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Ohio EPA To Host Hearing Regarding GE Aviation Draft Air Permit

Ohio EPA will host a public hearing on April 16, 2013, to accept comments on an draft permit to allow GE Aviation, One Neumann Way, in Cincinnati to install two test cells. The first cell would be used for the research and development of new jet engine components.The second test cell would be used to test production gas turbine engines. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Evendale Recreation Center, Evendale Room, 10500 Reading Road.

The draft air permit sets the emission  limits from these test cells.  A copy of draft permit P0112127 is available online or at the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, 250 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, by calling (513) 946-7749.

Written testimony will be given the same weight as oral testimony and will be accepted until the close of business April 18, 2013. Written comments may be sent to Amy Kesterman, Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, 250 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

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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. In the past 40 years, 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. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.


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