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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MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Heather Lauer

Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Envirosafe Expansion

Public Meeting Scheduled Jan. 8, 2019, in Oregon

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to accept comments about a proposed expansion of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI) landfill, 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present information about the expansion application and the permitting process. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the proposed action.

ESOI accepts hazardous waste from off-site sources for storage, treatment or disposal in the hazardous waste landfill. There is one active cell, “Cell M,” that receives waste. The company has applied for a permit modification to vertically expand Cell M by 14 feet. If approved, it would increase the remaining capacity by 144,670 cubic yards to a total of 244,440 cubic yards.

The company also is requesting a permit modification for the surface water management plan for closed cells G and H. The modification would update calculations to make sure the storm water control system for cells G and H can contain water from a 25-year, 24-hour storm.

The draft permit modification and related information can be viewed online at https://epa.ohio.gov/derr/ under the “What’s New” tab or at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green. For an appointment, call (419) 352-8461. The documents are available at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 W. Town St., Columbus. For an appointment, call (614) 644-2924. The draft permit also can be viewed at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Oregon Branch, 3340 Dustin Road.

Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted at the hearing or may be mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Attn. ChloƩ Mercier, DERR, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049, or Chloe.Mercier@epa.ohio.gov. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 18, 2019.

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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. Since then, 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.

 
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