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.

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


Ohio EPA Partners With Keep Ohio Beautiful

Ohio EPA will provide a $150,000 grant and partner with Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) to help enforce anti-littering laws, educate the public and stimulate collection and containment of litter.

The two-year grant will be used to provide environmental law enforcement training workshops to several hundred local, state and federal law enforcement and health personnel. Attendees will learn about Ohio’s environmental laws through hands-on training and a copy of the Environmental Law Resource Guide. Participants will learn how to target enforcement and successfully prosecute environmental crime at the state and local level.

The grant also will support the annual meeting to benefit 34 KOB affiliate communities with training and education. Keep Ohio Beautiful will partner with Ohio EPA for the annual Ohio Great American Cleanup in April.

At last year’s Great American Cleanup:

  • 671 cleanup events were held involving more than 185,000 volunteers who disposed of more than 4.5 million pounds of debris;
  • reused more than 67,000 pounds of clothing;
  • recycled more than 4,000 pounds of aluminum and steel; about 5.4 million pounds of paper; almost 5,000 pounds of batteries; more than 393,000 pounds of electronics; more than 2 million pounds of plastic bottles; 2,067 pounds of glass; 29 cars; and more than 146,000 tires;
  • 922 educational workshops reached about 70,000 children;
  • graffiti was removed at 396 sites; and
  • 257 community greening and beautification projects were completed.

For more information on Ohio EPA’s grant programs call (614) 728-0043 or for more information on KOB visit Keep Ohio Beautiful, (330) 338-8328.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.