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 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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

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Learn the Lingo

  • On  May 30, 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.

Once In, Always In Maximum Changes and Your Title V Air Permit

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • On Jan. 25, 2018, U.S. EPA issued a guidance memo regarding the applicability of U.S. EPA’s maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards.

Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Program Aligns with DEFA’s Sustainability Programs

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • General
  • To better align our sustainability, pollution prevention and recycling efforts, our Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Program (R&LP) is transferring to DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP).

More Waste Can Now be Managed as Universal Waste in Ohio

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • On Dec. 21, 2017, Ohio EPA added paint wastes, antifreeze and aerosol cans to the list of materials that can be managed under less-stringent universal waste (UW) requirements.

Watch For Upcoming Changes in Ohio’s Hazardous Waste Rules

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA’s hazardous waste program has developed draft rule language that will exclude contaminated textiles such as gloves, aprons, smocks and uniforms from needing to be managed as hazardous waste if they are laundered and intended for reuse.

Drinking Water Asset Management Requirements

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Under Senate Bill (SB) 2, public water systems in Ohio must demonstrate the technical, managerial and financial capability of their system by implementing an asset management program by Oct. 1, 2018.

Principal Forgiveness Loans 101

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • A principal forgiveness loan is one in which some (or all) of the principal is forgiven, that is, it does not have to be repaid. It is essentially a grant.

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Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan

  • On  May 18, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • The draft Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP) for program year (PY) 2019 is available for review until June 19. Ohio's DWAF program is very robust, and has, in recent years, funded all eligible projects. Ohio EPA plans to maintain that level of fund availability. Two public meetings are scheduled to answer questions and receive comments. Written comments are also accepted. Ohio EPA will review and evaluate all applicable comments and, if appropriate, make adjustments to the PMP.