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. 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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Universal Waste Regulations - U.S. EPA’s universal waste regulations streamline the hazardous waste management standards for certain categories of hazardous waste that are commonly generated by a wide variety of establishments. The federal regulations identify four specific categories of materials that can be managed as universal wastes: batteries; pesticides; mercury-containing equipment; and lamps. In December 2017, Ohio EPA expanded the universal waste categories by adopting rules allowing hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze, hazardous paint and hazardous paint-related wastes to also be classified and managed as a universal waste in Ohio. The streamlined regulations promote the collection and recycling, ease the regulatory burden and encourage the development of programs to reduce the amount going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors. For more information, see Ohio EPA’s Ohio Specific Universal Waste guidance document and Universal Waste Rule Update webinar available on Ohio EPA’s Customer Support Center.

Asset Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities - Asset management is a process used to ensure that planned maintenance is conducted and capital assets (pumps, motors, pipes, etc.) can be repaired, replaced or upgraded as needed and that there is enough money to pay for it.