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 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.

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



January 31, 2020
Ohio EPA, ODOT Announce Diesel Emission Reduction Grants for Public Transit
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded seven grants totaling almost $7 million for replacing 29 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology. Nine of the new buses will be electric, 11 will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and nine powered by new cleaner diesel technology.

January 14, 2020
Honda R&D Americas Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) with the Agency’s platinum level environmental stewardship award. The company earned the top award for its emphasis on waste reduction, community service and outreach.

October 3, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Olentangy River Bridge Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the Delaware County Engineer’s bridge reconstruction project over the Olentangy River and the addition of three lanes to Home Road.

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.

June 26, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for MBJ Holdings Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification related to MBJ Holdings’ proposed construction of a light industrial complex on Jug Street, in Jersey Township.

June 4, 2019
$15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants available in 26 counties
Ohio EPA is announcing that $15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants is now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles in 26 priority counties where emission reductions are most needed in order to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, tugboats, ferries, and cargo handling equipment in airports and ports.

May 14, 2019
The Buckeye State Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System
COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are coming together to tackle the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state. Six grants have been awarded to a strategically and geographically diverse group of communities that represent four different major MRFsheds within Ohio to work with The Partnership to create the best model for replicable success statewide

May 8, 2019
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Organizations throughout Ohio
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, environmental careers and environmental education. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $177,824.

April 22, 2019
Ohio EPA Introduces New Environmental Recognition Program for Schools
(NEWARK, Ohio) – Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program today at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.

April 11, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Nine Environmental Education Grants
Nine Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education mini grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, agricultural conservation, hands-on environmental learning and technology, and environmental careers. Nine mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $32,896.

February 13, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit modification and a permit-to-install that would allow Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant to upgrade wastewater collection and treatment.

January 31, 2019
Central Ohio Communities Receive $23 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving $23 million in low-interest funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 23, 2019
Middle School Students Compete in “Powering our Future” 2019 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students throughout Ohio participated in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition Saturday, Jan. 12, at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School in Groveport.

December 5, 2018
Nestlé/NQAC Dublin Earns Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today recognized Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) in Dublin, with the Agency’s gold level environmental stewardship award. The company earned this award for its emphasis on waste diversion from landfills and energy efficiency.

December 4, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio EPA in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Ohio EPA Central Office, 50 West Town St. Suite 700, Columbus.

 
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