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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.



August 25, 2017
Ohio EPA Holding Sept. 6 Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Emergency Response Commission Rules
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, regarding rule changes related to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

August 24, 2017
Honda Research and Development Americas, Inc. Receives Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Honda Research and Development (R&D) Americas, Inc. facility today to recognize the auto maker for reaching the gold standard of environmental excellence and stewardship through the Ohio EPA E3 program.

August 18, 2017
Williams County Village Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Montpelier is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to continue separating the village’s wastewater and storm sewers, a continuing project that will eliminate combined sewer overflows by the end of 2026. Montpelier’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.

August 18, 2017
Upper Sandusky Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Upper Sandusky is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to plan an upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant to treat additional wet weather flows and eliminate discharges of sanitary sewage mixed with storm water. The city’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.

August 17, 2017
Northwestern Water, Sewer District Replacing Water Lines; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Bowling Green will use an Ohio EPA loan to replace a water line along Curtice Road in Northwood.

August 17, 2017
Oregon Project Reducing Storm Water in Sanitary Sewer; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration and inflow into the city’s sanitary sewer, eliminating sanitary sewer overflows and improving water quality in Maumee Bay.

August 17, 2017
Delphos Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Delphos is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to improve influent screening at its wastewater treatment plant.

August 16, 2017
Hicksville Improving Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Hicksville is receiving a principal forgiveness loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration into a combined sewer. This will improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant, reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality in Mill Creek.

August 16, 2017
Woodville Improving Drinking Water Treatment with Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Woodville will use an Ohio EPA loan to design improvements to operations at the village water treatment plant, ensuring a safer water supply and efficient treatment for the future.

August 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.

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