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Ohio EPA Requests Comments on Harpers Mini Mart Application

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Jan. 30, 2023

Ohio EPA will hold a Jan. 30, 2023, public meeting to discuss the proposed installation and operation of a wastewater treatment plant to serve a gas station/convenience store in Salt Creek Township, in Pickaway County. 


An information session will begin at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at Logan Elm High School, 9575 Tarlton Road, Circleville, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the wastewater discharge application


Harper’s Mini Mart is proposing to install and operate a 5,000 gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant to service the gas station and convenience store. If the application is approved, discharges cannot violate Ohio EPA’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. Proposed impacts to the Scippo Creek watershed and unnamed tributary 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 certification.


Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the application, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Attn: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. (Include the project name or number (4PR00108) with each comment.) All comments received at the hearing, by mail, or email by close of business Feb. 6, will be considered by Ohio EPA before a decision is made on this proposal. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, visit: epa.ohio.gov/ada



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.