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

Biosolids Program

Ohio EPA's biosolids program regulates the disposal and/or beneficial use of sewage sludge and biosolids generated by non-industrial wastewater treatment plants in Ohio, as well as any sewage sludge or biosolids brought into Ohio by out-of-state, non-industrial wastewater treatment plants. The goals of the biosolids program are to protect public health and the environment, encourage the beneficial reuse of biosolids and minimize the creation of nuisance odors.

2019 Annual Sewage Sludge Report Form (Form 4229)

A requirement to complete and submit to Ohio EPA an annual sewage sludge report appears in Part II of most National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits issued to Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

The 2019 Annual Sewage Sludge Report is now available to be completed through your Ohio EPA eBusiness Center account once all eDMR data has been submitted for the calendar year. The deadline to submit the 2019 Annual Sewage Sludge Report is March 1, 2020. All monthly reporting data will be pre-populated on the electronic version of the 2019 Report.

The Annual Sewage Sludge fee invoice will be generated when the Annual Sludge Report is submitted. A copy of the invoice will be emailed to the billing contact listed in the report. Please ensure that the correct person receives a copy of the invoice as payment is due by June 30, 2020.

You will have met the Annual Sludge Reporting requirements of your NPDES permit by submitting the electronic report. Please Do Not Printout and Send Ohio EPA a hard copy of the 2019 Annual Sludge report.

Class B Beneficial Use Site Forms

The following forms and associated instructions are to be used for the authorization, transfer or acreage amendment of Class B beneficial use sites. Also included is a form for an occupied building consent for reduced isolation distance for Class B beneficial use sites.

Sludge Dioxin, Dibenzofuran and Coplanar PCB Worksheet

A requirement to complete and submit sludge dioxin monitoring data to Ohio EPA is written in Chapter 3745-40 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). The Total Toxicity Equivalence (TTE) is calculated from the data analysis of the 29 congeners listed in OAC 3745-40-01. The following worksheet is used to calculate the TTE. The instructions and report form are available online as a PDF file (PDF), or in Microsoft Word 2000 (Word 2000) format. If you need the materials in another software package or version, please let us know.

Individual NPDES Permit Application Forms

  • Ohio Sewage Sludge Rules
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), local health districts and Ohio EPA regulate domestic septage disposal in the state of Ohio. The fact sheet Domestic Septage Disposal in Ohio is intended to provide stakeholders and regulators an overview of applicable regulatory authority in Ohio. The goal is to achieve regulatory compliance and clarify regulatory oversight for land application of domestic septage in Ohio.
  • Federal Sludge Regulations - 40 CFR 503
VanWormer, Betsy Central Office, CDO, SWDO, SEDO (614) 644-2150
Hayden-Martin, Dana Northwest District Office (419) 373-3067
Slattery, Patrick Northeast District Office (330) 963-1131