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

The Resource rss

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

DEFA’s Webinar Series Continues

  • On  November 18, 2015 in |
  • Training Updates
  • Since 2012, the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) has coordinated webinars on a range of topics.

Who Regulates What? Who Do I Call?

  • On  November 18, 2015 in |
  • General
  • With so many state departments and agencies, it can be difficult to determine exactly who handles a particular issue. Ohio EPA often receives comments or questions about environmental issues that we can’t address because the laws give that authority to other departments. For example, people often call Ohio EPA about radon or lead paint in their home even though the Ohio Department of Health is the designated agency for regulating those issues.

Office of Outreach and Customer Support (OCS) is Your Connection to Environmental Assistance Specialists and Resources

  • On  November 18, 2015 in |
  • General
  • The newly formed OCS connects customers in need of environmental assistance to the people and resources that can make that happen. OCS is the “front door” to the Agency’s services and staff travel across the state to provide Ohio communities and businesses the information they need to connect them with resources they can use.

Green Infrastructure: Guide for Water Management

  • On  November 12, 2015 in |
  • Publication Updates
  • Green Infrastructure: Guide for Water Management, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Funding Opportunities

  • On  November 12, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • 2016 Brownfields Grants, Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants and Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Stakeholder Input

Upcoming Training Opportunity

U. S. EPA Solicits Nominations for 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

  • On  November 5, 2015 in |
  • Deadlines
  • U. S. EPA Solicits Nominations for 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, nominations due December 31, 2015.

Upcoming Training Opportunities