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



4/2/19
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: James Lee
CITIZEN CONTACT: Heather Lauer

Public Comment Period Extended for Vickery Draft Permits

Ohio EPA to take Comments through April 15, 2019

Ohio EPA is giving the public additional opportunity to comment on draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County. Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15, 2019.

In March, the Agency held a public meeting in Fremont to present details about the draft permits, answer questions and to take public comments on the record.

If approved, the permits only would allow Vickery Environmental, located at 3956 State Route 412, Vickery, to construct two injection wells. The permits would not authorize the company to use the wells for disposal without first obtaining additional permits from Ohio EPA to operate the wells.

A copy of the draft permits may be viewed online

Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15 and may be emailed to Jess Stottsberry at Jess.Stottsberry@epa.ohio.gov, or mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Attn: Jess Stottsberry, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049.

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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. Since then, 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.

 
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