11/1/16
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Ohio EPA Issues Air Permit for Bio-Energy Project at Brown County Landfill

Ohio EPA has issued an air permit-to-install to Bio-Energy (Ohio) to build a landfill gas power station at the Rumpke Brown County Landfill located at 9427 Byers Road, Georgetown.

The permit was issued as final to allow the company to build the facility, which will produce electric power using gas generated by the landfill.

Before issuing the air permits as final, Ohio EPA reviewed the company’s application to ensure that emissions would comply with federal and state air pollution control standards, laws and regulations. The Agency also held a public information session and hearing in September, and received and responded to comments from the public. Copies of the permit and response to comments may be viewed at http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/permits_issued/1487123.pdf.

Issuance of final permits can be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC). Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing a final action. Anyone considering filing an appeal should contact ERAC at (614) 466-8950 for more information.

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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.


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