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Canceled: Ohio EPA Public Hearing for Lordstown Battery Plant Application  

Agency to continue taking public comments in writing through March 22

Ohio EPA has canceled its meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Lordstown High School to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by General Motors.

Ohio EPA values comments from the public and will continue to accept written comments on the certification application through March 22. Comments received in writing will be given equal consideration to those that would have been received in person. 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

The application and technical support documents can be downloaded from Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water website.


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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