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

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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Since 1989, Ohio's Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) has been an important source of project financing throughout Ohio for a wide variety of municipal wastewater, storm water and nonpoint source pollution control projects. The WPCLF is administered on the calendar year basis and now is the time to nominate your projects for financial assistance in 2019. As in the past, we expect to make loan funds available to all eligible projects. In addition, we anticipate administering approximately $36 million in principal forgiveness funds this program year. These funds will be awarded to eligible projects based on a competitive ranking system to be further described in the Program Management Plan (PMP). Complete details and instructions for nominating WPCLF projects can be found on our website.

Ohio EPA has revised and improved the nomination form for the WPCLF. Please use the new nomination form on DEFA's website. For all construction projects, nominations must be submitted to Ohio EPA by Aug. 31, 2018. Planning and design projects may be nominated at any time during the program year. Also, any project associated with nutrient reduction at a treatment plant (planning, design, or construction) may be nominated at any time as well. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Call for Nomination Material