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.

May 30, 2018
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hancock County Agency
The Ohio State University Extension Office in Hancock County will use a $38,500 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to educate farmers about the environmentally preferable method of incorporating liquid manure to fertilize growing crops. It is one of four grant recipients statewide totaling $168,458.

May 30, 2018
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Support Summit County Organization
Summit County high school students will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, including careers in environmental fields and the National Park Service with assistance from a $44,972 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant.

May 30, 2018
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Newark Organization
Together We Grow, Inc. has been awarded a $35,473 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to implement a composting program in Newark City Schools. It is one of four grant recipients statewide totaling $168,458.

May 25, 2018
Nelsonville Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Nelsonville is designing a new wastewater treatment plant and improving and extending the sewage collection system with help from an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

May 25, 2018
Stark County City Developing Drinking Water Plan with Ohio EPA Assistance
Louisville is developing an asset management plan for the city’s municipal water system with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

May 24, 2018
Manchester Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Manchester is designing improvements to the village’s wastewater collection system with help from an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

May 24, 2018
Ohio EPA Announces Recipients of Statewide Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and Ohio Department of Health Director Lance Himes today announced nearly $700,000 in funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state for mosquito control grants. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.

May 18, 2018
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to accept public comments on the draft 2019 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

May 18, 2018
Twenty-Seven Students Earn Governor’s Awards For Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-seven seventh through 12th grade students were selected during State Science Day at The Ohio State University in Columbus on May 12.

May 18, 2018
Marietta Upgrading Wastewater Plant, Sponsoring Wetland Restoration Project with Financing from Ohio EPA
Marietta has received financing from Ohio EPA for the next phase of the city’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade plan. The city also is sponsoring a project to restore high quality wetlands in northeast Ohio.

May 17, 2018
Hancock County Landfill Expansion Permit Subject of Ohio EPA Meeting
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, regarding a proposed expansion of the Hancock County Landfill that, if approved, would increase the landfill’s footprint by 56.5 acres. The meeting will be in the Findlay-Hancock Public Library’s Lindamood Room, 206 Broadway St., Findlay.

May 11, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting about Sandusky Dock Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018, about a proposed wastewater discharge permit for the Sandusky Dock Corp.

May 9, 2018
Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Pipeline Construction Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to accept comments about water quality impacts related to constructing an ethane supply pipeline in Jefferson, Carroll and Harrison counties. The meeting will take place at Harrison Central Junior/Senior High School, 440 E. Market St., Cadiz.

May 9, 2018
Ohio University Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Ohio University today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.

May 8, 2018
Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Carrollton Natural Gas Compressor Station
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a May 22, 2018, public meeting on a draft air pollution control permit for the installation of an additional engine and dehydration unit at an existing natural gas compressor station in Carrollton.

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