Ohio EPA Public Notice
Icebreaker Wind

The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public notice, including any additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information, a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.ohio.gov
Surface Water Programs
Notice Type
Notice of Receipt of 401 Application
County / Township
Identification Number
Action Date
Weekly Review Date
Entity Address
Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH 99999
Entity Description
401 Certification
Receiving Waters
Lake Erie
Notice Info
Public notice is hereby given that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Surface Water (DSW) has received an application for, and has begun to consider whether to issue or deny, a Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification for the proposed Project Icebreaker project (also known as Icebreaker Wind). The application was submitted by Icebreaker Windpower, Inc. (also known as the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo)). Project Icebreaker would include the installation of a six (6) wind turbine, 21-megawatt (MW) wind energy demonstration project to be located in Lake Erie, approximately 8 to 10 miles off the shore of Cleveland, Ohio. The Buffalo District Corps of Engineers Public Notice Number for this project is 2010-00223. The Ohio EPA ID Number for this project is 175530.

Discharges from the activity, if approved, would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality of Lake Erie. Ohio EPA will review the application, and decide whether to grant or deny the certification, in accordance with OAC Chapters 3745-1 and 3745-32. In accordance with OAC rule 3745-1-05, an antidegradation review of the application will be conducted before deciding whether to allow a lowering of water quality. No exclusions or waivers, as outlined by OAC rule 3745-1-05, apply or may be granted.

Starting November 22, 2017, copies of the application and technical support information may be inspected on Ohio EPA-DSW website:


Persons wishing to 1) be on Ohio EPA's interested parties mailing list for this project, 2) request a public hearing, or 3) submit written comments for Ohio EPA's consideration in reviewing the application should do so by email to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov or writing to Ohio EPA-DSW, Attention: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 within thirty days of the date of this public notice.

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