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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for PennOhio Permit Applications

Webinar Scheduled April 2

Ohio EPA will hold webinar to accept public comments on applications for an air permit-to-install and operate (PTIO) and an application for a surface water permit-to-install (PTI) for PennOhio Waste, LLC’s Signal facility, 44626 State Route 154, Lisbon.

During the webinar that begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2020, individuals participating may submit comments or questions on the record through the webinar application

The application for the air PTIO would regulate fugitive dust emissions from traffic on the facility’s roadways and parking areas. The material handling application would allow the Construction and Demolition Debris facility to unload railcars at the Signal site directly into trucks for transportation to an approved disposal facility. The waste would not be disposed at the Negley landfill.

The surface water PTI application would allow the installation of a 22,000-gallon leachate holding tank designed to collect leachate from unloading operations. The collected leachate would be trucked to the Alliance Wastewater Treatment Plant for disposal. 

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the applications through April 9. 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 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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