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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.



May 29, 2012
Study Finds Upper Scioto River Recovered from 2009 Fish Kills
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality study is the first comprehensive assessment of the upper Scioto River watershed since 1995.

May 9, 2012
Attorney General Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufactur
Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.

May 3, 2012
Ohio EPA Secures $425,000 U.S. EPA Grant to Study, Protect Buckeye Lake
In further support of local efforts to assess, protect and improve water quality at Buckeye Lake, Ohio EPA sought and received a $425,000 grant from U.S. EPA to conduct two years of comprehensive monitoring in the 3,200-acre lake and its tributaries.

April 26, 2012
Columbus Coated Fabrics Property Cleared for Residential Redevelopment
Another brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and cleanup through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of Wagenbrenner Development, its subsidiaries, the city of Columbus and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

April 20, 2012
In-Lake Monitoring Station Installed at Buckeye Lake
To better assess water quality conditions at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) have partnered with an Ohio-based manufacturer of water monitoring systems to install a data station near the center of the 3,200-acre lake.

April 16, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $540,000 for Two Franklin County Water Restoration Projects
Ohio EPA has awarded a $230,885 grant to the city of New Albany and a $308,220 grant to the Columbus & Franklin County Metropolitan Park District for projects to benefit local streams.

April 16, 2012
Ohio EPA Awards More Than $214,000 for Union County Restoration Project
Ohio EPA has awarded a $214,306 grant to The River Institute for a project to restore Powderlick Run in Union County.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Reports Results of Water Quality in Licking River Watershed
Fish and aquatic species are thriving at 40 Licking River watershed sites evaluated by Ohio EPA, according to exceptional biological results recorded in a recently published water quality study.

March 13, 2012
Ohio EPA Issues Final Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA has issued final air permits to Central Ohio BioEnergy (formerly known as quasar Energy and Schmack BioEnergy LLC), located at 2500 Jackson Pike, Columbus.

March 6, 2012
State, Columbus Refinery Settle Air Pollution Violations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order and final judgment with Heartland Refinery Group LLC (4001 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus).

February 27, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Moxahala Creek Watershed Report
The Moxahala Creek watershed met its goals for public drinking water supply use and more than half of its goals for aquatic life use, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through March 15.

February 14, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing On Draft Air Permits for Franklin Co. BioEnergy Facility Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. about two draft air permits issued to Central Ohio BioEnergy

January 26, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing about Wastewater Discharge Permit Request For Delaware
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thurs., Feb. 9, 2012, to accept comments about the city of Delaware’s wastewater discharge permit application for a new water treatment plant.

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA Accepts Comments About Draft Paint Creek Watershed Report
The lower portion of Paint Creek has exceptional biological quality, according to a draft Ohio EPA report available for public comment through Feb. 10.

January 17, 2012
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing about Draft Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tues., Jan. 31, 2012, to accept comments about a draft alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in the Big Darby Creek watershed, which is among the most biologically diverse stream systems of its size in the Midwest and home to several endangered species.

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