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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Federal Appropriations Remain Important to Support Infrastructure Improvements Through State Revolving Fund Programs

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • Since the creation of the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) in 1989 and the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) in 1998 Ohio has received a grant from the federal government to be used as seed money for these state revolving funds (SRF).

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.

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.

Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan

  • On  May 18, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • The draft Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP) for program year (PY) 2019 is available for review until June 19. Ohio's DWAF program is very robust, and has, in recent years, funded all eligible projects. Ohio EPA plans to maintain that level of fund availability. Two public meetings are scheduled to answer questions and receive comments. Written comments are also accepted. Ohio EPA will review and evaluate all applicable comments and, if appropriate, make adjustments to the PMP.

U.S. EPA Extends Deadline to Apply for WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loan

  • On  May 17, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • U.S. EPA recently announced that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans will be extended to July 31, 2018. The prior deadline was July 6.

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.

Ohio EPA Sets Record Year with Over $1 Billion to Improve Water Quality in 2017

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA issued more than $1 billion in 2017 to finance projects that upgrade drinking water infrastructure and improve the quality of Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams — more than ever before in the 28-year history of the state’s revolving loan programs.

Funding Opportunities

  • On  October 30, 2017 in |
  • Funding
  • Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Applications

Funding Opportunities

  • On  October 20, 2017 in |
  • Funding
  • Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Applications