For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020

Ohio Releases Updated Domestic Action Plan Draft

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will host a webinar on Feb. 24, 2020, to answer questions about the draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan 2020 that was released on Jan. 28.

The Ohio Domestic Action Plan 2020 is a plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. This draft Ohio plan is a continuation of the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaboration Implementation Framework finalized by the State of Ohio in early 2017 and supports Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio plan, which was released in Nov. 2019. 

The webinar will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Feb. 24. To register and join the webinar, visit: https://ohioepa.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ohioepa&service=6&main_url=%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fmainframe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dohioepa%26main_url%3D%252Fec3300%252Feventcenter%252Fenroll%252Fjoin.do%253Fsiteurl%253Dohioepa%2526confId%253D152980856866125233 or go to lakeerie.ohio.gov and click the link to the webinar.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will finalize the update of the Ohio Domestic Action Plan 2020 in coordination with Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), which each share responsibility for implementing the plan. 

The draft plan is available at https://lakeerie.ohio.gov/LakeEriePlanning/OhioDomesticActionPlan2018.aspx. Public comments can be emailed to dap@lakeerie.ohio.gov and are being accepted until the close of business on March 2, 2020.

OLEC was established to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promote economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) serves as the commission's chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources and five additional members appointed by Governor Mike DeWine.

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For more information, contact:
Heidi Griesmer, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160

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