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.

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. AMP is a non-profit wholesale power supplier and service provider.

AMP’s sustainability efforts and achievements include:

  • Improving energy and operational efficiency at the generation level, helping reduce emissions and water usage, and reducing landfill space needs.
  • Reducing CO2 and volatile organic compound emissions.
  • Adding more solar and hydropower facilities, a component of AMP’s commitment to a diversified power supply portfolio.
  • Offering sustainability services to its members. Partnering with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation to run Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency program available to members.
  • Implementing a carbon management program resulting in reforestation of 467 acres of state forests.
  • Offering a green pricing program, EcoSmart Choice, available to member communities to offset all - or a percentage - of their monthly electric usage with renewable energy certificates.
  • Efficiency upgrades to its headquarters building.
  • Implementing a recycling program and transitioning document management from paper to electronic storage.

For more information about Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program and the recognition levels, visit our website at, or call 1-800-329-7518.