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Ohio EPA To Host Hearing Regarding Draft Change to Rumpke Air Permit

Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on April 2, 2013, to accept comments on a draft air permit for Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 10975 Hughes Road, Cincinnati. The permit would increase allowable emissions from a deodorizing operation used for odor control at its municipal solid waste landfill

A public information session and hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Colerain Township. During the public information session, staff will present information about the draft permit. The public hearing when attendees can testify for the official record will immediately follow the information session.

The draft permit application and technical support informationare available online by entering the permit number P0112360. The information also can be viewed and/or copied by first calling to make an appointment with Pete Sturdevant, Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, at (513) 946-7740 during normal business hours.

Written testimony will be given the same weight as oral testimony and will be accepted until the close of business April 8, 2013. Written comments may be sent to Pete Sturdevant, Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, 250 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45219.

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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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