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.

September 30, 2013
Scrapping and Saving: NCI Composts Food Waste, Models Significant Savings Nationwide Thanks to ODRC, Ohio EPA and Local SWMD Partnership, Grant
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Director Gary C. Mohr and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Scott J. Nally unveiled a new cost-cutting composting system and forward-thinking food waste recycling management program today at the Noble Correctional Institution (NCI), 15708 McConnelsville Rd. in Caldwell.

September 26, 2013
Hamilton County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The Surrey Square Mall, located at 4500 Montgomery Road in Norwood, has been investigated and cleaned to standards appropriate for commercial or industrial redevelopment.

September 23, 2013
Ohio EPA Partners With Keep Ohio Beautiful
Ohio EPA will provide a $150,000 grant and partner with Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) to help enforce anti-littering laws, educate the public and stimulate collection and containment of litter.

September 20, 2013
Stark County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Through the voluntary efforts of the city of Canton and Bruening Shepler Associates Inc. (the volunteers), another local brownfield has been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and is targeted for redevelopment.

September 20, 2013
Ohio EPA Seeks Comments on Urban Setting Designation for Lorain County Property
Ohio EPA is considering a request to grant an urban setting designation (USD) for a 31-acre property located at 377 Woodland Avenue in Elyria.

September 20, 2013
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday in Cuyahoga Heights, OH
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the CanalWay Center, 4524 East 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Akron with Sewer Line and Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans totaling more than $6.9 million to the city of Akron to repair the city’s main sewer line and replace aging water mains, valves and hydrants.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Summit County Community with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $179,463 loan to the village of Lakemore to install a new well in Waterworks Park and connect it to the existing water treatment plant.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for 2014 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for various recycling and litter prevention grants and will host an informational meeting on the 2014 grant application process on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Sebring with Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $2.76 million loan to the village of Sebring to improve its wastewater treatment plant located at 135 East Ohio Avenue. Upgrading the treatment system will reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from the plant and improve water quality in Fish Creek and the Upper Mahoning River Watershed.

September 18, 2013
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Lima Refinery Project
Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit for equipment changes at the Lima Refining Company’s facility on South Metcalf Street. Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to explain the draft permit modification and accept public comments.

September 16, 2013
Ohio EPA Requests Recognition of Improved Air Quality in Logan County; Public Hearing to be Held Sept. 25
The State of Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that air quality in parts of Lake Township, Logan County, meets the 2008 federal lead standard.

September 11, 2013
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing On Draft Air Permit for Franklin County Facility
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tues., Sept. 24, 2013, at 6 p.m. about a draft air permit that would allow Closed Loop Glass Solutions to install an electric glass furnace.

September 10, 2013
Ohio EPA Accepting Nominees for Environmental Excellence Award
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for the new gold-level award in its environmental recognition program.

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