Ohio EPA Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Chemical Solvents Inc. Permit Renewal 

Ohio EPA is considering an application to renew an installation and operating permit for Chemical Solvents Inc. (CSI), for the company’s 1010 Denison Avenue facility in Cleveland. CSI operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and recycling facility at the site.

Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing regarding a draft hazardous waste permit for CSI at the Brooklyn branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3706 Pearl Road, Cleveland, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. 

The facility, owned by Pavlish Real Estate Holdings, produces blends of both virgin and reclaimed solvents for the paint, metal, chemical and other industries.

The draft permit would allow CSI to continue to:

  • store 71,500 gallons of containerized hazardous waste on the outside drum storage pad;
  • store 11,000 gallons of hazardous waste in containers on the inside drum storage pad;
  • store 88.4 cubic yards of hazardous waste in containers on the auger storage pad;
  • store 156,000 gallons of hazardous waste in 14 tanks; and
  • treat 88,000 gallons of hazardous waste in 7 tanks.

For approval, CSI must demonstrate in a permit application that the facility has provided complete information, will continue to meet appropriate standards, has a history of compliance and demonstrates reliability, expertise and competency to operate a hazardous waste facility.

The draft permit and renewal application materials being considered by Ohio EPA can be viewed online at www.epa.ohio.gov/derr under the “What’s New” tab, or at Ohio EPA, 2110 East Aurora Road in Twinsburg, Ohio EPA’s Columbus location, and at the Cleveland Public Library Brooklyn Branch.

Comments on the requested permit renewal may be presented at the Feb. 2 hearing, submitted in writing to Ohio EPA, DERR, Attention John Nyers, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, or via email, john.nyers@epa.ohio.gov. Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 10. All comments will be considered before a final decision is issued.


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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