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MEDIA CONTACT: Anthony Chenault
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Ranco North America
Public Meeting/Public Hearing Scheduled August 12, 2020
Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing to accept public comments on a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System renewal application for Ranco North America in Union County.
During the virtual meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the Agency will give a short presentation on the renewal application and answer questions from the public. A hearing will immediately follow, during which the public can submit comments, on the record, about the draft permit. Citizens who want to participate must preregister in advance for the meeting.
The proposed project, if approved, may result in a change from current water quality conditions of Robinson Run and Big Darby Creek, but cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. The project involves eliminating the treatment system associated with the ground water interceptor trench and will allow ground water to enter Robinson Run naturally.
Ohio EPA will accept written electronic comments on the renewal application through August 19. Comments may be submitted electronically at the public meeting or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Attn: Permits Processing, PO Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Please put the NPDES #4IC00008 or project name with each comment sent. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information.
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.