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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On Jan. 1, 2018, the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) asbestos program will be transferred to Ohio EPA. The program transfer means that Ohio EPA will be the agency responsible for regulating asbestos training courses and professionals – including hazard abatement contractors, specialists, project designers and workers - currently regulated by the ODH. The goal of both agencies is to improve internal efficiency while making compliance easier for customers.

The new combined asbestos program includes a few important changes for Ohio businesses. Although there will be no changes in fee amounts, all fees must now be paid at the time a notification form is submitted for it to be accepted and considered complete. Ohio EPA will also have the authority to suspend and revoke licenses.

To assist customers, Ohio EPA is developing new software that will be implemented in two phases: Phase 1 will allow customers to submit online notification forms as of Jan. 5, 2018; Phase 2 is for the electronic submittal of licenses, certifications and course management in summer of 2018. For all online forms, the software will calculate applicable fees based on information provided in the form. Please note that the ODH online abatement project notification system will be turned off on Jan. 3, 2018. However, all other components of the ODH online system will remain active until the second phase of the Ohio EPA’s new software is made available.

For more information about changes in the asbestos program, including upcoming webinars in December and January explaining these changes, go to epa.ohio.gov/asbestos. For more information, contact asbestos@epa.ohio.gov or call (614) 466-0061.