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

Tips for Smooth Testing

 

General (All Tests)

1.

The emissions control equipment for your vehicle must be intact and functioning. Vehicles missing a catalytic converter will be rejected from the emissions test if that model vehicle was originally equipped with a catalytic converter. Removing or tampering with emissions equipment may cause your vehicle to fail the test.

2.

Follow recommended maintenance schedules for your vehicle. Read the owner's manual and follow maintenance guidelines. Your vehicle will perform more efficiently, increasing its chances of passing the emissions test. Regular maintenance includes periodic oil and filter changes, as well as tune-ups.

3.

A gas cap is required equipment. It must be the correct type for your vehicle and be in place.

4.

Do not overfill the gas tank. When you fill your tank, resist the impulse to get just a "little bit more" into the tank after the nozzle clicks off. The excess gasoline has nowhere to expand and may saturate a part of the emissions system.

5.

Safety for E-Check inspectors and customers is of the utmost importance; therefore, all vehicles will be turned away from the testing station if the vehicle demonstrates any of the following:

§  Brake light illumination

§  Driveability problems

§  Drive train noise

§  Fluid leaks

§  Doors or windows inoperable

On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Test

6.

If the "check-engine"light is illuminated, your vehicle will fail the test. Check our list of Licensed E-Check Repair Facilities and have your vehicle repaired before having it tested.

7.

BMW Series 7 owners must provide accessibility to the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) computer by removing the cover plate prior to inspection.  BMW dealers can provide this service. Ohio EPA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.