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Ohio EPA Seeking Comments on Envirosafe Corrective Action
Public Meeting Scheduled Feb. 13 in Oregon
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, to accept comments about a permit modification to add corrective actions for closed waste cells at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI), 876 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present information about the corrective measures and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the proposed action.
ESOI’s current operations include accepting hazardous waste from off-site sources for storage, treatment or disposal in the hazardous waste landfill. There is one active cell that receives waste. Older solid and hazardous waste cells require monitoring and corrective actions to protect human health and the environment.
The proposed permit modifications would combine two ground water monitoring requirements including shallow and deep well monitoring to assess corrective actions and detect new releases early; and monitor the bedrock aquifer. Corrective actions also include upgrading and maintenance of caps on old waste cells, leachate recovery, storm water drainage improvements and other actions that will prevent exposure to hazardous waste.
The draft permit modification and related information can be viewed online or at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green. For an appointment, call (419) 352-8461. The documents also are available at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 W. Town St., Columbus. For an appointment, call (614) 644-2621. The draft permit also can be viewed at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Oregon Branch, 3340 Dustin Road.
Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted at the hearing or may be mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Attn. Chloé Mercier, DERR, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049, or Chloe.Mercier@epa.ohio.gov. Comments will be accepted until Feb. 23, 2018.
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.