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


Registration Opens for Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference

Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for attendees and exhibitors for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, May 23 and 24th, 2012. The conference will educate attendees about options to redevelop brownfield sites and enhance awareness of funding resources to develop brownfield areas into greenfields.

The conference will be held at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street. Exhibitors must register for booth space with Ohio EPA by April 20, 2012. Registration for attendees begins January 30, and will continue as space is available.

Four tracks of information will assist participants at all levels of knowledge and interest. They include:

  • brownfield basics;
  • remediation and assessment;
  • planning a brownfield redevelopment project; and
  • how brownfields can incorporate green remediation and sustainability.

There will be four to five sessions in each track both days; a fifth track will offer brownfield-related training sessions and will run concurrently. Those who participate in the brownfield training track can learn how to apply for money for assessment and cleanup, how to prepare property risk assessments and how to set up a variety of legal protections that encourage redevelopment.

The conference is geared toward local government leaders, financial and insurance providers, risk management practitioners, economic development officials, community development organizations, environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials, real estate developers, investors and attorneys.

To learn more about each session and to register, visit the Ohio EPA Brownfield Conference website.