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.

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



3/27/19
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Mary McCarron

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.

Ohio EPA’s new director, Laurie A. Stevenson, will provide opening remarks at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 350 North High St. Attendees will learn how to implement sustainable practices and utilize available resources with cost-effective strategies. Ohio EPA also will recognize 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Gold- and Silver-Level recipients.

The keynote address will be presented by Jordan Davis, director of Smart Columbus. Breakout session topics include how to start a sustainable business, addressing recycling contamination, sustainable community partnerships, saving money and energy through the Industrial Assessment Center Program, and recycling and litter prevention grants from Ohio EPA.

More information including registration details are available online: epa.ohio.gov/sustainability_conference.

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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. Since then, 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.

 
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