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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Apex Environmental Landfill
Public Information Session Scheduled Nov. 20, 2019
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session to discuss a proposal to modify Apex Environmental Landfill’s permit-to-install (which was issued in March 2017). If approved, the modification would require Apex to install a temporary exposed geomembrane cover over areas that have reached final elevation. This alternative capping schedule would replace the schedule currently required by the facility permit.
The information session will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 232, 412 Liberty Street, Amsterdam. During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain the design of this temporary cover system and the proposed installation schedule.
Apex proposes the accelerated installation of 80 acres of temporary cover to be installed prior to the end of 2020. Additionally, a new condition would require the incremental installation of 160 acres of a final composite cap.
Ohio EPA values public input. Anyone may submit comments and/or request to be on a mailing list to receive notice regarding further action on the administrative modification request by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials related to this expansion request are available for review at the Ohio EPA Southeast District Office, 2195 Front Street, Logan, by calling (740) 385-8501 to make an appointment.
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.