comments.

May 22, 2013
Ohio EPA Recognizes Six Companies with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has identified the first six silver award recipients for Encouraging Environmental Excellence (εз), a new program to recognize organizations committed to environmental excellence at all levels.

May 21, 2013
Athens Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
Ohio EPA has issued an $18.6 million loan to the city of Athens to improve its wastewater treatment plant.

May 20, 2013
Ohio EPA Finds Exceptional Biology in Cross Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA found the biology to be exceptional to very good at sites on select Ohio River tributaries (Island Creek, Croxton Run and Wills Creek) and 10 other sites in Jefferson and Harrison counties, according to a new biological and water quality study that Ohio EPA conducted in 2010.

May 20, 2013
Adams County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan for Drinking Water Quality
Ohio EPA has issued a $427,717 low-interest loan to the Adams County Regional Water District to help construct the Sunshine Ridge waterline extension project, which will improve the drinking water quality for residents and eliminate a public health risk.

May 20, 2013
Former Kimball Midwest Property Cleared for Redevelopment
Another Columbus 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 582 West Goodale LLC, the city of Columbus, Wagenbrenner Development Inc., and The Goodale Apartments LLC (the current property owner).

May 20, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists City of Warren with Drinking Water System Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a low-interest loan to the city of Warren to replace more than two miles of deteriorating water lines in its drinking water distribution system.

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