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Ohio EPA Public Hearing for Cincinnati Company Nov. 13

Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, to accept comments on a draft hazardous waste permit renewal for Spring Grove Resource Recovery, 4879 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati.

The meeting is from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Cincinnati Libraries-Northside Branch Meeting Room, 4219 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati. During the hearing, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the draft permit.

A permit issued by Ohio EPA in 2002, allows Spring Grove to treat and store hazardous waste. The permit controls how waste is handled; specifies timeframes for sampling, monitoring, record keeping and reporting; establishes an annual fee; and requires updated financial assurance to cover the costs of closure.

If approved, the renewal permit will allow the facility to continue to treat and store hazardous waste on site at the following rates:

  • store up to 150,000 gallons of hazardous waste in containers;
  • treat and store up to 75,450 of hazardous waste in tanks;
  • treat up to 80,800 gallons of waste per day in containers; and
  • treat up to two short tons per hour using compaction.

Written comments also will be accepted through the close of business Nov. 15, 2012. Written comments should be submitted to Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Attn: Shawn Sellers, Engineering, Remediation & Authorizations Section, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.

A copy of the draft permit may be reviewed and/or copied by first calling (937) 285-6357 to make an appointment at the Ohio EPA – Southwest District Office, 401 E. Fifth St., Dayton. A copy also may be viewed at Cincinnati/Hamilton County Library, St. Bernard Branch, 4803 Tower Ave., Cincinnati.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.


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