11/20/19
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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Wiles Storage Pond 

Hearing Scheduled Dec. 4, 2019

Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft permit to allow anaerobically digested biosolids from multiple permitted facilities to be stored in the Wiles Storage Pond. 

A public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center – Fischer Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, to accept public comments on the permit applications. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments only. There will be no presentation or question and answer session during this hearing.

Wiles Storage Pond is located at the intersection of Friendsville and East Pleasant Home Roads in Wooster. The stored biosolids will be beneficially used on Ohio EPA approved sites at agronomic rates in Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Ashland, and Stark counties. 

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the permit application through Dec. 11, 2019. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. The draft permit is available to review on the Ohio EPA website. To comment or receive information on the permit applications, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email epa.dswcomments@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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