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To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946


Heritage Thermal Services Issued Permit Modification from Ohio EPA

Ohio EPA has issued a class two permit modification to Heritage Thermal Services allowing them to increase current container storage capacity by 25 percent, reallocate some existing storage capacity and construct a bulk storage area.

The project involves the construction of a concrete pad with curbing, located within the eastern portion of the property. This area will provide storage for bulk containers with tarps and enclosed trailers holding smaller individual containers of solid waste. This will provide more effective waste management on site by allowing the facility more storage flexibility.

The permit will not increase the facility’s incineration capacity and the additional storage is 25 percent or less of the facility’s existing storage capacity. Heritage Thermal Services held a public information meeting at North Elementary School in East Liverpool on Nov. 4, 2014, to explain the planned storage expansion to the public.

The public comment period on the permit modification lasted through Dec. 9, 2014. Comments presented during the public comment period were considered before a final decision was made. Ohio EPA’s written response to public comments is available online:

Issuance of the modification can be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC). Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing the final action; therefore, Ohio EPA recommends that anyone wishing to file an appeal contact ERAC at (614) 466-8950 for more information. The appeal must be in writing and a copy must be received by the Ohio EPA Director within three days of filing with ERAC.

The permit modification and related materials are available for review by visiting Ohio EPA’s eDoc Search at, or at the Carnegie Public Library located at 219 East Fourth Street, East Liverpool, and at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg by first calling (800) 686-6330.


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.