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Environment FAQs

Most vehicle owners in Ohio do not have to have their vehicles' emissions tested. However, owners in seven northeast Ohio counties around Cleveland are required to have their vehicle emissions checked every two years under the state’s E-Check program.

Most algae in Ohio waterways are not harmful. However, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency continuously monitors Ohio’s waterways for harmful algal blooms, takes reports, and publishes advisories in the Ohio Department of Health’s BeachGuard website.

Learn about air quality monitoring and access a national air quality monitoring map from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

When public water systems detect contaminants in the drinking water, the public is notified via various methods. You can search current drinking water advisories courtesy of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides information about recycling.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has information and resources for safely and responsibly disposing of or recycling a range of hazardous household items.

You can report environmental complaints, such as issue with air quality, water quality, dumping, drinking water, hazardous waste and more, to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

In the event of an emergency, such as a chemical spill, fire, explosion, etc., that poses an immediate threat to public health or the environment, contact the EPA’s Spill Hotline at 1-800-282-9378.