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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.



February 23, 2016
Ohio’s Recent Efforts to Strengthen Lake Erie Water Quality Give It Jump-Start on New Targets Announced by U.S. EPA
In Washington D.C. at a Great Lakes Commission semi-annual meeting today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce new state targets for reducing phosphorus in the Great Lakes. The 40 percent phosphorus reduction target identified by U.S. EPA is the same as that adopted earlier by Ohio through its 2013 Phosphorus Task Force II report and closely follows the path Ohio has already taken by working to establish the Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Agreement.

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.

January 28, 2016
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Special Meeting Set Feb. 2 at ODNR Office in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources headquarters in Columbus. The meeting will be held in ODNR’s Conference Center, 2045 Morse Road, Building E.

December 21, 2015
Norwalk to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Norwalk is improving water quality in the Huron River watershed by eliminating the Pleasant Street Combined Sewer Overflow.

December 2, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Meeting at ODNR Geological Survey Office in Delaware
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Geological Survey office in Delaware. The meeting will be held in the Horace R. Collins Conference Room, 3307 South Old State Road.

November 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards $4,918 Environmental Education Mini Grant to Organization in Erie and Ottawa Counties
Ohio EPA is awarding a nearly $5,000 Environmental Education Mini Grant to the Put-in-Bay Township Park District for the Lake Erie Island Water Trails project. Ten projects throughout the state were funded for $39,314.

October 8, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certifications
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA has opened an initial comment period related to the Agency’s new draft rules for public drinking water systems (and laboratories) as it relates to the reporting and monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Confirmed reports of these blue green HABs growing in Ohio’s lakes, reservoirs, and rivers were common this summer.

September 21, 2015
Seneca County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Seneca County can repair or replace their septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. The Agency awarded a $180,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 2, 2015
Putnam County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Putnam County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 2, 2015
Erie County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Erie County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $70,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 2, 2015
Defiance County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Defiance County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Sandusky County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Sandusky County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $150,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Fulton County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Fulton County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

September 1, 2015
Lucas County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Lucas County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

August 24, 2015
Ohio EPA Announces New Senior Staff Appointments to Focus on Lake Erie
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is building a team of staff to focus solely on improving Lake Erie’s water quality.

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