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

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation in WSRLA and WPCLF Project

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • As a condition of receiving annual capitalization grants that support Ohio’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) and Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), Ohio EPA negotiates a “fair share” goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in projects being funded through each program.

WPCLF Updates and Highlights of the Draft 2020 Program Management Plan

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan (PMP) includes guidelines for administration of program funds and project implementation over the program year.

Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Principal Forgiveness Program

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • Since 2016, Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund has offered local health districts (LHDs) grant-like subsidies to assist low-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS).

Training Updates

DEFA 2019 WPCLF Nominations Update Webinar

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Training Updates
  • On July 18, 2018, DEFA hosted a webinar to discuss the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), including highlights of the past 12 months, plans for the 2019 program, the nomination process and project scoring. A recording of the webinar is on the Agency YouTube channel.

2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Call for Nominations

  • On  August 7, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • Since 1989, Ohio's Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) has been an important source of project financing throughout Ohio for a wide variety of municipal wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source pollution control projects. The WPCLF is administered on the calendar year basis and now is the time to nominate your projects for financial assistance in 2019.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  July 6, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grants for Ohio Schools – Round 2 and Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Call for Nominations

U.S. EPA Extends Deadline to Apply for WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loan

  • On  May 17, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • U.S. EPA recently announced that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans will be extended to July 31, 2018. The prior deadline was July 6.

Publications Updates

Publications Updates