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 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. In order to reach us, 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.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

Enforcement Program

Proposed Consent Orders

The Division of Surface Water staff works closely with the regulated community and local health departments to ensure that surface waters of the state are free of pollution. The regulated community with which DSW staff works includes wastewater facilities, both municipal and industrial, and small, unsewered communities experiencing problems with unsanitary conditions.

DSW staff provides technical assistance, conducts inspections of wastewater treatment plants, reviews operation reports, oversees land application of biosolids and manure from large concentrated animal feeding operations, and investigates complaints regarding malfunctioning waste water treatment plants and violations of Ohio's Water Quality Standards. DSW strives to ensure that permitted facilities comply with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. DSW also assists small communities with inadequate means of waste water treatment seek alternatives to help abate pollution to waters of the state.

In cases which Ohio EPA is unable to resolve continuing water quality problems, DSW may recommend that enforcement action be taken. The enforcement and compliance staff work with Ohio EPA attorneys, as well as the Attorney General's Office, to resolve these cases.

Enforcement Action Documents

Surface water related enforcement actions are posted on the Web. Click on the appropriate year, and you will be linked to a list of the actions for that year. If you click on a specific action, you will be able to view the actual signed document.

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2020 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders

Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments​

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2019 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders


Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments​

2018 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders


Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments​

2017 Enforcement Actions


Director's Orders

Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2016 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2015 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2014 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2013 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2012 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2011 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2010 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2009 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

2008 Enforcement Actions

Director's Orders Federal and State Actions - Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments

Director's Final Findings and Orders (2001 - 2020) - Alphabetical Order

Federal and State Consent Agreements, Judicial Orders and Judgments (2001 - 2019) - Alphabetical Order

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