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

The Resource rss

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

Training Opportunities

Ohio EPA has numerous training resources available. For upcoming trainings, visit our training calendar. For previous trainings, visit our YouTube channel and our training library.

Aug. 22, 2018 — DEFA Webinar, The Economic Impact Potential of Recycling in Ohio

Sept. 19, 2018 — DEFA Webinar, Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3): The 2019 Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Application Process.

Sept. 25, 2018 — Ohio EPA Workshop, Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Grant Writing 101/102: Finding the Right Funder and Writing a Winning Proposal, Athens, OH.

Sept. 26, 2018 — Ohio EPA Workshop, Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Grant Writing 101/102: Finding the Right Funder and Writing a Winning Proposal, Youngstown, OH.

Oct. 15, 2018 — Ohio EPA Workshop, Ohio 2018 Dredged Material Summit, Elyria, OH, Registration is now open!

Oct. 30 - 31, 2018 — Ohio EPA Compliance Assistance Conference, Columbus, OH, Registration is now open!!

Did you miss a webinar?
 

May 16, 2018, 2018 - Storm Water Permit Program Update.

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

June 20 & 26, 2018, Ohio Diesel Fleets: How to Apply for VW Funds.

July 18, 2018, Program Highlights and Tips for Nominating Your 2019 WPCLF Projects.

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.