Public Hearing and Information Session Scheduled Feb. 6, 2023
Ohio EPA will hold a Feb. 6, 2023, public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for two Isolated Wetlands Permits for commercial development projects located east and west of Beech Road NW in Jersey Township. The applications were submitted by MBJ Holdings, LLC.
An information session for both projects will begin at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at Jersey Baptist Church, 13260 Morse Road, New Albany, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the applications.
If the proposals are approved, discharges cannot violate Ohio EPA’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. Proposed impacts to the wetlands 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 permits.
Copies of the application and technical support information are available for review 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 draft permits through the close of business on Feb. 13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the project number (228313W for the eastern project or 228303W for the western project).
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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.