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Environmental Protection Agency

Protects human health and the environment by restoring contaminated land and water resources and implementing standards for air quality, drinking water and stream water quality, wastewater treatment, and solid, infectious, and hazardous waste treatment and disposal.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permits governing installation and operation of pollution sources; provides oversight through inspections and air, water, and ground sampling; monitors and reports on environmental quality; provides free, confidential technical assistance to 3,000 businesses, organizations and individuals annually to help them comply with environmental regulations; provides environmental education to industry and the general public; helps businesses prevent pollution; takes enforcement actions against violators; and responds to spills and other emergencies.

The agency provides $25 million per year in funding to local governments and organizations for recycling; litter cleanup; scrap tire management; market development for materials such as glass, plastics, rubber and construction/demolition debris; air pollution control; environmental education; diesel school bus retrofits; watershed restoration; and to acquire land and conservation easements to protect and improve water quality.

EPA also supports economic development by awarding $600 million per year in federal and state-funded low-interest loans to local communities for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. Ohio EPA is not requesting any new fees or fee increases. 

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

50 W. Town St., Suite 700 Columbus, OH 43215
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Phone: (614) 644-3020
Fax: (614) 644-3184
Ohio Relay Service: 711