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 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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



March 19, 2020
Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants Available through Ohio Lake Erie Commission
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces applications are available for the Lake Erie Protection Fund Grant for projects in the Ohio Lake Erie watershed. Grants up to $50,000 will be considered during the current grant cycle. Applications are due May 1, 2020 with selections to be announced at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting on June 17, 2020. Projects should address at least one of the Draft 2020 Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan Strategic Objectives.

February 19, 2020
Ohio EPA Accepting Applications for Water Quality Improvement Project Grants
Communities planning water quality improvement projects may be eligible for grants from Ohio EPA covering 100 percent of a project’s costs. Ohio EPA has issued a request for proposals, with applications due March 16.

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.

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.

June 17, 2019
Akron, Ohio State Researchers Awarded Lake Erie Protection Grants to Study Algae and Nutrient Reduction
(CLEVELAND) – The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two grants totaling nearly $100,000 to fund research into nutrient reduction and algae impacts on Lake Erie. Funding for the awards comes from donations and proceeds from the sale of Lake Erie Ohio license plates.

June 7, 2019
Ohio EPA Announces Recipients of Statewide Mosquito Control Grants
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced nearly $660,000 in funding for community health departments and related public entities across the state for mosquito control grants. The funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.

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 30, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting in Cleveland
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Port of Cleveland Conference Center meeting room, 1100 West 9th St.

May 17, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Meeting to Review Grant Applications
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission Grants Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. to review current Lake Erie Protection Fund grant cycle applications. The meeting will be held at The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, 352 West Dodridge St., Columbus.

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 27, 2019
Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.

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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