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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.

Clermont County

Air Pollution Control
Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency (513) 946-7777


Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention
Adams, Maddie   (937) 285-6456
Hicks, Amber   (937) 285-6439


Drinking Water
Haensel, Mariano Community Systems (937) 285-6113
Verbsky, Mark Transient/Non-Transient Systems (937) 285-6417
Osika, Dan Engineering Review (937) 285-6451


Environmental Response and Revitalization
Smindak, Joe VAP and Clean Ohio Fund Site Assessment (937) 285-6064
Nickel, Brian Supervisor, VAP and Remedial Response (937) 285-6468
Starkey, Mike Manager (937) 285-6111
Kirkland, Randall Manager, RCRA Corrective Action/Closure/Federal Facilities (937) 285-6064


Environmental Response
Lohner, Bill On-scene Coordinator (937) 723-0952
Browne, Amanda On-scene Coordinator (937) 203-7184


Ground Water
McGinnis, John Manager (937) 285-6449


Materials and Waste Management
DeLong, Curtis Inspector (937) 285-6072


Special Investigations Unit (Criminal Investigations Only)
Ohlemacher, Randy General Contact   (614) 836-8767


Surface Water
Leibfritz, Sandy Municipal/Sanitary permits and compliance (937) 285-6104
Harvey, Sarah Industrial facilities-permits and compliance (937) 285-6444

Southwest District Office

401 East Fifth Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 285-6357
Fax: (937) 285-6249
Latitude: 39.757     Longitude: -084.184

Non-emergency complaints

To submit a complaint or report a non-emergency environmental situation, please call 1-800-686-8930 (within Ohio) during business hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

Counties Served:

Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.

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