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Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting about Envirosafe Expansion
Public Meeting Scheduled Jan. 8, 2019, in Oregon
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to accept comments about a proposed expansion of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI) landfill, 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present information about the expansion application and the permitting process. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the proposed action.
ESOI accepts hazardous waste from off-site sources for storage, treatment or disposal in the hazardous waste landfill. There is one active cell, “Cell M,” that receives waste. The company has applied for a permit modification to vertically expand Cell M by 14 feet. If approved, it would increase the remaining capacity by 144,670 cubic yards to a total of 244,440 cubic yards.
The company also is requesting a permit modification for the surface water management plan for closed cells G and H. The modification would update calculations to make sure the storm water control system for cells G and H can contain water from a 25-year, 24-hour storm.
The draft permit modification and related information can be viewed online at https://epa.ohio.gov/derr/ under the “What’s New” tab or at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green. For an appointment, call (419) 352-8461. The documents are available at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 W. Town St., Columbus. For an appointment, call (614) 644-2924. The draft permit also can be viewed at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Oregon Branch, 3340 Dustin Road.
Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted at the hearing or may be mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Attn. Chloé Mercier, DERR, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049, or Chloe.Mercier@epa.ohio.gov. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 18, 2019.
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.