9/29/21
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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Mount Perry Nutrient Storage Facility

Virtual Information Session Scheduled Oct. 13; Public Hearing Scheduled Oct. 20

Ohio EPA will hold a virtual information session Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, and an in-person public hearing on Oct. 20, both at 6 p.m., to discuss and accept comments on a draft permit that would allow the storage and beneficial use of Class B biosolids from the Mount Perry Nutrient Storage Facility. 

During the Oct. 13 virtual information session, Agency staff will give a brief presentation and accept questions from the public regarding the draft permit. Those participating in the information session should register at least 15 minutes before the meeting begins to ensure connectivity. 

An in-person public hearing on the draft permit is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Glenford Elementary School, 128 High Street, during which the Agency will accept comments on the record regarding the draft permit.

Mount Perry Nutrient Storage, LLC, located at County Road 34, is proposing to construct a 4.8 acre, non-discharging storage impoundment for storage of Class B biosolids from permitted Quasar Energy storage facilities. Ohio EPA will consider technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of the project before deciding whether to issue or deny the permit. 

Participants who want handouts for the Oct. 13 virtual information session should email Paula.Payne@epa.ohio.gov so electronic copies may be emailed on the day of the public meeting. 

Written comments may be submitted during the in-person public hearing on Oct. 20 or emailed to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. All comments received at the public hearing or via email by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to final action on this proposal. Comments submitted by email should include the project name (Mount Perry Nutrient Storage Facility) or the identification number (0IN00285*AD).

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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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