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Public Invited to Comment on a Draft Hazardous Waste Permit Issued to Envirite of Ohio
Ohio EPA will hold a May 6, 2014, public meeting to accept comments concerning a proposed hazardous waste permit renewal for Envirite of Ohio in Canton.
The information session and public hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.at the Stark County District Library, DeHoff Memorial Branch, 216 Hartford Ave., SE, in Canton.
Ohio EPA has issued a draft hazardous waste facility installation and operation permit renewal for Envirite’s hazardous waste treatment and storage facility located at 2050 Central Ave., Southeast in Canton. If issued, the permit would allow the company to continue hazardous waste management activities that include container and tank storage, treatment in tanks and other units and corrective action activities. Prior to issuing the draft permit, Ohio EPA determined that Envirite continues to meet appropriate standards and has a history of compliance with Ohio’s hazardous waste laws.
Citizens may testify at the public hearing or submit comments in writing to Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Attention: John Nyers, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. The public comment period ends May 19, 2014. A decision on issuing a final permit will be made after considering all comments submitted by that date.
The draft permit and related materials are available online and at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Road, Twinsburg, by first calling (330) 963-1200. A copy of the draft permit also is available for review at the Stark County District Library, DeHoff Memorial Branch.
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.