Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on Klor Kleen Permit

Public Meeting Scheduled March 8 in Cincinnati

The draft renewal of the hazardous waste permit for daily operations at Klor Kleen Inc. will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

The public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in the Chase Elementary School cafeteria, 1710 Bruce Ave., Cincinnati.

During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the draft permit and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the permit. If approved, the permit would be valid for 10 years.

Klor Kleen Inc., located at 3118 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, stores hazardous waste and conducts remedial activities. The facility is operated by Midwest Environmental Services Inc. of Brownstown, Ind.

The draft permit can be viewed online or at Ohio EPA’s Southwest District Office, 401 East Fifth St., Dayton. For an appointment, call (937) 285-6357. The draft permit is available at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 W. Town St., Suite 700, Columbus. For an appointment, call (614) 644-2429. The draft permit also can be viewed at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Clifton Branch, 3400 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati.

Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted at the hearing or may be emailed to jessica.caceres@epa.ohio.gov, or mailed to Ohio EPA Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Attention Jessica Cáceres, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments will be accepted until March 22, 2017. A fact sheet about the draft permit and public comment period also is available online.


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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