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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DEFA Winter Resource Newsletter 2019

Training Updates

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Applications

Publications Updates

Ohio EPA's Conditional Exemption for Hazardous Waste Contaminated Wipes and Apparel

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA recently introduced a new conditional exemption for hazardous waste contaminated wipes and apparel that are laundered and returned for reuse.

Public Water Systems Asset Management

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • In Ohio, around 4,800 public water systems (PWS) serve approximately 11 million people daily. PWS are regulated by Ohio EPA’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) and are required to monitor their water regularly for contaminants. When a system doesn't meet a standard, consumers are notified.

Record Year for Drinking Water Assistance

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • 2018 was a record year for financial assistance from the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA). The $233 million awarded during the calendar year is the largest annual amount in the program to date.

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Strengthens the Nation’s State Revolving Funds

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • On Oct. 23, 2018, the President signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, containing provisions strengthening both the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

The Ohio Materials Marketplace: Get Free Goods to Build Your Business!

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • General
  • The Ohio Materials Marketplace is a free online platform helping businesses and organizations find reuse and recycling solutions for disposing or acquiring waste and by-product materials. Many of the materials available are free. Join the Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) to see what's available.

E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner American Municipal Power, Inc.

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Case Studies
  • Ohio EPA recognized American Municipal Power, Inc., (AMP) in Columbus in October with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, diverse array of renewable and advanced power assets and robust energy efficiency program.