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



July 2, 2020
Ohio EPA’s 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan Available
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) program management plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

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 22, 2020
Ohio EPA Awards $795,000 in Grants to 46 Local Agencies for Mosquito Control
Forty-five local health departments and one sanitary district are sharing $795,070 in grant funding from Ohio EPA for mosquito control activities, including more than $139,000 to remove scrap tires, which can become breeding grounds for mosquito larvae. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.

June 19, 2020
Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six seventh through 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

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.

June 4, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Quarterly Meeting
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held through a webinar format, and the public can register to participate through the webinar application.

June 1, 2020
$12 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Grants Available
Ohio EPA is announcing that $12 million in Volkswagen settlement grants are now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles for emission reductions to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, and cargo handling equipment in airports, ports, and intermodal facilities.

May 15, 2020
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2021 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold virtual public hearings on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept public comments on the draft 2021 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

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.

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 18, 2020
Ohio EPA to Hold Webinar Meeting about Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA will host a webinar public hearing, Monday, March 30, 2020, on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021. The meeting will be held exclusively online. Comments received by 5 p.m. on March 31 will be included in the official record.

March 4, 2020
March 30 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021.

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.

 
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