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Ohio EPA to Hold Public Meeting About Water Discharge Renewal
Hearing Set for 6 p.m. Sept. 20
Ohio EPA will hold an information session immediately followed by a public hearing regarding renewing a wastewater discharge permit from Lafarge North America – Marblehead Quarry, 831 S. Quarry Road, Marblehead.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 E. Port Clinton Eastern Road, Marblehead.
The permit will include three outfalls that are not included on the existing permit. No production changes are being proposed at the quarry.
Ohio EPA values public comment. Written and verbal comments will be accepted at the hearing. In addition, written comments will be accepted through Sept. 27, 2016 by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Ohio EPA-DSW Permits Processing, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.
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.