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



7/27/17
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Settles
CITIZEN CONTACT: Mary McCarron

Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Permit Renewals for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool

Ohio EPA will hold an Aug. 10, 2017, public meeting concerning two proposed permit renewals for Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) in East Liverpool. The public information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Westgate Middle School Complex Auditorium, 810 West 8th Street, East Liverpool. 

Ohio EPA has issued draft hazardous waste and air permits for HTS’s hazardous waste treatment and storage facility located at 1250 Saint George Street. If issued final, the permits would allow HTS to continue storing, treating and incinerating hazardous wastes from off-site generators. 

Copies of the draft permits and related materials are available online at http://epa.ohio.gov/pic/respond.aspx. Copies also are available at the Carnegie Public Library, 219 East Fourth Street, East Liverpool, and Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg by first calling (330) 963-1200.

Comments concerning the draft permits may be presented at the public hearing or submitted in writing to: Ohio EPA-DAPC, Attn: Tim Fischer, 2110 E. Aurora Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087. Comments also may be emailed to publiccomment@epa.ohio.gov. The public comment period ends Aug. 18, 2017. 

Following consideration of public comments, Ohio EPA will make a final decision on the permits.

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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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