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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.

November 23, 2015
Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations: Learn Before You Burn
Ohio EPA encourages residents to understand what and where they can legally burn materials outdoors. The Agency has received complaints about open burning of leaves and yard waste in Mercer County this fall.

November 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards $4,918 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Organization in Erie and Ottawa Counties
Ohio EPA is awarding a nearly $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to the Put-in-Bay Township Park District for the Lake Erie Island Water Trails project. Ten projects throughout the state were funded for $39,314.

November 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Cuyahoga County Organization
Ohio EPA is awarding a $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to the Cleveland Metroparks for a food forest initiative at the Rocky River Nature Center. Ten projects throughout the state were funded for $39,314.

November 4, 2015
Euclid Receives Over $107 Million in Loans for Wastewater Upgrades from Ohio EPA
Euclid will improve a sanitary sewer line, purchase a wastewater bioreactor for 2016 installation and construct new wastewater treatment plant upgrades as part of its ongoing program to prevent sewer overflows and produce cleaner water discharges to Lake Erie. The city is financing these projects with low-interest loans from Ohio EPA.

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