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

New Federal Rule Related to the Use of Perchloroethylene in Co-Located Residential Buildings

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amended the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities.

Register Now for Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Rules/Regulations, Training Updates
  • On March 31 – April 1, 2020, Ohio EPA will host our 11th Compliance Assistance Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Through our conference, you will gain valuable information and contacts to help you with your environmental compliance responsibilities.

Not All Air Emission Sources Require Air Permits

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Does your business use materials or conduct activities that can release air pollutants?

How to Activate and Enter a Report in Ohio EPA’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Do you have to submit data through Ohio EPA’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system? Do you ever get stuck and wish you could get immediate assistance?

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Now Requires Electronic Submittal

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Did you know that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) individual application paper forms are no longer accepted through the mail? As of July 1, 2019, these forms must be submitted electronically through Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center and Surface Water Tracking, Reporting, and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS) service.

Flushing of Hazardous Pharmaceuticals is Prohibited by U.S. EPA

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • U.S. EPA’s final rule for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals prohibits healthcare facilities and reverse distributors, as defined by U.S. EPA, from flushing, pouring, or draining hazardous pharmaceutical wastes down a toilet, sink, tub, or other drains as a disposal option.

Assistance and Resources Available for Ohio’s Marinas

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Ohio EPA and several other agencies. They encourage marinas and boaters to use simple, innovative solutions to help keep Ohio’s coastal and inland waterway resources clean.

Free Compliance Assistance Services

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Did you know that Ohio EPA has free and confidential services to help you understand and follow environmental laws and save you money? DEFA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) provides free and confidential assistance to help Ohio businesses and organizations comply with Ohio’s environmental requirements, such as completing permit applications and recordkeeping forms. Our environmental specialists can answer your questions regarding air, waste, water and other environmental issues.

Ohio EPA's Conditional Exemption for Hazardous Waste Contaminated Wipes and Apparel

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio EPA recently introduced a new conditional exemption for hazardous waste contaminated wipes and apparel that are laundered and returned for reuse.

The PEW Charitable Trusts Highlights OCAPP’s Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the PEW Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research organization. The organization recognized Ohio EPA for its free and confidential services and resources to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations.