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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U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Program encourages consumers, workplaces and communities to look for cleaning products that will protect public health and the environment. Known formerly as the Design for the Environment program, Safer Choice goals include:

  • Increasing awareness and recognition of the Safer Choice label on qualifying products; and
  • Encouraging innovation and the development of safer chemicals and chemical-based products.

U.S. EPA developed the labels to make it easy for consumers and businesses to choose products that meet safer product standards, and perform well. More than 2,000 products currently carry the Safer Choice label. These products are available at retail stores and can be used at home and in businesses, schools, hotels, offices and sports venues.

Along with protecting human health, Safer Choice products are less toxic to fish and other aquatic life and they break down more quickly through natural processes, so they are less likely to become part of the food chain or damage the ecosystem. Several manufacturers and companies in Ohio have products that meet the standards of the Safer Choice Program and carry the Safer Choice label.