Ohio’s Domestic Action Plan (DAP) will advance efforts toward the proposed 40% nutrient reduction target put forth in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 2012 (GLWQA).
NEW - Ohio has updated the Ohio Domestic Action Plan for 2020. The new plan supports Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio Plan, which was released in Nov. 2019. The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will coordinate finalizing the Ohio Domestic Action Plan with Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), who each share responsibility for implementing the plan. Each agency will be accountable for implementing their respective areas of authority included in the state plan to meet the overall 40 percent reduction.
New action items included in the draft focus on:
Ohio's Domestic Action Plan 2020 - DRAFT
A public information webinar is planned for February 24, 2020 from 4-5 pm. Register here.
Correspondence or public comment regarding the Ohio DAP is welcome at any time and may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will direct it to the appropriate agency staff.
The USEPA DAP serves as an umbrella document, and the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania each have their own state level plans (list of links to federal, state, and province DAPs).The final due date for the combined US Federal/State DAPs was February 28, 2018.Final Ohio Domestic Action Plan 1.1 as sent to USEPA 8/31/18Appendix C - Point Source Facilities (Excel spreadsheet)
Supporting files and references
Expanded Water Monitoring Report October 2019 also see spreadsheet version (includes all stations, and data available from 2008 to 2018)
USEPA Methodology for Connecting Annex 4 Water Quality Targets with TMDLs in the Maumee River Basin.
Ohio EPA Press Release about transmittal of Ohio's DAP to USEPAOhio Domestic Action Plan 1.0 as sent to USEPA 2-07-2018Final Draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan as sent to USEPA 11-17-2017 (includes appendices)
Response to comments not incorporatedMonitoring Station Maps/Presentation to Stakeholders 8-18-2017Ohio EPA Press Release about Ohio's draft DAPPublic Meetings Presentation (as PDF)
State of Ohio's Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Implementation Framework posted here.Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement 2015-06-13
Ohio EPA Resources:Western Lake Erie Basin Far-Field Allocations and Nine Element Watershed Planning OEPA Presentation at December 12, 2018 OLEC meeting.Tracking Nutrients to Guide Management Actions Across Northwest Ohio Watersheds - OEPA presentation at OSG SOS conference 2018Nutrient Pollution - Includes links to Ohio's Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Nutrient Mass Balance StudiesLake Erie Program - Includes links to Ohio Phosphorus Task Force resources