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.

Whenever a community applies to obtain a design or construction loan from DEFA, specific information must be provided so the technical group in the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) can review the project. In the nomination instructions for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) or Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA), communities are asked to include project planning information, often specified as facility plan or general plan. Reviewers in the Environmental Planning Unit (EPU) and the Environmental Engineering Unit (EEU) use the information to evaluate the project and help ensure satisfaction of state and federal requirements. DEFA has developed guidance documents that contain the basic elements of project planning, some or all of which are typically necessary for review by EPU and EEU staff. Communities are encouraged to refer to the documents when compiling project information. Examples of necessary components include a description of the existing problem(s), alternatives analysis, environmental impacts, costs to the users, and public participation. For more information, please call (614) 644-2798.