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

The Resource rss

Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

DEFA Winter Resource Newsletter 2020

Funding Incentives for Regionalization and Lead Service Line Replacement

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA continues to strongly support drinking water regionalization projects and comprehensive lead service line (LSL) replacement projects by offering incentives such as principal forgiveness and zero-percent interest loans.

Guidance to Help You Prepare Your WPCLF/WSRLA Project Plan

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Whenever a community applies to obtain a design or construction loan from DEFA, specific information must be provided so the technical group in the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) can review the project.

Recycle Ohio Grant Program Accepting Applications through Feb. 7, 2020

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities and businesses that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices and stimulate market development for reusing recyclables and litter prevention efforts.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  January 22, 2020 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.

New Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Project Category

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Beginning in Program Year 2020, Ohio EPA’s Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) will include a new restoration subcategory to specifically address projects involving multiple dam removals in urban corridors.

Deadlines

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Recycling and Litter Prevention (R&LP) Grant Applications

Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) Keeps Getting Better

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • General
  • The Ohio Materials Marketplace is a free online platform allowing businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials.

Training Updates

New Federal Rule Related to the Use of Perchloroethylene in Co-Located Residential Buildings

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amended the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities.