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



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.

May 17, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Meeting to Review Grant Applications
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission Grants Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. to review current Lake Erie Protection Fund grant cycle applications. The meeting will be held at The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, 352 West Dodridge St., Columbus.

March 29, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for 2019 “Life on Lake Erie” Photo Contest
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is seeking submissions for its 27th annual “Life on Lake Erie” photo contest, which invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos of Lake Erie and surrounding landscapes.

March 1, 2019
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street, Toledo.

December 4, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio EPA in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Ohio EPA Central Office, 50 West Town St. Suite 700, Columbus.

October 9, 2018
Two Ohio Universities to Receive Grants to Study Dredged Material Ag Uses
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material.

September 11, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold September Meeting at Camp Perry in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Camp Perry, Building 600, 1000 Lawrence Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

July 24, 2018
Last Chance to Enter This Year’s Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest!
Bowling Green, OH – The deadline for the 26th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

April 12, 2018
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Spring Meeting at the Ohio EPA Northwest Office in Bowling Green
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio EPA Northwest District Office at 347 N. Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402.

April 2, 2018
2017 Western Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels
The Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, released today, again shows high levels of phosphorous headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction targets (40 percent by 2025) identified in the Binational Water Quality Agreement.

December 8, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus.

July 11, 2017
‘Lake Erie Starts Here’ 25th Annual Photo Contest Has New Focus on Telling the Story of the Watershed
SANDUSKY, OH –The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces the theme for its 25th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest, “Lake Erie Starts Here.” The goal of the new focus is to draw attention to how people’s actions in the Lake Erie watershed in Ohio are improving lake water quality.

July 6, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold July Meeting at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Mon., July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 East State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452.

April 27, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold May Meeting at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge at 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449.

December 7, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR’s H. R. Collins Laboratory in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ H. R. Collins Laboratory at 3307 S. Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio.

 
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