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

November 19, 2014
Ohio EPA to Support Ohio Manufacturing with Two Glass Recycling Grants
Two new Ohio EPA grants will support increased glass recycling in Shelby and Union counties.

August 8, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Hearing for Proposed Scioto River Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Aug. 18, 2014, on an application from the city of Columbus to discharge wastewater to the Scioto River from an upgraded system at the Dublin Road water plant. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights.

July 3, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Upper Scioto River
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the upper Scioto River watershed is available for public review and comment. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until August 4, 2014.

July 2, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards $10,000 Environmental Education Grant to Franklin County Organization
A rain garden of native plants will provide an outdoor classroom at Worthington Libraries’ Northwest Library location thanks to a $10,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. Eleven grants were awarded statewide for $304,136.

June 26, 2014
Ohio EPA, SWACO Help Put More Green in German Village Haus und Garten Tour
Ohio EPA and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) have worked with the German Village Society to improve recycling opportunities at its Haus und Garten Tour, June 29, 2014. Experts from both agencies will be reviewing this year’s event and seeking suggestions about how to make future tours come even closer to zero-waste, sustainable events.

June 19, 2014
Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop
Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify the right funder and write solid grant proposals on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Assembly Center, 2045 Morse Road, Building E, Columbus.

June 18, 2014
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Mini Grant to Delaware County Organization
Stratford Ecological Center will partner with other community organizations to teach community members about how edible plants can be used as part of rain gardens thanks to an Ohio EPA environmental education fund mini grant.

June 10, 2014
Officials to Focus on New High Street Glass Recycling Program
An Ohio EPA recycling grant focused on glass recovery from businesses on High Street is paying dividends for the city of Columbus.

April 2, 2014
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Proposed Quarry Discharge From National Lime & Stone, Chesterville Facility
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments about a proposed discharge to the Kokosing River from the National Lime & Stone Chesterville facility in Morrow County

March 26, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting Concerning Cleanup Plan for RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics Site
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, to review a proposed cleanup of the RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics site located at 24300 U.S. Route 23 South, Circleville.

March 26, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Public Hearing For Olentangy River Construction Storm Water General Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments about the proposed general permit renewal for storm water discharges from construction sites in the Olentangy River watershed on April 9, 2014.

March 25, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Tours Anomatic at New Albany Beauty Park; Latest Permit Allows New Anodizing Lines, 60 More Jobs
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today toured Anomatic’s Innovation Design Center and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at 8880 Innovation Campus Ct. in the New Albany Beauty Park. The latest air permit from Ohio EPA enables the expanding company to add two aluminum anodizing lines and hire 60 more people at the plant this year.

January 23, 2014
Licking County Property Cleared for Redevelopment
A Newark brownfield is ready for redevelopment at the former Newark Processing property, 1367 E. Main St., thanks to the partnership of Ohio EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (U.S. ACE) and the city of Newark.

January 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Recognizes Voluntary Cleanup at Gowdy North Site in Columbus
Redevelopment has begun at a former brownfield in Columbus, known as the Gowdy North property, following an environmental investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP).

January 10, 2014
Local Students To Participate in Ohio Future City Competition
What will it take to engineer cities in the future? Ohio seventh and eighth grade students from Graham Expeditionary Middle School are examining this question by participating in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus.