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



June 25, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues General Permit for Impacts to Ephemeral Streams
Ohio EPA is announcing the availability of a general permit that will be available to applicants for projects that impact ephemeral streams.

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.

June 19, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth
Ohio EPA today issued a wastewater discharge permit to Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC to discharge water into the Scioto River, Little Beaver Creek, Big Run, and the West Ditch.

June 16, 2020
Ohio EPA Accepting Public Comments About Plan to Study Large Rivers
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments regarding the Agency’s plan to study the state’s largest rivers in 2020-21. Comments will be accepted through July 8, 2020.

May 28, 2020
Study of Minor Great Black Swamp Tributaries Released
Today, Ohio EPA today released a study examining water and sediment chemistry, habitat, fish, and other aquatic life from 50 small streams that flow into the Maumee River in northwest Ohio. These small streams drain approximately 1,040 square miles in portions of Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, and Wood counties.

May 8, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Draft General Permit for Impacts to Ephemeral Streams
Ohio EPA has released a draft general permit that will be available to applicants for projects that impact ephemeral streams and is accepting public comments on the draft permit for 30 days after the public notice is published in newspapers.

April 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth Wastewater Discharge Permit
The public comment period concerning a draft wastewater discharge permit and application renewal submitted by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC to discharge water into the Scioto River, Little Beaver Creek, Big Run, and the West Ditch has been extended to May 15, 2020.

April 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Permit for CCU Coal and Construction LLC
Ohio EPA issued a final wastewater discharge permit today to CCU Coal and Construction’s Johnson Run Mine for a new surface coal mine in Athens County.

April 9, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set to Discuss Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth Wastewater Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will hold an online public meeting to discuss the draft wastewater discharge permit and application renewal submitted by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC to discharge water into the Scioto River, Little Beaver Creek, Big Run, and the West Ditch.

April 8, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Lordstown Battery Cell Plant
Ohio EPA has issued a water quality certification to General Motors LLC for the Lordstown Battery Cell Plant. The proposed facility will manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles.

March 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Advises Against Flushing Wipes
As some Ohioans search for alternatives to toilet paper, Ohio EPA is advising people not to flush any product other than toilet paper to avoid clogging sewers and septic systems.

March 25, 2020
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for PennOhio Permit Applications
Ohio EPA will hold webinar to accept public comments on applications for an air permit-to-install and operate (PTIO) and an application for a surface water permit-to-install (PTI) for PennOhio Waste, LLC’s Signal facility, 44626 State Route 154, Lisbon.

March 10, 2020
Ohio EPA Finds First Detection of PFAS in Public Water System
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released an update today on the testing of drinking water from public water systems being analyzed for the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

February 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Begins Testing Drinking Water Under Ohio PFAS Action Plan
Ohio EPA announced today that it has begun collecting samples to test for the presence of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Ohio’s drinking water.

February 26, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces H2Ohio Funding for Wastewater Infrastructure Project
Today, Ohio EPA announced that it is awarding $500,000 in H2Ohio funding to help improve sanitary sewer services for hundreds of residents in Miami County.

 
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