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.



April 19, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Proposed New Tissue Manufacturer
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge from the proposed Sofidel America Corp. facility that would be located 2,500 feet south of the southeastern corner of U.S. 23 and Pittsburg Road, Pickaway Township, Pickaway County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Pickaway County District Public Library – Main Branch, 1160 N. Court St., Circleville.

April 11, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Darbydale Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater treatment plant expansion that discharges to a tributary of Big Darby Creek located at 6262 London-Groveport Road, Grove City. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School, 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.

March 24, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Big Darby Bridge Construction Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the County Road 22 bridge over Big Darby Creek near Orient. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School at 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.

January 28, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Special Meeting Set Feb. 2 at ODNR Office in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources headquarters in Columbus. The meeting will be held in ODNR’s Conference Center, 2045 Morse Road, Building E.

January 13, 2016
Metro Early College Middle School Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Metro Early College Middle School are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.

January 12, 2016
Heritage Middle School Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Heritage Middle School are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.

January 12, 2016
Genoa Middle School Students to Participate in “Waste Not, Want Not” 2016 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Genoa Middle School are participating in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.

December 17, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
More than 450 students from kindergarten through second grade will benefit from a five-month program for elementary teachers through Ohio State University. The Kindling Investigation and Discovery in Science and Social Studies program will provide professional development to 20 teachers and help them integrate Ohio’s learning standards in science and social studies.

December 17, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant for Creating Bird-Friendly Communities in Franklin County
Backyard bird habitats and education are the focus of Grange Insurance Audubon Center’s Creating Bird Friendly Communities. The project will educate homeowners about the need for backyard conservation and habitat restoration.

December 2, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR Geological Survey Office in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Geological Survey office in Delaware. The meeting will be held in the Horace R. Collins Conference Room, 3307 South Old State Road.

October 26, 2015
Ohio EPA to Accept Comments on Discharge to Kokosing River
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2015, to accept comments about a draft permit for a proposed discharge to the Kokosing River. The hearing will be held at the Zolman Memorial Building, 6880 State Route 95, Chesterville Township (Morrow County).

August 31, 2015
Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

August 31, 2015
Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus is eliminating incineration and increasing the beneficial reuse of biosolids at its Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. With low-interest financing from Ohio EPA, the city will construct additional storage and handling facilities to manage all of the sludge generated through the wastewater treatment process and eliminate the need for incineration as one of the disposal options.

August 31, 2015
Jackson to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Jackson will take steps to eliminate sewer backups and improve water quality in Salt Lick Creek. This is the first phase of infrastructure improvements that will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, sewer cross connections, wastewater treatment bypasses and provide equipment upgrades.

August 13, 2015
Honda Plants in Marysville, East Liberty and Anna Receive Top Environmental Recognition from Ohio EPA
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Honda’s Marysville, East Liberty and Anna plants with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship — the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold-Level Award.

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