Daily Court Reporter - News ODNR to provide Lake Erie property owners expedited shore protection permit opportunity
ODNR to provide Lake Erie property owners expedited shore protection permit opportunity
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will institute a temporary Shore Structure Permit to provide Lake Erie coastal property owners an opportunity to quickly address any severe erosion damage that their property may be experiencing. This effort provides people with a free, expedited permitting process that enables them to protect their property from any further erosion damage.
Lake Erie has reached historically high-water levels for this time of year as it is currently nearly 2 feet above the long-term average. High Lake Erie water levels coupled with recent severe storm events have elevated the risk of severe erosion along the entire Ohio Lake Erie coastline. This expedited permitting process will allow property owners to more quickly construct new shore protection structures and repair damage to existing shore structures. They may also receive free technical assistance and guidance from ODNR.
ODNR will begin accepting temporary Shore Structure Permit applications immediately as Lake Erie water levels will continue to rise and typically do not peak until June.
Details regarding the temporary permit and the approval process can be found at coastal.ohiodnr.gov/tssp.
Date Published: May 28, 2018