11/20/18
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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Enterprise Park Water Quality Certification Application

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Dec. 3

Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification, that, if approved, would allow North Eastwood LLC to construct healthcare, educational and residential facilities in Howland Township.

An information session will begin at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Howland High School, 200 Shaffer Dr. NE, Warren, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the certification application.

If the certification is approved, discharges from the activity would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality in the Lower Mosquito Creek. Proposed degradation of water quality would be offset through appropriate mitigation. Ohio EPA will consider technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the project before deciding whether to issue or deny the certification.

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the certification application through Dec. 10, 2018. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the application, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov.

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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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