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.



February 11, 2020
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations for Drinking Water Projects Needing Financial Assistance
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations for drinking water infrastructure improvements that need financial assistance through the state’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

February 11, 2020
Ford’s Lima Engine Plant Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ford’s Lima Engine Plant was recognized today with Ohio EPA’s top environmental stewardship award for its commitment to reducing water and energy use, reducing waste, and community outreach. Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson presented the facility with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.

February 6, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Wiles Storage Pond
Today, Ohio EPA issued a permit to allow Class A (known as Exceptional Quality biosolids) and Class B biosolids from multiple permitted facilities to be stored in the Wiles Storage Pond.

February 5, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Releases 2020 Draft Plan to Protect Lake Erie
Sandusky -- The Ohio Lake Erie Commission released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region.

January 31, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for New Waterford Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving drinking water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. New Waterford will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new drinking water line extension from New Waterford to Crestview Schools.

January 31, 2020
Ohio EPA, ODOT Announce Diesel Emission Reduction Grants for Public Transit
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded seven grants totaling almost $7 million for replacing 29 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology. Nine of the new buses will be electric, 11 will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and nine powered by new cleaner diesel technology.

January 28, 2020
Ohio Releases Updated Domestic Action Plan Draft
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released an updated draft of the Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

January 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Approves Proposed Well Site
Artesian of Pioneer’s application to site a drinking water well near the village of Fayette has been approved by Ohio EPA. The action only approves the siting of one well at the location. Approval of a single well site is different than approving detailed plans for a new public water system, and it is the first step in a multi-step process required if a new public water system is planned.

January 15, 2020
Batavia Students Win Ohio 2020 Future City Competition
Batavia Middle School from Clermont County won the Ohio region of DiscoverE’s Future City Competition on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School in Groveport. The students now will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national competition during National Engineers Week, Feb. 15-19.

January 14, 2020
Honda R&D Americas Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) with the Agency’s platinum level environmental stewardship award. The company earned the top award for its emphasis on waste reduction, community service and outreach.

December 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Licensing Rules for Waste Facilities
Proposed rule changes that would make all Ohio solid waste, infectious waste, and construction and demolition debris facility licensing rules uniform will be the subject of a Jan. 2, 2020, Ohio EPA public hearing.

December 17, 2019
Cleveland Clinic Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized Cleveland Clinic with the Agency’s platinum level environmental stewardship award; the highest level of recognition available for environmental excellence. The organization earned this award for its emphasis on recycling, energy demand reduction, green infrastructure, and work to create environmental improvements throughout the community.

December 12, 2019
Governor DeWine, Ohio EPA Announce $13 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson announced today that $13 million in grants will be awarded to 41 entities, including more than a dozen Ohio school districts, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment.

December 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Williams County Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. Williams County will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system that will serve approximately 90 homes in the unincorporated area of Kunkle.

December 5, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Buckeye Xpress Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, for a pipeline project in Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, and Lawrence counties.

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