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Ohio EPA Hearing Set on Proposed Rules for Solid Waste Facilities
Public Hearing Set August 12, 2020
Proposed rule changes that would amend Ohio’s solid waste landfill rules will be the subject of a virtual public hearing.
During the virtual hearing, which will begin at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, the public can submit comments, on the record, about the proposed rules. Citizens who want to participate must preregister in advance for the meeting.
If adopted, some of the changes to the rules would include:
- minor clarifications;
- language to address statutory updates;
- amendments to the siting criteria that would apply the criteria to sources of pollution instead of the entire facility;
- several amendments to the construction of a sanitary landfill facility;
- changes to the closure notification; and
- amendments to the requirements for post-closure care of a sanitary landfill facility.
Ohio EPA will consider all public comments before finalizing the rule changes.
Comments on the proposed rules may be presented at the hearing, or submitted by emailing Michelle.Mountjoy@epa.ohio.gov. The public comment period ends at close of business Aug. 12, 2020.
More information on the proposed rules update is available online at the Division of Materials and Waste Management Nonhazardous Waste Rules and Laws web page. See information under the “proposed rules” tab.
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.