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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The Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Program recognizes any K-12 public or private school for their achievements in environmental stewardship and efforts to educate and involve students on environmental topics. This program has three recognition classes that are based on how students “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” (3Rs).

Root Class – School demonstrates activities in one of the 3Rs; environmental education and stewardship is included in the curriculum; students have opportunities to participate in environmental activities.

Branch Class – School demonstrates activities in at least two of the 3Rs; environmental education and stewardship is interdisciplinary through all grade levels; students have opportunities to participate in STEM programs of green clubs.

Leaf Class – School demonstrates activities in all 3Rs; environmental education and stewardship is interdisciplinary, and curriculum is progressive; student-led environmental initiatives; the community beyond the school is encouraged to participate in environmental activities.

In recognition of their efforts and accomplishments, all three classes will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the Director and recognition on Ohio EPA’s website. Those in the branch class will also receive an E4 window sticker decal. The leaf class will also receive an E4 flag and, schedule permitting, an award ceremony at the school. E4 applications are accepted at any time. An individual school, school system or portion of a school system can apply.

For more information and application instructions, visit epa.ohio.gov/ocapp/ohioe3. If you have questions or need help, please contact Kelsey Heyob at kelsey.heyob@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 705-1013.