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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The New DEFA — Enhancing Ohio EPA's Service to Businesses and Communities

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • In May 2015, Ohio EPA merged its Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and its Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) to create a “one-stop shop” for customers seeking our technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance.

We're going paperless!

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • We’ve been contemplating this step for a long time, as we think about ways to make our own operations more sustainable.

Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards

  • On  July 13, 2015 in |
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  • Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

WPCLF Nomination Training Webinar — July 23, 2015

  • On  July 13, 2015 in |
  • Funding, Training Updates
  • Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) Webinar- Navigating Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Nomination Process

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