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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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Last fall, Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA), the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) and Division of Surface Water (DSW) launched a Package Plant Initiative to assist small activated sludge process wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) with regulatory compliance.

Participants in the program receive activated sludge process control training, basic process control testing supplies and equipment, operator contact hours and optional membership in an operator’s forum. There is no fee for program materials.

More than 30 plant operators located in Northwest Ohio attended the initial training. It was well-received by attendees. This spring, the next session will focus on Southwest Ohio. More training will soon be offered in Northeast, Southeast and Central Ohio.

As part of the initiative, Ohio EPA is also offering a tool lending library that includes centrifuges and dissolved oxygen meters. The library lends operators equipment from the Ohio EPA district offices on a check-out basis. These tools are valuable to assist operators in implementing their process control methods. The tool library will become available at each Ohio EPA district office after the training has been held in that region.

For more information about this Initiative, please email Jon Bernstein or call (614) 644-3715.

“I would like to thank you for the training course you offered in Fremont, Ohio regarding package plant systems. The technical workshop was very well presented and the field visits were just as helpful. It was possibly the best hands-on training I've attended in 25 years. Thank you for your continued support and that of the course sponsors.” - Village Administrator

“Thank you and your team for hosting this workshop and also for the operational tools. This collaboration between treatment operators and the EPA is a must to secure the future of our valuable resources.” – Village Wastewater Director