Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement and Notice of Nondiscrimination 

 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is committed to make epa.ohio.gov compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are updating our website in an effort to ensure continuing compliance with these standards. Our goal is to make sure our website is accessible to all visitors.

If you are unable to access information on our site, use our online service, or need additional assistance please email our designee at web.requests@epa.ohio.gov.

If you utilize TTY or TDD equipment and would like to speak with one of our representatives, please contact us through the Ohio Relay service at (800) 750-0750. If you would like to speak to one of our representatives and need interpretation service, please contact us at (614) 644-2100.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) complies with applicable state and Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, military status and genetic information. Individuals eligible for, receiving services from, or benefiting from programs funded through Ohio EPA are protected by various laws, regulations, rules and policies against unlawful discrimination. 

Ohio EPA:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • qualified sign language interpreters
    • written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • qualified interpreters
    • information in other languages

If you need services, contact Ohio EPA at (614) 644-2100.

If you believe Ohio EPA has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a complaint with:

Office of Employee Services
PO Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 644-2100, Fax (614) 644-2108
If you need help filing a grievance, Karen Haight, HR Administrator, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Rights, at:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 230A
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Email: Title_VI_Complaints@epa.gov
Fax: (202) 564-0196; Phone: (202) 564-3316

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