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 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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



August 29, 2019
Ohio EPA to Hold Third Meeting to Discuss Permit for CCU Coal and Construction LLC
Ohio EPA will hold a third public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for CCU Coal and Construction’s Johnson Run Mine for a new surface coal mine in Athens County.

August 29, 2019
Public Hearing to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft solid waste permit for Rumpke Waste, Inc., that if approved and issued as final, would allow a vertical and lateral expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill in Waverly.

August 21, 2019
EPA, Ohio: Columbus is Nation’s First Non-Attainment Area to Meet Ozone Air Quality Standard
COLUMBUS – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced that the Columbus area is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone in addition to all other federal air quality standards set to protect public health.

August 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Sixteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

August 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2020 Wastewater Projects Across the State
Communities seeking help to fund wastewater infrastructure projects for 2020 need to submit nominations by Aug. 31, 2019, for assistance under the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). Projects may be nominated by following the instructions and forms available on Ohio EPA’s website.

August 13, 2019
Local Watershed Planning Underway to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Sandusky and Maumee watersheds are beginning to hold meetings for local watershed planning efforts in northwest Ohio, and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is encouraging residents, community organizations, and other interested parties to participate. These local districts applied for and received Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for reducing nutrients that cause harmful algae blooms in local streams, rivers, and Lake Erie.

August 12, 2019
Meeting Set for Ashtabula River Area of Concern
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed removal of a beneficial use impairment for fish tumors and other deformities within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.

August 12, 2019
Permits Issued for Rumpke Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA has approved the permits required for a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste and Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill in Colerain Township. Today’s action includes a permit to expand the landfill, plus two air pollution permits and a modified wastewater discharge permit.

August 7, 2019
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for AMG Vanadium LLC
Ohio EPA issued a final air permit-to-install today to AMG Vanadium LLC to build and begin operating a ferroalloy production facility in Zanesville.

 
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