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



March 25, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for PennOhio Permit Applications
Ohio EPA will hold webinar to accept public comments on applications for an air permit-to-install and operate (PTIO) and an application for a surface water permit-to-install (PTI) for PennOhio Waste, LLC’s Signal facility, 44626 State Route 154, Lisbon.

March 19, 2020
E-Check Stations to Close End of Day Today
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ohio EPA has asked its contractor that operates the E-Check automobile emissions testing stations in the seven-county Cleveland-Akron metro area to temporarily close all stations at the end of the day today (March 19).

March 19, 2020
Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants Available through Ohio Lake Erie Commission
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces applications are available for the Lake Erie Protection Fund Grant for projects in the Ohio Lake Erie watershed. Grants up to $50,000 will be considered during the current grant cycle. Applications are due May 1, 2020 with selections to be announced at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting on June 17, 2020. Projects should address at least one of the Draft 2020 Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan Strategic Objectives.

March 11, 2020
Canceled: Ohio EPA Public Hearing for Lordstown Battery Plant Application
Ohio EPA has canceled its meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Lordstown High School to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by General Motors.

March 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Finds First Detection of PFAS in Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released an update today on the testing of drinking water from public water systems being analyzed for the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

March 10, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Meeting Postponed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has postponed (for a date later to be determined) the quarterly meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center.

March 10, 2020
Sandusky Harbor Dredging Meeting Cancelled
Ohio EPA has canceled the meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Erie County Downtown Office Building to discuss the Sandusky Harbor federal navigational channel.

March 2, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Northwest Ohio
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bay Shore Road, Oregon. Parking is available at the meeting location.

February 28, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Lordstown Battery Cell Plant Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by General Motors LLC on behalf of GigaPower LLC. The proposed Lordstown facility would manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles.

February 18, 2020
Ohio Releases Updated Domestic Action Plan Draft
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will host a webinar on Feb. 24, 2020, to answer questions about the draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan 2020 that was released on Jan. 28.

February 6, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Wiles Storage Pond
Today, Ohio EPA issued a permit to allow Class A (known as Exceptional Quality biosolids) and Class B biosolids from multiple permitted facilities to be stored in the Wiles Storage Pond.

February 5, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Releases 2020 Draft Plan to Protect Lake Erie
Sandusky -- The Ohio Lake Erie Commission released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region.

January 31, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for New Waterford Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving drinking water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. New Waterford will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new drinking water line extension from New Waterford to Crestview Schools.

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 28, 2020
Ohio Releases Updated Domestic Action Plan Draft
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released an updated draft of the Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

 
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