Enforcement at Ohio EPA

Ohio EPA implements, regulates, and enforces Ohio's laws and regulations regarding air and water quality standards; solid, hazardous and infectious waste management and disposal standards; water quality planning and the supervision of sewage treatment and public drinking water supplies; and the cleanup of unregulated hazardous waste sites.

One goal of Ohio EPA’s enforcement program is to bring facilities back into compliance to ensure that public health, safety and the environment are protected. Enforcement actions occur, however, when an individual, or a facility owner/operator is not in substantial compliance with Ohio's environmental laws and formal action is necessary to establish a schedule to attain and maintain compliance.

All findings and orders issued are announced in the Weekly Review.

Office of Special Investigations


 Enforcement Statistics Summary Convictions/Pleas/Sentences
  Calendar Year

2014 2013 2012 2011
Conviction/Plea 26
 20 31
Felony Charges  44 17
 14 28
Misdemeanor Charges  21 5
 13 13
Jail Time Served (months)  37.5  39.1 25.6
 5.3 3
Jail Time Suspended (months)  101  84  56 36 82
Home Incarceration (months)  0  14  9 4.5
Community Service (hours)  1,500  1,368  888  1,608 2,064
Fines/Restitution  $619,191 $931,928
 $411,652  $2,811,007 $1,240,490

Phone: (614) 644-3020
Email Webmaster

Physical address:
Ohio EPA - Office of Special Investigations
4675 Homer Ohio Lane
Groveport, Ohio 43125


Mailing address:
Ohio EPA - OSI
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 


Central Office Contacts
Palmer, Bill Manager (614) 836-8765
Kleinhenz, Craig   (614) 836-8763
Shane, Scott   (614) 836-8764


District Contact Counties Served Phone
Bonner, Ron  Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union. (614) 836-8768
Fodo, Ron
Ray, Bart  
Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne. (330) 963-1155
(330) 963-1206
Hassinger, Rick  

Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot. (419) 373-3032 
Mettler, Ken   Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington. (740) 380-5422
Combs, Dave   Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren. (937) 285-6058