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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Circular Economy — A system for regener-ating and restoring by design. By optimizing resources through reuse and recycling, waste is designed out of the process. Unlike the take, make and dispose model of the linear economy, in the circular economy all products and by-products are designed with the intent of being repurposed or reused.

U.S. EPA Small Business Ombudsman — The Asbestos Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO) serves as a conduit for small businesses to access U.S. EPA, and facilitates communications between the small business community and U.S. EPA. The ASBO advocates for small business issues, and partners with state Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs), U.S. EPA Regional Small Business Liaisons (RSBLs) trade associations, U.S. EPA headquarters and regional offices, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal agencies to help assist the small business community.