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.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • 2019 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards; Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants.

Training Updates

2019 Recycle Ohio Grant Program

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities and businesses that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices and stimulate market development for reusing recyclables and litter prevention efforts. Ohio EPA’s R&LP grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 1, 2019 for its annual awards in July 2019.

Ohio EPA Recognizes 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Winners

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 12 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 in Columbus.

Join the Marketplace

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • General
  • Since Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) in April 2017, it has helped divert more than 3.5 million pounds of material from Ohio’s landfills, saving more than $200,000 through virgin material substitution costs and avoided associated landfill costs.

The PEW Charitable Trusts Highlights OCAPP’s Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the PEW Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research organization. The organization recognized Ohio EPA for its free and confidential services and resources to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.

Ohio’s Vehicle Anti-Tampering Law

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Although Ohio’s vehicle anti-tampering law has been in effect for more than 25 years, vehicle owners, autobody shops, dealerships and auction houses are still being affected by tampered vehicles.

Ohio’s State Revolving Funds (SRFs) Continue to Promote Regional Solutions

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • In Ohio, the State Revolving Funds programs have been providing incentives, either through zero percent interest rate loans, or through principal forgiveness funds, for projects that involve regionalization of drinking water or wastewater facilities.

What does readiness to proceed mean?

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • So far this year, Ohio EPA has processed more than 200 loan agreements. With continued, growing demand for SRF program funding, Ohio EPA is focusing more attention on those projects most likely to successfully make it to loan award during the year, or those projects that are ready to proceed.