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Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Discharge Permit for Boston Mills Historic District in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
A request to discharge treated wastewater to the Cuyahoga River will be the focus of a June 26, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the park’s Boston Store Visitor Center, 1548 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula.
Ohio EPA is reviewing a permit application from the park to discharge treated wastewater from a constructed wetland treatment system that serves several buildings in the park’s Boston Mills Historic District. If the permit is approved, up to 10,000 gallons per day of treated wastewater could be discharged to the Cuyahoga River.
The proposed project may result in a change from the current water quality conditions of the Cuyahoga River watershed, but cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards. Ohio EPA will consider the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the project before deciding to issue or deny the permit.
The public meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning the permit request. Comments also may be submitted in writing to: Ohio EPA, DSW Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email@example.com. The public comment period ends July 3, 2012.
The permit application and related materials are available for review by calling (614) 644-2001.