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



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Ohio EPA Awards More Than $527,000 for 2013 Litter Cleanups and Tire Amnesties

Forty five communities will benefit from litter collection efforts or new tire amnesty collection programs thanks to grants from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a total of $527,670.88.

Local governments that receive Litter Collection and Prevention grants will incorporate litter collection events, community awareness programing or opportunities for residents to properly dispose of scrap tires.  In addition, all local clean-up efforts involve the work of volunteers.

Grant recipients include:

 Recipient

 Amount

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District

                              $40,000.00

Anderson Township (Hamilton)

2,250.00

Ashtabula Township (Ashtabula)

2,911.50

Athens City County Health Department

12,555.00

Auglaize County Solid Waste District

1,300.00

Barberton City of (Summit)

1,450.00

Clark County Combined Health District

4,000.00

Clinton County Solid Waste Management District

8,018.00

Cuyahoga Falls City of (Summit)

10,150.00

Darke County Solid Waste Management District (one of two)        

14,000.00

Darke County Solid Waste Management District (two of two)  

20,000.00

Delaware General Health District

5,000.00

Doan Brook Watershed Partnership (Cuyahoga)

2,000.00

Fairfield Township (Butler)

8,721.00

Fayette Soil & Water District

25,000.00

Greene County Solid Waste Management District

15,000.00

Henry County Solid Waste District

2,887.20

Huron County Solid Waste Management District

12,000.00

Keep Akron Beautiful (Summit)

19,644.00

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (Hamilton)

43,790.00

Keep Columbus Beautiful (Franklin)

10,000.00

Keep Hardin County Beautiful

4,650.00

Keep Ohio Beautiful (Mahoning)

2,500.00

Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful

315.00

Knox County

3,636.36

Licking County

11,500.00

Lima City of (Allen)

35,000.00

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District

8,000.00

Marion County

3,000.00

Mercer County Solid Waste Management District

6,183.00

Mill Creek Watershed Council (Butler) 

5,400.00

Morrow County Health Deptartment

7,782.10

Pike County General Health District

25,000.00

Pike Township (Clark)

15,000.00

Portage County Solid Waste Management District

15,000.00

Preble County

 15,000.00

Richland Township (Guernsey)

1,620.00

Rural Action (Athens)

12,382.72

Sidney-Shelby County Health Deptartment

10,000.00

Struthers, City of (Mahoning)

6,000.00

Toledo Metroparks (Lucas)

18,000.00

Wyandot County Solid Waste Management District

11,500.00

Yellow-Creek Township (Columbiana)

5,000.00

Youngstown City of (Mahoning)

 41,225.00

 

Funding comes from fees generated when building materials and demolished structures are disposed at construction and demolition debris landfills.

The next community recycling grant application opportunity opens Oct. 1, 2013, with a deadline in Feb. 2014. Grant recipients have 12 months to complete the projects and must have a 50 percent cash match. Funding comes from fees generated when building materials and demolished structures are disposed at construction and demolition debris landfills.

For additional information about the grant program, contact Ohio EPA at (614) 644-2873 or visit www.epa.ohio.gov/dmwm/Home/Grants.aspx.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA -- 40 years and moving forward.

 
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