CEA Mapping Process
NOTE: The 2010 CEA maps have been finalized and no further objections can be reviewed. This description of the objections process is provided for informational purposes only. For rules detailing the objections process, see Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) 1506.06.
Objecting to the Preliminary Identification
Those with property affected by the preliminary (January 4, 2010) coastal erosion area designations were allowed to file objections. Objections could be filed by any affected municipal corporation, county, township, or private landowner. Jurisdictions could object only with respect to lands in their territories; property owners could object only with respect to land that they owned. Those who could document that the preliminary coastal erosion area maps were in error were allowed to file an objection within 120 days of the notification letter sent by ODNR announcing the preliminary identification of coastal erosion areas. For most owners, this 120-day period closed May 10, 2010. ODNR then reviewed the objections received and, if necessary, corrected and re-released the affected maps. If a CEA designation was modified as a result, all affected property owners were notified.
Property owners whose CEA designations were modified had 60 days to file objections to the modified CEA designations. For most, this period lasted until October 9, 2010. ODNR reviewed the objections received and, if necessary, corrected the maps and designations. ODNR then finalized the maps and designations on December 20, 2010. Although objections may no longer be submitted, pursuant to O.R.C. 1506.06 (D) and 1506.08, the final designations are appealable for a period of 30 days. Pursuant to Chapter 119 of the O.R.C., appeals of the final designation must be made to the Franklin County Court of Public Pleas.
The finalized 2010 maps replace any earlier maps with respect to regulatory requirements (permitting and real estate sale or transfer notification).