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Ohio EPA Holding Hearing for Solid Waste Management District Rule 

Public Hearing Set Aug. 13, 2020 

Proposed rule changes that would amend the standards for solid waste management districts will be the subject of an Aug. 13, 2020, Ohio EPA virtual public hearing. The hearing will be held exclusively online. 

During the virtual hearing, which will begin at 10:30 a.m., the public can submit comments, on the record, about the proposed rules. Citizens who want to participate must preregister in advance for the meeting. 

If adopted, the rule would incorporate waste reduction and recycling goals established in the state solid waste management plan as required by the Ohio Revised Code. Once incorporated into rule, these goals would need to be achieved in the solid waste management plans of the solid waste management districts.

After considering public comments, Ohio EPA will make any necessary changes and finalize the rules. 

Comments on the proposed rule may be presented at the hearing, or submitted by emailing Michelle.Mountjoy@epa.ohio.gov. The public comment period ends at the close of business Aug. 13.  

More information on the proposed rules update is available online at the Division of Materials and Waste Management Nonhazardous Waste Rules and Laws web page. See information under the “proposed rules” tab. 


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.

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