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

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Priority Placed on Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
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  • Lead is a common, natural, toxic, and often useful metal that was used for years in products around the home and in the construction industry.

Funding Incentives for Regionalization and Lead Service Line Replacement

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
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  • Ohio EPA continues to strongly support drinking water regionalization projects and comprehensive lead service line (LSL) replacement projects by offering incentives such as principal forgiveness and zero-percent interest loans.

Guidance to Help You Prepare Your WPCLF/WSRLA Project Plan

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
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  • Whenever a community applies to obtain a design or construction loan from DEFA, specific information must be provided so the technical group in the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) can review the project.

Recycle Ohio Grant Program Accepting Applications through Feb. 7, 2020

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
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  • Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities and businesses that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices and stimulate market development for reusing recyclables and litter prevention efforts.

New Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Project Category

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
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  • Beginning in Program Year 2020, Ohio EPA’s Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) will include a new restoration subcategory to specifically address projects involving multiple dam removals in urban corridors.

2020 Recycle Ohio Grant Program

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
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  • Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities and businesses that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices, and stimulate market development for reusing recyclables and litter prevention efforts.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation in WSRLA and WPCLF Project

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
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  • As a condition of receiving annual capitalization grants that support Ohio’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) and Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), Ohio EPA negotiates a “fair share” goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in projects being funded through each program.

WPCLF Updates and Highlights of the Draft 2020 Program Management Plan

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
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  • The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan (PMP) includes guidelines for administration of program funds and project implementation over the program year.

Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Principal Forgiveness Program

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
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  • Since 2016, Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund has offered local health districts (LHDs) grant-like subsidies to assist low-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS).

Ohio EPA Awards More Than $4 Million for Recycling and Litter Prevention

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
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  • Ohio EPA is awarding more than $4 million this year in grant funding to 66 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement general recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.