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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Lordstown Energy Center

Virtual Information Session Scheduled Jan. 13; Public Hearing Scheduled Jan. 19

Ohio EPA will hold a virtual information session Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 6 p.m. to discuss the draft permit that, if approved, would allow processed wastewater to be discharged from Lordstown Energy Center, 1853 Henn Parkway, to Mud Creek.

During this information session, Agency staff will give a brief presentation and respond to questions from the public regarding the draft permit. An in-person public hearing on the draft permit is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Lordstown Municipal Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, during which the Agency will only accept comments on the record regarding the draft permit.

Lordstown Energy Center is proposing to construct a retention pond and pipeline connecting to Mud Creek. The proposed outfall would be near the intersection of Mud Creek and Hallock Young Road. Ohio EPA will consider technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of the project before deciding whether to issue or deny the permit.

Participants who want handouts for the Jan. 13 virtual information session should email Paula.Payne@epa.ohio.gov so electronic copies may be emailed on the day of the public meeting. Also, those participating in the information session should register at least 15 minutes before the meeting begins to ensure connectivity. Registration is available online at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3627195820369339660.

Written comments may be submitted during the public hearing or emailed to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. All comments received at the public hearing or via email by 5 p.m. Jan. 26, will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to final action on this proposal. Comments submitted by email should include the project name (Lordstown Energy Center) or the identification number (3IN00407*AD).

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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.