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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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

New Registration Requirements for C&DD Processing Facilities

  • On  December 12, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • A construction and demolition debris (C&DD) processing facility is an offsite location used to process C&DD. Processing includes: receiving; sorting; handling; separating; moving; transferring; or recycling C&DD materials. Licensed solid waste transfer facilities and licensed solid waste facilities are not considered C&DD processing facilities and are not subject to these requirements.

National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs

  • On  August 11, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments require every state to have a program to assist small businesses with air permits. Many of these compliance assistance programs are linked by a national network of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP).

Keep up with Environmental Responsibilities During Employee Turnover

  • On  August 11, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Whether planned or unexpected, employee turnover often results in a period of transition where responsibilities, priorities and other aspects important to your business operations can be lost. For a small business owner, this may result in potential lapses with your environmental compliance responsibilities. The good news is, Ohio EPA’s non-regulatory support staff in the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) can help you.

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.

Ohio EPA Issues Industrial Storm Water General Permit

  • On  May 30, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA’s NPDES Industrial Water Storm Water General Permit was issued on May 8, 2017 and becomes effective on June 1, 2017. This general permit will afford coverage to a majority of facilities throughout Ohio that need NPDES permit coverage to discharge storm water.

For Industrial Storm Water Permitting - No Exposure Certification Can Save Your Business Money

  • On  May 1, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Storm water is rain and snow melt that runs off the land and enters streams, rivers and lakes. Runoff from outdoor activities or material storage areas can contain pollutants that can degrade water quality and threaten human health. Proper storm water management minimizes these threats. Many businesses are subject to Ohio EPA’s storm water permitting program based on their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, including manufacturing, transportation, recycling businesses, wineries, compost/mulch sites, concrete producers, scrapyards and woodworking/lumber operations.

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Rules – Chapter 3745-150 – Interested Party Review – 5-Year Review

  • On  April 7, 2017 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance – Office of Financial Assistance is seeking input from you on these draft rules by May 5, 2017 – 30 days after director’s approval and distribution.

Publications Update

Ohio EPA Improves Free Online Help for Small Businesses with Permit Wizard

  • On  November 19, 2015 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Small businesses in Ohio can now access an updated online tool to help identify if they need environmental permits, licenses or registrations. The Agency’s improved and updated Permit Wizard can help new businesses get started on the right track with proper permits; existing businesses also may use the Permit Wizard anonymously as a way to check on whether they still have the right permits for their operations.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Reports Due October 15, 2015