Information Session and Public Hearing Scheduled May 24
Ohio EPA will hold an in-person public meeting regarding the receipt of an application for an Isolated Wetlands Permit for a project to construct semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Licking County. The application was submitted by MBJ Holdings, LLC.
An information session will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Jersey Baptist Church, Room 2118, 13260 Morse Road, New Albany. During the information session, Agency staff will give a brief presentation and accept and answer questions from the public regarding the application. The public hearing will begin immediately following the information session, during which the Agency will accept comments on the record regarding the application.
Discharges from the activity, if approved, would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality within the isolated wetlands. Proposed degradation of water quality would be offset through appropriate mitigation. Ohio EPA will consider technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of the project before deciding whether to issue or deny the application.
Copies of the application and technical support information may be inspected on Ohio EPA’s website: https://epa.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/epa/divisions-and-offices/surface-water/permitting/water-quality-certification-and-isolated-wetland-permits.
Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the application through the close of business on June 1. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. Written comments may be submitted by mail to: Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, Attn: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, or email email@example.com.
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.