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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E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner The Cleveland Clinic

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
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  • On December 17, 2019, Laurie Stevenson, Director of Ohio EPA presented the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.

National Green Chemistry and E3 Award Winner – Washing Systems, LLC (WSI)

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
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  • Washing Systems, LLC in Loveland has received the Green Chemistry Challenge: 2019 Greener Reaction Conditions Award from U.S. EPA. WSI is recognized for developing TRUpathTM, an alternative to traditional commercial laundering technologies that use harsh and harmful chemicals.

Recycling and Litter Prevention Community Grant Success Story: Akron Zoo

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
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  • Since 2011, the Akron Zoo has diverted more than 3.6 million pounds of organic waste from landfills. Previously, the zoo had been using an outside vendor who would collect their organic waste and take it to a composting facility. After experiencing changes with their initial organic hauler and increasing limitations on acceptable organic material, Akron Zoo decided to look for alternative solutions for their organic waste to help them reach their long-term goal of being a zero-waste organization.

Introducing the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Program for K-12 Schools

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
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  • Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program on April 22, 2019 at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.

E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner American Municipal Power, Inc.

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
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  • Ohio EPA recognized American Municipal Power, Inc., (AMP) in Columbus in October with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, diverse array of renewable and advanced power assets and robust energy efficiency program.

Ohio EPA Recognizes 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Winners

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
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  • Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 12 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 in Columbus.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Award Winner

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
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  • Ohio EPA recently recognized Ohio University (OU) in Athens with our highest environmental stewardship award for the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.

Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Case Study: Kenworth Truck Company

  • On  May 30, 2018 in |
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  • Kenworth Truck Company in Chillicothe manufactures heavy-and medium-duty trucks. Approximately 2,000 employees work at the plant, producing about 150 trucks per day.

E3 Platinum Case Study – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

  • On  February 16, 2018 in |
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  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first organizations in Ohio to receive Ohio EPA's E3 Platinum Award.

Blueprint Columbus

  • On  December 12, 2017 in |
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  • In 2005, the City of Columbus entered a consent decree with Ohio EPA to address storm and sanitary sewer issues that cause sewage backups into homes and overflows of untreated sewage into rivers during rain events. To address these issues in accordance with the consent decree, the city devised a Wet Weather Management Plan.