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Sunny Farms Landfill Expansion Meeting on December 11

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, to accept comments on a proposed expansion of the Sunny Farms Landfill in Seneca County. The meeting will take place at Fostoria Municipal Court, 213 S. Main St., Fostoria.

The landfill is located at 12500 West County Road 18, south of Fostoria.

Sunny Farms Landfill LLC is proposing a non-contiguous lateral expansion to the south of the existing disposal area. If approved, the expansion would add 32.3 million cubic yards of airspace, increasing the total disposal capacity to 46.8 million cubic yards. It would extend the landfill’s life approximately 19.2 years based on the current average daily waste receipt of 4,000 tons. The project would increase the landfill area to 261.3 acres.

During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the proposed project. During the hearing, which follows the information session, the public can submit comments and questions for the record regarding the draft expansion permit.

Ohio EPA held a public information session and hearing about this draft permit in May 2012; however, proper notice did not appear in one of the required newspapers. Therefore, the Agency is holding a second meeting. All comments received at the May public hearing and during the first public comment period, along with new comments received, will be considered before final action is taken on the draft permit.

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the draft permit through Dec. 14, 2012. Anyone may submit written comments or request to be on a mailing list for information by writing to: Ohio EPA Division of Materials and Waste Management, Processing and Records Management Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. The draft permit and other related materials are available for review at the Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402 by first calling (419) 352-8461.

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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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