Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Oversees investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites; permitting, inspection, compliance and reporting of hazardous waste sites; and provides assistance and guidance for the voluntary cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites.

Announcements/Highlights

September 25, 2017
  • ‚ÄčOn September 28, 2017, Ohio EPA issued a draft Modified Permit to Clean Harbors Recycling Services of Ohio, LLC located at 581 Milliken Drive SE, Hebron, Ohio 43025. Written comments relating to this draft action may be submitted before the end of the comment period. The comment period starts September 28, 2017 and ends on November 17, 2017.

    For more information, please see the factsheet and the draft permit.
September 8, 2017
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    Ohio EPA and Gould Electronics, Inc.
    Assessing Cleanup in Bridgeport
    Belmont County



    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Gould Electronics, Inc., (Gould) are reviewing the effectiveness of the cleanup to address soil, sediment, surface water and ground water contamination at the Former Manufacturing Facility (Site) located approximately 2.5 miles west of Bridgeport, Ohio, on State Route 40. A five-year review of remedial actions is required at sites where cleanup activities are ongoing. The review will determine if cleanup activities remain protective of human health and the environment.


    The principal operation at the Former Manufacturing Facility was the production of bearings. Gould owned and operated the Site from 1969 through 1981. As a result of the manufacturing processes on the property, including a leak from an underground pipeline, industrial wastes (trichloroethylene [TCE]; 1,2-dichloroethene [1,2-DCE]; lead and arsenic) were released into the environment. The Former Manufacturing Facility Site is currently vacant and is owned by George Kryston.


    The remedial actions at the site addressed contamination in soil, sediment, surface water and ground water. Ohio EPA’s selected alternative for addressing soil contamination included excavation of the top two feet of Site soil and waste material which exceeded lead and arsenic soil remediation goals. The selected alternative for addressing sediment and surface water contamination was the development of a monitoring program to ensure progress towards meeting remediation goals. Ohio EPA’s selected alternative for addressing ground water contamination included the installation of a ground water extraction and treatment system consisting of extraction wells, equalization tank, air strippers, liquid phase and vapor phase carbon vessels. Phytoremediation of contaminants in soil and ground water utilizing hybrid poplar trees outside of the source area was also implemented. Additionally, deed restrictions were placed on the property to prevent potable use of contaminated ground water and restrictions of any non-residential use of the property where it would be reasonable to expect that adults or children would be exposed to soil or groundwater, specifically for the use of a school, daycare center or playground use.


    Documents relating to the investigation and cleanup of the site are available for review at the site information repository, the Bridgeport Public Library, located at 661 Main Street, Bridgeport, Ohio. Arrangements to review the documents at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office can be made by calling (740) 385-8501 or by fax at (740) 385-6490. For more information or to comment on the cleanup activities, contact Shannon Cook at (740) 380-5278 or by email at shannon.cook@epa.ohio.gov.

September 8, 2017
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    Ohio EPA and Gould Electronics, Inc.
    Assessing Cleanup in McConnelsville
    Morgan County



    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Gould Electronics, Inc., are reviewing the effectiveness of the cleanup to address soil and ground water contamination at the former Glacier Clevite Heavywall Bearing (GCHB) Site located at 5037 State Route 60, McConnelsville, Ohio. A five-year review of remedial actions is required at sites where cleanup activities are ongoing. The review will determine if cleanup activities remain protective of human health and the environment.


    The principal operation at the GCHB Site was the production of heavywall bearings for aircraft and locomotive engines and has supplied the power generation, energy transmission and marine equipment industries. As a result of the manufacturing processes on the property, industrial wastes including tetrachloroethylene (PCE); trichloroethylene (TCE); 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA); and carbon tetrachloride, were released into the environment. The property where GCHB formerly operated is currently owned by the Morgan County Improvement Corporation (MCIC), where MIBA Bearings, LLC. continues to manufacture heavywall bearings.


    Ohio EPA’s selected alternative for addressing soil contamination and the leaching of soil contamination to ground water was the installation of a soil vapor extraction (SVE) system to achieve cleanup goals. Ohio EPA’s selected alternative for addressing ground water contamination was hydraulic containment of the ground water plume with onsite recovery wells and onsite treatment of extracted ground water with air stripper towers. Additionally, an environmental covenant was enacted to prevent potable use of contaminated ground water on the property.


    Documents relating to the investigation and cleanup of the site are available for review at the site information repository, the Kate Love Simpson Library, located at 358 East Main Street, McConnelsville, Ohio. Arrangements to review the documents at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office can be made by calling (740) 385-8501 or by fax at (740) 385-6490. For more information or to comment on the cleanup activities, contact Shannon Cook at (740) 380-5278 or by email at shannon.cook@epa.ohio.gov.

June 28, 2017
  • On June 28, 2017, Ohio EPA issued a draft Ohio Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit to Heritage Thermal Services, Inc., for its facility located at 1250 Saint George Street, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920. Written comments relating to this draft action may be submitted before the end of the comment period. The comment period starts June 29, 2017 and ends on August 18, 2017.


    For more information, please see the factsheet and the draft permit.

June 6, 2017
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    Ohio EPA Issues Preferred Plan for
    Former Kilgore Manufacturing Site, Westerville, Ohio;
    Public Meeting to be held


    ** The public meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled **

    On May 30, 2017, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) issued a Preferred Plan concerning the Former Kilgore Manufacturing Site located at 600 North Spring Road, Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio (Site). The Preferred Plan summarizes the history of the Site and the investigation of contamination at the Site, provides an analysis of the feasibility of remedial alternatives, and outlines Ohio EPA’s preferred alternative for remediation.


    The Site is comprised of approximately 40 acres of vacant property that is partially wooded and overgrown with dense grasses and brush. Approximately 10 acres of the Site is wetlands. The Site was a farm that was converted to a pyrotechnics and ordinance manufacturing facility for World War II. The chemicals of concern at the Site include dioxins/furans and metals. The preferred alternative includes: Soil Alternative S-5, Excavation of Areas of Concern (AOCs)1,2, 3, 6, and 8; Sediment Alternative SED-4, Excavation of AOCs 1, 5, 8 and Miscellaneous Locations; and Ground Water Alternative G-2, Land Use Controls; please see Preferred Plan link to better describe the proposed areas for excavation.


    Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017, to answer questions and to accept comments on the Preferred Plan. The public meeting will begin at 6 pm at the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville. The public meeting will begin with an information session during which Ohio EPA will present a summary of the Preferred Plan and answer questions. After the information session, the public can submit oral or written comments for the record regarding the Preferred Plan.


    In addition, Ohio EPA will accept written comments through August 4, 2017. Anyone may submit written comments on the Preferred Plan by writing to: Robin Roth, Site coordinator, Ohio EPA, Central District Office, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Comments can also be faxed to Robin Roth at (614) 728-3898 or e-mailed to Robin.Roth@epa.ohio.gov. Ohio EPA will consider all comments submitted during the public comment period before taking a final action.


    A copy of the Preferred Plan has been provided to the Courtright Memorial Library, located at 138 West Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081. The Preferred Plan and related documents are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Central District Office by calling (614) 728-3778 for an appointment, or via the internet at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/Districts.aspx#115772913-central.



    Kilgore Manufacuring Westerville - Preferred Plan [.PDF]

May 18, 2017
  • On March 31, 2017, Ohio EPA issued a draft Ohio Hazardous Waste Director Initiated Modification for Ross Incineration Services Inc. located at 36790 Giles Road Grafton, Ohio 44044. Written comments relating to this draft action may be submitted before the end of the comment period. The comment period starts April 13, 2017 and ends on May 31, 2017.

    For more information, please see the factsheet and the draft permit.

March 31, 2017
  • On March 31, 2017, Ohio EPA issued a draft Ohio Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit to IRG Dayton II, LLC, for its site, known as, Former Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC Wisconsin Boulevard Operations, located at 1515 Cincinnati Street Dayton, Ohio 45406. Written comments relating to this draft action may be submitted before the end of the comment period. The comment period starts April 6, 2017 and ends on May 31, 2017.

    For more information, please see the factsheet and the draft permit.

Archived Announcements/Highlights

January 27, 2017
  • On January 26, 2017, Ohio EPA issued a draft Ohio Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit to Klor Kleen, Inc. located at 3118 Spring Grove Ave in Cincinnati, Ohio 45225. The comment period starts February 2, 2017 and ends on March 22, 2017.

    For more information, please see the factsheet and the draft permit.

January 18, 2017
  • On January 13, 2017 the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) finalized a Modified Decision Document identifying the selected modified alternative to remediate contamination at the Coopermill Road Dump site located at 1313 Coopermill Road, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio (Site). A copy of the Ohio EPA’s Modified Decision Document to remediate the Site and related documents are available at: Ohio EPA Southeast District Office, 2195 E. Front Street, Logan, Ohio 43138 and/or the Muskingum County Library – John McIntire Library, 220 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

    The complete public notice including instructions for requesting information may be obtained at: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/Actions.aspx

    Coopermill Road Dump – Zanesville

January 10, 2017
  • Notice is hereby given that the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has dismissed a verified complaint in accordance with Ohio Revised Code § 3745.08(B). The complaint was filed by Ashley Kessler for the alleged violations of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 6111 and ORC Chapter 3734. Ms. Kessler asserts that the BP Property is causing pollution to waters of the state and/or improperly disposing of hazardous or solid waste; she has requested an investigation to identify and remediate any on-going violations. Based on the investigation conducted concerning this matter, the Director has determined that no violations actionable under Ohio EPA’s authority have occurred.


    A copy of the Director’s dismissal letter may be obtained from the Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049 or Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.


    This action of the Director is final and may be appealed to the Environmental Review Appeals Commission (“Commission”) pursuant to ORC 3745.04. The appeal must be in writing and set forth the action complained of and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The appeal must be filed with the Commission within thirty (30) days after notice of the Director’s action. The appeal must be accompanied by a filing fee of $70.00, made payable to “Treasurer, State of Ohio”, which the Commission, in its discretion, may reduce if by affidavit it is demonstrated that payment of the full amount of the fee would cause extreme hardship. Notice of the filing of the appeal shall be filed with the Director within three (3) days after the appeal is filed with the Commission. Ohio EPA requests that a copy of the appeal be served upon the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Enforcement Section. An appeal may be filed with the Commission at the following address:


    Environmental Review Appeals Commission
    77 South High Street, 17th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

January 4, 2017
  • On January 4, 2017 the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) finalized a Decision Document identifying the selected alternative to remediate contamination at Operable Unit 10 of the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works site located at 1897 Fairport Nursery Road, Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio (Site). A copy of the Ohio EPA’s Decision Document to remediate the Site and related documents are available at: Ohio EPA Northeast District Office, 2110 E. Aurora Road, Twinsburg, Ohio 44081 and/or http://epa.ohio.gov/derr/remedial/cleanup_plans/cleanupplans.aspx.



    The complete public notice including instructions for requesting information or appealing this final action may be obtained at: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/Actions.aspx or: Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, PO Box 1049, 50 W. Town St. Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph.: 614-644-2129 email: HClerk@epa.state.oh.us.

December 19, 2016
  • On November 29, 2016, Ohio EPA issued a draft Ohio Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit to Chemical Solvents, Inc. located at 1010 Denison Ave in Cleveland, Ohio. The comment period starts November 29, 2016 and ends on February 10, 2017. For more information, please see the factsheet. The draft permit can be found here.

December 19, 2016
  • On December 16, 2016 the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued Final Findings and Orders to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Shawn & Melissa Sexton, J. Gregory Fields, and Sanitation Commercial Services, Inc. for Jackson County Landfill located at 1851 Smith Bridge Road, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio (Site). These Orders require completion of Remedial Design/Remedial Action activities related to the soil and groundwater at the Site along with cost recovery requiring that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company pay Ohio EPA’s past and future response costs related to Ohio EPA’s role in assisting in the completion of remediation activities related to contamination at the Site.


    Jackson County Landfill RD/RA
December 9, 2016
  • Verified Complaint Received – Narrative for Ohio EPA Notices Webpage


    Stark County

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    Ohio EPA Received a Verified Complaint for
    Tyler Lautzenheiser
    11522 Lawndell Rd SW, Navarre, Ohio


    Notice is hereby given that the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has received a verified complaint in accordance with Ohio Revised Code § 3745.08(B). The complaint was filed by Tyler Lautzenheiser for the alleged violations of Ohio Revised Code 6111.043 and Ohio Administrative Code 3745-1-54. Tyler Lautzenheiser asserts that a point source is polluting the aquifer from which his on-property well draws drinking water; he has requested investigation to identify and remediate this potential point source.


    A copy of the verified complaint may be obtained from the Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049 or Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Road, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087.

November 9, 2016
  • PUBLIC NOTICE
    Ohio EPA Director Issues
    Final Findings and Orders for
    Toledo Edison, Toledo, Ohio

    On November 9, 2016, the Director of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) issued as a final action Director’s Final Findings and Orders to Toledo Edison of Toledo, Ohio to requiring payment of past response costs at the Toledo Edison site, located at 1045 Post Street, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. The purpose of the cost recovery order is to pay for costs associated with investigatory activities related to the PCB contamination and subsequent remediation at the site. The Director’s Final Findings and Orders, and related documents, are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office by calling (419) 352-8461 for an appointment.


October 18, 2016
September 14, 2016
  • Verified Complaint Action Taken – Narrative for Ohio EPA Notices Web Page

    Stark County
    PUBLIC NOTICE
    Ohio EPA Takes Action on a Verified Complaint for
    Phillip Berresford


    Notice is hereby given that the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has dismissed a verified complaint in accordance with Ohio Revised Code § 3745.08(B). The complaint was filed by Philip Berresford for the alleged violations of Ohio Revised Code 6111.043 and Ohio Administrative Code 3745-1-54. Mr. Berresford asserts that a point source is polluting the aquifer from which his on-property well draws drinking water; he has requested investigation to identify and remediate this potential point source. Based on the investigation conducted concerning this matter, the Director has determined that no violations actionable under Ohio EPA’s authority have occurred.


    A copy of the Director’s dismissal letter may be obtained from the Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049 or Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Road, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087.


    This action of the Director is final and may be appealed to the Environmental Review Appeals Commission (“Commission”) pursuant to ORC 3745.04. The appeal must be in writing and set forth the action complained of and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The appeal must be filed with the Commission within thirty (30) days after notice of the Director’s action. The appeal must be accompanied by a filing fee of $70.00, made payable to “Treasurer, State of Ohio”, which the Commission, in its discretion, may reduce if by affidavit it is demonstrated that payment of the full amount of the fee would cause extreme hardship. Notice of the filing of the appeal shall be filed with the Director within three (3) days after the appeal is filed with the Commission. Ohio EPA requests that a copy of the appeal be served upon the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Enforcement Section. An appeal may be filed with the Commission at the following address:


    Environmental Review Appeals Commission
    77 South High Street, 17th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215

August 24, 2016
  • The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR) has developed a memorandum on action levels and response timeframes for sites that are being investigated for vapor intrusion of trichloroethene (TCE) and other associated chemicals. These actions levels and time frames are based primarily upon the short term exposures to TCE and the potential for cardiac malformations in developing fetuses. DERR developed this guidance in consultation with USEPA and use these risk levels and response times when conducting Ohio EPA lead investigations for the CERCLA and RCRA programs. This guidance does not have the force of law, but Ohio EPA recommends its use to outside stake holders, including the Voluntary Action Program (VAP), in evaluating the concentrations of volatile compounds in ground water, soil gas or indoor air in residences and commercial buildings.
August 17, 2016
  • On August 4, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (jointly, Trustees) issued a Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Ottawa River located in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. The RP/EA addresses natural resources injured and ecological services lost due to releases of hazardous substances to the Ottawa River, and outlines the Trustees’ selected alternative for restoration. The Trustees are in settlement negotiations with the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs), in which the PRPs would implement projects to compensate the public for injuries to natural resources due to releases of hazardous substances to the Ottawa River. Decades of manufacturing activity and improper waste disposal practices resulted in the release of hazardous substances to the Ottawa River and its watershed. The Selected Restoration Alternative in the RP/EA involves Natural Resource-based Restoration projects within the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Ottawa River that enhance and preserve aquatic habitat and natural areas through acquisition/protection and reestablishment of wetland, riparian, and upland habitats. The Trustees held a public meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Toledo City Council Chambers to answer questions and to accept comments on the RP/EA. The public meeting included an information session during which the Trustees presented a summary of the RP/EA. Written and oral comments were accepted at the meeting and through April 15, 2016. The Trustees considered all comments submitted during the public comment period before taking a final action, and the formal Response to Comments is included in the Final Restoration Plan. The RP/EA and related documents are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office by calling (419) 352-8461 or electronically at:
    http://epa.ohio.gov/derr/EnvironmentalResponseandRevitalization.aspx

    This action of the Director is final and may be appealed to the Environmental Review Appeals Commission (Commission) pursuant to ORC 3745.04. The appeal must be in writing and set forth the action complained of and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The appeal must be filed with the Commission within thirty (30) days after notice of the Director’s action. The appeal must be accompanied by a filing fee of $70.00, made payable to “Treasurer, State of Ohio”, which the Commission, in its discretion, may reduce if by affidavit it is demonstrated that payment of the full amount of the fee would cause extreme hardship. Notice of the filing of the appeal shall be filed with the Director within three (3) days after the appeal is filed with the Commission. Ohio EPA requests that a copy of the appeal be served upon the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Enforcement Section. An appeal may be filed with the Commission at the following address:

    Environmental Review Appeals Commission
    77 South High Street, 17th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215


August 16, 2016
  • On August 4, 2016 the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (jointly, Trustees) issued a Final Natural Resource Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Nease Chemical Assessment Area located in Columbiana County, Ohio. The RP/EA addresses natural resources injured and ecological services lost due to releases of hazardous substances from the former Nease Chemical facility, and outlines the Trustees’ selected alternative for restoration.
August 4, 2016
  • On August 4, 2016 the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) issued Final Findings and Orders (Orders) to Rütgers Organics Corporation for the former Nease Chemical Company facility located on State Route 14A, Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio (Site). These Orders are a cost recovery settlement requiring that Rütgers Organics Corporation pay Ohio EPA’s past and future response costs related to Ohio EPA’s role in assisting the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the completion of remediation activities related to contamination at the Site.
May 27, 2016
  • The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR) is rescinding aspects of its guidance document titled, “Sample Collection and Evaluation of Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air for Remedial Response and Voluntary Action Programs (May 2010).” DERR considers Chapter 10 (Data Evaluation) and Chapter 11 (Modeling the Vapor Intrusion Pathway) to be out of date and are no longer considered appropriate guidance for projects seeking cleanup under any of DERR’s programs. Until DERR has the opportunity to revise these chapters or issue new guidance, it is appropriate to rely on U.S. EPA’s guidance document titled, “Technical Guide for Assessing and Mitigating the Vapor Intrusion Pathway from Subsurface Vapor Sources to Indoor Air (June 2015)” and U.S. EPA’s Vapor Intrusion Screening Level (VISL) calculator.
May 26, 2016
  • The 2016 VAP Rule revisions became effective on May 26th. For more information about the new rules, click here.
March 4, 2016
  • Lucas County

     

    PUBLIC NOTICE

     

    Ohio EPA and U.S. FWS Issue Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Ottawa River,
    Toledo, Ohio;

     

    Public Meeting to be held

     

    On February 29, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) (jointly, Trustees) issued a Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Ottawa River located in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. The RP/EA addresses natural resources injured and ecological services lost due to releases of hazardous substances to the Ottawa River, and outlines the Trustees’ preferred alternative for restoration.

    Read more...
February 4, 2016
  • The webpage for Ohio Development Services Agency’s Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Program is now available at https://www.development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_agsc.htm. On the webpage you will find program guidelines and resources to determine your site’s eligibility. ODSA anticipates the online application will be available on the webpage in mid- to late February.
January 14, 2016
  • Sunoco Logistics Mid-Valley Pipeline Release Site – Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning Issued
    The Director of Ohio EPA and the Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3 have issued a Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning to the Mid-Valley Pipeline Company and Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P., as well as any associated parent companies of those two entities. This public notice confirms that the designated State and Federal Trustees are currently undertaking restoration planning to assess and redress any injuries caused by the 2014 oil spill into the un-named creek within the Oak Glen Nature Preserve and adjacent private properties, all located in Hamilton County, Ohio.
November 20, 2015
  • Green I Landfill – Remedial Design / Remedial Action Order Issued
    The Director of Ohio EPA has issued a final action Directors Final Findings and Orders to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to implement Remedial Design and Remedial Action activities at the Green I Landfill site located off of Hunters Woods Road (Township Road 358), Section 36 of Green Township.
November 20, 2015
  • Operable Unit 5 of the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works Site – Decision Document Issued
    Ohio EPA has issued a plan identifying the selected alternative for the cleanup of Operable Unit 5 of the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works site located at 950 Elm Street, Painesville, Ohio.
November 13, 2015
  • The 2015 Winter SABR News edition is now available. Topics include: Stark County Port Authority - Former Alliance Community Hospital Project, Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant, Federal Grant Opportunities, Piqua Brownfield Funding Workshop, Interested Party Review - VAP Draft Rules, CP Annual Training, and Courses Approved for PDHUs.
October 21, 2015
  • USEPA has Announced their request for Proposals for their 2016 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants and on October 20 posted the grant proposal guidelines.

    Instructions to request and receive a state support letter for a grant proposal (required for all grant proposals) from Ohio EPA can be found here
September 15, 2015
  • The Call for Presentations for the 2016 Ohio Brownfield Conference is now open. Presentation submittals must be received no later than November 30, 2015. The 2016 Ohio Brownfield Conference will be at Hilton Columbus/Polaris on April 6 and 7, 2016.
August 26, 2015

***This updates and replaces an announcement previously posted on July 23, 2015.


  • This June, US EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) issued final guidance for the evaluation of vapor intrusion to indoor air (US EPA VI guidance). The US EPA VI guidance, similar to DERR’s 2010 VI guidance, emphasizes a “multiple-lines of evidence” approach when evaluating the VI pathway. US EPA refers to the Vapor Intrusion Screening Level (VISL) Calculator as the preferred frontline screening methodology, and de-emphasizes reliance on mathematical models, the use of which is included in DERR’s 2010 VI guidance. This has led to some confusion on which tool to use to screen out the VI pathway or evaluate compliance with applicable standards for VAP.

    DERR has reviewed the new federal guidance for application when evaluating sites under our cleanup programs. For Remedial Response and RCRA sites, we are recommending use of the US EPA VI guidance for VI investigations, along with some aspects of the DERR’s 2010 VI guidance. For more specific information, please contact the appropriate program. Similarly, for VAP, we advise the use of the VISL Calculator for screening, with emphasis on further sampling (soil gas and indoor air) if site concentrations exceed screening levels. Mathematical modeling, which is permitted under the VAP rules, may have utility but should be evaluated on a site-specific basis. With respect to the Johnson and Ettinger model for vapor intrusion to indoor air specifically, the appropriateness of using this model has been called into question. However, no further action letters that include VI demonstrations may continue to rely on mathematical modeling conducted in accordance with the VAP rules and DERR’s 2010 VI guidance until such time the guidance is updated. We also strongly recommend you consult with the program if you have a project with VI issues, especially if you have or would like to rely upon VI modeling.


July 23, 2015
Operable Unit 5 of the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works – Preferred Plan Issued
  • Ohio EPA has issued a plan identifying the preferred alternative for the cleanup of Operable Unit 5 of the Diamond Shamrock Painesville Works site located at 950 Elm Street, Painesville, Ohio. A public meeting on the Preferred Plan will be held on August 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm at Painesville Township Hall, 55 Nye Road, Painesville, Ohio. Public comment will be accepted at the public meeting and can be submitted to Ohio EPA through September 4, 2015.
April 30, 2015
  • The 2015 Spring SABR News is now available. Topics included in this issue: Youngstown Urban Core Redevelopment, Katie Courtright Joins Ohio EPA, Summit County Background Report, Planning Underway for 2016 Ohio Brownfields Conference, and more!.
April 27, 2015
  • The Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Guidance for use at DERR sites is now available. For more information, please visit the Misc. Remedial Response Guidance section on the Remedial Response program guidance page.
March 5, 2015
Draft Natural Resource Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment Issued for Nease Chemical Assessment Area
  • This Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) was prepared by Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Trustees) to address natural resources injured and ecological services lost due to releases of hazardous substances from the former Nease Chemical facility near Salem, Ohio. Public comments are being sought on this RP/EA and will be considered and incorporated in the Final RP/EA as appropriate. The Trustees will hold a community meeting on April 9, 2015, to answer questions and accept comments on the preferred plan. The community meeting will begin at 6 p.m., at the Salem Public Library (Quaker Room), 821 E. State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.
November 7, 2014
  • The 2014 Winter SABR News issue is now available. Topics included in this issue: U.S. EPA Opens FY15 Brownfield Grant Round, Brownfield Funding Workshops, Recent CP Trainings, SABR Staff Changes, Chardon Rubber Company Cleanup and Redevelopment, and Courses Offered for PDHUs
October 20, 2014
  • U.S. EPA is opening the FY2015 Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) Grant round by the end of October. If you are submitting an application/proposal for one of these grants, you will need a State Support Letter. Instructions on how to obtain a State Support Letter can be found here.
August 1, 2014
July 31, 2014
  • New Lab Certification applications for 2014 have been posted and can be found here.
July 1, 2014
  • New VAP Rules go into effect August 1, 2014. Please see the VAP Rules Page for more information.
April 8, 2014
  • View the new Community Brownfield Funding Resources webpage. This webpage provides a list of various sources of assistance available to communities for assessment, remediating, and redeveloping brownfield sites.
January 27, 2014
  • Effective January 22, 2014, ALS Environmental (CL0022) of Cincinnati, Ohio received certification for the analysis of Mercury on soil vapor and air. Please contact ALS Environmental for more information.
February 18, 2014
  • View the latest pre-approved courses, webinars, and archived webinars for PDHU credits!
November 21, 2013
November 14, 2013
September 6, 2013
August 16, 2013
  • Submit your presentation proposal for the 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference. Submittals for this Call for Presentations must be received no later than the close of business on Nov. 15, 2013. Presentations submitted after that date will not be considered for the conference.
August 15, 2013
  • Save the Date!  The 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference is scheduled for April 9-10 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Visit our Ohio Brownfield Conference website for more info!
June 25, 2013
  • Read the latest SABR Newsletter for updates on PDHU courses, the 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference, JobsOhio/Clean Ohio Interim Program and more!
May 30, 2013
  • View our new Summaries of CNS Projects web page. Find summaries of covenants not to sue (CNSs) issued by Ohio EPA in recent years, including historical use, types of contamination, applicable standards, remedies or land use restrictions, any state cleanup funds received, plans for redevelopment and photos.
April 18, 2013
April 12, 2013
  • The Clean Ohio Brownfield Revitalization Fund programs have leveraged over $10.00 of investment per grant dollar through the redevelopment of over 380 former commercial and industrial properties.If you have a project and would like to discuss funding opportunities please contact the JobsOhio Network Partner for your area.

What We Do

The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR) handles the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites, including RCRA corrective action and closure, VAP, federal facilities, Superfund and remedial response. DERR provides emergency response and oversight of environmental emergencies, spills, incidents and releases, as well as emergency preparedness assistance. DERR also provides assistance and guidance to communities and private entities interested in assessment, clean up and reuse of brownfield sites.

Mission Statement

The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization protects human health and improves the quality of the environment for present and future generations through the prevention, identification, investigation, regulation and remediation of chemical and petroleum hazards in all environmental media.

Long-Term Goals

  • Determine that sites are safe for their intended use.
  • Effectively and efficiently respond to the sudden releases of contaminants that may negatively impact Ohio's environment.
  • Achieve integration of DERR's cleanup programs with voluntary, involuntary and sudden release approaches.
  • Define and identify Ohio's contaminated sites that DERR will address.
  • Secure adequate infrastructure to effectively and efficiently administer Ohio's cleanup program. (Assumes response is a part of the integrated cleanup program.)
  • Administer an effective and efficient prevention program that results in fewer releases to Ohio's environment.

Administration




Proffitt, Mike Chief (614) 902-4232
Sferra, Jim Assistant Chief (614) 644-2824
Arthur, Kit Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 644-2932
Hale, Karen Environmental Specialist 3 (614) 644-2927
Zwissler, Lisa Executive Secretary (614) 644-2068



Assessment, Remediation and Corrective Action (ARCA)




Rickrich, Mark Assessment, Remediation, and Corrective Action (ARCA) Section Manager (614) 644-2305
Osborne, Chris Site Investigation Field Unit Supervisor (614) 836-8756
Armstrong, Gavin Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8762
Batin, Bill Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8754
Herlocher, Kurtis Enforcement Coordination (614) 728-1310
Link, Ed Site Investigation Field Support (614) 836-8760
Martin, Jeff Remedial Response Technical Support (614) 644-2294
Patchen, Emily Compliance / Enforcement (614) 728-5441
Reinbold, Karl Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8755
Sigler, Tori Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8757
Tucker, Brian Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) (614) 644-3120
Vorwerk, Wendy Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8759
Zedella, Leah Enforcement Coordination (614) 902-4231



Compliance

     
Mathews, Mitchell Environmental Manager (614) 644-2953
Mayhugh, Jeffrey Environmental Supervisor (614) 644-2950
Cheung, Melissa Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 644-3067
Ferron, Peter Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5367
Heffelfinger, Tammy Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 644-2954
Killeen, Timothy Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-8961
McConnell, Tamara Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 644-2922
Sellers, Shawn Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 644-2933
     

Engineering and Risk Assessment




Hagen, Erik Risk Assessment Manager (614) 644-3173
Allen, Michael Risk Assessment Supervisor (614) 644-2322
Beal, Sarah Risk Assessment (614) 644-2972
Busalacchi, Dawn Risk Assessment (614) 644-3537
Christman, Tim ARARs, Engineering (614) 644-2297
Flottman, Ruthanne Risk Assessment (614) 644-2287
LeGalley, Erin Risk Assessment (614) 644-3070
Rasik, Carrie Risk Assessment (614) 644-2324
Shook, Lisa Risk Assessment (614) 644-2295
Vogel, Don Environmental Specialist (614) 644-4826
Weyrauch, Katie Risk Assessment
(614) 369-4056



Fiscal




Snyder, Steven Fiscal Manager, Grants and Contracts (614) 644-2076
Andrews, Tonya
(614) 728-1801
Charles, Erin
(614) 644-2317
Edwards, Angela Records Manager (614) 728-1298
Marshall, Susie Account Clerk (614) 644-2342
McCloskey, Terri Fiscal Officer (614) 644-2275



Information Management




Robertson, Frank Manager, Information Technology (614) 644-2306
Andrews, Lexie Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5332
Beaumier, Ray Contractor (614) 644-2086
Buchan, T.J. Electronic Design Specialist, DERR Webmaster (614) 644-2079
Canter, Paula Environmental Specialist 3 (614) 644-2923
Keller, Jacquie Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5324
Macklin, Marilyn Records Management Officer (614) 644-2943



Permitting




Mitchell, Bradley Environmental Manager - TWL (614) 728-5361
Cáceres, Jessica Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 441-0261
Mercier, Chloé Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 441-0260
Nyers, John Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 644-2822



Voluntary Action Program / Federal Facilities




Smith, Martin VAP/SABR Manager (614) 644-4829
Kaletsky, Kelly VAP Supervisor (614) 644-2304
Fleming, Chelsea VAP Coordinator (614) 644-2309
Knerr, Rikki VAP Coordinator (614) 728-1749
Poole, Sydney Lead VAP Coordinator (614) 644-3751
Shoemaker, Kevin VAP CP & CL Certifications, CP Professional Development Hour Unit (PDHU) Approvals (614) 644-2316
Stanley, Darlene VAP Laboratory Certification (614) 644-3748




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