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 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

MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Lauer

Ohio EPA Public Hearing for Cincinnati Company Nov. 13

Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, to accept comments on a draft hazardous waste permit renewal for Spring Grove Resource Recovery, 4879 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati.

The meeting is from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Cincinnati Libraries-Northside Branch Meeting Room, 4219 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati. During the hearing, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the draft permit.

A permit issued by Ohio EPA in 2002, allows Spring Grove to treat and store hazardous waste. The permit controls how waste is handled; specifies timeframes for sampling, monitoring, record keeping and reporting; establishes an annual fee; and requires updated financial assurance to cover the costs of closure.

If approved, the renewal permit will allow the facility to continue to treat and store hazardous waste on site at the following rates:

  • store up to 150,000 gallons of hazardous waste in containers;
  • treat and store up to 75,450 of hazardous waste in tanks;
  • treat up to 80,800 gallons of waste per day in containers; and
  • treat up to two short tons per hour using compaction.

Written comments also will be accepted through the close of business Nov. 15, 2012. Written comments should be submitted to Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Attn: Shawn Sellers, Engineering, Remediation & Authorizations Section, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.

A copy of the draft permit may be reviewed and/or copied by first calling (937) 285-6357 to make an appointment at the Ohio EPA – Southwest District Office, 401 E. Fifth St., Dayton. A copy also may be viewed at Cincinnati/Hamilton County Library, St. Bernard Branch, 4803 Tower Ave., Cincinnati.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.