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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

Health and Safety Program

Mission Statement

To ensure that a dynamic, comprehensive program is in place to protect the health and safety of all Ohio EPA employees while working in any of the Agency's facilities or during the performance of field activities.

The Agency’s Office of Labor and Safety is located in the Director’s Office and is staffed by Safety and Health Coordinator Nick Ehrke. He is available to all Agency staff and management for consultation and guidance on any occupational safety and health issue that may arise.

Health and Safety Policies


Ohio EPA is committed to providing each of its employees a safe and healthy work environment, free from any recognized hazards. The following policies serve as the foundation of the Agency's comprehensive occupational safety and health program.