Ohio Hydropower Land Access(3-OH)
In Ohio, a hydropower developer may need a permit, lease, or right-of-way to access State lands. A developer may need to obtain a Roadway Usage Permit, a Commercial Access Permit, and/or a Utility Permit from the Ohio Department of Transportation to use or occupy a portion of a state road or highway right-of-way. In addition, a developer may need to obtain a lease for State-owned canal lands from the Ohio Office of Real Estate, within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, for projects that are located in, on, or above Ohio canal land. A developer may also need to obtain a Submerged Lands Lease from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for any structure along Lake Erie.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
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