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.



September 29, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Scotts Company’s Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the ScottsMiracle-Gro facility in Marysville today with a flag-raising event to bring to the fore its many achievements as environmental stewards in its community. The company has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.

September 23, 2016
Warren County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage Treatment Systems
Ohio EPA is helping qualifying Warren County homeowners address failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) by awarding a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan for system repair or replacement to the Warren County Combined Health District.

September 23, 2016
Ohio EPA Funding Improvements to Indian Creek Wastewater Plant
Hamilton County has been awarded a loan from Ohio EPA to upgrade the Indian Creek wastewater treatment plant. The project will further improve the plant’s safety and efficiency and protect water quality in the Ohio River.

September 23, 2016
Butler Sewage System Design Funded by Ohio EPA
The village of Butler is planning major improvements to its wastewater treatment system to upgrade the quality of its effluent and improve water quality in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River thanks to an Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan.

September 23, 2016
Belle Center Designing New Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Belle Center is designing a new elevated water tank to replace a 75-year-old tank that currently serves the community. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 23, 2016
Columbus to Improve Sewer System Operation; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will greatly lessen odors associated with its sewer operations on the city’s south side through rebuilding a biofilter on the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker interceptor.

September 23, 2016
Stark County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage Systems
Ohio EPA awarded Stark County a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment System Repair and Replacement Program which will help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems.

September 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Changes to Surface Water Regulations
As part of its three year (triennial) review, Ohio EPA is seeking comments about rules related to Ohio’s surface water laws. To explain how to submit proposed changes for consideration and help the public understand the rulemaking process, the Agency will host a webinar at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2016. Preregistration is not required. Click this link to connect to the webinar. Additional information can be found online.

September 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Honors CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal for Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal today to honor the facility for achieving Gold Level recognition through the Ohio Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program and the company’s continued efforts to increase efficiency, lower emissions and conserve resources.

September 21, 2016
Ottawa County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Ottawa County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2016.

September 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Training
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free two-part, one-day trainings to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.

September 21, 2016
Public Comments Sought for Proposed NEXUS Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, 601 Middle Ave., Elyria, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related a proposed pipeline and accept comments as part of a public hearing.

September 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Sept. 28th Public Hearing about State Implementation Plan for Fine Particulate Matter
Ohio EPA will take comments on Ohio’s plan to meet the 2012 federal fine particulate matter standard in the Cleveland area by Dec. 31, 2021

September 14, 2016
Ohio EPA to Hold Utopia East Pipeline Hearing in Fremont
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Sept. 28, 2016, regarding an application for a water quality certification from Kinder Morgan Utopia affecting a pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.

September 14, 2016
Ohio EPA Issues Air Permits for Seven Rover Compressor Stations
Ohio EPA has issued seven air permits for compressor stations intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Rover pipeline.

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