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



February 13, 2020
Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2020 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet their goals.

September 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Big Darby Water Quality Evaluation
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments until Sept. 29, 2017, on a draft report which summarizes findings from a 2014 survey of the biological, chemical and physical properties of the Big Darby watershed.

June 8, 2015
Study of Maumee River Tributaries Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of select Maumee River basin tributaries in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam and Wood counties. The Maumee River basin is one of the largest watersheds in Ohio, with dozens of smaller streams draining thousands of square miles of land in northwest Ohio.

June 5, 2015
Study of St. Marys River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the St. Marys River watershed in Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The St. Marys River combines with the St. Joseph River to form the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind.

March 13, 2015
Ohio EPA Report Shows Ashtabula River Substantially Improved
Water quality in the Ashtabula River and its tributaries has significantly improved since the water body was last tested in 2002, according to a new Ohio EPA report.

February 24, 2015
Study Finds Tenmile Creek, Ottawa River in Fair Condition
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality report details the results of an extensive study of the Tenmile Creek and Ottawa River watershed in Fulton and Lucas counties.

December 5, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Mohican River Watershed
The Mohican River watershed in north-central Ohio is in good condition, according to an Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the watershed. The Agency is accepting comments on the draft report until Jan. 5, 2015.

July 3, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Upper Scioto River
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the upper Scioto River watershed is available for public review and comment. The Agency is accepting public comments on the draft report until August 4, 2014.

June 26, 2014
Ohio EPA Seeks to Fund Water Quality Improvement and Restoration Projects
Approximately $2.5 million in Clean Water Act grants for stream restoration and water quality improvement projects is available through Ohio EPA. The application deadline is July 25, 2014.

April 25, 2014
Draft Water Quality Report Issued for Lower Sandusky River, Sandusky Bay Tributaries
An Ohio EPA draft water quality report about the lower Sandusky River watershed and smaller Sandusky Bay tributary is available for public review and comment.

June 4, 2012
Ohio EPA Will Conduct Water Quality Sampling in East Fork Little Miami Watershed
Ohio EPA will collect water quality and biological samples in the East Fork Little Miami watershed to gather information that will be part of a plan to maintain and, where necessary, restore water quality of the river and its tributaries.

March 15, 2012
Ohio EPA Reports Results of Water Quality in Licking River Watershed
Fish and aquatic species are thriving at 40 Licking River watershed sites evaluated by Ohio EPA, according to exceptional biological results recorded in a recently published water quality study.

 
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