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. To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946. This number should only be used for emergencies. For all other calls, 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.



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.

February 8, 2017
State of Ohio Releases Framework to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The State of Ohio has released the framework that is being used to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which was signed in June 2015 by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Michigan and Ontario with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.

January 6, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss EMC Ashtabula Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the EMC Ashtabula permit will be the subject of a Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Blue/Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.

December 13, 2016
Three Ohio EPA Grants Supporting Environmental Education in Lake Erie Watershed
Three grants totaling $117,468 will benefit north Ohio counties through three environmental education programs.

December 12, 2016
The Toledo Zoo Receives Ohio EPA Education Grant
With help from a $44,300 Ohio EPA Education grant, the Toledo Zoo will use 10 demonstration habitat restoration gardens as part of its Urban Watershed Education Initiative.

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.

October 17, 2016
Toledo to Improve Wastewater Treatment and Protect High-Quality Wetlands; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Toledo will improve water quality in the Maumee River when the city installs an underground storage pipeline and basin to help minimize the effects of combined sewer overflows via its E3 International Park Storage Pipeline project. The project will be paid for in part through a $26.2 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund.

June 10, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at OSU’s Stone Laboratory
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, 878 Bayview Drive, Put-in-Bay.

May 25, 2016
State of Ohio Releases Draft Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin; Accepting Public Comments Until June 25, 2016
Public comments are being sought on a draft Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement Implementation Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025.

April 4, 2016
Ohio Digging up Ideas for Beneficial Use of Dredge Material
Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s greatest assets and its harbors must be dredged regularly to keep ports open for shipping. Much of the material dredged from the lake currently is dumped into the open waters of the lake. However, most of the material could be used for projects to benefit the environment and economy. In addition, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 1 into law in 2015, which requires open lake disposal of dredged material to end by July 1, 2020.

March 24, 2016
Ottawa River Restoration Plan Topic of Public Meeting
Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment for the Ottawa River in Toledo. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan and listen to comments. The meeting will be in Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 401 S. Erie St., Toledo.

March 23, 2016
Ohio EPA Decision Clears Way For Cleveland Harbor Dredging
Ohio EPA approved a request by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River, which is essential to allowing shipping traffic to continue using this economically important waterway. No dredged material can be placed in the open lake.

March 18, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting at Maumee Bay State Park
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Maumee Bay State Park Conference Center, 1750 State Park Road No. 2, Oregon.

February 29, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Cleveland Harbor Dredging; March 10 Public Hearing Set Regarding Annual Dredging Project
Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a March 10, 2016, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma.

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