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

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Funding Opportunities

  • On  July 21, 2017 in |
  • Funding
  • 2018-2019 Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program

Funding Opportunities

  • On  July 14, 2017 in |
  • Funding
  • 2018-2019 Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program

Funding Opportunities

  • On  July 7, 2017 in |
  • Funding
  • 2018-2019 Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program

Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program Awards More Than $165 Million in 16 Years

  • On  May 1, 2017 in |
  • Funding
  • Created in 2000, the Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) uses interest monies from Water Control Pollution Loan Fund (WPCLF) sponsor projects to fund preservation and restoration of high-quality water resources. Throughout Ohio, more than $165 million has been awarded for projects in 30 counties and 69 watersheds.

WRRSP Open House a Success

  • On  December 12, 2016 in |
  • General
  • On Dec. 6, 2016, DEFA hosted a well-attended gathering of Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) stakeholders, including project sponsors, consultants, city and regional park district representatives, SWCD offices, land conservancies and ODNR.

The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) – Protects Turkey Creek Estuary

  • On  December 2, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) was created to help counter the loss of ecological function and biological diversity of Ohio’s water resources. Through the program, Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) borrowers/sponsors can choose to divert a portion of their loan’s estimated interest payment and instead use the money to implement one or more qualifying WRRSP projects.

Akron Waterways Renewed — With DEFA’s Help

  • On  June 8, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • Supported by loans from Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance, Akron is tackling the challenging, decades-long route that was mapped in its Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan and a 2009 federal Consent Decree.

Training Updates

Training Updates

Training Updates