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. 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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Training Opportunities

Ohio EPA Training Opportunities

Nov. 16, 2016 — Webinar, 2017 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants: Opportunities to Implement Recycling and Litter Prevention.

Dec. 1, 2016 — Webinar, Information on the WPCLF’s 2017-2019 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Discount Program, Ohio EPA — Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA)

Dec. 6, 2016VAP Initial CP Training, Columbus, OH, Ohio EPA — Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR)

Other Training Opportunities

Nov. 15, 2016Webinar, Leveraging Resources to Address Lead in Drinking Water, U.S. EPA 

Nov. 15, 2016Webinar, Building the Case for Green Infrastructure: Outreach and Education, U.S. EPA 

Nov. 15, 2016Webinar, Sustainability and Your Office Equipment - What can you do?, State Electronic Challenge (SEC)

Nov. 16, 2016 — Webinar, Food Recovery = Food Rescue - Innovative Strategies, sponsored by Northeast Recycling Council, Friendship Donations Network and Boulder Food Rescue, funded in part by USDA.

Nov. 22, 2016 — Webinar, Green Infrastructure for Businesses: What is it, why you should consider it, and how to pay for it, MI DEQ

Nov. 22, 2016 — Webinar, Disaster Recovery Financing for Water and Wastewater Utilities, U.S. EPA

Dec. 7, 2016 — Webinar, Resilience Mitigation Financing for Water and Wastewater Utilities, U.S. EPA.

Dec. 14, 2016Tabletop Exercise, Columbus, OH, Ohio Emergency Response Exercise for the Water and Wastewater Sector,  U.S. EPA Water Security Division

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.