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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American Iron and Steel - What is this requirement and how do I comply?

  • On  May 30, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The congressionally mandated American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision applies to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients, and requires them to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of a public water system or wastewater treatment works. The AIS provision is a permanent requirement for all CWSRF projects. While the requirement is not yet permanent for DWSRF projects, it is in effect through at least Federal Fiscal Year 2017.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
  • General
  • DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) is offering a new user-friendly consolidated loan application. In the past, separate applications for each type of project within the WPCLF and WSRLA were required, sometimes resulting in multiple separate applications and some confusion about what information and which application was needed.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

  • On  December 23, 2016 in |
  • General
  • In 2017, DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) will offer a new user-friendly consolidated loan application.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  December 2, 2016 in |
  • Deadlines
  • WPCLF CSO Discount Project Nominations, Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Nominations, WRSLA Project Nominations , U.S. EPA's 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Program and RFPs for FY 2017 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants

Tips On Getting a Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) Loan

  • On  December 2, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • Getting a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program (WPCLF) or from the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) can go faster by understanding the who, what, when and how of the loan application process.

DEFA’s Program Management Plans (PMPs)

  • On  September 29, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs are the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA). Each has a program year — the WPCLF cycle is January 1 – December 31, while the WSRLA cycle is the state fiscal year, July 1 – June 30. Each program receives an annual capitalization grant from U.S. EPA. One of the conditions of the grant funding is that Ohio EPA produce a Program Management Plan (PMP) for each program.

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