About Us

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.

Our mission is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws and demonstrating leadership in environmental stewardship.

Everyone needs clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. We want to keep our environment clean, but we enjoy modern conveniences that create pollution, like air emissions from electric plants and automobiles and hazardous waste like leftover paint and cleaning chemicals.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a state agency whose goal is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws. Those laws and related rules outline Ohio EPA's authority and what things we can consider when making decisions about regulated activities.

Ohio EPA was created on Oct. 23, 1972. It combined environmental programs that previously had been scattered throughout several state departments. Ohio EPA's Central Office is located in Columbus, and five district offices manage the Agency's programs throughout the state. The director of Ohio EPA is appointed by the governor and serves as a cabinet member.

Ohio EPA establishes and enforces standards for air, water, waste management and cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances. We also provide financial assistance to businesses and communities; environmental education programs for businesses and the public; and pollution prevention assistance to help businesses minimize their waste at the source.


Ohio EPA has several regulatory divisions that play different roles in environmental protection. Each division issues permits to regulate industries that pollute in a specific area, like air emissions or wastewater discharges to rivers and streams. The permits include requirements for operating, monitoring and reporting compliance. There are a few core responsibilities that each regulatory division of Ohio EPA fulfills:

  • Review permit applications and issue permits to facilities.
  • Investigate citizen complaints.
  • Monitor to make sure all environmental standards are met (usually accomplished by collecting samples of air, water or soil and testing them for pollutants in a laboratory; and reviewing sampling and monitoring data submitted by a facility).
  • Provide technical assistance to help regulated facilities understand and follow environmental laws and permit requirements.
  • Take enforcement action against facilities that violate environmental laws and permit requirements.

Non-regulatory divisions provide financial assistance to businesses and communities; site cleanup and spill response; environmental education programs for businesses and the public; pollution prevention assistance to help businesses minimize their waste at the source; laboratory analysis; and criminal environmental investigations. 

Ohio EPA’s Central Office is located in Columbus. Five district offices manage the Agency’s programs at the local level. They are located in Bowling Green, Twinsburg, Dayton, Columbus and Logan.


The district offices review permit applications; investigate citizen complaints; investigate and oversee cleanups of spills and releases; monitor compliance with environmental standards; provide technical assistance to help regulated facilities understand and comply with environmental laws and permit requirements; initiate enforcement action against facilities that are not in compliance; provide environmental information and other assistance to the public; coordinate public records requests; and give public presentations.
The Division of Air Pollution Control ensures compliance with the federal Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act as part of its mission to attain and maintain air quality at a level that will protect public health and the environment. The division reviews, issues and enforces permits for installation and operation of sources of air pollution and operates an extensive outdoor air monitoring network. The division also oversees an automobile emission testing program to minimize emissions from mobile sources.
The Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention is a non-regulatory program that provides information and resources to help small businesses comply with environmental regulations. OCAPP also helps customers identify and implement pollution prevention measures that can save money, increase business performance and benefit the environment. Services include a toll-free hotline, on-site compliance and pollution prevention assessments, workshops and training, a plain-English publications library and assistance in completing permit applications.
The Director’s Office is charged with upholding the Agency's mission to protect human health and the environment. The office directs all activities of the Agency including policy development and rule making, enforcement, strategic planning, coordinating state and federal initiatives, and providing outreach, education and assistance to the regulated community and citizens.
The Division of Drinking and Ground Waters ensures compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and evaluates potential threats to source waters that supply more than 5,000 public drinking water systems in Ohio. The division has a lead role for statewide ground water protection in cooperation with other state and federal agencies; implements a ground water quality monitoring program; and provides technical support to the Agency's waste management divisions.
The Office of Environmental Education administers the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, awarding up to $1 million annually in grants for projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the general public and the regulated community. The office also administers the Ohio Clean Diesel School Bus grant program, diesel emission reduction grants, recycling development grants and a scholarship program for university students in environmental science and engineering.
The Office of Employee Services maintains current employment information, posts available positions with the state job bank and collects and screens employment applications submitted to the Agency. Staff provide assistance to Ohio EPA administrators and staff on matters regarding Civil Service laws and rules, discipline, employment, benefits, recruitment, position descriptions and personnel policies. The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity pursues fair and equal treatment for all individuals employed by or seeking employment with Ohio EPA and also monitors the Agency’s compliance with all laws, rules and regulations governing nondiscrimination.
The Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance finances municipal wastewater treatment, water quality improvement and drinking water projects through low-interest revolving loan programs. Eligible projects include building or renovating drinking water plants or wastewater plants and sewers, restoring aquatic habitat, improving home sewage disposal systems and best management practices for agriculture or forestry to reduce and prevent water pollution.
The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization oversees investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites including federal facilities; responds to and oversees cleanup of emergency releases and spills to the environment; and provides assistance to companies and communities that clean up and reuse brownfield sites.

The Division of Environmental Services provides laboratory services to other Ohio EPA divisions, state and local agencies and private entities. The division chemists and biologists analyze water, air, sediment and fish tissue samples, inspect and certify laboratories and provide technical assistance.

Leifheit, Kirk

Division Chief

(614) 644-4247

Khidekel, Roman

Analytical Chemistry Analysis

(614) 644-4234

Thompson, Michele

Administrative and Fiscal Support

(614) 644-4231

Roberts, Steve

Quality Assurance Section/State DMR-QA Coordinator/ Bioassay and Nutrients Analysis

(614) 644-4225

Oesch, Carl

Demand, Microbiological, Algal Toxins and Organic Analysis

(614) 644-4271

Evans, James

Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program/ Metals Analysis

(614) 644-4222

The Office of Fiscal Administration provides fiscal services to the Agency including purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration, budgeting, economic analysis and internal accounting control review. The office also publishes Sewer and Water Rate Surveys that show residential rates for these services throughout Ohio.

The Office of Legal Services provides general counsel to Ohio EPA’s divisions and districts and evaluates, prepares and negotiates administrative enforcement actions. In addition, Agency attorneys prepare trade secret claim determinations; prepare and review contracts; assist in the development or review of legislation and rules; and address public records request issues.

The Division of Materials and Waste Management implements Ohio's solid waste, infectious waste, hazardous waste and construction and demolition debris programs. In addition to the traditional regulatory program, the division is also committed to research and promotion of emerging concepts and technologies associated with resource conservation, materials management and sustainability. The division also oversees state and local planning for long-term solid waste management.
Ohio EPA is committed to providing each of its employees a safe and healthy work environment, free from any recognized hazards. The office oversees a dynamic, comprehensive program to protect the health and safety of all Ohio EPA employees while working in any of the Agency's facilities or during the performance of field activities.

The Office of Special Investigations is the criminal investigative branch of Ohio EPA. The office works in partnership with other state and federal agencies to investigate activities that may criminally violate state or federal environmental laws or regulations. The office's investigations span all of Ohio EPA's environmental programs.


The Public Interest Center responds to citizen and media inquiries regarding environmental issues and Agency actions; prepares news releases; facilitates public hearings; and implements public involvement activities for citizen organizations, community leaders and other parties interested in environmental issues. The office oversees publications, the Web site and video production.
The Division of Surface Water ensures compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and works to increase the number of water bodies that can be safely used for swimming and fishing. The division issues permits to regulate wastewater treatment plants, factories and storm water runoff; develops comprehensive watershed plans aimed at improving polluted streams; and samples streams, lakes and wetlands -- including fish, aquatic insects and plants -- to determine the health of Ohio’s water bodies.
Abandonment of Boreholes and Monitoring Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Accidental Release Prevention Program 112 (r) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Acid Mine Drainage Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Acid Rain Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Accounting Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339
Adams County Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Adjudication Hearings  Legal Services (614) 644-3037
Aerosol Cans Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Agriculture Department of Agriculture (614) 466-2732
Air Pollution Damage Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Agencies (Local)
Jurisdictional Map and Contacts
Akron Regional
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dayton
Lake County
Portsmouth
North Ohio Valley
Toledo
Mahoning-Trumbull
(330) 375-2480
(330) 489-3385
(513) 946-7777
(216) 664-2324
(937) 225-4435
(216) 350-2543
(740) 353-5156
(614) 282-3908
(419) 936-3015
(330) 744-1928
Air Alerts Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3618
Air Attainment Areas Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3618
Air Civil Penalties Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3592
Air Complaints Ohio EPA District Office or
Local Air Agency
Local District Office
Local Air Agency
Air Episode Plan Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3618
Air (General Information) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Lab   (614) 466-7069
Air Permit Assistance for Small Businesses Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (614) 644-4830
Air Pollutants (HAPs) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3615
Air Quality Data Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Index Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Modeling Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Air Rules (Ordering) Legal Records (614) 644-2115
Air Toxics/Toxicology Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3615
Air Trends Report (Ambient Data) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3623
Allen County  Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Alternative Fuels Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3059
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3623
Ambient Ground Water Monitoring Network Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Ambient Site Sampling (Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Amphibian Monitoring Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Animal Waste/Feedlots
General/Permits
Surface Water/Runoff
Drainage Wells
Herbicides
Nonpoint Source Information
Water Quality Criteria

Department of Agriculture
Surface Water
Drinking and Ground Waters
Department of Agriculture
Surface Water
Surface Water

(614) 466-2732
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2905
(614) 466-2732
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2001
Animal Waste (Best Management Practices) Surface Water (614) 644-2021
Animals (Dead) Local Health Department  
Animals (Dead) Composting Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Annual Discharge Fees (Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2153
Annual Health Department Survey  Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Annual Reports (Hazardous Waste) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2923
Annual Reports (Scrap Tires) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Annual Reports (Solid Waste Disposal Capacity) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Antidegradation Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Antifreeze Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Anti-tampering Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3049
Appeals Legal Services (614) 644-2115
Applications
Water Pollution Control
Sewage Treatment
Air Pollution Control
Solid Waste Facility
Hazardous Waste Facility
Storm Water Permits
Wetlands Permit
Infectious Waste Facility
Scrap Tire
Water Wells
Underground Injection

Surface Water
Surface Water
Air Pollution Control
Materials and Waste Management
Materials and Waste Management
Surface Water
Surface Water
Materials and Waste Management
Materials and Waste Management
Drinking and Ground Waters
Drinking and Ground Waters
 
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2270
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2001
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-2752
(614) 644-2752
Approved Test Methods
Sewage
Drinking Water
Wastewater
 
Environmental Services
Drinking and Ground Waters
Environmental Services
 
(614) 644-4247
(614) 644-2752
(614) 644-4247
Aquatic Life Criteria Standards Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Aquifer Remediation Well Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-3125
Arclnfo Surface Water (614) 644-2150
Area Assistance Teams/NPS Surface Water Local District Office
Area Wide Planning Agencies (Surface Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2136
Asbestos
In Schools
Air Emissions
Removal Contractors/Licensing
Complaints (Job Sites)
Drinking Water Data
Disposal Facilities (Licensed)
Health Effects
Rules
 
Department of Health
Air Pollution Control
Department of Health
Air Pollution Control
Drinking and Ground Waters
Materials and Waste Management
Department of Health
Air Pollution Control
 
(614) 644-0061
(614) 644-2270
(614) 466-0611
Local District Office
(614) 644-2752
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-0611
(614) 644-3616
Ash Waste Disposal Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Ashland County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Ashtabula County  Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Ashtabula River Remedial Northeast District Office  (330) 963-1200
Assessments (Property) Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Athens County  Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Attainment/Non Attainment (Air Pollution) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3618
Auglaize County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Automobile Emissions Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3059
Backflow Prevention  Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-3049
 (614) 644-2752
Backflows Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Background Check Review/Status for Solid Waste Facilities Materials and Waste Management Legal Services (614) 644-2621
 (614) 644-2115
Bacteria Problems (Drinking Water) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2759
Bakeries (Air Permits) Air Pollution Control Small Business Assistance Program (614) 466-4830
Batteries (Lead Acid) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Belmont County  Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Beneficial Use - Fly Ash, Scrap Tires Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Benefits (Employee) Office of Employee Services (614) 644-2112
Best Available Technology (Air Pollution Control) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3611
Bioassay Environmental Services (614) 644-4247
Bioassays from Ohio Entities Surface Water (614) 644-2024
Biocriteria Surface Water (614) 836-8780
Biological Criteria (Water Quality Rpts.) Surface Water (614) 836-8780
Biological Data Surface Water (614) 836-8780
Biological Monitoring Evaluations Surface Water (614) 644-2024
Biological Surveys Surface Water (614) 836-8780
Black/Rocky River Basin (Lorain) Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Blasting at Mines Department of Natural Resources (614) 265-6633
Blue Creek Wetland Project Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Boilers (air emissions) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Borehole Abandonment Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Bottled Water Department of Agriculture (614) 728-6200
Brine (Complaints/Spills) Environmental Response and Revitalization, ERSIS Program (614) 644-3196
 (800) 282-9378
Brownfields Environmental Response and Revitalization, SABR Program (614) 644-2924
Brown County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Buckeye Lake Sanitary Sewer District Central District Office (614) 728-3778
Budget Analysis Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339
Building Maintenance and Security Operations and Facilities (614) 644-2089
Bulk Storage Terminals
Air Permits
Spill Prevention
 
Air Pollution Control
Environmental Response and Revitalization
 
(614) 644-2270
(614) 644-2924
Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks (BUSTR) State Fire Marshal's Office (614) 752-7938
Burr Oak Sanitary Sewer District Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Butler County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Carroll County  Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Caesar Creek Steering Committee Southwest District Office (513) 285-6357
Catalytic Converter Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3059
CERCLA Environmental Response and Revitalization Local District Office
(614) 644-2924
Certification Water Licenses (Drinking Water and Wastewater)  Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Certified Lab Performance Evaluation Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) Program Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Champaign County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Change in Facility Ownership Local District Office Local District Office
Chemical Effects (Toxicology) Department of Health (614) 466-3543
Chemical Information
Spill Reporting
Hazardous Waste
 
Environmental Response and Revitalization
Materials and Waste Management
 
(800) 282-9378
(614) 644-3196
Citizens Groups Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160
Clark County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Class 5 Injection Wells Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-3152
Clean Air Act Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Clean Lakes Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Clean Ohio Fund Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Clean Water Act Surface Water (614) 644-2001
Clean Water Needs Survey Environmental and Financial Assistance (614) 644-3665
Cleansers/Solvents Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Cleanup Standards 
Hazardous Waste
VAP/CERCLA
Clearwell Evaluations
 
Materials and Waste Management
Environmental Response and Revitalization
Drinking and Ground Waters
 
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-2924
(614) 644-2752
Clermont County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Clinton County Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357
Closed Landfills
General Questions and Permits
Ground Water Monitoring
 
Materials and Waste Management
Drinking and Ground Waters
             
(614) 644-2621
(614) 644-2752
Coal Fire Boilers (electric utility) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Coal Washing Surface Water (614) 644-2024
Coal Waste Southeast District Office (740) 380-5284
(740) 380-5212
Coastal Zone Management Surface Water
Department of Natural Resources
(614) 644-2871
(419) 626-7980
Coatings (VOCs) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Coliform (Drinking Water) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2572
Collection Systems (Surface Water) Permits Operation and Maintenance Surface Water Local District Office
Columbiana County  Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Combined Sewers
Operation & Maintenance
Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Funding
Surface Water
Surface Water
Environmental and Financial Assistance
(614) 644-2026
(614) 644-2026
(614) 644-2798
Community Revitalization Assistance (CRA) Environmental Response and Revitalization SABR Program (614) 644-2924
Comparative Risk Project Office of Environmental Education (614) 644-2873
Complaints/Releases Local District Office Local District Office
Compliance Assurance Monitoring (Air) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-3595
Compliance Enforcement (Surface Water) Surface Water (614) 644-2009
Compliance Inspections (Surface Water) Surface Water Local District Office
Compliance Reporting (Air) Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Compliance Inspections (Air) Air Pollution Control Local District Office
Composting -- Inspections/Monitoring, Permits, Regulations Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
(614) 644-2621
Comprehensive Performance Evaluations (CPEs) Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Comprehensive State Ground Water Protection System Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Surface Water
Ohio Department of Agriculture
(614) 644-2021
(614) 387-0470
Construction and Demolition Debris Materials and Waste Management Local District Office
Construction Permit/Storm Water Surface Water Local District Office
Contaminated Sediments Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924
Contaminated Soil Policy (petroleum or other) Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621
Contingency Plans for Water Treatment Plants Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270
Contracts (Voluntary Action Program) Environmental Response and Revitalization VAP Program (614) 644-2924
Cooling Water Additives/Discharges Surface Water (614) 644-2027
Copies of Regulations Legal Records (614) 644-2115
Corrective Action--CERCLA and RCRA 
Ground Water Questions
Solid Waste (non-hazardous)
Environmental Response and Revitalization 
Drinking and Ground Waters
Materials and Waste Management
(614) 644-2924
(614) 644-2752
(614) 644-2621
Coshocton County  Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501
Crawford County Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461
Cross-Connection/Backflow Prevention Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752
Cuyahoga County Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200
Cuyahoga River Projects Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200

Darke County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Deep Well Injection

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Defiance County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Degreasing/Solvent Cleaning

Waste disposal questions

Air Permitting Requirements

 

Materials and Waste Management

Air Pollution Control

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2270

Delaware County

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Demolition Debris

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

DERR Database Projects

Emergency Response and Revitalization

SABR Program

(614) 644-2924

Design Questions

Industrial Landfills

Municipal Landfills

Materials and Waste Management

Local District Office

Dioxin – Air

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3615

Discharge Limitations

Surface Water

(614) 644-2023

Disposal Capacity

Solid Waste

Hazardous Waste

 

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2621

Disposal Questions/General

Solid Waste

Hazardous Waste

 

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2621

Disposal Wells

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3125

District Offices/Ohio EPA

 

Central District Office

Northeast District Office

Northwest District Office

Southeast District Office

Southwest District Office

(614) 728-3778

(330) 963-1200

(419) 352-8461

(740) 385-8501

(937) 285-6357

District Plans - Solid Waste Management

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

DOE (Department of Energy) Sites

Fernald and Mound

Portsmouth

 

Southwest District Office

Southeast District Office

 

(937) 265-6357

(740) 385-8501

Draft or Proposed Rules

Director's Office

(614) 644-2782

Drainage Ditches

County Engineer

Department of Natural Resources

Check local directory

265-6610

Dredging Projects (Section 401)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2013

DRINK Software

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Drinking Water Wells

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local District Office

Drinking Water Assistance Fund

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Drums (abandoned)

Emergency Response and Revitalization

ERSIS Program

Local District Office

Dry Cleaning

Waste Disposal

Air Permits

 

Hazardous Waste 

Air Pollution Control,

Small Business Assistance Program

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-4830

Dry Wells

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3125

Dumping (Open) - Filing Complaints

Local District Office

 

Dumps

Local Health Department

 

Dust

Air Pollution Control

Local District Office

E-check

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3059

Ecological Assessment

Surface Water

Emergency Response and Revitalization

836-8780

(614) 644-3130

Ecoregions

Surface Water

836-8780

Education Fund

Environmental Education

(614) 644-3768

Effluent Analysis (LEAPS)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2887

Effluent/River Mixing Study Reviews

Surface Water

(614) 644-2887

Effluent - Toxicity Reports from Entities

Surface Water

(614) 644-2024

Electrofishing

Surface Water

(614) 836-8771

Emerald Ash Borer

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

265-6707

Emergency Response/Special Investigations

Office of Special Investigations

Local District Office

Emissions

General Questions, Fees, Testing, Trading

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Employee Assistance Program

Office of Employee Services

(614) 644-2100

Employee Benefits

Office of Employee Services

(614) 644-2100

Employment

Office of Employee Services

(614) 644-2100

Energy Star

U.S. EPA/Energy Star

 

(800) 621-8431

Enforcement Cases

Legal Services

(614) 644-2115

Engineering Guides (AIR)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3598

(614) 644-3592

(614) 644-3626

Environmental Education Fund

Environmental Education

(614) 644-3768

Environmental Impact Analysis

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2827

Environmental Indicators Project

Surface Water

(614) 836-8780

Environmental Review 

Drinking Water Projects

Surface Water Projects

Water Pollution Control Projects (Community)

 

Drinking and Ground Waters

Surface Water

Environmental and Financial Assistance

 

(614) 644-2752

(614) 644-2001

(614) 644-2827

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity

(614) 644-3553

Erie County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Exemption Requests

Landfills

Hazardous Waste

 

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2621

Explosive Gas Plans - Landfills

Materials and Waste Management

Local District Office

Explosives (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Fairfield County

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Fayette County 

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Feedlots

Surface Water

Department of Agriculture

(614) 644-2021

(614) 387-0470

Fees

Refer to the Fee Schedule

 

 

FESOPS

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3592

(614) 644-3694

(614) 644-3631

Fiberglass (air emissions)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3615

File Reviews 

See Public Records Reviews page

 

Filter Media Evaluation

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3051

Filters (Home Treatment Units)

Drinking and Ground Waters

Ohio Department of Health

(614) 644-3049

 

Financial Assistance

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2798

Financial Assurance

Solid Waste Facilities

Hazardous Waste Facilities

 

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2621

Fish Advisories (Sport-caught)

Surface Water

(614) 466-6308

Fish Community Assessments

Surface Water

Local District Office

Fish Kills

Environmental Response and Revitalization

ERSIS Program

Department of Natural Resources

Local District Office

(800) 282-9378

 

(614) 265-6300

Fish Sampling Methods

Surface Water

(614) 836-8771

Fish Tissue (Contamination)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2866

Flood Plain

Department of Natural Resources

 

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Fluoridation

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Fly Ash - General Disposal/Reclamation

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Forestry

Department of Natural Resources

(614) 265-6694

Formaldehyde

General Questions

Foam Insulation

Ohio Department of Health

Environmental Health/Toxicology

Health Assessment Unit/Indoor Air

(614) 466-1390

Foundries 

Air Permits

Storm Water Runoff

 

Air Pollution Control

Surface Water

 

(614) 644-2270

(614) 644-2259

401 Certifications

Surface Water

(614) 644-2013

4500 Forms (MORs)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2031

503 Delegation

Surface Water

(614) 644-2134

Franklin County

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Freedom of Information Act/

Ohio Open Records Law

Legal Section

(614) 644-3037

Freon

General Questions

Recovery Requirements

 

Air Pollution Control

U.S. EPA Ozone Program

 

(614) 644-2270

(800) 296-1996

Fulton County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Fuel

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Gallia County

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Gas/Oil Wells

Department of Natural Resources

(614) 265-6939

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities GDFs

Air Permits

Vapor Controls

Air Pollution Control

 

(614) 644-2270

Gasoline Mileage Ratings

U.S. EPA

(800) 296-1996

Gasoline Volatility (RVP)

U.S. EPA

(212) 233-9050

Geauga County

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Generator or Transport Registration

Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste

 

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2621

Generators Identification Numbers

Hazardous Waste

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2972

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Surface Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2159

(614) 644-2752

Global Positioning Systems 

Surface Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2159

(614) 644-2752

Grain Driers

Air Pollution Control

Local District Office

Grants

See Funding Sources page

 

 

Great Lakes/Lake Erie - General

Surface Water

(614) 644-2871

Great Lakes/Lake Erie - Bioassessment/Biocriteria

Surface Water

(330) 963-1141

(614) 836-8784

Great Miami River

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Greene County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Green Lights Program

Office of Pollution Prevention

(614) 644-3469

Green Roof Tours

Robert Turrin (Ohio Equities)

(614) 221-1314

GRITS/STAT

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3128

Ground Water Availability - (Quantity Issues)

Department of Natural Resources

(614) 265-6789

Ground Water 

  -Education

  -Modeling

  -Monitoring Plans

  -Quality

  -Sampling/Analysis Procedures

  -Statistical Evaluation

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Guernsey County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Guidance/Rule Interpretation

See Appropriate Division

 

Hamilton County 

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Hancock County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Hardin County 

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Harrison County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Hazardous Air Pollutants

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3615

(614) 644-3698

Hazardous Waste

  -General Questions

  -Disposal

  -Identification Numbers

  -Identification of

  -Facility Inspections

  -Lab Chemicals

  -Manifests

  -Permit Applications

  -Regulations/Guidance

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Hazardous Waste (Household)

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Hearing Clerk

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Hearing Examiner

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Henry County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Highland County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Hi-Volume Samplers (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Hocking County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Holding Tanks (Boats)

Department of Natural Resources

 

Holmes County

Northeast District Office

(330) 425-9171

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Department of Development

(800) 282-0880

Home Sewage System (Financing)

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2798

Home Water Wells

  -Standards/Testing

  -Drilling

 

Local Health Department

Department of Natural Resources

 

 

Hospital Wastes

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Hotlines 

(Environmental Complaints)

Emergency Response

ERSIS Program

Central District Office

Northeast District Office

Northwest District Office

Southeast District Office

Southwest District Office

(800) 282-9378

 

(800) 686-2330

(800) 686-6330

(800) 686-6930

(800) 686-7330

(800) 686-8930

House Bill 592

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Huron County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Hydrocarbons

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Hydrogeologic Investigations

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local District Office

Hydropunch (Use of)

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Incinerators

  -Solid Waste/Infectious Waste

  -Hazardous Waste

  -Air Permits

 

 

Materials and Waste Management

Air Pollution Control

 

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2621

(614) 644-2270

Indirect Discharges -Wastewater Permits

Surface Water

(614) 644-2018

Indoor Air Quality

Ohio Department of Health

(614) 466-7630

Industrial Solid Waste Landfills

Materials and Waste Management

Local District Office

Infectious Waste 

  -General Questions

  -Treatment Facilities

  -Rules/Guidance

  -Annual Reports/Capacity

  -Registration/Licenses

  -Generators/Transporters

  -Fees

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Infiltration/Inflow - surface water

Surface Water

(614) 644-2028

Injection Wells

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3125

Inorganic Chemical Data - Drinking Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Inspections/Facilities

Appropriate Division

Local District Office

Instream Water Quality Data

Surface Water

Local District Office

Inventory Control 

Operation and Facilities

(614) 644-3957

Iron and Steel Plants - Air Permitting

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Jackson County

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Jefferson County

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Jobs/Employment

Office of Employee Services

(614) 644-2102

Kerosene

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Knox County

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Lab Certifications - Drinking Water Labs

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2765

Lab Performance Evaluation

Voluntary Action Program

Environmental Response and Revitalization, VAP Program

(614) 644-2924

Labor Relations

Labor, Safety and Ethics

(614) 644-2100

Laboratory Chemicals

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Lake Assessments

Surface Water

(614) 644-2001

Lake County

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Lake Erie

Surface Water

(614) 644-2871

Lake Erie Commission

Ohio Lake Erie Commission

(419) 245-2514

Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LAMP)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2871

Lake Erie Protection Fund

Ohio Lake Erie Commission

(419) 245-2514

Land Application/Spray Irrigation/Wastewater

Surface Water

Local District Office

Landfills

  -General Questions

  -Approvals/Permits

  -Compliance Information

  -Capacity

  -Closure/Post Closure

  -Complaints

  -Spills/Releases

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Lawrence County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Lazarus Green Roof Tours

Robert Turrin (Ohio Equities)

221-1314

Lead Analysis - Drinking Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Lead Base Paint

  -Removal

  -Waste Disposal

U.S. EPA

Ohio Department of Health

Materials and Waste Management

 

1-877-668-5323

(614) 644-2621

Lead in Gas

U.S. EPA

(202) 233-9050

Legal Questions

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Legal Records

Legal Services

(614) 644-2115

Legislation

Director's Office

(614) 644-2782

License Applications

Solid Waste and Scrap Tire Facilities

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2621

License to Operate Public Water System

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2769

Licking County

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Litigation

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Litter Control/Recycling

Department of Natural Resources

(614)265-0333

Livestock Waste Management

Surface Water

(614) 644-2021

Loans

  -Water Pollution Control Equipment

  -Drinking Water

 

Environmental and Financial Assistance

Drinking and Ground Waters

 

(614) 644-2832

(614) 728-1222

Air Agencies (Local)

Jurisdictional Map and Contacts

Akron Regional

Canton

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Dayton

Lake County

Portsmouth

North Ohio Valley

Toledo

Mahoning-Trumbull

(330) 375-2480

(330) 489-3385

(513) 946-7777

(216) 664-2324

(937) 225-4435

(216) 350-2543

(614) 353-5156

(614) 282-3908

(419) 936-3015

(330) 744-1928

Logan County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Lorain County 

Northeast District Office

(216) 963-1200

Lucas County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Macroinvertebrates

Surface Water

(614) 836-8780

Madison County

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Mahoning County

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Mail and Courier Services 

Operations and Facilities

(614) 644-2338

Manure Management

Surface Water

Department of Agriculture

(614) 644-2021

Marion County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Maumee River Area of Concern Project

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Maumee River RAP

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3698

Media Questions

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2160

Medina County

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Meigs County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Mercer County 

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Mercury Reduction

Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention

(614) 644-3469

Miami County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Mill Creek Restoration

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Mine Drainage Pollution

Surface Water

(614) 644-2001

Mine Permits - NPDES/Surface Water

Surface Water

(614) 644-2259

Minority Business Enterprise 

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-3715

Mobile Home Parks - Drinking Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local District Office

Modeling (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Monitoring Air

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Monitoring Well Abandonment

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Monitoring Well 

Construction /Installation, Location

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local District Office

Monroe County

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Montgomery County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Monthly Operating Reports - NPDES

Surface Water

(614) 644-2031

Morgan County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Morrow County 

Central District Office

728-3778

Motor Pool

Operations and Facilities

(614) 644-2077

Mound Site (DOE)

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Mounds - On-Site Sewage Treatment

Surface Water

Local District Office

Municipal Storm Sewer Systems

Surface Water

(614) 644-2259

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Materials and Waste Management

Local District Office

Muskingum County

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2035

Needs Survey - Clean Water Needs

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2798

New Sources/New Source Review  (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

New Source Performance Standards

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

News Releases

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2160

Nitrate/Nitrite Data - Drinking/Ground Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Nitrogen Oxides (NOX Rules)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Nitrogen Oxides - Automobiles

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3614

Noble County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Nonpoint Source Pollution   -Biological Monitoring  -Assessment  -Education

Surface Water

(614) 644-2001

Nonpoint Source Loan AssistanceWater Pollution Control

Surface Water

(614) 644-2020

Nonpoint Source Ground Water Quality Data 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Notice of Intent (NOI) for general permits 

Surface Water

Local District Office

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

 312-790-5500

Ohio Academy of Science/State Science Day

Environmental Education

(614) 644-3768

Ohio ECOS - Fish Information System

Surface Water

(614) 836-8775

Ohio Environmental Education Fund

Environmental Education

(614) 644-3768

Ohio Public Records Law

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Ohio Water Development Authority2% loan program 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3049(614) 644-2752

Ohio Water Resource Inventory - 305b Report

Surface Water

(614) 836-8770

Opacity - Visible Air Emission Standards

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Open Burning

Air Pollution ControlLocal Air Agency

Local District OfficeLocal Air Agency

Open Dumps

Materials and Waste Management

Local District Office

Operator Certification/Assistance  -Drinking Water and Wastewater

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Organizational Chart

Director’s Office

(614) 644-2782

Orphan Drum Program

Environmental Response and Revitalization

Local District Office

Ottawa County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Oxygenated Fuels

U.S. EPA

202-233-9050

Ozone   -General Questions  -Measuring  -Student Requests  -Clean Air Act Designations  -Monitoring/Reporting

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Paints and Coatings and Chemical  Approvals for Public Water Supplies

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Particulate Emission Standards

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3618(614) 644-3598

Particulate Matter - PM10

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3592

Paulding County 

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

PCBs 

U.S. EPA

800-621-8431

Permit Application Requests

See Appropriate Division

 

Permit Fees

See Appropriate Division

 

Permit Modifications

See Appropriate Division

 

Permit-to-Install (PTI)

See Appropriate Division

 

Perry County

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Pesticides/Herbicides  -Applicator's Certification  -Disposal of

Ohio Department of AgricultureMaterials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Phase I and II Assessments

Environmental Response and Revitalization VAP Program

(614) 644-2924

Photochemically Reactive Materials

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Pickaway County 

Central District Office

(614) 728-3778

Pike County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Plan Review - Drinking and Ground Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Policy Development 

See Appropriate Division

 

Point Source Emission Inventory (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Pollutant Standards Index (PSI)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Pollution Prevention 

Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance

(614) 644-3469

Polystyrene Recycling 

Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance

(614) 644-3469

Portage County 

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Preble County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Pretreatment Program - Surface Water

Surface Water

Local District Office

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Public Hearings or Notices (Legal)

Legal Services

(614) 644-2129

Public Information Meetings

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2160

Public Involvement

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2160

Public Notices

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Public Water Systems  -General Questions  -Financial Assistance

Drinking and Ground WatersEnvironmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2752(614) 644-2798

Publications

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2160

Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)

Surface Water

Local District Office

Pumping Tests - Drinking Water Wells

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Purchasing 

Fiscal Administration

(614) 644-2345

Putnam County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

 

Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index

Surface Water

(614) 836-8780

Quality Assurance (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Quarterly Noncompliance Reports (Wastewater)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2031

Radiological data--Drinking Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3558

(614) 644-2752

Radon

Ohio Department of Health

(800) 523-4439

Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT)

Air Pollution Control

Local District Office

Recycling

  -General Questions

  -Household Hazardous Waste

 

Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-3469

(614) 644-2621

Reformulated Fuels 

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3059

Refrigerants 

Air Pollution Control

U.S. EPA Ozone Program

(614) 644-3618

(800) 296-1996

Regulation Development 

Appropriate Division

 

Regulations

Legal Services

(614) 644-2115

Remedial Action Plans (Surface Water)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2871 

Remote Ambient Data System

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Reporters (Inquiries)

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2160

Richland County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Right to Know

 Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2260

Risk Management Plans 

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3594

Ross County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Rules

Agency Rules Coordinator

 

Safety and Health

Labor, Safety and Ethics

(614) 644-2100

Sand Filters--On-Site Sewage Treatment

Surface Water

Local District Office

Sandusky County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Sanitary Surveys 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

SARA 313

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Scrap Tires

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Scioto County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Section 112(r)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Sediment Issues 

Surface Water

Local District Office

Semi-Public Permits 

Surface Water

Local District Office

Seneca County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Sewer Complaints

Surface Water

Local District Office

Sewer Fees 

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2782

Sewer Overflow (CSO)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2026

Sewer Rate Survey 

Fiscal Administration

(614) 644-2076

Sewer Use Ordinances

Local Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

Sewers

Surface Water

Local District Office

Shelby County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Site Assessments, Brownfields

Environmental Response and Revitalization -SABR Program

(614) 644-2924

Site Hydrogeologic Investigations

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Site Investigation Field Unit (SIFU)

Environmental Response and Revitalization-SABR Program

(614) 644-2924

Site Work 

  -Superfund Sites

  -Hazardous Waste Sites

 

Environmental Response and Revitalization

Materials and Waste Management

 

(614) 644-2924

(614) 644-2621

Slaughter Houses

Surface Water

Local District Office

Sludge—general information, management plans

Surface Water

(614) 644-2034

Small Business, Assistance With Regulations

Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention

(800) 329-7518

Soil Gas Sampling and Analysis

Environmental Response and Revitalization

(614) 644-2924

Sole Source Aquifers 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2756

Solid Waste--General Questions, Landfills, Complaints, Regulations/Guidance

Solid and Infectious Waste 

Local District Office

Source Water Assessment Program 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2756

Source Water Determination

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2756

Speakers Bureau

Public Interest Center

(614) 644-2161

Special Investigations 

Office of Special Investigations

Local District Office

Spills and Emergencies

Environmental Response and Revitalization -  ERSIS Program

Local District Office

Spray Booths, Air Permits

Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention

(614) 644-4830

Stack Testing

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Stage I and II Vapor Controls--Gas Dispensing Facilities

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Standard Industrial Code 

Surface Water

(614) 644-2035

Stark County 

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

STARShip

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2835

State Coordinating Committee on Ground Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

State Implementation Plans (SIPS)—Ozone; VOCs; SO; PM10

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

State Science Day

Environmental Education

(614) 644-3768

Stationary Source Testing 

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Statistics--Ground Water Monitoring

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Steel Companies--Air Permits

Air Pollution Control

Local District Office

Storage Tanks--Air Permits

Air Pollution Control

Local District Office

Storage Tanks--Above Ground/Flammable Liquids

State Fire Marshal's Office

(614) 752-8200 

Storage Tanks--Underground

State Fire Marshal's Office

(614) 752-8200

Storage Tanks--Oil and Hazardous Substances; Secondary Containment

Environmental Response and Revitalization

Local District Office

Storm Drainage Well 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-3125

(614) 644-2062

Storm Water Program

Surface Water

(614) 644-2259

Local District Office

Storm Water Runoff

Surface Water

Local District Office

Stream Littering

Department of Natural Resources

(614) 265-6717

Stream Management

Surface Water

(614) 644-2327

Stream Relocations

Surface Water

(614) 644-2013

Stream/River/Lake Ecology

Surface Water

(614) 836-8780

Subpoenas

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Sulfur Dioxide

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Summit County 

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Superfund Grant Questions

Emergency and Remedial Response

(614) 644-2924

Superfund Reauthorization Support

Emergency and Remedial Response

(614) 644-2896

Surface Coating 

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Surface Mining

Department of Natural Resources

(614) 265-6633

Synthetic Organic Chemicals--Manufacturing Industry

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Tax Exemptions ,Air Pollution Control Equipment

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3600

Tax Exemptions, Industrial Water Pollution Control Equipment

Surface Water

(614) 644-2025

303(d)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2140

304(1) Toxics (DSW)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2884

305(b) Report (DSW)

Surface Water

836-8770

319 Projects/Technical Tracking and Reporting (DSW)

Surface Water

(614) 644-2001

Technical Guidance Manual for Hydro geologic Investigations

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Terrestrial Effects, Air Pollution Control

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3624

Testimony

Director’s Office

(614) 644-2782

Tires

Materials and Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Title V Permits (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Total Maximum Daily Loads

Surface Water

(614) 644-2140

Total Suspended Particulates

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3592

(614) 644-3598

Toxic Monitoring (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3624

(614) 644-2623

Toxic Release Inventory

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-2270

Toxic Substances

Hazardous Waste

(614) 644-2621

Toxicity Reduction Evaluations 

Surface Water

(614) 644-2024

Toxicity Testing/Limits 

Surface Water

(614) 644-2024

Toxicology/Chemical Effects/Hazards (Remedial Response)

Environmental Response and Revitalization Remedial Response Section

(614) 644-2924

Toxics, Safety or Effects of Specific Chemicals in Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Training

Director's Office

(614) 644-2782

Trailer Parks

  -Water Wells

  -Septic Systems

 

Drinking and Ground Waters

Surface Water

Local District Office

Trickling Filters 

Surface Water

Local District Office

Trihalomethane in Drinking Water

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Trumbull County 

Northeast District Office

330-963-1200

Tuscarawas County

Southeast District Office

740-385-8501

Underground Storage Tanks 

Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks

752-7938

Union County 

Central District Office

728-3778

Uniform Environmental Covenants Act

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Upper Great Miami River

Southwest District Office

937-285-6097

Use Attainability Analysis 

Surface Water

(614) 644-3075

U.S. DOE/AlP/Portsmouth Area Streams

Southeast District Office

740-380-5418

U.S. EPA Energy Star

Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention

(614) 644-3469

Van Wert County 

Northwest District Office

419-352-8461

VAP (Voluntary Action Program)

Environmental Response and Revitalization VAP Program

(614) 644-2924

Vapor Balance Systems and Vapor Recovery

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3593

Variances (Air)

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3592

Vegetation Damage (Air Pollution)

Air Pollution Control

Ohio Department of Agriculture

(614) 644-3624

728-6200

Verified Complaints 

Legal Services

(614) 644-3037

Village Capital Improvement Fund Review

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Vinton County 

Southeast District Office

740-385-8501

Visible Emission

Air Pollution Control

Local District Office

Volatile Organic Compounds

Air Pollution Control

(614) 644-3593

(614) 644-3592

Voluntary Action Program (VAP)

Environmental Response and Revitalization VAP Program

(614) 644-2924

Volunteer Monitoring

Surface Water

Local District Office

 

Warren County

Southwest District Office

(937) 285-6357

Washington County 

Southeast District Office

(740) 385-8501

Waste Load Allocation Policy/Applications 

Surface Water

(614) 644-2884

Wastewater Guidance

Surface Water

Local District Office

Wastewater Operations/Technical Assistance

Surface Water

(614) 644-2014

Wastewater Treatment Needs Survey 

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2798

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators/Certification

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Wastewater Treatment Systems

Sewer Use

Surface Water

Local District Office

Water Plant Policy

Surface Water

(614) 644-2027

Water Pollution Control Financing

Environmental and Financial Assistance

(614) 644-2798

Water Quality

Drinking and Ground Waters

Surface Water

(614) 644-2752

(614) 644-2001

Water Quality Modeling

Surface Water

(614) 644-2884

Water Quality Permit Support

Surface Water

(614) 644-2884

Water Supply Revolving Loan Account

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Water Treatment Plant Classification

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Watersheds Program

Surface Water

(614) 644-2146

Wayne County 

Northeast District Office

(330) 963-1200

Weekly Review

Legal Services

(614) 644-2115

Well Abandonment

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local Health Department

Local District Office

Well Analysis

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local Health Department

Local District Office

Wellhead Protection Program 

Drinking and Ground Waters

(614) 644-2752

Wells

Drinking and Ground Waters

Local District Office

Wetlands

  -Permits

  -Rules 

Surface Water

 

(614) 644-2013

(614) 644-2874

Wildlife Water Quality Criteria

Surface Water

(614) 644-3075

Williams County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Wood County 

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

Wyandot County

Northwest District Office

(419) 352-8461

 

The commission was created to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, enhance its water quality and promote economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources chairs the commission, which also includes the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development, Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The commission staff advise the Governor and the Commission on the development, implementation and coordination of Lake Erie programs and policies; represent the interests of Ohio in regional, national, and international forums pertaining to the resources of the Great Lakes; assist in the implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Program and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; facilitate compliance with the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the Great Lakes Toxic Substances Control Agreement; and manage the distribution of money from the Lake Erie Protection Fund.
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act provides for the collection and availability of information regarding the use, storage, production and release of hazardous chemicals. The law promotes a working relationship among government, business and community leaders, environmental and other public interest organizations, and individuals to improve hazard communications and emergency planning.

In Ohio, the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) implements this program. SERC includes representatives from nine state agencies; 10 appointed members representing environmental advocacy, industry, firefighting and local government; and two non-voting members from the legislature. SERC also appoints members of the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) of each emergency planning district. LEPCs use the state’s inventory information to develop and exercise their local emergency response plans.
The commission, formed in 1991, provides a forum for a broad range of stakeholders to discuss environmental issues and identify ways to improve environmental quality in the Hamilton County area. It is a diverse group with representatives from business, government, academia and the public appointed by the director of Ohio EPA. The commission was instrumental in the formation of the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities and Environmental Priorities Project. The group usually meets the first Thursday of the month at the Hamilton County Environmental Services Building on Taft Road. Meetings are open to the public.

With so many state departments and agencies, it can be difficult to determine exactly who handles a particular issue. Ohio EPA often receives comments or questions about environmental issues that we can’t address because the laws give that authority to other departments. Here’s a list of issues that Ohio EPA doesn’t handle, along with the state department or agency that does.

Department of Agriculture — (614) 728-6201

  • Food safety
  • Pesticide application
  • Concentrated animal feeding operations construction and operating permits

Department of Commerce, State Fire Marshal Division — (614) 752-8200 

  • Underground petroleum storage tanks
  • Fireworks

Department of Health — (614) 466-3543

  • Indoor air pollution (lead, mold)
  • Private wells
  • Private septic systems
  • Radon
  • Water bacteria levels at local beaches
  • West Nile virus (carried by mosquitoes)
  • Radiation protection
  • Lead poisoning prevention
  • Asbestos Removal Contractors/Licensing

Department of Natural Resources — (614) 265-6565 

  • Mining permits, abandoned mines, mine safety
  • State parks
  • Well water draw-down
  • Water well logs and drilling reports
  • Dam safety
  • Flood plain management
  • Ground water mapping
  • Scenic rivers