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After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

MEDIA CONTACT: Anthony Chenault or Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Jessica Johnson

Ohio EPA Meeting Set for AMG Vanadium LLC

Public Hearing Scheduled July 16, 2019

Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft air permit-to-install that, if approved, would allow AMG Vanadium LLC to install and begin operation of a ferroalloy production facility in Zanesville.

An information session will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at John McIntire Library, 220 North Fifth Street, Zanesville, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the draft permit.

AMG Vanadium LLC, which is planned to be located in East Pointe Industrial Park, Zanesville, is seeking a permit-to-install for a ferroalloy production facility, including the installation of a catalyst storage building, multiple hearth roaster, primary and secondary electric arc furnace, melt shop operations, emergency generator, storage silos, material handling and roadways. Emissions from the facility would include particulate emissions, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Computer modeling of project’s anticipated air emissions was required and conducted to ensure that local air quality will be protected.

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the draft air permit-to-install through July 22, 2019. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or sent to: Racheal Davies, Ohio EPA Southeast District Office, 2195 East Front Street, Logan, Ohio, 43138, or email


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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