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. 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.

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



July 1, 2020
Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for $3.25 million in grants for publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. Eligible applicants include public or private entities in the 26 counties that Ohio EPA has identified as eligible to receive funds from the grant program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2020.

June 23, 2020
Study of Southwest Ohio River Tributaries Released
Two aquatic insects never previously recorded in Ohio were found during an Ohio EPA study of 65 streams that flow into the Ohio River in Southwest Ohio. Today, Ohio EPA released the study, which examines water quality, sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from small streams that drain portions of Adams, Brown, and Scioto counties.

March 16, 2020
Ohio EPA to Hold Webinar Meeting about Mt. Carmel Road Gravel Quarry Discharge
Ohio EPA will host a webinar public meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, about a wastewater discharge permit application from Evans Gravel, Inc. of Cincinnati.

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.

November 8, 2019
Public Meeting to Discuss Wilmington Landfill’s Proposed Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, to discuss a draft permit for the proposed expansion of Wilmington Landfill.

November 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Five Organizations
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on solar energy, pollinator habitat protection, watershed dynamics, water quality, and sustainable forestry. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $150,000.

August 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Sixteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

August 12, 2019
Permits Issued for Rumpke Landfill Expansion
Ohio EPA has approved the permits required for a proposed expansion of Rumpke Waste and Recycling’s Hughes Road Landfill in Colerain Township. Today’s action includes a permit to expand the landfill, plus two air pollution permits and a modified wastewater discharge permit.

July 31, 2019
Ohio EPA Updating State Water Quality Management Plan
Ohio EPA is considering updates to water quality management plans prepared by six regional planning agencies. The plans describe and promote efficient and comprehensive programs for controlling water pollution in a defined geographic area. The plans address a variety of water quality issues ranging from sewage treatment to urban and agricultural runoff.

July 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Approves Greene County Biosolids Storage Ponds
Ohio EPA has issued a permit-to-install for Dovetail Energy LLC to build two biosolids storage ponds at its facility in Greene County.

June 18, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Greene County Biosolids Storage Ponds
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss an application from Dovetail Energy LLC for a permit-to-install two biosolids storage ponds at its facility in Greene County.

June 4, 2019
$15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants available in 26 counties
Ohio EPA is announcing that $15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants is now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles in 26 priority counties where emission reductions are most needed in order to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, tugboats, ferries, and cargo handling equipment in airports and ports.

May 21, 2019
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Remediation Plan at Cincinnati Site
The preferred plan to remediate the former Phthalchem site in Cincinnati will be the subject of an Ohio EPA public hearing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at St. Bernard City Hall, 110 Washington Ave.

May 14, 2019
The Buckeye State Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System
COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are coming together to tackle the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state. Six grants have been awarded to a strategically and geographically diverse group of communities that represent four different major MRFsheds within Ohio to work with The Partnership to create the best model for replicable success statewide

May 8, 2019
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Organizations throughout Ohio
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, environmental careers and environmental education. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $177,824.

 
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