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Ohio EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Modifications to Belmont County Cracker Plant
Hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 12, 2018
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to present information and accept comments on draft modifications to the wastewater discharge permit related to the proposed PTTGCA Petrochemical Complex that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
The information session is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2018, and will be held at Shadyside Community Center, 50 E. 39th Street. The public hearing will immediately follow, during which the public can submit comments for the record concerning the draft modification.
The modifications to the wastewater discharge permit conditions requested by PTTGC America LLC would:
- decrease the levels of pollutants to be discharged to the Ohio River;
- change the locations where storm water, which is water that runs off impervious surfaces after rain events, will be discharged; and
- modify limits at an internal monitoring station that does not directly discharge to surface water.
During the hearing, the public may present testimony concerning the modifications to the wastewater discharge permit.
The draft modified permit may be viewed online at wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/dsw/permits/Draft/0IF00018.pdf or at the Ohio EPA Southeast District Office, 2195 Front St., Logan. Call for an appointment: (740) 385-8501.
Ohio EPA values public input. Comments will be accepted both verbally and in writing at the hearing and may be submitted through Dec. 19, 2018. Written comments may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Ohio EPA-DSW Permits Processing, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.
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.