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 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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The Resource Newsletter - Summer 2015

Deadline Extended for Home Sewage Treatment System Principal Forgiveness Nominations

  • On  August 28, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • $5 million in principal forgiveness funds will be available to Counties and Local Health Districts for the repair and replacement of failing home sewage treatment systems.

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DEFA’s 2016 Program Management and Intended Use Plan (PMIUP)

  • On  August 25, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • The 2016 PMP will go into effect when the agency has completed its final reviews and signatures and will remain in effect through June 30, 2016.

Ohio EPA is Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with Loan Discounts and Grant Money

  • On  August 25, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • Initiated in the latter part of 2014, Ohio EPA’s special financing initiatives to help address harmful algal blooms (HABs) through its drinking water and clean water state revolving fund loan programs have now been assisting Ohio’s communities for over half a year.

Ohio EPA Retools Environmental Excellence Awards

  • On  July 31, 2015 in |
  • Deadlines, General
  • The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence at all levels and is open to a wide variety of participants. The program recognizes those who reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve as an environmental steward. Applications for the 2016 Silver and Gold Levels are being accepted through Aug. 28, 2015.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  July 31, 2015 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 in our newsletter will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund call for 2016 project nominations (August 1-August 31)

  • On  July 31, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • Once again, we invite you to nominate projects for assistance from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) in 2016. WPCLF funding levels remain high, and depending on demand, Ohio EPA could make up to $1 billion available in 2016 for important water pollution control projects.

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