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Glatfelter Air Improvements Subject of Ohio EPA Meeting
Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Tuesday, Dec.6, 2016
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft air permit-to-install modification for P.H. Glatfelter Company – Chillicothe. The company is located at 232 E. 8th St. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in the OU-Chillicothe auditorium, 101 University Drive, Chillicothe.
The draft permit would affect three of the company’s boilers. The company has requested to convert two of the boilers to primarily use natural gas and to add additional pollution control equipment to the third.
The proposed changes are estimated to result in significant emission reductions of a number of pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon dioxide (including an annual 78,000-ton carbon dioxide reduction in one boiler).
Comments on the draft permit may be presented at the Dec. 6 hearing, or submitted in writing to: Christina Wieg, Ohio EPA DAPC, Southeast District Office, 2195 Front St., Logan, OH 43138; or by email: Christina Wieg@epa.ohio.gov. The public comment period will end Dec. 13. Following consideration of public comments, Ohio EPA will decide on the proposed change.
The permit and complete instructions for requesting information or submitting comments is available at www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/permitsonline.aspx by permit number: P0118906 or by contacting Christina Wieg, Ohio EPA, DAPC, Southeast District Office, 2195 Front St., Logan, OH 43138. Call for an appointment to view documents in person: 740-385-8501.
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.