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 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.

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



March 19, 2020
Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants Available through Ohio Lake Erie Commission
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces applications are available for the Lake Erie Protection Fund Grant for projects in the Ohio Lake Erie watershed. Grants up to $50,000 will be considered during the current grant cycle. Applications are due May 1, 2020 with selections to be announced at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission meeting on June 17, 2020. Projects should address at least one of the Draft 2020 Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan Strategic Objectives.

March 10, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Meeting Postponed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has postponed (for a date later to be determined) the quarterly meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center.

March 10, 2020
Sandusky Harbor Dredging Meeting Cancelled
Ohio EPA has canceled the meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Erie County Downtown Office Building to discuss the Sandusky Harbor federal navigational channel.

March 2, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Northwest Ohio
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bay Shore Road, Oregon. Parking is available at the meeting location.

February 27, 2020
Ohio EPA Hosting Meeting about Sandusky Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, to accept comments on a proposal to dredge the Sandusky Harbor federal navigational channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Buffalo, N.Y., has applied for a water quality certification for the project. The meeting will be held at Erie County Downtown Office Building, 247 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

February 5, 2020
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Releases 2020 Draft Plan to Protect Lake Erie
Sandusky -- The Ohio Lake Erie Commission released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region.

December 4, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at ODNR Headquarters at 2045 Morse Road, Columbus Ohio, Assembly West Conference Room, Building E. Parking is available at the meeting location.

November 8, 2019
Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Bay Shore Power Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Bay Shore Power Plant wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Nov. 19, 2019, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at Oregon City Council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road.

September 18, 2019
Judges Choose Favorite Photos in ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Eleven diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the favorites in the 2019 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Photographers were recognized by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at its Sept. 18 meeting at the Black River Landing in Lorain.

September 4, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting in Lorain
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain.

May 30, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting in Cleveland
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Port of Cleveland Conference Center meeting room, 1100 West 9th St.

January 8, 2019
State to Invest Nearly $10 Million to Help Protect Lake Erie
Toledo, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio EPA recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie Fund” efforts and will be managed by local officials and sponsors from Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut, the communities where these monies are being invested. These projects represent a portion of a Ohio’s dredged material management program developed jointly by the Ohio EPA, ODNR, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with input from local stakeholders

May 30, 2018
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Hancock County Agency
The Ohio State University Extension Office in Hancock County will use a $38,500 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant to educate farmers about the environmentally preferable method of incorporating liquid manure to fertilize growing crops. It is one of four grant recipients statewide totaling $168,458.

April 27, 2018
Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Danbury Township Wastewater Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Danbury Township wastewater treatment plant discharge permit will be the topic of a May 10, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 Port Clinton Eastern Road, Lakeside-Marblehead.

April 11, 2018
Ohio EPA Mobile Education Center Coming to Maumee Bay State Park Educators’ Conference
Ohio EPA is partnering with the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) for a statewide conference for educators this week, April 12-15, at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Oregon.

 
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