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.

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



October 7, 2014
Four Photographs Chosen as Overall Judges’ Favorites In 2014 ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Four diverse photographs won the judges’ compliments as the overall favorites in the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Each photographer was recognized, along with seven other winning photos, by the members of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission at their Sept. 25 meeting at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor. This year’s photo contest winners are from all along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Conneaut and as far south as Vandalia. The winning photos can be found on OLEC’s website, www.lakeerie.ohio.gov.

July 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Director’s Western Basin Stops Highlight Efforts to Address Lake Erie Nutrient, Bacteria Issues
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is visiting sites and meeting with local officials in Toledo and Oregon today to get an update on local projects and emphasize Ohio’s focus on improving and protecting Lake Erie.

April 15, 2014
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects Within Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded four quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its March meeting in Columbus.

February 7, 2014
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Ashtabula River Recovery
Ohio EPA and the Ashtabula River Remedial Action Program Advisory Council have scheduled a Feb. 20, 2014, public meeting to update the community on restoration of the Ashtabula River Area of Concern.

December 5, 2013
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold December Quarterly Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts – Executive Conference and Training Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus.

October 11, 2013
Lisa Brohl, Erie County Health District Receive Ohio Lake Erie Awards; Luckey Farmers Receives Special Recognition
Lisa K. Brohl, a former biological technician and instructor, and the Erie County General Health District are the winners of the 2013 Ohio Lake Erie Awards presented by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC).

October 11, 2013
Ashtabula Resident Wins ‘Life on Lake Erie’ Photo Contest
Ashtabula resident Dee Riley won the judges’ compliments for her photo “Summer Fun,” which was declared as the overall judges’ favorite for the 2013 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

October 8, 2013
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its September meeting in Cleveland.

September 20, 2013
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday in Cuyahoga Heights, OH
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the CanalWay Center, 4524 East 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights.

August 29, 2013
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Releases 2013 Plan to Protect Lake Erie
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2013 (LEPR) for public comment.

August 29, 2013
Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on film – or on memory card in this digital age – can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2013 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

August 1, 2013
Nominations Being Accepted to Honor Lake Erie Advocates
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Ohio Lake Erie Award, which will recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to enhance Ohio’s Great Lake.

July 11, 2013
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded quarterly grants through Ohio's Lake Erie Protection Fund at its June meeting in Sandusky.

July 23, 2012
Ohio EPA, Lake Erie Charter Boat Captains Partner to Monitor Lake Erie
A partnership with the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association and an ongoing Ohio EPA water monitoring program are giving the state a more complete picture of water quality conditions in Lake Erie's Western Basin.

 
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