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 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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Training Opportunities

Ohio EPA Training Opportunities

March 21, 2018, DEFA Webinar - Ohio Grant Opportunity: VW Mitigation Trust Funding.

April 5, 2018, DEFA Webinar- Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Program Update for 2018.

April 24, 2018, Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF), Workshop, Paulding, OH, Grant Writing 101/102: Finding the Right Funder and Writing a Winning Proposal.

May 16, 2018, DEFA Webinar - Stormwater Permit Program Update Ohio - EPA’s NPDES Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal (OHC000005).

June 13, 2018, DEFA Webinar - Universal Waste Rule Updates.

Did you miss our February webinar - An Overview of DEFA’s Environmental Assistance Programs? You can view the recording on our YouTube Channel and view the PowerPoint slides in our Training Catalog.

Other Training Opportunities

The Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) offers many free online and classroom training sessions around the state of Ohio. Go to their Training webpage for details.

The Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Inc. (OTCO) offers training for water and wastewater professionals. Go to their Training webpage for details.