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The mission of the emergency response program is to minimize
the impact of spills and releases to the environment and make sure they
are properly cleaned up.
Please help protect Ohio’s environment by identifying and reporting environmental concerns and violations. If you are witnessing a significant release or an environmental emergency that is ongoing, please call Ohio EPA's 24-hour emergency hotline (1-800-282-9378). To report a suspected non-emergency, environmental violation or concern, contact the appropriate Ohio EPA district office during normal business hours (M-F between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Once a complaint is filed, Ohio EPA will further investigate your concerns.
An environmental emergency is an immediate and significant threat to public health and/or the environment due to the release of materials to the environment. While an emergency can also constitute a violation, an emergency should be reported immediately to Ohio EPA’s 24-hour spill hotline at 1-800-282-9378. Examples of emergencies to be reported by calling 1-800-282-9378 include:
No, some issues may be under the jurisdiction of federal, other state or local agencies. Ohio EPA does not regulate the following. read more...
You do not have to provide any personal information in order for Ohio EPA to review your complaint. However, by providing your name and contact information, Ohio EPA will be able to contact you to clarify information or gather additional information from you to help investigate your concerns. All the information submitted, including your contact information may be considered public information and may be released upon request.
Disclaimer: Information provided in a complaint may be used by Ohio EPA to investigate and potentially seek penalties for violations of law. Therefore, the information provided must be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Ohio EPA will use the information you provide to determine whether an investigation is warranted.
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24-Hour Emergency Spill Hotline
Report spills and environmental emergencies
Non-Emergency number for ER Program
Orphan Drum Coordinator
Radiological Health Physicist
Assistant Chief/ER Program Manager
ER Records Officer/Data Coordinator
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization
Phone: (614) 644-2924 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3146 ~ Contact
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime (800) 282-9378
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