6/18/19
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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Greene County Biosolids Storage Ponds

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled June 27, 2019

Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss an application from Dovetail Energy LLC for a permit-to-install two biosolids storage ponds at its facility in Greene County.

An information session will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Wright State University Student Union Apollo Room, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton. The hearing will follow to provide an opportunity for public comments on the permit application.

The company is proposing to add two biosolids storage ponds at its 1146 Herr Road, Fairborn facility. If the permit is approved, the ponds would be constructed to store up to 32 million gallons of biosolids that have been treated by the facility’s anaerobic digestion process. The material would be stored in the lagoons until it could be land applied on Ohio EPA-approved agricultural fields.

The facility treats biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment plants, hog manure and food wastes. Electricity is produced by the digestion process.

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the permit application through July 3, 2019. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information by writing to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov.

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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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