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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Does your business have waste material or product that can be re-used by another business?

If you answered yes, then the new Ohio Materials Marketplace launching in January of 2017 might interest you. Material exchanges connect entities so they can re-use or recycle by-products or waste materials. Companies provide information about the type of material, amount generated and other relevant information. This is shared on the exchange with other companies, who then decide if they can re-use the material in their production process or recycle the material into another product.

Public, private, or non-profit entities operate exchanges, usually as an information clearinghouse. The entity provides the connection for companies to exchange materials, not the warehousing or the actual material exchange. Exchanges used to publish monthly or quarterly catalogues, but now are primarily online marketplaces that list available and wanted materials. Program administrators work to promote the exchange to businesses offering or desiring materials they wish to exchange.

Material exchanges, while not a new idea, are picking up traction in the circular economy, as more people and businesses try to reduce the waste they generate. The material exchange platform provides opportunities for companies to save money and energy, and create new jobs. Ohio’s cross section of agricultural, manufacturing, and automotive industries will provide synergy for many types of businesses interested in participating on the new Ohio exchange. So, look for the new Ohio Materials Marketplace in January 2017. If you have questions on our new exchange, please contact Joseph Klatt at Joseph.Klatt@epa.ohio.gov, or (614) 644-3469.