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



October 7, 2016
Ohio EPA Offering Water Quality Sampling Training
Ohio EPA is offering Credible Data, Level 1 (water quality data), training at Ken Green’s Farm, 943 Water St., Woodville, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2016.

September 21, 2016
Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Training
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free two-part, one-day trainings to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.

September 7, 2016
Ohio EPA Selects Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eighteen environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

August 26, 2016
Grants Available for Diesel Emission Reductions
Ohio EPA invites owners of heavy duty diesel vehicle fleets in eligible Ohio counties to apply for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants (DERG) to help reduce emissions. Projects funded by the grants will help improve air quality through vehicle replacement, repowering engines, retrofitting emission controls or installing anti-idle equipment.

June 6, 2016
Miami University Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Miami University’s Hefner Museum of Natural History will train 32 early childhood education majors as environmental educators, stressing content knowledge and effective training. Participants will become Certified Early Childhood Environmental Educators and will receive a kit of materials and resources to use in their classrooms.

June 6, 2016
Meigs County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
United Plant Savers will add interpretive signage and an exhibit to tell the story of resource extraction and habitat restoration at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland. As visitors walk around the trail, they will have the opportunity to learn about the restoration project. The exhibit will show what the land looked like in the 1960s and show pictures of various stages of restoration.

June 3, 2016
Cuyahoga and Ottawa County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Case Western Reserve University – Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will hold professional development workshops for teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help educate students about important issues facing Lake Erie. Teachers will participate in a week-long workshop to develop programs they can implement with their students at the newly established Kelley’s Island Field Station and the Cleveland Metroparks’ Stewardship Center at West Creek.

June 3, 2016
Cuyahoga County Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Converting hardscapes to pervious pavement helps improve the water quality in runoff. The Cuyahoga River Community Planning dba Cuyahoga River Restoration, will be training municipalities, watershed organizations, community development corporations and the general public how to plan and execute these conversions.

June 3, 2016
Northeastern Ohio Organization Receives Help from Ohio EPA to Improve the Environment
Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council will be working with more than 200 low-income youth to help educate them about environmentally-based jobs to help financially prepare for post-secondary education.

June 3, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hamilton County Organization
BrainBox Ltd., will host a landlord training event to teach property owners how to integrate sustainable practices into their rental properties, funded in part with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.

June 2, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Students will have the opportunity to study birds at Hathaway Brown School’s 16-acre suburban campus funded in part with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the school. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.

June 2, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards $4,986 Environmental Education Grant to Lake County Organization
Lake County Stormwater Management Department will focus on reducing polluted runoff to area streams through its program “Training & Education Materials for Municipal Staff” funded, in part, with a $4,986 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.

June 1, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hamilton County Organization
Teachers at Symmes Elementary School will receive training to conduct scientific inquiry and monitoring of the nature trail at Sycamore Community Schools’ nine-acre wooded watershed, funded in part with a $3,447 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the school. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.

June 1, 2016
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Clark County Organization
Clark County teachers will have an opportunity to take Healthy Water Healthy People and Wonders of Wetlands training, funded in part with a $4,050 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant to the Clark County Solid Waste District. A total of seven grants were awarded statewide for $32,319.

May 25, 2016
Learn How To Find the Right Grant and Write a Winning Grant Proposal
Potential grantees will have the opportunity to learn grant review from the inside out at Ohio EPA’s Grant Writing 101/102 class to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 4949 Jerome Road, Maumee.

 
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