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. In order to reach us, 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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



December 30, 2016
Ohio EPA Finalizes 2017 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2017 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance to projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

December 22, 2016
Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.

December 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing about Revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on proposed rule changes regarding the management of hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage and disposal, including rules for management of universal waste and used oil.

December 22, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Five Beneficial Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in five river basins. Designations being proposed for updates are in the Maumee, Sandusky, Great Miami, Portage and Muskingum river watersheds.

December 21, 2016
Ohio EPA to Take Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Sulfur Dioxide Rules
Ohio EPA is holding a hearing concerning proposed changes to Ohio’s sulfur dioxide rules as part of the Agency five-year rule review. The rules under review set limits, testing and record-keeping requirements for sulfur dioxide emissions from sources in the state.

December 19, 2016
Mahoning County Organization Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
Approximately 800 junior high students will reduce their cafeteria waste by as much as 35 percent with help from a $16,053 Ohio EPA Education grant to Boardman Glenwood Junior High School. Students will sort their food waste following lunch – placing compostable waste in an EarthTub composting system.

December 14, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Sulfur Dioxide Area Designations Hearing
Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 concerning areas in Ohio that the Agency will be recommending U.S. EPA designate as attaining the revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) standard.

December 14, 2016
Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will use a $23,721 Ohio Environmental Education grant to educate communities about protecting streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains.

December 14, 2016
Columbus Green Building Forum Receives Ohio EPA Grant
High School and adult education students will have an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of green building and environmental technology with help from a $46,332 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to the Columbus Green Building Forum.

December 13, 2016
Akron to Improve Sewer System with Two Project Loans from Ohio EPA; Will Save Akron an Estimated $20 Million
Ohio EPA has approved two loans for the city of Akron, an almost $7.4 million loan, and a $47.5 million loan, to assist in constructing the Old Main sewer separation and upgrade the water treatment process to help bring the city into compliance while improving the water quality of the Little Cuyahoga and Cuyahoga Rivers.

December 13, 2016
Three Ohio EPA Grants Supporting Environmental Education in Lake Erie Watershed
Three grants totaling $117,468 will benefit north Ohio counties through three environmental education programs.

December 12, 2016
The Toledo Zoo Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
With help from a $44,300 Ohio EPA Education grant, the Toledo Zoo will use 10 demonstration habitat restoration gardens as part of its Urban Watershed Education Initiative.

December 9, 2016
Sheffield Lake to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Sheffield Lake has obtained a $345,902 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to help replace a wastewater force main sewer line. The project is designed to help keep untreated sewage out of Ohio’s waterways.

December 8, 2016
Mahoning Valley to Improve Water Distribution System; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District has obtained a $6.36 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to assist in replacing of distribution valves and transmission mains.

December 8, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Public Hearing about Revisions to SERC Rules
Requirements for companies to notify state agencies regarding oil and gas related spills or releases will be the subject of a Dec. 19, 2016, public meeting. These rules are set up under Ohio’s State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

 
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