About Us

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.

Ohio EPA's goal is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws and demonstrating leadership in environmental stewardship.

Everyone needs clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. We want to keep our environment clean, but we enjoy modern conveniences that create pollution, like air emissions from electric plants and automobiles and hazardous waste like leftover paint and cleaning chemicals.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a state agency whose goal is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws. Those laws and related rules outline Ohio EPA's authority and what things we can consider when making decisions about regulated activities.

Ohio EPA was created on Oct. 23, 1972. It combined environmental programs that previously had been scattered throughout several state departments. Ohio EPA's Central Office is located in Columbus, and five district offices manage the Agency's programs throughout the state. The director of Ohio EPA is appointed by the governor and serves as a cabinet member.

Ohio EPA establishes and enforces standards for air, water, waste management and cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances. We also provide financial assistance to businesses and communities; environmental education programs for businesses and the public; and pollution prevention assistance to help businesses minimize their waste at the source.

Ohio EPA has several regulatory divisions that play different roles in environmental protection. Each division issues permits to regulate industries that pollute in a specific area, like air emissions or wastewater discharges to rivers and streams. The permits include requirements for operating, monitoring and reporting compliance. There are a few core responsibilities that each regulatory division of Ohio EPA fulfills:

  • Review permit applications and issue permits to facilities.
  • Investigate citizen complaints.
  • Monitor to make sure all environmental standards are met (usually accomplished by collecting samples of air, water or soil and testing them for pollutants in a laboratory; and reviewing sampling and monitoring data submitted by a facility).
  • Provide technical assistance to help regulated facilities understand and follow environmental laws and permit requirements.
  • Take enforcement action against facilities that violate environmental laws and permit requirements.

Non-regulatory divisions provide financial assistance to businesses and communities; site cleanup and spill response; environmental education programs for businesses and the public; pollution prevention assistance to help businesses minimize their waste at the source; laboratory analysis; and criminal environmental investigations. 

Ohio EPA’s Central Office is located in Columbus. Five district offices manage the Agency’s programs at the local level. They are located in Bowling Green, Twinsburg, Dayton, Columbus and Logan.


District Offices

The district offices review permit applications; investigate citizen complaints; investigate and oversee cleanups of spills and releases; monitor compliance with environmental standards; provide technical assistance to help regulated facilities understand and comply with environmental laws and permit requirements; initiate enforcement action against facilities that are not in compliance; provide environmental information and other assistance to the public; coordinate public records requests; and give public presentations.

Air Pollution Control

The Division of Air Pollution Control ensures compliance with the federal Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act as part of its mission to attain and maintain air quality at a level that will protect public health and the environment. The division reviews, issues and enforces permits for installation and operation of sources of air pollution and operates an extensive outdoor air monitoring network. The division also oversees an automobile emission testing program to minimize emissions from mobile sources.

Director's Office

The Director’s Office is charged with upholding the Agency's mission to protect human health and the environment. The office directs all activities of the Agency including policy development and rule making, enforcement, strategic planning, coordinating state and federal initiatives, and providing outreach, education and assistance to the regulated community and citizens.

Drinking and Ground Waters

The Division of Drinking and Ground Waters ensures compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and evaluates potential threats to source waters that supply more than 5,000 public drinking water systems in Ohio. The division has a lead role for statewide ground water protection in cooperation with other state and federal agencies; implements a ground water quality monitoring program; and provides technical support to the Agency's waste management divisions.

Environmental Education

The Office of Environmental Education administers the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, awarding up to $1 million annually in grants for projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the general public and the regulated community. The office also administers the Ohio Clean Diesel School Bus grant program, Diesel Emission Reduction Grants, and a scholarship program for university students in environmental science and engineering.

Employee Services

The Office of Employee Services maintains current employment information, posts available positions with the state job bank and collects and screens employment applications submitted to the Agency. Staff provide assistance to Ohio EPA administrators and staff on matters regarding Civil Service laws and rules, discipline, employment, benefits, recruitment, position descriptions and personnel policies. The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity pursues fair and equal treatment for all individuals employed by or seeking employment with Ohio EPA and also monitors the Agency’s compliance with all laws, rules and regulations governing nondiscrimination.

Environmental and Financial Assistance

The Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance houses several of the Agency's core programs that focus on compliance assistance and community development. It includes three offices: the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP); the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA); and the Office of Outreach and Customer Support (OCS). OFA staff members provide technical assistance to help small community wastewater plants improve operations and efficiency and administer two low-interest state revolving loan fund programs that finance municipal wastewater treatment, water quality improvement and drinking water projects. Eligible projects include building or renovating drinking water plants or wastewater plants and sewers, restoring aquatic habitat, improving home sewage disposal systems and best management practices for agriculture or forestry to reduce and prevent water pollution. Funding is also provided for recycling, litter cleanup and scrap tire management activities. OCAPP helps thousands of small businesses annually comply with environmental regulations through on-site assistance, help completing forms, training events, plain-English publications and other services and helps entities identify and implement pollution prevention (P2) measures that save money, improve performance and benefit the environment. The division recognizes outstanding efforts of businesses, communities and other entities making a commitment to environmental stewardship through Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program. OCS staff members connect Ohio businesses and communities with the Division's services through in-person meetings and presentations as well as electronic tools such as newsletters, monthly emails and webinars.

Environmental Response, Investigation and Enforcement

Division of Environmental Response, Investigation and Enforcement (ERIE) staff are responsible for the comprehensive response to emergency incidents impacting the environment and the community, providing technical and investigative support for resolving crimes involving the environment, as well as ensuring compliance and enforcement is efficient and consistent across all divisions and districts of Ohio EPA.

Ohio EPA’s Environmental Response (ER) Unit is a specialized group of staff stationed throughout Ohio who coordinate with first responders and other Federal, State and local responders and support entities on environmental emergencies such as train wrecks, facility malfunctions, highway crashes, fish kills, oil and gas releases, natural disasters, etc., to minimize and abate the impact these releases cause to the environment. ER is capable of responding 24 hours a day, seven days a week and responders are fully trained in the Incident Command System.

The Office of Special Investigations is the criminal investigative branch of Ohio EPA. The office works in partnership with other state and federal agencies to investigate activities that may criminally violate state or federal environmental laws or regulations. The office's investigations span all of Ohio EPA's environmental programs.

The division also coordinates enforcement efforts throughout Ohio EPA to ensure protection of human health and the environment. This is accomplished through a focus on timeliness, efficient use of resources, active and constructive engagement with the regulated community, and development of enforcement strategies to maintain consistency in all district offices throughout the state.

Environmental Response and Revitalization

The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization oversees investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites including federal facilities; provides assistance to companies and communities that clean up and reuse brownfield sites; and oversees the permitting, inspection, compliance and reporting of hazardous waste sites.

Environmental Services

The Division of Environmental Services provides laboratory services to other Ohio EPA divisions, state and local agencies and private entities. The division chemists and biologists analyze water, air, sediment and fish tissue samples, inspect and certify laboratories and provide technical assistance.

Fiscal Administration

The Office of Fiscal Administration provides fiscal services to the Agency including purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration, budgeting, economic analysis and internal accounting control review. The office also publishes Sewer and Water Rate Surveys that show residential rates for these services throughout Ohio.

Legal Services

Materials and Waste Management

The Division of Materials and Waste Management implements Ohio's solid waste, infectious waste and construction and demolition debris programs. In addition to the traditional regulatory program, the division is also committed to research and promotion of emerging concepts and technologies associated with resource conservation, materials management and sustainability. The division also oversees state and local planning for long-term solid waste management.

Labor and Safety

Ohio EPA is committed to providing each of its employees a safe and healthy work environment, free from any recognized hazards. The Health and Safety office oversees a dynamic, comprehensive program 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.

Public Interest Center

The Public Interest Center responds to citizen and media inquiries regarding environmental issues and Agency actions; prepares news releases; facilitates public hearings; and implements public involvement activities for citizen organizations, community leaders and other parties interested in environmental issues. The office oversees publications, the website and video production.

Surface Water

The Division of Surface Water ensures compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and works to increase the number of water bodies that can be safely used for swimming and fishing. The division issues permits to regulate wastewater treatment plants, factories and storm water runoff; develops comprehensive watershed plans aimed at improving polluted streams; and samples streams, lakes and wetlands — including fish, aquatic insects and plants — to determine the health of Ohio’s water bodies.

A-C

     
Abandonment of Boreholes and Monitoring Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Accidental Release Prevention Program 112 (r) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Acid Mine Drainage Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Acid Rain Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Accounting Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339
Adams County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Adjudication Hearings Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Aerosol Cans Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Agriculture Department of Agriculture (614) 466-2732
Air Pollution Damage Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Agencies (Local) Jurisdictional Map and Contacts

Akron Regional (330) 375-2480

Canton (330) 489-3385

Cincinnati (513) 946-7777

Cleveland (216) 664-2324

Dayton (937) 225-4435

Lake County (216) 350-2543

Portsmouth (740) 353-5156

North Ohio Valley (614) 282-3908

Toledo (419) 936-3015

Mahoning-Trumbull (330) 744-1928
Air Alerts Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Attainment Areas Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Civil Penalties Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Complaints Ohio EPA District Office or
Local Air Agency
Local District Office
Local Air Agency
Air Episode Plan Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air (General Information) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Lab
(614) 466-7069
Air Permit Assistance for Small Businesses Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (800) 329-7518
Air Pollutants (HAPs) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Data Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Index Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Modeling Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Rules (Ordering) Legal Records (614) 644-3037
Air Toxics/Toxicology Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Trends Report (Ambient Data) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Algae Surface Water
Drinking and Ground Waters
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2752
Allen County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Alternative Fuels Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Ambient Ground Water Monitoring Network Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Ambient Site Sampling (Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Amphibian Monitoring Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Animal Waste/Feedlots

      General/Permits Department of Agriculture (614) 466-2732
      Surface Water/Runoff Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Drainage Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
      Herbicides Department of Agriculture (614) 466-2732
      Nonpoint Source Information Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Water Quality Criteria Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Animal Waste
(Best Management Practices)
Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Animals (Dead) Local Health Department
Animals (Dead) Composting Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Annual Discharge Fees (Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Annual Health Department Survey Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Annual Reports (Hazardous Waste) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Annual Reports (Scrap Tires) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Annual Reports
(Solid Waste Disposal Capacity)
Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Antidegradation Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Antifreeze Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Anti-tampering Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Appeals Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Applications    
      Water Pollution Control Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Sewage Treatment Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Air Pollution Control Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
      Solid Waste Facility Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Hazardous Waste Facility Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Storm Water Permits Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Wetlands Permit Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Infectious Waste Facility Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Scrap Tire Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Water Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
      Underground Injection Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Approved Test Methods    
      Sewage Environmental Services (614) 644-4247
      Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
      Wastewater Environmental Services (614) 644-4247
Aquatic Life Criteria Standards Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Aquifer Remediation Well Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Arclnfo Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Area Assistance Teams/NPS Surface Water Local District Office
Areawide Planning Agencies
(Surface Water)
Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Asbestos
 
      In Schools Department of Health (614) 466-0061
      Air Emissions Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
      Removal Contractors/Licensing Department of Health (614) 466-0611
      Complaints (Job Sites) Air Pollution Control Local District Office
      Drinking Water Data Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
      Disposal Facilities (Licensed) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Health Effects Department of Health (614) 466-0611
      Rules Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Ash Waste Disposal Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Ashland County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Ashtabula County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Ashtabula River Remedial Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Assessments (Property) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Athens County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Attainment/Non-Attainment
(Air Pollution)
Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Auglaize County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Automobile Emissions Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Backflow Prevention Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Backflows Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Background Check Review/Status for Solid Waste Facilities Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Bacteria Problems (Drinking Water) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Bakeries (Air Permits) Environmental and Financial Assistance (800) 329-7518
Batteries (Lead Acid) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Belmont County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Beneficial Use- Fly Ash, Scrap Tires Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Benefits (Employee) Employee Services (614) 644-2100
Best Available Technology
(Air Pollution Control)
Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Bioassay Environmental Services (614) 644-4247
Bioassays from Ohio Entities Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Biocriteria Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Biological Criteria
(Water Quality Reports)
Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Biological Data Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Biological Monitoring Evaluations Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Biological Surveys Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Black/Rocky River Basin (Lorain) Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Blasting at Mines Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6633
Blue Creek Wetland Project Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Boilers (air emissions) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Borehole Abandonment Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Bottled Water Department of Agriculture (614) 728-6200
Brine (Complaints/Spills) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-3196
(800) 282-9378
Brownfields Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Brown County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Buckeye Lake Sanitary Sewer District Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Budget Analysis Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339
Building Maintenance and Security Operations and Facilities (614) 644-2089
Bulk Storage Terminals
 
      Air Permits Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
      Spill Prevention Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks (BUSTR) State Fire Marshal's Office (614) 752-7938
Burr Oak Sanitary Sewer District Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Butler County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Carroll County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Caesar Creek Steering Committee Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Carbon Dioxide Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Catalytic Converter Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
CERCLA Environmental Response and Revitalization Local District Office
(614) 644-2924
Certification Water Licenses (Drinking Water and Wastewater) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Certified Lab Performance Evaluation Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) Program Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Champaign County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Change in Facility Ownership Local District Office Local District Office
Chemical Effects (Toxicology) Department of Health (614) 466-3543
Chemical Information

      Spill Reporting Environmental Response and Revitalization (800) 282-9378
      Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Citizens Groups Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Clark County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Class 5 Injection Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Clean Air Act Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Clean Lakes Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Clean Ohio Fund Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Clean Power Plan Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Clean Water Act Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Clean Water Needs Survey Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Cleansers/Solvents Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Cleanup Standards    
      Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      VAP/CERCLA Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
      Clearwell Evaluations Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Clermont County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Clinton County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Closed Landfills    
      General Questions and Permits Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Ground Water Monitoring Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Coal Fire Boilers (electric utility) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Coal Washing Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Coal Waste Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Coastal Zone Management Surface Water
Department of Natural Resources
(614) 644-2001
(419) 626-7980
Coatings (VOCs) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Coliform (Drinking Water) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2572
Collection Systems (Surface Water) Permits Operation and Maintenance Surface Water Local District Office
Columbiana County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Combined Sewers    
      Operation and Maintenance Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Combined Sewer Overflow Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Abatement Funding Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Community Revitalization Assistance (CRA) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Complaints/Releases Local District Office Local District Office
Compliance Assistance Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Compliance Assurance Monitoring (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Compliance Enforcement
(Surface Water)
Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Compliance Inspections
(Surface Water)
Surface Water Local District Office
Compliance Reporting (Air) Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Compliance Inspections (Air) Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Composting — Inspections/Monitoring, Permits, Regulations Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
(614) 644-2621
Comprehensive Performance Evaluations (CPEs) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Comprehensive State Ground Water Protection System Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Surface Water
Ohio Department of Agriculture
(614) 644-2001
(614) 387-0470
Construction and Demolition Debris Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Construction Permit/Storm Water Surface Water Local District Office
Contaminated Sediments Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Contaminated Soil Policy
(petroleum or other)
Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Contingency Plans for Water Treatment Plants Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Contracts (Voluntary Action Program) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Cooling Water Additives/Discharges Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Copies of Regulations Legal Records (614) 644-3037
Corrective Action    
      CERCLA and RCRA Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
      Ground Water Questions Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
      Solid Waste (non-hazardous) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Coshocton County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Crawford County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Cross-Connection/Backflow Prevention Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Cuyahoga County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Cuyahoga River Projects Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
     

D-G

     
Darke County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Deep Well Injection Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Defiance County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Degreasing/Solvent Cleaning  
      Waste disposal questions Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621  
      Air Permitting Requirements Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Delaware County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Demolition Debris Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
DERR Database Projects Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Design Questions Industrial Landfills Municipal Landfills Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Dioxin – Air Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Discharge Limitations Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Disposal Capacity Solid Waste Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Disposal Questions/General Solid Waste Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Disposal Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
District Offices/Ohio EPA


Central District Office (614) 728-3778

Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200

Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461

Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501

Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
District Plans
Solid Waste Management
Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
DOE (Department of Energy)/Federal Facility Sites Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Draft or Proposed Rules Director's Office (614) 644-2782
Drainage Ditches County Engineer
Department of Natural Resources
Check local directory
(614) 265-6610
Dredging Projects (Section 401) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
DRINK Software Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Drinking Water Wells Drinking and Ground Waters Local District Office
Drinking Water Assistance Fund Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Drums (abandoned) Environmental Response and Revitalization Local District Office
Dry Cleaning    
      Waste Disposal Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Permits Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Dry Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Dumping (Open) - Filing Complaints Local District Office
Dumps Local Health Department
Dust Air Pollution Control Local District Office
E-Check Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Ecological Assessment

Surface Water

Environmental Response and Revitalization

(614) 644-2001

(614) 644-2924

Ecoregions Surface Water (614) 836-8780
Education Fund Environmental Education (614) 644-3768
Effluent Analysis (LEAPS) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Effluent/River Mixing Study Reviews Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Effluent — Toxicity Reports from Entities Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Electrofishing Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Emerald Ash Borer Ohio Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6707
Emergency Response/Special Investigations Office of Special Investigations Local District Office
Emissions General Questions, Fees, Testing, Trading Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Employee Assistance Program Employee Services (614) 644-2100
Employee Benefits Employee Services (614) 644-2100
Employment Employee Services (614) 644-2100
Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3)
Environmental and Financial Assistance
800) 329-7518 
Energy Star U.S. EPA/Energy Star (800) 621-8431
Enforcement Cases Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Engineering Guides (AIR) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Environmental Education Fund Environmental Education (614) 644-3768
Environmental Impact Analysis Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Environmental Indicators Project Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Environmental Review

      Drinking Water Projects Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
      Surface Water Projects Surface Water (614) 644-2001
      Water Pollution Control Projects
Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Employment Opportunity (614) 644-3553
Erie County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Exemption Requests Landfills Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Explosive Gas Plans - Landfills Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Explosives (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Fairfield County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Fayette County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Feedlots Surface Water
Department of Agriculture
(614) 644-2001
(614) 387-0470
Fees Refer to the Fee Schedule
FESOPs Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Fiberglass (air emissions) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
File Reviews See Public Records Reviews page
Filter Media Evaluation Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Filters (Home Treatment Units) Drinking and Ground Waters
Department of Health
(614) 644-2752
(614) 466-0611
Financial Assistance Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Financial Assurance — Solid Waste Facilities, Hazardous Waste Facilities Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Fish Advisories (Sport-caught) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Fish Community Assessments Surface Water Local District Office
Fish Kills Environmental Response and Revitalization
Department of Natural Resources

Local District Office

(800) 282-9378

(614) 265-6300

Fish Sampling Methods Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Fish Tissue (Contamination) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Flood Plain Department of Natural Resources
Fluorescent Light Bulbs Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Fluoridation Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Fly Ash — General, Disposal/Reclamation Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Forestry Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6694
Formaldehyde — General Questions, Foam Insulation Ohio Department of Health (614) 466-1390
Foundries

      Air Permits Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
      Storm Water Runoff Surface Water (614) 644-2001
401 Certifications Surface Water (614) 644-2001
4500 Forms (MORs) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
503 Delegation Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Franklin County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Freedom of Information Act/Ohio Open Records Law Director's Office (614) 644-2782
Freon    
      General Questions Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
      Recovery Requirements U.S. EPA Ozone Program (800) 296-1996
Fulton County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Fuel Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Gallia County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Gas/Oil Wells Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6939
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (GDF) — Air Permits, Vapor Controls Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Gasoline Mileage Ratings U.S. EPA (800) 296-1996
Gasoline Volatility (RVP) U.S. EPA (212) 233-9050
Geauga County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Generator or Transport Registration — Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Generators Identification Numbers Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surface Water
Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2001

(614) 644-2752

Global Positioning Systems

Surface Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

 

(614) 644-2001

(614) 644-2752

Grain Driers Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Grants See Funding Sources page
Great Lakes/Lake Erie - General Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Great Lakes/Lake Erie — Bioassessment/Biocriteria Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Great Miami River Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Greene County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Green Lights Program Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Green Roof Tours Robert Turrin (Ohio Equities) (614) 221-1314
GRITS/STAT Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Ground Water Availability (Quantity Issues) Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6789
Ground Water — Education, Modeling, Monitoring Plans, Quality, Sampling/Analysis Procedures, Statistical Evaluation Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Guernsey County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Guidance/Rule Interpretation See Appropriate Division
     

H-K

     
Hamilton County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Hancock County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Hardin County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Harmful Algal Blooms

Surface Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2001

(614) 644-2752

Harrison County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Hazardous Air Pollutants Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Hazardous Waste (Household) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Hearing Clerk Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Hearing Examiner Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Henry County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Highland County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Hi-Volume Samplers (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Hocking County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Holding Tanks (Boats) Department of Natural Resources  
Holmes County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Department of Development (800) 282-0880
Home Sewage System (Financing) Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Home Water Wells    
      Standards/Testing Local Health Department  
      Drilling Department of Natural Resources  
Hospital Wastes Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Hotlines (Environmental Complaints)    

Environmental Response and Revitalization (800) 282-9378  

Central District Office (800) 686-2330

Northeast District Office (800) 686-6330

Northwest District Office (800) 686-6930

Southeast District Office (800) 686-7330

Southwest District Office (800) 686-8930
House Bill 592 Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Huron County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Hydrocarbons Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Hydrogeologic Investigations Drinking and Ground Waters Local District Office
Hydropunch (Use of) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Incinerators    
      Solid/Infectious/Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
      Air Permits Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Indirect Discharges — Wastewater Permits Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Indoor Air Quality Ohio Department of Health (614) 466-7630
Industrial Solid Waste Landfills Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Infectious Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Infiltration/Inflow — surface water Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Injection Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Inorganic Chemical Data — Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Inspections/Facilities Appropriate Division Local District Office
Instream Water Quality Data Surface Water Local District Office
Internships
Employee Services
(614) 644-2100
Inventory Control Operation and Facilities (614) 644-2089
Iron and Steel Plants — Air Permitting Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Jackson County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Jefferson County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Jobs/Employment Employee Services (614) 644-2100
Kerosene Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Knox County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
     

L-P

     
Lab Certifications — Drinking Water Labs Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Lab Performance Evaluation Voluntary Action Program Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Labor Relations Labor, Safety and Ethics (614) 644-2100
Laboratory Chemicals Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Lake Assessments Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Lake County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Lake Erie Surface Water (614) 644-2871
Lake Erie Commission Ohio Lake Erie Commission (419) 245-2514
Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LAMP) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Lake Erie Protection Fund Ohio Lake Erie Commission (419) 245-2514
Land Application/Spray Irrigation/Wastewater Surface Water Local District Office
Landfills Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Law Summary Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Lawrence County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Lazarus Green Roof Tours Robert Turrin (Ohio Equities) (614) 221-1314
Lead Analysis — Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Lead-Based Paint    
      General Information U.S. EPA (800) 424-5323
      Removal Ohio Department of Health (877) 668-5323
      Waste Disposal Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Lead in Gas U.S. EPA (202) 233-9050
Legal Questions Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Legal Records Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Legislation Director's Office (614) 644-2782
License Applications Solid Waste and Scrap Tire Facilities Materials and Waste Management   (614) 644-2621
License to Operate Public Water System Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Licking County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Litigation Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Litter Control/Recycling Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-3469
Livestock Waste Management Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Loans    
      Water Pollution Control Equipment Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798  
      Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Local Air Agencies (LAA) Jurisdictional Map and Contacts
  Akron Regional (330) 375-2480
  Canton (330) 489-3385
  Cincinnati (513) 946-7777
  Cleveland (216) 664-2324
  Dayton (937) 225-4435
  Lake County (216) 350-2543
  Portsmouth (614) 353-5156
  North Ohio Valley (614) 282-3908
  Toledo (419) 936-3015
  Mahoning-Trumbull (330) 744-1928
Logan County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Lorain County Northeast District Office (216) 963-1200
Lucas County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Macroinvertebrates Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Madison County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Mahoning County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Mail and Courier Services Operations and Facilities (614) 644-2089
Manure Management Surface Water
Department of Agriculture
(614) 644-2001
Maps
Geographic Information Systems
(614) 644-3020
Marion County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Maumee River Area of Concern Project Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Maumee River RAP Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Media Questions Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Medina County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Meigs County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Mercer County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Mercury Reduction Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Miami County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Mill Creek Restoration Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Mine Drainage Pollution Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Mine Permits — NPDES/Surface Water Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Minority Business Enterprise Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Mobile Home Parks — Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters Local District Office
Modeling (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Monitoring (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Monitoring Well Abandonment Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Monitoring Well Construction/Installation, Location Drinking and Ground Waters Local District Office
Monroe County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Montgomery County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Monthly Operating Reports — NPDES Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Morgan County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Morrow County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Motor Pool Operations and Facilities (614) 644-2089
Mound Site (DOE) Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Mounds — On-Site Sewage Treatment Surface Water Local District Office
Municipal Storm Sewer Systems Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Muskingum County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Needs Survey — Clean Water Needs Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
New Sources/New Source Review (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
New Source Performance Standards Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
News Releases Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Nitrate/Nitrite Data — Drinking/Ground Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Nitrogen Oxides (NOX Rules) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Nitrogen Oxides — Automobiles Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Noble County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Nonpoint Source Pollution — Biological, Monitoring, Assessment, Education Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Nonpoint Source Loan Assistance Water Pollution Control Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Nonpoint Source Ground Water Quality Data Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Notice of Intent (NOI) for general permits Surface Water Local District Office
Nuclear Regulatory Commission   (312) 790-5500
Nutrients
Surface Water
(614) 644-2001
Ohio Academy of Science/State Science Day Environmental Education (614) 644-3768
Ohio ECOS — Fish Information System Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Ohio Environmental Education Fund Environmental Education (614) 644-3768
Ohio Public Records Law Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Ohio Water Development Authority 2% loan program Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Ohio Water Resource Inventory — 305b Report Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Opacity — Visible Air Emission Standards Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Open Burning Air Pollution Control
Local Air Agency
Local District Office
Local Air Agency
Open Dumps Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Operator Certification/Assistance — Drinking Water and Wastewater Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Organizational Chart Director’s Office (614) 644-2782
Orphan Drum Program Environmental Response and Revitalization Local District Office
Ottawa County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Oxygenated Fuels U.S. EPA (202) 233-9050
Ozone — General Questions, Measuring, Clean Air Act Designations, Monitoring/Reporting Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Paints and Coatings and Chemical Approvals for Public Water Supplies Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Particulate Emission Standards Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Particulate Matter (PM10) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Paulding County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
PCBs U.S. EPA (800) 621-8431
Permit Application Requests See Appropriate Division  
Permit Fees See Appropriate Division  
Permit Modifications See Appropriate Division  
Permit-to-Install (PTI) See Appropriate Division  
Perry County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Pesticides/Herbicides

      Applicator's Certification Ohio Department of Agriculture  
      Disposal Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Phase I and II Assessments Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Photochemically Reactive Materials Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Pickaway County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Pike County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Plan Review — Drinking and Ground Waters Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Policy Development See Appropriate Division  
Point Source Emission Inventory (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Pollution Prevention Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Polystyrene Recycling Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Portage County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Preble County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Pretreatment Program — Surface Water Surface Water Local District Office
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Public Hearings or Notices (Legal) Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Public Information Meetings Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Public Involvement Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Public Notices Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Public Records
Director's Office
(614) 644-2782
Public Water Systems    
      General Questions Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752  
      Financial Assistance Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Publications Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Surface Water Local District Office
Pumping Tests — Drinking Water Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Purchasing Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339
Putnam County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
     

Q-S

     
Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Quality Assurance (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Quarterly Noncompliance Reports (Wastewater) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Radiological Data — Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Radon Ohio Department of Health (800) 523-4439
Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT) Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Recycling    
      General Questions Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518  
      Household Hazardous Waste Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Reformulated Fuels Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Refrigerants    
  Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
  U.S. EPA Ozone Program (800) 296-1996
Regulation Development Appropriate Division
Remedial Action Plans (Surface Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Remote Ambient Data System Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Reporters (Inquiries) Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Richland County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Right-to-Know Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Risk Management Plans Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Ross County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Rules Agency Rules Coordinator
Safety and Health Labor, Safety and Ethics (614) 644-2100
Sand Filters — On-Site Sewage Treatment Surface Water Local District Office
Sandusky County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Sanitary Surveys Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
SARA 313 Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Scholarships
Environmental Education
(614) 644-2873
School Bus Diesel Grants
Environmental Education
(614) 644-2873
Scioto County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Scrap Tires 
Materials and Waste Management
(614) 644-2621 
Section 112(r) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Sediment Issues Surface Water Local District Office
Semi-Public Permits Surface Water Local District Office
Seneca County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Sewer Complaints Surface Water Local District Office
Sewer Fees Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2782
Sewer Overflow (CSO) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Sewer Rate Survey Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339
Sewer Use Ordinances Local Wastewater Treatment Plant
Sewers Surface Water Local District Office
Shelby County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Site Assessments, Brownfields Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Site Hydrogeologic Investigations Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Site Investigation Field Unit (SIFU) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Site Work    
      Superfund Sites Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924  
      Hazardous Waste Sites Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Slaughter Houses Surface Water Local District Office
Sludge — general information, management plans Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Small Business Assistance Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Soil Gas Sampling and Analysis Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Sole Source Aquifers Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Solid Waste — General Questions, Landfills, Complaints, Regulations/Guidance Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Source Water Assessment Program Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Source Water Determination Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Speakers Bureau Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Special Investigations Office of Special Investigations Local District Office
Spills and Emergencies Environmental Response and Revitalization Local District Office
Spray Booths, Air Permits Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Stack Testing Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Stage I and II Vapor Controls — Gas Dispensing Facilities Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Standard Industrial Code Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Stark County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
STARShip Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
State Coordinating Committee on Ground Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
State Implementation Plans (SIPS) — Ozone; VOCs; SO; PM10 Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
State Science Day Environmental Education (614) 644-3768
Stationary Source Testing Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Statistics — Ground Water Monitoring Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Steel Companies — Air Permits Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Storage Tanks — Air Permits Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Storage Tanks — Above Ground/Flammable Liquids State Fire Marshal's Office (614) 752-8200
Storage Tanks — Underground State Fire Marshal's Office (614) 752-8200
Storage Tanks — Oil and Hazardous Substances; Secondary Containment Environmental Response and Revitalization Local District Office
Storm Drainage Well Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Storm Water Program Surface Water (614) 644-2001 Local District Office
Storm Water Runoff Surface Water Local District Office
Stream Littering Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6717
Stream Management Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Stream Relocations Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Stream/River/Lake Ecology Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Subpoenas Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Sulfur Dioxide Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Summit County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Superfund Grant Questions Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Superfund Reauthorization Support Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Surface Coating Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Surface Mining Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6633
Sustainability Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Synthetic Organic Chemicals — Manufacturing Industry Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
     

T-V

 

 

 

Tax Exemptions, Air Pollution Control Equipment Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Tax Exemptions, Industrial Water Pollution Control Equipment Surface Water (614) 644-2001
303(d) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
304(1) Toxics (DSW) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
305(b) Report (DSW) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
319 Projects/Technical Tracking and Reporting (DSW) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Technical Guidance Manual for Hydrogeologic Investigations Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Terrestrial Effects, Air Pollution Control Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Testimony Director’s Office (614) 644-2782
Tires Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Title V Permits (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Total Maximum Daily Loads Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Total Suspended Particulates Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Toxic Monitoring (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Toxic Release Inventory Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Toxic Substances Hazardous Waste (614) 644-2621
Toxicity Reduction Evaluations Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Toxicity Testing/Limits Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Toxicology/Chemical Effects/Hazards (Remedial Response) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Toxics, Safety or Effects of Specific Chemicals in Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Training Director's Office (614) 644-2782
Trailer Parks    
      Water Wells Drinking and Ground Waters Local District Office
      Septic Systems Surface Water Local District Office
Trickling Filters Surface Water Local District Office
Trihalomethane in Drinking Water Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Trumbull County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Tuscarawas County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Underground Storage Tanks Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks State Fire Marshal (614) 752-7938
Union County Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Upper Great Miami River Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Use Attainability Analysis Surface Water (614) 644-2001
U.S. DOE/AlP/Portsmouth Area Streams Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
U.S. EPA Energy Star Environmental and Financial Assistance
(800) 329-7518
Van Wert County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
VAP (Voluntary Action Program) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Vapor Balance Systems and Vapor Recovery Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Variances (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Vegetation Damage (Air Pollution) Air Pollution Control
Ohio Department of Agriculture

(614) 644-2270

(614) 728-6200

Verified Complaints Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Village Capital Improvement Fund Review Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Vinton County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Visible Emission Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Volatile Organic Compounds Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Volunteer Monitoring Surface Water Local District Office
     

W-Z

     
Warren County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Washington County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Waste Load Allocation Policy/Applications Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Wastewater Guidance Surface Water Local District Office
Wastewater Operations/Technical Assistance Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Wastewater Treatment Needs Survey Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators/Certification Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Wastewater Treatment Systems/Sewer Use Surface Water Local District Office
Water Plant Policy Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Water Pollution Control Financing Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-2798
Water Quality Drinking and Ground Waters
Surface Water

(614) 644-2752

(614) 644-2001

Water Quality Modeling Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Water Quality Permit Support Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP)
Environmental and Financial Assistance
(614) 644-2798
Water Supply Revolving Loan Account Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Water Treatment Plant Classification Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Watersheds Program Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Wayne County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Weekly Review Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Well Abandonment Drinking and Ground Waters
Local Health Department
Local District Office
Well Analysis Drinking and Ground Waters
Local Health Department
Local District Office
Wellhead Protection Program Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Wells Drinking and Ground Waters Local District Office
Wetlands — Permits, Rules Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Wildlife Water Quality Criteria Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Williams County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Wood County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Wyandot County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
     

With so many state departments and agencies, it can be difficult to determine exactly who handles a particular issue. Ohio EPA often receives comments or questions about environmental issues that we can’t address because the laws give that authority to other departments. Here’s a list of issues that Ohio EPA doesn’t handle, along with the state department or agency that does.

Department of Agriculture — (614) 728-6201

  • Food safety
  • Pesticide application
  • Concentrated animal feeding operations construction and operating permits

Department of Commerce, State Fire Marshal Division — (614) 752-8200 

  • Underground petroleum storage tanks
  • Fireworks

Department of Health — (614) 466-3543

  • Indoor air pollution (lead, mold)
  • Private wells
  • Private septic systems
  • Radon
  • Water bacteria levels at local beaches
  • West Nile virus (carried by mosquitoes)
  • Radiation protection
  • Lead poisoning prevention
  • Asbestos Removal Contractors/Licensing

Department of Natural Resources — (614) 265-6565 

  • Mining permits, abandoned mines, mine safety
  • State parks
  • Well water draw-down
  • Water well logs and drilling reports
  • Dam safety
  • Flood plain management
  • Ground water mapping
  • Scenic rivers