8/18/21
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Ohio EPA Meeting About Sunny Farm Landfill Air Permit

Public Information Session and Hearing Aug. 30

Ohio EPA has issued a draft air permit to Sunny Farms Landfill in Seneca County that proposes to require the company to install equipment to control sulfur dioxide emissions from the landfill flare and continue to control hydrogen sulfide emissions from the landfill. 

A public meeting about the draft permit will be held on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive, Tiffin. An information session with a presentation by Ohio EPA about the project begins at 6 p.m. A hearing will immediately follow, during which the public can submit comments for the record. Attendees are expected to follow the rules of the building which may have mask/distancing requirements.

If the permit is approved, the company will install a hydrogen sulfide removal system and enclosed flare. The draft permit includes limits for hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide emissions. The landfill is located at 21500 West County Road 18, Fostoria.

Participants who want handouts for the meeting should contact Heather Lauer (heather.lauer@epa.ohio.gov) so electronic copies can be emailed on the day of the public meeting. 

Ohio EPA is accepting public comments about the draft permit until 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. Written comments can be submitted during the hearing, mailed to Alyse Wineland, Ohio EPA Northwest District Office, 347 Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402, or emailed to alyse.wineland@epa.ohio.gov.

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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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