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

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.

Division of Surface Water (DSW) Electronic Forms Available!

  • On  December 23, 2016 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water (DSW) announces beginning in January 2017, electronic forms available!

Funding Opportunities

  • On  December 23, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Funding Discount, 2017 Conservation Innovation Grants, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Ohio EPA's Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Applications

Stakeholder Input

Training Opportunities

Industrial Storm Water General Permit Set to Expire December 31st

  • On  December 16, 2016 in |
  • Deadlines
  • If you are currently covered under Ohio EPA’s Industrial Storm Water General Permit, it’s important to know that your permit will expire on December 31, 2016.

Funding Opportunities

  • On  December 16, 2016 in |
  • Funding
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Funding Discount, 2017 Conservation Innovation Grants, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Ohio EPA's Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant Applications

Stakeholder Input

Training Opportunities

WRRSP Open House a Success

  • On  December 12, 2016 in |
  • General
  • On Dec. 6, 2016, DEFA hosted a well-attended gathering of Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) stakeholders, including project sponsors, consultants, city and regional park district representatives, SWCD offices, land conservancies and ODNR.