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



May 27, 2016
Ohio Strengthens Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy For Recreational Waters
COLUMBUS – With the arrival of warmer temperatures and increased recreational water activities in Ohio, the state is further strengthening its approach to addressing harmful algal blooms in recreational waters like state park lake beaches and boat ramps.

May 27, 2016
Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Groffre Investments has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former J&L Steel Lagoons property in Louisville.

May 27, 2016
Cuyahoga County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Chevron Environmental Management Company has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating parcel B at the Harvard-Denison Plant property.

May 26, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meetings, Receive Comments Concerning Draft Air Permits for Proposed ‘Rover Pipeline Compressor Stations’
Ohio EPA will hold five public information sessions/hearings regarding seven draft air permits related to the installation and operation of compressor stations in Carroll, Crawford, Defiance, Harrison, Monroe, Noble and Wayne counties. The compressor stations are intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the proposed Rover pipeline.

May 26, 2016
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Apex Sanitary Landfill Proposed Expansion
will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016, regarding the Apex Sanitary Landfill located in Jefferson and Harrison counties. The meeting will take place at John Gregg Elementary School, 712 County Highway 75A, Bergholz.

May 25, 2016
State of Ohio Releases Draft Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin; Accepting Public Comments Until June 25, 2016
Public comments are being sought on a draft Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement Implementation Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025.

May 25, 2016
Learn How To Find the Right Grant and Write a Winning Grant Proposal
Potential grantees will have the opportunity to learn grant review from the inside out at Ohio EPA’s Grant Writing 101/102 class to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 4949 Jerome Road, Maumee.

May 24, 2016
Study of Several Ohio River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of several Ohio River tributaries located in Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.

May 24, 2016
Study of Huron River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the Huron River watershed in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Richland and Seneca counties. The river drains 403 square miles and empties into Lake Erie.

May 20, 2016
Congratulations to the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research Winners!
Ohio EPA announced this week the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. These 24 students were selected at State Science Day at The Ohio State University on Saturday May 14.

May 20, 2016
Ohio EPA Meeting to Address Columbus Air Quality Rating
The State of Ohio will ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in the Columbus area meets the federal air quality standard for ozone (O3).

May 17, 2016
Columbiana County to Receive Funding to Help Homeowners with Home Septic Treatment Systems
Columbiana County Health Department will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems using a $190,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement program.

May 17, 2016
Effective June 1, 2016: First of Its Kind New ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Drinking Water Systems and Laboratories
Ohio is leading the nation in protecting public health and drinking water with new rules to ensure that public water systems in the state detect and treat any harmful occurrences of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in surface water sources.

May 13, 2016
Public Meeting to Announce Improvements to Black River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is proposing U.S. EPA remove two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.

May 12, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Tuscarawas County Coal Mining Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge associated with the proposed Oxford Mining Company’s Hunt 4 Adjacent Mining Area located in Clay, Salem and Washington townships, Tuscarawas County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Gnadenhutten Village Hall, 141 S. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten.

 
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