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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.



July 16, 2015
Ohio EPA Outlines Public Notification Guidelines for Algal Bloom-affected Drinking Waters
A new multi-tiered advisory system to notify the public if microcystin, and other compounds produced by blue-green algae, is detected in treated drinking water at local public water systems throughout the state has been developed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) as part of its annual review.

July 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

May 20, 2015
New Ohio EPA Search Engine Makes Finding Agency Activities Easier
Do you want to follow Ohio EPA actions in your area? Is there a public meeting or comment period about a local project? Did Ohio EPA issue a permit for a local business expansion?

January 7, 2015
Ohio EPA Identifies Improvements to Wastewater Discharge Permit Renewals
Efforts by an Ohio EPA process improvement team are expected to speed up the wastewater discharge permitting renewal process and ensure permit holders are following the most recent water quality standards. The effort was part of Lean Ohio, a quality improvement process that uses Kaizen and Six Sigma principles and typically improves efficiency by 50 percent.

October 2, 2014
Environmental Defense Fund Report Identifies Ohio as Leader in Reducing Air Emissions and Creating Jobs
"The oil and gas industry is growing every day in our state, creating thousands of jobs for Ohioans," Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler said. "This report illustrates Ohio is at the forefront nationally, creating jobs and protecting the environment while reducing emissions from this new industry."

March 25, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Tours Anomatic at New Albany Beauty Park; Latest Permit Allows New Anodizing Lines, 60 More Jobs
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today toured Anomatic’s Innovation Design Center and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at 8880 Innovation Campus Ct. in the New Albany Beauty Park. The latest air permit from Ohio EPA enables the expanding company to add two aluminum anodizing lines and hire 60 more people at the plant this year.

November 19, 2013
GE Aviation Expanding its Engine Testing Ability
GE Aviation Expanding its Engine Testing Ability Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally and officials from Southwest Regional Air Quality today toured GE Aviation in Evendale to view a facility expansion that was aided by a prompt review of GE Aviation’s air permit application.

October 29, 2013
Ohio EPA Permitting Efficiency Assists Pepperidge Farm Bakery’s Expansion
Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally today toured a commercial food manufacturing plant where the efficiency of an Agency permitting process helped foster a major expansion at Pepperidge Farm, Inc. in Willard.

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