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.

Training Opportunities

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.

Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

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.

Funding Opportunities

  • On  February 19, 2016 in |
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  • Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) and the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Program

Funding Opportunities

  • On  February 10, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) and the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Program

Funding Opportunities

  • On  February 1, 2016 in |
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  • The Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) Program Year 2017 Nomination Period is Now Open.

Funding Opportunities

  • On  January 22, 2016 in |
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  • Ohio EPA Recycling Grants and The Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) Program Year