EPA seeks comment on Biomass air permit

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 2004

SOUTH POINT - Ohio EPA will host a public information session and hearing on May 6 to answer questions and accept comments on a draft air permit issued to Biomass.

The information session begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the public hearing. Both will be in the South Point High School cafeteria.

Biomass intends to generate electricity at the site and is applying for Ohio EPA approval to modify seven boilers. A draft permit does not allow the company to begin the modifications.

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Ohio EPA issued a permit in February 2002 that allowed Biomass to burn wood in the boilers. The permit modification consists of changing the firing configuration of the boilers to increase their capacity. Biomass has said the modifications will not significantly change the amount of emissions.

Written comments may also be sent through May 10 to: Portsmouth City Health Department, Air Pollution, Attention Anne Chamberlin, 605 Washington St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

To review the draft permit and related materials or for more information, contact Chamberlin at (740) 353-5156.