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.



January 31, 2019
Public Meeting to Discuss Noble Road Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, to discuss a draft permit for the proposed expansion of Noble Road Landfill that, if approved, would increase the life of the landfill to approximately 24 years.

January 31, 2019
Northwest Ohio Communities Receive $51 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Northwest Ohio received more than $51 million in low-interest rate funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 31, 2019
Southwest Ohio Communities Receive $2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
Communities in Southwest Ohio are receiving more than $2 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 31, 2019
Central Ohio Communities Receive $23 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving $23 million in low-interest funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 31, 2019
Northeast Ohio Communities Receive $98.8 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA to Improve Wastewater, Drinking Water Infrastructure
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving $98.8 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 30, 2019
Southeast Ohio Communities Receive $12.2 Million in Financing from Ohio EPA
Communities in Southeast Ohio are receiving a total of $12.2 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Warren County Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, about the receipt of a wastewater discharge permit renewal application for the Richard Renneker drinking water treatment plant. The permit renewal application includes a new discharge from a proposed water treatment softening system.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Geauga Park District Water Quality Certification Application
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification that if approved, would allow the Geauga Park District to restore and enhance existing wetlands, streams and riparian areas within Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park.

January 29, 2019
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on United Initiators, Inc. Draft Renewal Permit
The draft renewal of the hazardous waste permit for daily operations at United Initiators, Inc. will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

January 24, 2019
Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit Issued for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool
Ohio EPA has issued a renewal of the hazardous waste permit for Heritage Thermal Services Inc., which allows continued operation of the treatment and storage facility located at 1250 Saint George Street.

January 23, 2019
Middle School Students Compete in “Powering our Future” 2019 Future City Competition
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students throughout Ohio participated in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition Saturday, Jan. 12, at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School in Groveport.

January 9, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded eight grants totaling more than $8 million for replacing 26 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology. Nine of the new buses will be electric, eight will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and nine powered by new cleaner diesel technology.

January 8, 2019
State to Invest Nearly $10 Million to Help Protect Lake Erie
Toledo, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut, the communities where these monies are being invested. These projects represent a portion of a Ohio’s dredged material management program developed jointly by the Ohio EPA, ODNR, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with input from local stakeholders

January 7, 2019
Ohio EPA Offering Nearly $3 Million Total in Grants for Nonpoint Source Reduction
Ohio EPA is requesting proposals for implementation projects to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, such as nutrients, sediment and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; or reverse the impacts of stream hydromodification. Nearly $3 million in grants is expected to be available.

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