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. 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.



November 17, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Landfill Explosive Gas Monitoring Rules
Proposed rule changes that address regulations for explosive gas monitoring at municipal solid waste landfills will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

November 16, 2020
H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program Issues Request for Technologies
Today, Ohio EPA issued a request for technologies for the H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program (TAP) to identify technologies that may help address harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie. H2Ohio TAP was created at the Sept. 2020 Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting to guide the State in addressing HABs in Lake Erie.

November 9, 2020
Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for water quality improvement grants for projects that restore streams; reduce nonpoint source pollutants such as nutrients, sediments, acid mine drainage, and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; and/or reverse the effects of stream modification.

November 9, 2020
Recycling Grants Available from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for recycling and litter prevention grants to public and private organizations around the state. The application deadline is Feb. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m.

November 3, 2020
Ohio EPA Proposes 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Dec. 3, 2020, to discuss the Agency’s draft 2021 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes, and other water bodies.

October 5, 2020
Ohio EPA Hearing for Proposed Rules on Power Plant Efficiency
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address power plant efficiency. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

September 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Latest Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized 19 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence stewardship award.

September 30, 2020
New Hazardous Waste Rules Approved, Take Effect in October
Updated hazardous waste management rules will take effect on Oct. 5, 2020. Known as the generator improvement rules package, the new rules align Ohio’s rules with their federal counterparts.

September 28, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Credible Data Rules
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address the credible data program. A virtual public hearing about the amended rules will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

August 20, 2020
Ohio EPA Selects 2020 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eleven environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to study at Ohio colleges and universities. Students were selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other specified criteria.

August 20, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Amendments to Drinking Water Chemical Monitoring Rule
Ohio EPA is proposing changes to rules that address disinfection byproducts in public drinking water systems. A virtual public hearing about the amended rule will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.

August 18, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Renewing General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
Ohio EPA will accept public comments at a virtual public hearing about renewing the small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) general permit. Small MS4s are storm sewer systems serving fewer than 100,000 people in urbanized areas.

August 4, 2020
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance Wastewater Projects
Communities seeking funding assistance for wastewater infrastructure projects for program year 2021 are encouraged to apply 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. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2020.

August 4, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Hazardous Waste Rules
Proposed rule changes that would update Ohio’s hazardous waste management rules will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The proposal includes new and amended rules and rules to be rescinded.

August 4, 2020
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing for Solid Waste Management District Rule
Proposed rule changes that would amend the standards for solid waste management districts will be the subject of an Aug. 13, 2020, Ohio EPA virtual public hearing. The hearing will be held exclusively online.

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