5/7/21
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Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Milford Business

Virtual Public Information Session and Hearing May 20

Ohio EPA is considering applications for a new wastewater treatment system and associated discharge for a proposed new tavern located at 222 Wooster Pike, Milford. 

A virtual public meeting about the request will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021. It will begin with the Agency giving a short presentation on the permit applications and answering questions from the public. A hearing will immediately follow, during which the public may submit written comments on the record about the applications. Citizens who want to participate must register in advance of the meeting.

222 Wooster LLC is proposing a new tavern at the site, called Covalt Station, and has applied for a permit to install a new wastewater treatment system to treat up to 1,890 gallons per day. The system design includes a grease interceptor, pretreatment, biological secondary treatment, and ultraviolet disinfection.

The company also has applied for a wastewater discharge permit for the treatment system. The system would discharge to an unnamed tributary of the Little Miami River. If approved, the discharge may result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality conditions of the Little Miami River. However, discharges cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment.

Ohio EPA is accepting public comments about the application until 5 p.m. on May 27, 2021. Written comments can be submitted during the virtual hearing or emailed to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. Please include the permit names or numbers (ID# 1PX00120 and ID# 1406694) in the subject line of emails.

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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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