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



February 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Begins Testing Drinking Water Under Ohio PFAS Action Plan
Ohio EPA announced today that it has begun collecting samples to test for the presence of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Ohio’s drinking water.

December 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Williams County Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. Williams County will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system that will serve approximately 90 homes in the unincorporated area of Kunkle.

November 26, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Pomeroy Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced the first infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality throughout Ohio as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. The Village of Pomeroy will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding toward its project to extend sewer lines to approximately 80 homes along S.R. 833 that currently have failing home sewage treatment systems.

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.

February 27, 2018
ARCO Site Cleanup Complete
The pile of more than 300,000 cubic yards of illegally disposed construction and demolition debris waste at the ARCO Recycling site has been removed following an eight-month cleanup. The more than $8.8 million cleanup was paid for by Ohio EPA and done in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the city of East Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality and the Cuyahoga County Executive’s Office.

April 4, 2017
Ohio EPA Announces New Online Materials Marketplace
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is in Sandusky today to announce the launch of a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a free online platform allowing these organizations to connect and find solutions to material reuse and recycling needs.

October 6, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler Statement on Agreement with the Army Corps to Dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2016
Ohio has been proactively trying to come to agreement with the U.S. Army Corps since the spring to dredge the Cuyahoga River – as the Corps is obligated to do under federal law. Unfortunately, we could not agree to onerous conditions that would force Ohio to concede its case. Ohio, the Port of Cleveland and ArcelorMittal were left no other choice but to ask the court through a TRO to force the Corps to dredge the river.

June 14, 2016
Statewide Mosquito Control Grants to be Announced in Warren; Regional Public Water System to be Discussed at West Farmington Water Plant
Ohio EPA to Hold Two Events in Trumbull County Thursday

May 27, 2016
Ohio Strengthens Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy For Recreational Waters
COLUMBUS – With the arrival of warmer temperatures and increased recreational water activities in Ohio, the state is further strengthening its approach to addressing harmful algal blooms in recreational waters like state park lake beaches and boat ramps.

March 31, 2016
Protecting Ohioans From Lead in Drinking Water
Proposals Include Tighter Deadlines for Public Water Systems to Inform and Educate Homeowners about High Lead Levels and New Funding Help for Communities to Replace Lead Service Lines and Fixtures

February 17, 2016
Ohio EPA Terminates Two Employees, Demotes One After Review of Sebring Water Issue
Following an internal administrative review of the village of Sebring water issue, Ohio EPA has terminated employment of two employees in its Central Office and demoted one employee at its Northeast District Office.

December 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Announces 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Management Plan
Ohio EPA has issued the final 2016 Program Management Plan and Project Priority List for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

October 16, 2015
Waste Not Want Not in the Future; 2016 Future City Competition
It is time for middle schools to register students for the 2016 Future City competition, which allows students who are our future leaders, along with a teacher, and a professional mentor from the local community to join forces and develop a model of their take on how to make the world a better place.

September 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners; Next Application Deadline is October 15, 2015
Thirteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

August 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Announces New Senior Staff Appointments to Focus on Lake Erie
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is building a team of staff to focus solely on improving Lake Erie’s water quality.

 
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