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 To Host Hearing Regarding Draft Change to Rumpke Air Permit

Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on April 2, 2013, to accept comments on a draft air permit for Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 10975 Hughes Road, Cincinnati. The permit would increase allowable emissions from a deodorizing operation used for odor control at its municipal solid waste landfill

A public information session and hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Colerain Township. During the public information session, staff will present information about the draft permit. The public hearing when attendees can testify for the official record will immediately follow the information session.

The draft permit application and technical support informationare available online by entering the permit number P0112360. The information also can be viewed and/or copied by first calling to make an appointment with Pete Sturdevant, Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, at (513) 946-7740 during normal business hours.

Written testimony will be given the same weight as oral testimony and will be accepted until the close of business April 8, 2013. Written comments may be sent to Pete Sturdevant, Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, 250 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45219.


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.