Enforcement at Ohio EPA

Ohio EPA implements, regulates, and enforces Ohio's laws and regulations regarding air and water quality standards; solid, hazardous and infectious waste management and disposal standards; water quality planning and the supervision of sewage treatment and public drinking water supplies; and the cleanup of unregulated hazardous waste sites.

One goal of Ohio EPA’s enforcement program is to bring facilities back into compliance to ensure that public health, safety and the environment are protected. Enforcement actions occur, however, when an individual, or a facility owner/operator is not in substantial compliance with Ohio's environmental laws and formal action is necessary to establish a schedule to attain and maintain compliance.

All findings and orders issued are announced in the Weekly Review.

Office of Special Investigations

 Enforcement Statistics Summary Convictions/Pleas/Sentences
     Calendar Year

2012 2011 2010 2009
Conviction/Plea  20 31 33 25
Felony Charges  14 28 22 20
Misdemeanor Charges  13 13 29 19
Jail Time Served (months)  5.3 3 19 0.7
Jail Time Suspended (months) 36 82 137 128
Home Incarceration (months) 4.5
17 116 6
Community Service (hours)  1,608 2,064 518 1,230
Fines  $2,214,574 $938,500 $203,400 $205,500
Restitution/Donations  $596,433 $301,990 $179,885 $311,605

Central Office Contacts
Clouse, Kevin Manager (614) 836-8752
Palmer, Bill Supervisor (614) 836-8765
Kleinhenz, Craig   (614) 836-8763
Shane, Scott   (614) 836-8764


District Contact Counties Served Phone
Bonner, Ron  Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union. (614) 728-3829 
Fodo, Ron
Ray, Bart  
Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne. (330) 963-1155
(330) 963-1206
Hassinger, Rick  

Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot. (419) 373-3032 
Mettler, Ken   Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington. (740) 380-5422
Combs, Dave   Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren. (937) 285-6058