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.

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.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  August 17, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Call for Nominations

2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Call for Nominations

  • On  August 7, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • 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.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  August 3, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Call for Nominations and Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Call for Nominations

Training Opportunities

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.

Training Opportunities

U.S. EPA Recognizes Akron’s Water Quality Improvements and Innovation

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • In November, Director Butler presented U.S. EPA’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) Award to the City of Akron for its Howard Storage Basin project.

Four Communities Take Advantage of Asset Management Funds in December

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • In December 2017, Ohio EPA awarded four communities principal forgiveness funds through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) for asset management planning.

Blueprint Columbus

  • On  December 12, 2017 in |
  • Case Studies
  • In 2005, the City of Columbus entered a consent decree with Ohio EPA to address storm and sanitary sewer issues that cause sewage backups into homes and overflows of untreated sewage into rivers during rain events. To address these issues in accordance with the consent decree, the city devised a Wet Weather Management Plan.

The City of Avon Lake Lateral Loan Program: Helping Homeowners Finance Sewer Repairs

  • On  December 12, 2017 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Success Story The City of Avon Lake Lateral Loan Program: Helping Homeowners Finance Sewer Repairs