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Public Comment Period Extended for Vickery Draft Permits
Ohio EPA to take Comments through April 15, 2019
Ohio EPA is giving the public additional opportunity to comment on draft permits that, if approved, would allow Vickery Environmental Inc. to drill two new Class 1 hazardous materials injection wells on the company’s property in Sandusky County. Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15, 2019.
In March, the Agency held a public meeting in Fremont to present details about the draft permits, answer questions and to take public comments on the record.
If approved, the permits only would allow Vickery Environmental, located at 3956 State Route 412, Vickery, to construct two injection wells. The permits would not authorize the company to use the wells for disposal without first obtaining additional permits from Ohio EPA to operate the wells.
A copy of the draft permits may be viewed online.
Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted until April 15 and may be emailed to Jess Stottsberry at Jess.Stottsberry@epa.ohio.gov, or mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Attn: Jess Stottsberry, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049.
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.