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 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


Ohio EPA Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Chemical Solvents Inc. Permit Renewal 

Ohio EPA is considering an application to renew an installation and operating permit for Chemical Solvents Inc. (CSI), for the company’s 1010 Denison Avenue facility in Cleveland. CSI operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and recycling facility at the site.

Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing regarding a draft hazardous waste permit for CSI at the Brooklyn branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3706 Pearl Road, Cleveland, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

The facility, owned by Pavlish Real Estate Holdings, produces blends of both virgin and reclaimed solvents for the paint, metal, chemical and other industries.

The draft permit would allow CSI to continue to:

  • store 71,500 gallons of containerized hazardous waste on the outside drum storage pad;
  • store 11,000 gallons of hazardous waste in containers on the inside drum storage pad;
  • store 88.4 cubic yards of hazardous waste in containers on the auger storage pad;
  • store 156,000 gallons of hazardous waste in 14 tanks; and
  • treat 88,000 gallons of hazardous waste in 7 tanks.

For approval, CSI must demonstrate in a permit application that the facility has provided complete information, will continue to meet appropriate standards, has a history of compliance and demonstrates reliability, expertise and competency to operate a hazardous waste facility.

The draft permit and renewal application materials being considered by Ohio EPA can be viewed online at under the “What’s New” tab, or at Ohio EPA, 2110 East Aurora Road in Twinsburg, Ohio EPA’s Columbus location, and at the Cleveland Public Library Brooklyn Branch.

Comments on the requested permit renewal may be presented at the Feb. 2 hearing, submitted in writing to Ohio EPA, DERR, Attention John Nyers, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, or via email, Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 10. All comments will be considered before a final decision is issued.


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.