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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The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) – Protects Turkey Creek Estuary

  • On  December 2, 2016 in |
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  • The Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) was created to help counter the loss of ecological function and biological diversity of Ohio’s water resources. Through the program, Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) borrowers/sponsors can choose to divert a portion of their loan’s estimated interest payment and instead use the money to implement one or more qualifying WRRSP projects.

Ohio EPA Helps Columbus Expand Glass Recycling Program

  • On  December 2, 2016 in |
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  • The glass recycling program in Columbus’ Short North area is expanding, thanks to a grant from Ohio EPA. The City of Columbus, the North Market, Rumpke of Ohio, Ohio EPA, and several Short North restaurant/bar owners are expanding a pilot program.

Funding Opportunities

  • On  November 18, 2016 in |
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  • Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) , Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Funding Discount, 2017 Conservation Innovation Grants, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Ohio EPA's Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant Applications

Funding Opportunities

  • On  November 10, 2016 in |
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  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Funding Discount and Ohio EPA's Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant Applications

Funding Opportunities

  • On  November 4, 2016 in |
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  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Funding Discount

Funding Opportunities

  • On  October 14, 2016 in |
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  • U.S. EPA’s 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR): Phase I Solicitation, National Science Foundation Environmental Sustainability Grants and Ohio's Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program for Schools

Funding Opportunities

  • On  October 7, 2016 in |
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  • U.S. EPA’s 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR): Phase I Solicitation, National Science Foundation Environmental Sustainability Grants and Ohio's Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program for Schools

2016 State Fair Recycling Initiative

  • On  September 30, 2016 in |
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  • Recycling opportunities at the Ohio State Fair expanded this summer thanks to an initiative by Ohio EPA and the Ohio Exposition Commission. Through DEFA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant program, Ohio EPA provided funding for 10 Bigbelly recycling containers and the commission is purchasing 10 more units.

DEFA’s Program Management Plans (PMPs)

  • On  September 29, 2016 in |
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  • 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  September 22, 2016 in |
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  • Ohio’s Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Applications and Ohio's Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program for Schools