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

The Resource rss

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

Since 2012, the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) has coordinated webinars on a range of topics, including:

Compliance Assistance

  • Air Permitting Basics
  • Universal Waste Management
  • Used Oil Regulations
  • Oil and Gas Well Inadvertent Returns
  • Hazardous Waste Identification Numbers
  • Hazardous Waste Characterization and Generator Status
  • Air Permit-by-Rule Provisions
  • Methods of Managing Hazardous Waste
  • Inspection and Compliance for Industrial Storm Water Permit Holders
  • Stage II Vapor Control Decommissioning
  • Air Pollution Regulations for Asbestos Landfills
  • Ohio EPA’s Permit Wizard Online Guide
Financial Assistance
  • Helping Ohio Small Businesses Finance and Comply with Federal Clean Air Standards
  • Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants: Opportunities to Establish and Implement Recycling and
  • Litter Prevention Programs
  • Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms: Community Loan Discounts and Grant Money for Equipment
  • Navigating Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Nomination Process
Pollution Prevention
  • Pollution Prevention: The Basics
  • Encouraging Environmental Excellence: How to Gain Recognition for Your Organization’s
  • Environmental Stewardship Efforts
  • Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Recognition Program: Examples of
  • Environmental Excellence
Other
  • Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention Services
  • Ohio EPA’s Strategy to Improve Services

Attendees have indicated in webinar evaluations that asking questions via chat and receiving answers during the webinar is one of the most valuable aspects of the training. To date, more than 1,100 customers have logged on and attended webinars. You can access recorded webinars in the Agency Training Catalog or on Ohio EPA’s YouTube site. Meanwhile, look for new webinar topics in coming months.

What are attendees saying about our webinars?

Methods of Managing Hazardous Waste - “Thoughtful, well organized session that followed the schedule, remained on time, and gave me ideas to ensure documentation of compliance. The practical examples were appreciated. I also appreciated other potentially applicable rules to consider such as the Subpart AA, BB, CC before treating waste.”

Inspection and Compliance for Industrial Storm Water Permit Holders - “Informative and well presented. The best part about this was the pictures of the good and bad practices. It is so much easier for us to see what is expected.”

Waste Characterization and Generator Status - “Very good review of waste characterization. Great presentation and easy to follow information. I will definitely be using the materials to help train our plant level personnel.”