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. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

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.

Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Principal Forgiveness Program

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • Since 2016, Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund has offered local health districts (LHDs) grant-like subsidies to assist low-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS).

Not All Air Emission Sources Require Air Permits

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Does your business use materials or conduct activities that can release air pollutants?

Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) Year-Two Success

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • General
  • In 2017, Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a free online service where Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire useful products and materials that may be destined for a landfill.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Awards Program

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • General
  • The Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Program recognizes any K-12 public or private school for their achievements in environmental stewardship and efforts to educate and involve students on environmental topics.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.

Publications Updates

DEFA Summer Resource Newsletter 2019

Publications Updates

Training Updates

The Buckeye State is Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA, solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are tackling the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state.