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After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Ohio EPA Issues Final Permit Renewal for Scioto County Chemical Manufacturer

Ohio EPA has renewed a hazardous waste permit for the Haverhill Chemicals LLC (formerly Sunoco Inc., R&M) facility, located at 1019 Haverhill-Ohio Furnace Rd. in Haverhill.

The facility produces industrial organic chemicals. In the process, Haverhill Chemicals generates hazardous waste. The permit that allows and regulates the storing and treatment of this waste must periodically be renewed.

Haverhill Chemicals can continue storing waste in three tanks on-site and burn the stored waste in on-site boilers.
Haverhill’s hazardous waste is regulated by both Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA permits since the latter Agency has jurisdiction over certain federal regulations. Since Haverhill’s permit renewal application has been deemed complete and meets appropriate standards, both permits were issued final. The permits also require Haverhill to maintain areas where it had previously cleaned up hazardous waste and to clean up any new releases at the facility.

Ohio EPA accepted and considered public comments received about the draft renewal permit through the close of the public comment period on Nov. 12, 2011. The Agency prepared a response to comments document, which may be viewed online with the final renewal permit.

The permit and related documents also may be viewed at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office, 2195 Front St., Logan, by first calling (740) 385-8501 and Division of Materials and Waste Management, 50 West Town St., Suite 700, Columbus, by first calling (614) 644-2621 and at the U.S. EPA RCRA Branch, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago , by first calling (312) 886-3781.

Issuance of the permit can be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC). Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing the final action; therefore, Ohio EPA recommends that anyone wishing to file an appeal contact ERAC at (614) 466-8950 for more information.