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Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Harrison County Power Plant
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a March 7, 2018, public meeting on a draft air emissions permit for a natural gas-fired electric generating facility. Harrison Power LLC plans to build the plant in the Harrison Industrial Park in Cadiz.
The public information session begins at 6 p.m. at Harrison Central Junior/Senior High School, 440 E. Market St., Cadiz. A hearing will immediately follow during which the public can submit comments for the record concerning the draft permit.
If approved, the permit would allow the company to construct a 1,000-megawatt combined cycle turbine electric generating plant consisting of two natural gas-fired combined cycle combustion turbines. Each combustion turbine would be equipped with heat recovery steam generators and duct burners. The draft permit includes details for four combustion turbines, two each of two different models; however, it authorizes the operation of only two turbines. The draft permit also includes two natural gas-fired auxiliary boilers, though only one would be installed, and a diesel power emergency generator engine and a diesel fire pump engine.
If the permit is approved, the total maximum air emissions would be limited to protect public health and the environment.
Written comments are considered the same as oral testimony presented at the hearing. Written comments must be received by the close of business on March 12, 2018. Comments can be mailed to Emily Deshaies, Ohio EPA DAPC, Southeast District Office, 2195 East Front St., Logan, OH 43138 or emailed to Emily.Deshaies@epa.ohio.gov.
Interested parties may access the draft permit online or request a copy from Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office in Logan by calling (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.