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.



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 7, 2020
Central Ohio Communities Receive $144 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving $144 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 Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020.

August 7, 2020
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $14.8 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $14.8 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020.

August 7, 2020
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $82 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $82 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020.

August 7, 2020
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $52 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $52 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020.

July 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Ends Public Water System Order
As part of the state’s Responsible RestartOhio efforts, Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson ordered a termination of the Agency’s previous direction that prohibited public drinking water systems from shutting off customers’ water service due to nonpayment.

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).

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.

January 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Approves Proposed Well Site
Artesian of Pioneer’s application to site a drinking water well near the village of Fayette has been approved by Ohio EPA. The action only approves the siting of one well at the location. Approval of a single well site is different than approving detailed plans for a new public water system, and it is the first step in a multi-step process required if a new public water system is planned.

June 25, 2019
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Buckeye Brine
Today, Ohio EPA issued final permits-to-operate to Buckeye Brine for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells in Coshocton.

April 2, 2019
Public Comment Period Extended for Vickery Draft Permits
Ohio EPA is giving the public additional opportunity to comment on draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County. Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15, 2019.

March 19, 2019
Ohio EPA to Hold Second Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Brine Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a second public meeting to discuss draft permits-to-operate (originally submitted August 31, 2018) for two Class I non-hazardous waste injection wells at the Buckeye Brine facility in Coshocton. If approved, the permits would allow the facility to convert two existing Class II wells to Class I status.

March 14, 2019
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on New Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to accept public comments about draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County.

January 31, 2019
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $51 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio received more than $51 million in low-interest rate 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 31, 2019
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $2 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness 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.

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