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.

August 29, 2014
Ohio EPA Workshop to be Held in Middletown Sept. 11; State, Federal Help Available to Redevelop Blighted Properties
Ohio EPA is offering a free workshop to inform communities of the state and federal resources available to help redevelop brownfields, or blighted properties. The workshop will be held Sept. 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at One Donham Plaza, Fourth Floor, Middletown. Registration information is online.

August 20, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Visits Frito-Lay To Recognize Staff for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Frito-Lay in Wooster today to recognize the company for its continuing effort in environmental stewardship.

August 19, 2014
Ohio EPA Continues Coordinating Clean-up Efforts of Ohio River Fuel Oil Spill
Ohio EPA is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, local officials and private sector clean-up contractors to begin cleaning up the spill of between 4,000 and 8,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord plant near New Richmond in Clermont County. An Ohio EPA on-scene coordinator reported to the scene early this morning to help oversee the cleanup and containment devices have been installed in the river.

August 13, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Renewal of Vickery Environmental’s Underground Injection Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, to present information and accept public comments on four draft permits for liquid waste injection at Vickery Environmental Inc. (VEI). The meeting will be held at the Sandusky County Board of Health, 2000 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Hearing for Proposed Scioto River Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Aug. 18, 2014, on an application from the city of Columbus to discharge wastewater to the Scioto River from an upgraded system at the Dublin Road water plant. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting about Ballville Dam Demolition Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, to accept comments on a water quality certification for a project to remove the Ballville Dam in Fremont. The meeting will take place at the Terra State Community College Neeley Center, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

August 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Supports Mayor Collins Water Conservation Request
Today Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler voiced his support for Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ call for temporary water conservation measures while the city performs maintenance on its water system.

August 4, 2014
Kasich Administration Supports City of Toledo Decision to Lift Water Advisory
Following Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ decision this morning to lift the drinking water advisory which the city originally issued early Saturday morning, Gov. John R. Kasich and Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler stated support for the decision. Ohio EPA officials worked with city officials this morning to analyze the results of tests the city ran overnight and agreed with the city’s conclusion that Toledo’s water is safe to drink.

August 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Recommends Lifting Toledo Drinking Water Advisory
In a letter to Mayor Collins, Director Craig Butler confirms contaminants have been below the drinking water advisory threshold and recommends lifting the “Do Not Drink” advisory issued Aug. 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.

August 1, 2014
Ohio EPA To Hold Cytec Hazardous Waste Permit Renewal Hearing
Ohio EPA is considering a hazardous waste permit renewal for Cytec Industries (Cytec) and will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m., Aug. 12, 2014, at the Marietta Public Library Meeting Room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta.

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