Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ohio EPA to host public meeting on Shadyside wastewater discharge permit applications

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has scheduled a public meeting in Shadyside, Ohio, on Sept. 15 related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would, if approved, be located in the city.
The meeting will cover two wastewater discharge permit applications that the Ohio EPA has received from PTTGC American LLC, as well as a Section 401 water quality certification application from West Virginia Excavating. PTTGC America plans to select one of the two permits applied for, while West Virginia Excavating has submitted a preferred alternative and two minimal degradation alternatives.
The Ohio EPA is providing the public with information on the applications and proposed limits through its Public Interest Center and through the upcoming public meeting, which will take place at Shadyside High School at 6 p.m.

In addition to learning more information, those at the meeting will have the opportunity to offer testimony on the applications. The Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on the discharge limits proposed under both applications, one of which includes discharges into the Ohio River and Big Run and the other into the Ohio River and Lockwood Run. Those at the meeting will also be able to comment on permissions associated with the applications that would allow the companies to impact wetlands, streams and ponds.

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