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



July 1, 2020
Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for $3.25 million in grants for publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. Eligible applicants include public or private entities in the 26 counties that Ohio EPA has identified as eligible to receive funds from the grant program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2020.

June 19, 2020
Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six seventh through 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

June 1, 2020
$12 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Grants Available
Ohio EPA is announcing that $12 million in Volkswagen settlement grants are now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles for emission reductions to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, and cargo handling equipment in airports, ports, and intermodal facilities.

March 18, 2020
Ohio EPA to Hold Webinar Meeting about Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA will host a webinar public hearing, Monday, March 30, 2020, on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021. The meeting will be held exclusively online. Comments received by 5 p.m. on March 31 will be included in the official record.

March 4, 2020
March 30 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021.

January 31, 2020
Ohio EPA, ODOT Announce Diesel Emission Reduction Grants for Public Transit
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded seven grants totaling almost $7 million for replacing 29 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel technology or alternative fuel technology. Nine of the new buses will be electric, 11 will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and nine powered by new cleaner diesel technology.

January 15, 2020
Batavia Students Win Ohio 2020 Future City Competition
Batavia Middle School from Clermont County won the Ohio region of DiscoverE’s Future City Competition on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School in Groveport. The students now will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national competition during National Engineers Week, Feb. 15-19.

December 12, 2019
Governor DeWine, Ohio EPA Announce $13 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson announced today that $13 million in grants will be awarded to 41 entities, including more than a dozen Ohio school districts, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment.

November 6, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Five Organizations
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on solar energy, pollinator habitat protection, watershed dynamics, water quality, and sustainable forestry. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $150,000.

October 10, 2019
Environmental Education Mini-Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations throughout Ohio
Seven Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund mini-grants for programs focusing on watersheds, water quality, storm water management and rain gardens, geology and land use, and hydroponics. Mini-grants are awarded for up to $5,000. This fall’s grants total $26,263.

August 19, 2019
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Sixteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

June 4, 2019
$15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants available in 26 counties
Ohio EPA is announcing that $15 million in Volkswagen settlement grants is now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles in 26 priority counties where emission reductions are most needed in order to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, tugboats, ferries, and cargo handling equipment in airports and ports.

May 8, 2019
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Organizations throughout Ohio
Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, environmental careers and environmental education. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $177,824.

April 11, 2019
Ohio EPA Awards Nine Environmental Education Grants
Nine Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education mini grants for projects focused on habitat restoration, agricultural conservation, hands-on environmental learning and technology, and environmental careers. Nine mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $32,896.

March 7, 2019
March 27 Hearing Set on Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2019 through June 2020.

 
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