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.



For Immediate Release
September 20, 2013

Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday in Cuyahoga Heights, OH


Commission will present the 2013 "Life on Lake Erie" Photo Contest Winners,
Announce the 2013 Ohio Lake Erie Awards

SANDUSKY -- 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.

Highlighting the agenda will be the announcement of the “Life on Lake Erie” photo contest winners and the 2013 Ohio Lake Erie Awards that honor an individual and organization that have served to protect and restore Lake Erie.

The agenda also includes:
  • Jim White, director of Sustainable Infrastructure for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, will present a special report “Update on Sustainable Sediment Practices.”
  • The latest round of Lake Erie Protection Fund grant proposals will be selected for those projects that will benefit Lake Erie.
  • Executive Director Gail Hesse will discuss the 2013 Coastweeks program occurring in September and provide an update on the next edition of the Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan.

All meetings of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission are open to the public and include a public comment period. Organizations and citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting and provide input on issues of concern.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission was created to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, enhance its water quality and promote economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency serves as the commission's chairman. Additional members include the directors of the departments of transportation, development, health, agriculture and natural resources.

For more information, contact:
Gail Hesse, Ohio Lake Erie Commission

(419) 621-2040

Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160
Get to the
Right Person Faster
 
 800-282-9378