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.



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PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER: (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce


Ohio EPA Recruiting Summer Interns at Ohio University

Ohio EPA is looking for college students who want challenging, meaningful summer jobs. An Ohio EPA internship is an opportunity to explore careers in the environmental field while working with experienced professionals.

Ohio EPA is hosting a series of intern recruiting events on campuses around the state, including two at Ohio University on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The first will be at Grover Center (Room E218) from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the other is at Irvine Hall (Room 159) from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

The paid internships typically put students in the field with Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water staff sampling fish, macroinvertebrates or water chemistry in streams and rivers; collecting plants and soils in wetlands; conducting computer modeling; or assisting with permits and investigating storm water control measures.

Internships also are available in drinking and ground water, air pollution control, environmental services laboratory, law and information technology.

For information, click here or go to Ohio EPA’s internship Facebook page.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

 
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