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 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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Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  February 23, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • DWAF Call for Nominations and 2018 Section 319 Grant Program

Stakeholder Input

Training Opportunities

DEFA February Resource Newsletter 2018

Changes to Ohio EPA’s Universal Waste Rules

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Universal wastes (UW) are specific hazardous waste streams that a generator can choose to manage in an alternative manner in place of the more complex hazardous waste requirements.

Early Planning for Wastewater Issues Can Help New Craft Breweries Get Started on the Right Path

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • If you plan to start a craft brewery, it’s important to evaluate both water use and wastewater discharge options.

E3 Platinum Case Study – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Case Studies
  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first organizations in Ohio to receive Ohio EPA's E3 Platinum Award.

Build Your Business – Get on the List and Join the Marketplace

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • General
  • Last spring, Ohio EPA launched the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a free online service that allows businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials. Currently, OMM has more than 600 members.

U.S. EPA Recognizes Akron’s Water Quality Improvements and Innovation

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • In November, Director Butler presented U.S. EPA’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) Award to the City of Akron for its Howard Storage Basin project.

Four Communities Take Advantage of Asset Management Funds in December

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • In December 2017, Ohio EPA awarded four communities principal forgiveness funds through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) for asset management planning.