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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant
Information Session and Hearing Scheduled August 17
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification that, if approved, would allow the Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant to construct a new sanitary sewer effluent pipeline.
An information session will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the Alliance Municipal Court, 470 East Market Street, Alliance, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the certification application. All attendees will be required to go through metal detectors as part of the courthouse screening process. Attendees are expected to follow the rules of the building which may have mask/distancing requirements.
If approved, discharges from the activity would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality of Beech Creek. However, discharges cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. Proposed degradation of water quality would be offset through appropriate mitigation. Ohio EPA will consider technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of the project before deciding whether to issue or deny the certification.
Participants who want handouts for the meeting should email firstname.lastname@example.org so electronic copies may be emailed on the day of the public meeting.
Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the certification application through August 24. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the application, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Attn: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email email@example.com. All comments received at the hearing or via mail by close of business August 24, will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to final action on this proposal.
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.