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

DEFA Winter Resource Newsletter 2017

Deadlines

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant, WSRLA Nominations and Annual Emissions Reports.

New Publications

Industrial Storm Water General Permit Expired Dec. 31, 2016

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • If you are currently covered under Ohio EPA’s Industrial Storm Water General Permit, it’s important to know that your permit expired on Dec. 31, 2016. Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water is finalizing a new general permit. Please know that your operations will remain covered until you’ve had a chance to renew coverage.

Surface Water Tracking, Reporting and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS)

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • In July 2016 through the Agency’s eBusiness Center (eBiz), Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water began providing online options to submit National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit applications, permit modifications and other reports. The Surface Water Tracking, Reporting and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS) has 17 Notice-of-Intent (NOI) electronic applications for coverage under a master general permit and additional electronic forms for general permit-specific co-permittee and individual construction lot coverage.

Ohio EPA Recognizes Environmental Excellence in Ohio Communities and Public Entities

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • Many Ohio communities know Ohio EPA recognizes manufacturing businesses for environmental excellence with the Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) program, but may not realize their day-to-day operations are also eligible for recognition.

Scotts Miracle‐Gro, Marysville Plant — Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner Case Study

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • Scotts Miracle-Gro, Marysville plant (SMG-Marysville) manufactures, packages, distributes and markets consumer lawn and garden products.

Reducing Food Waste Through Donation

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • According to a 2012 report published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is never eaten.

What is Sustainability?

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • You might hear this term a lot these days, but what does it mean?

Inter‐Agency Partnership Helps Ohio Schools Address Lead in Drinking Water

  • On  February 24, 2017 in |
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  • In the spring of 2016, Ohio EPA partnered with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) to help Ohio schools identify and replace drinking-water related components and fixtures containing lead through the Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program.