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.

DEFA Webinar - Ohio EPA’s Permit Wizard Online Guide – Oct. 21, 2015, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST.

Hosted by Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA). The webinar will include a description and demonstration of Ohio EPA’s new Permit Wizard, an online guide to help businesses determine what EPA permits they need. Through a series of progressive and dynamic questions, the Permit Wizard directs users to needed permits and available exemptions and compiles useful web links and local contacts for follow-up. Users can download a copy of their results for further reference. Although primarily geared to those starting a new business, existing businesses will also find the Permit Wizard helpful in evaluating their permitting obligations. Presenter: Rick Carleski, Manager, Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance, Ohio EPA.

Register online: https://ohioepa.webex.com/mw0401lsp13/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ohioepa&service=6

DEFA Grant Funding Webinar- 2016 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants: Opportunities to Implement Recycling and Litter Prevention Projects-Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST.

Hosted and presented by Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance, this webinar will discuss Ohio EPA’s 2016 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant application process and those activities targeted by this funding option. The content will focus on how the competitive grant programs provide opportunities for local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations to establish and implement recycling and litter prevention programs, market development for manufacturers, expansion of equipment and processing facilities, and infrastructure improvements leading to processing efficiencies. Examples of organizations who have received funding under these programs will be reviewed to demonstrate the types of activities Ohio EPA funds under this program, and the components of a successful grant application. Final applications for all grant programs are due Feb. 1, 2016. Grant awards will be announced in April 2016, with funding available July 1, 2016. Additional information can be found at recycleohio.gov. We will be using the audio broadcast feature in WebEx to improve the sound quality of the webinar. You will need speakers on your computer or headphones connected to your computer to hear the audio portion of the webinar. You will be able to ask questions during the webinar using the chat feature in WebEx.

Register online: https://ohioepa.webex.com/mw0401lsp13/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ohioepa&service=6