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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Ohio’s Vehicle Anti-Tampering Law

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Although Ohio’s vehicle anti-tampering law has been in effect for more than 25 years, vehicle owners, autobody shops, dealerships and auction houses are still being affected by tampered vehicles.

U.S. EPA Launches the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA has established a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as e-Manifest, modernizes the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources and money for industry and states.

Changes to Ohio’s Construction Storm Water General Permit

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s construction storm water permitting program is designed to keep pollutants out of waters of the state. During a rain event, uncontrolled construction sites can contribute more sediment to streams than is deposited naturally over several years. Sediment and other pollutants from construction sites can also cause physical, chemical and biological harm to surface waters and aquatic habitat.

2018 Ohio Dredged Material Summit – Oct. 15, 2018

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2016, Ohio held the Ohio’s Digging Up Ideas workshop, to help identify alternatives for dredged material and barriers for possible use. That workshop gave the State and others a lot of great ideas that Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, businesses and local stakeholders have vigorously pursued. Now, it’s time for us to report back on our progress and ask for more advice.

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.

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.

Changes to Ohio EPA’s Universal Waste Rules

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Universal wastes (UW) are specific hazardous waste streams that a generator can choose to manage in an alternative manner in place of the more complex hazardous waste requirements.

Early Planning for Wastewater Issues Can Help New Craft Breweries Get Started on the Right Path

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • If you plan to start a craft brewery, it’s important to evaluate both water use and wastewater discharge options.