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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Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) - The Cleveland Indians and Progressive Field Case Study - Demonstrating leadership in waste reduction, energy conservation and recycling

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  • Ohio EPA’s E3 Awards program recognizes businesses, non-profits and government agencies in the Buckeye State for going above and beyond to demonstrate environmental excellence.

Free Pollution Prevention (P2) On-Site Assistance Saves Money and Reduces Waste

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  • Businesses and other organizations interested in waste reduction and sustainable practices can get free, confidential on-site assessments to help identify these opportunities from the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP).

Ohio EPA’s Web Resources for Pollution Prevention (P2)

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  • P2 means avoiding pollution at the source rather than trying to control it afterward.

Ohio EPA’s Partnership Contributes to Successful Grand Opening of the Scioto River Greenways Project

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  • Ohio EPA provided $300,000 in federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 grant funds toward the removal and $5 million in Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) money for reshaping the river channel, restoring the banks, and planting trees, shrubs and other riparian vegetation.

DEFA Helps Protect the Glen Helen Nature Preserve

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  • Combining forces, DEFA and Warren County contributed more than $1.3 million toward the total $3 million protection project cost.

What to Expect During an Ohio EPA Inspection

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  • If you have not been through an Ohio EPA inspection, this article will give you a general idea of the inspection process and what to expect if an inspector does show up at your door.

Properly Managing Fluorescent Bulbs

  • On  March 16, 2016 in |
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  • Does your business or institution use lamps? If so, it’s important that you are aware of Ohio EPA’s requirements related to disposal of lamps. Businesses, schools, retail stores, restaurants, offices and other non-household operations that generate waste lamps are subject to Ohio EPA’s rules. If you are throwing your lamps in the dumpster, you may be illegally disposing of hazardous waste.

Asbestos Notification Requirements for Demolition and Renovation Contractors

  • On  March 16, 2016 in |
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  • Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, so it is important for demolition and renovation contractors to be aware of and in compliance with Ohio EPA’s asbestos requirements.

Funding Opportunities

  • On  March 11, 2016 in |
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  • Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Program

Deadlines

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  • Emergency Engine Electronic Reports and Annual Emissions Reports