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Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on PPG Industries Permit
Public Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 15 in Circleville
The application to renew the hazardous waste permit for installation and operations at PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.
The public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Pickaway County District Public Library Main Branch, 1160 N. Court St. in Circleville.
During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the application and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the application.
PPG, located at 559 Pittsburgh Rd., operates an energy recovery unit for treatment of wastes by incineration and, if approved, the permit would allow the company to continue hazardous waste management activities. An associated U.S. EPA draft permit to address organic air emissions from the facility has also been issued and shares the same public comment period. U.S. EPA’s draft permit can be viewed here.
Ohio EPA’s draft renewal permit can be viewed online or at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 W. Town St., Suite 700, Columbus. For an appointment, call (614) 644-2924. The draft permit also can be viewed at the Pickaway County District Public Library Main Branch.
Written comments on the draft permit will be accepted at the hearing or may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Ohio EPA Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Attention Jessica Cáceres, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2017.
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.