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Ohio EPA Issues Air Permits for Five NEXUS Compressor Stations
Ohio EPA has issued five air permits-to-install-and-operate compressor stations intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) pipeline.
The permits were issued as final for facilities at the following locations:
Clyde - Sandusky County (east of Pickle Street/south of I-90)
Hanoverton - Columbiana County (near State Route 644 and Ridgeway Road)
Salineville -Columbiana County (Yellow Creek Road)
Wadsworth/Guilford Township - Medina County (north of I-76 on Guilford Road)
Waterville - Lucas County (Moosman Drive, south of Neapolis-Waterville Road)
Before issuing the air permits as final, Ohio EPA reviewed the company’s application to ensure that emissions would comply with federal and state air pollution control standards, laws and regulations. The Agency also held public information sessions and hearings, and received and responded to comments from the public. Copies of the permits may be viewed at http://epa.ohio.gov/pic/respond.aspx.
An Ohio EPA factsheet detailing the Agency’s role in issuing air permits and considerations related to natural gas compressor station emissions can be viewed on the Agency website: http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/47/nr/CompressorStations.pdf. Issuance of final permits can be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC). Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing a final action; therefore, anyone considering filing an appeal should contact ERAC at (614) 466-8950 for more information.
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. Since then, 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.