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. 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

Certified Laboratories

Certified laboratories analyze drinking water samples for the presence of specific contaminants to help public water systems demonstrate that their water meets health based standards. Ohio EPA's laboratory certification program ensures laboratories are able to perform accurate testing using specific methods which have been approved by U.S. EPA.

Currently Certified/Accepted Laboratories can be found here.


Questions?  Contact a member of the Laboratory Certification Section


Submit applications via or mail to the following address (a hard copy is not required):
Ohio EPA Division of Environmental Services (DES)
Laboratory Certification Section
8955 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068



To Access Applications, Click on the Links Below:

  • Chemical (Limited and Standard) (Word) (PDF)
  • Cyanotoxin and Cyanobacteria Screening (Word) (PDF)
  • Trace Metals (Limited and Standard) (Word) (PDF)
  • Microbiological (Word) (PDF)
  • Pesticide-SOC (Word) (PDF)
  • Radiochemistry (Word) (PDF)
  • THM-HAA-VOC (Word) (PDF)
  • Out-of-State Acceptance (Word) (PDF)
  • In-State Acceptance (Word) (PDF)

Interim Authorization, Click on the Links Below:

  • MMO-MUG (SM 9223) Tests (Word) (PDF)
  • Plant Control Tests (Word) (PDF)

Laboratory Certification

Fee Schedule

Information on the fees assessed for the evaluation and certification of laboratories is available in the Fee Schedule.

Ohio EPA Division of Environmental Services (DES)
Laboratory Certification Section

8955 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Spangler, Julie Supervisor, HAB Certification Officer (614) 644-4222
Perry, Krystie Laboratory Certification Officer (614) 644-4067
Vasulka, Charles Laboratory Certification Officer (614) 644-4266


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