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. 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.



September 30, 2020
Ohio EPA Announces Latest Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recipients
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized 19 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence stewardship award.

May 5, 2020
Ohio EPA Recognizes Magnificat High School with Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson has awarded Magnificat High School with the Leaf Class of Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4).

February 11, 2020
Ford’s Lima Engine Plant Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ford’s Lima Engine Plant was recognized today with Ohio EPA’s top environmental stewardship award for its commitment to reducing water and energy use, reducing waste, and community outreach. Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson presented the facility with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.

January 14, 2020
Honda R&D Americas Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) with the Agency’s platinum level environmental stewardship award. The company earned the top award for its emphasis on waste reduction, community service and outreach.

December 17, 2019
Cleveland Clinic Earns Ohio EPA’s Platinum Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today recognized Cleveland Clinic with the Agency’s platinum level environmental stewardship award; the highest level of recognition available for environmental excellence. The organization earned this award for its emphasis on recycling, energy demand reduction, green infrastructure, and work to create environmental improvements throughout the community.

May 21, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards $4 Million for 2019 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $4 million this year in grant funding to 66 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

May 14, 2019
The Buckeye State Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System
COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are coming together to tackle the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state. Six grants have been awarded to a strategically and geographically diverse group of communities that represent four different major MRFsheds within Ohio to work with The Partnership to create the best model for replicable success statewide

April 22, 2019
Ohio EPA Introduces New Environmental Recognition Program for Schools
(NEWARK, Ohio) – Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program today at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.

March 27, 2019
Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.

December 5, 2018
Nestlé/NQAC Dublin Earns Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today recognized Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) in Dublin, with the Agency’s gold level environmental stewardship award. The company earned this award for its emphasis on waste diversion from landfills and energy efficiency.

October 31, 2018
Ohio EPA Issues 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented five Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level awards today at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus.

September 20, 2018
Yellow Springs Company Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing YSI Inc. today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on efficiency, protecting water resources and public outreach.

August 22, 2018
PEW Charitable Trusts Identifies Ohio EPA Among Agencies with Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations
Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the Pew Charitable Trusts this month for the Agency’s innovative approach to providing free, customized and confidential support to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The PEW Report was part of the policy-focused, nonprofit organization’s research into state-based programs which provide an essential public service (e.g. protecting human health and the environment), while also encouraging business growth and job creation.

May 9, 2018
Ohio University Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Ohio University today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.

April 30, 2018
Ohio EPA Awards $3.9 Million for 2018 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding nearly $4 million this year in grant funding to 60 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

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