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. 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.


For Immediate Release
July 24, 2018

Last Chance to Enter This Year’s Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest!

Bowling Green, OH – The deadline for the 26th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

The contest is open to amateurs taking snapshots in and around the Lake Erie. Entries and official contest rules can be found here. In addition to submitting photos to the contest, entrants are encouraged to post and share photos and narratives on their social media.

Winners will be announced in the fall at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting and displayed on the Commission’s social media. Questions regarding the contest should be directed to Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission (419) 357-2775.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission helps preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, helps improve the quality of Lake Erie’s water and the lake ecosystem, and promotes economic development in the region. The Ohio Lake Erie Commission members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources and five public members appointed by Governor John Kasich. For more information regarding the Commission please visit

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For more information, contact:
Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160

Sandra Kosek-Sills, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 357-2775

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