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Public Hearing Pleasant Valley 401

Aug
09
Start: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
End: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Valley View Village Town Hall
6848 Hathaway Rd. Valley View, OH 44125

Note: This meeting was rescheduled from July 26, 2022.


Public notice is hereby given that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Surface Water (DSW) has received an application for, and has begun to consider whether to issue or deny, a Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification for three bridge replacement projects. The application was submitted by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The projects are located on Pleasant Valley Road within the cities of Independence and Valley View. The Huntington District Corps of Engineers Public Notice Number for this project is LRH-2021-00282-CUY. The Ohio EPA ID Number for this project is 227908.

Discharges from the activity, if approved, would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality of 10 wetlands and 5 streams. Ohio EPA will review the application, and decide whether to grant or deny the certification, in accordance with OAC Chapters 3745-1 and 3745-32. In accordance with OAC rule 3745-1-05, an antidegradation review of the application will be conducted before deciding whether to allow a lowering of water quality. No exclusions or waivers, as outlined by OAC rule 3745-1-05, apply or may be granted.

Copies of the application and technical support information may be inspected on Ohio EPA-DSW website:

https://epa.ohio.gov/divisions-and-offices/surface-water/permitting/water-quality-certification-and-isolated-wetland-permits

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and public hearing relative to issues of lower water quality on Aug. 9, 2022, at 6 p.m. at 6848 Hathaway Rd. Valley View, OH 44125. The public hearing will end when all interested parties have had an opportunity to provide testimony related to the project.

All interested persons are entitled to attend or be represented and give written or oral comments on the proposed project. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain additional information that will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to any further action on the application.

Ohio EPA will continue to accept written comments on the application through the close of business on Aug. 16, 2022. Comments received after this date may not be considered as part of the official record of the hearing. Anyone may submit written comments or requests to be placed on a mailing list for information by email to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov or writing to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Attention: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.


Ohio EPA is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.  To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Naquetta V. Porter, ADA Coordinator, (440) 975-6801 (call or text) or Naquetta.porter@epa.ohio.gov, no later than 14 days before the event.