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.

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



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.

February 21, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces $1.5 Million in H2Ohio Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects
Today, Ohio EPA announced two infrastructure projects aimed at improving the quality of drinking water in areas with deteriorating or no public water systems. The projects in Pike and Coshocton counties will receive a total of $1.5 million as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative.

February 19, 2020
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Water Quality Improvement Project Grants
Communities planning water quality improvement projects may be eligible for grants from Ohio EPA covering 100 percent of a project’s costs. Ohio EPA has issued a request for proposals, with applications due March 16.

February 13, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2020 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet their goals.

January 31, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for New Waterford Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving drinking water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. New Waterford will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new drinking water line extension from New Waterford to Crestview Schools.

December 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Williams County Infrastructure
Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. Williams County will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system that will serve approximately 90 homes in the unincorporated area of Kunkle.

December 5, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Buckeye Xpress Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, for a pipeline project in Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, and Lawrence counties.

December 4, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at ODNR Headquarters at 2045 Morse Road, Columbus Ohio, Assembly West Conference Room, Building E. Parking is available at the meeting location.

November 8, 2019
Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Bay Shore Power Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Bay Shore Power Plant wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Nov. 19, 2019, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at Oregon City Council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road.

November 8, 2019
Ohio EPA Proposes 2020 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 14 to discuss the Agency’s draft 2020 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

October 11, 2019
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Tow Path Materials Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss Tow Path Materials’ application for a wastewater discharge permit. Tow Path Materials is seeking an initial individual discharge permit for its existing sand and gravel quarry to cover potential discharges to Paint Creek.

 
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