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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, Questions, and Guidance

Information regarding the Division of Drinking and Ground Water’s response and guidance to COVID-19.

This page was last updated Sept. 2, 2020

COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibility has ended as of 8/31/2020.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, and social distancing guidelines, your public water system (PWS) may have modified its monitoring, operating, staffing, and/or reporting procedures. 

U.S. EPA announced on June 29, 2020 that federal COVID-19-related regulatory flexibility would end on August 31, 2020. To ensure that Ohio public water systems continue to comply with federal expectations, Ohio EPA also ended all regulatory flexibility provisions on August 31, 2020.  

If you are uncertain whether this applies to your PWS, or if you have questions, please contact your Ohio EPA district office.

NOTE: Because staff are working remotely, electronic communication is necessary at this time. Staff cannot mail or fax correspondence. If you need to contact us by phone, please be sure to leave a detailed voicemail, including your contact information. Calls will be returned as soon as possible. 

Contact Information

A list of contacts for each county can be found on the district office webpage.

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