8/26/21
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Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Proposed Construction & Demolition Debris Processing Rules

Public Hearing Set Sept. 7

Proposed new rules that would address regulations for construction and demolition debris processing will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Participants can attend the 11 a.m. hearing in-person or virtually. The in-person meeting is at Ohio EPA Central Office, Conference Room A, Suite 700, 50 W. Town St., Columbus. Anyone planning to attend in-person should bring a photo ID and plan to wear a mask in the building. Those attending virtually must register in advance for the meeting at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7507837445983304976. During the hearing, the public can submit written comments on the record about the proposed rules.

The purpose of the proposed rules is to fulfill the requirement of Senate Bill 2, which was passed by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The state law requires rules for construction and demolition debris processing facilities to ensure the facilities will not create a nuisance, fire hazard, health hazard, or contribute to air or water pollution.

Ohio EPA is currently accepting public comments about the proposed rules. The public comment period ends on Sept. 7, the day of the public hearing. Written comments can be submitted during the hearing or emailed to Michelle Mountjoy at michelle.mountjoy@epa.ohio.gov.

More information about the proposed rules is available on Ohio EPA’s website. See information under the “Proposed Rules” tab.

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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. 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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