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Media Advisory: EPA Public Hearing on Dayton Power and Light J.M. Stuart Power Plant Wastewater Permit

Release Date: 03/21/2011
Contact Information: Peter Cassell, 312-886-6234, cassell.peter@epa.gov

For Immediate Release
No. 11-OPA-023

(CHICAGO – March 21, 2011)

WHAT: Public hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s objection to a wastewater discharge permit for Dayton Power & Light J.M. Stuart Station.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23. Informational meeting and availability session will be at 6:30 p.m. Public hearing will follow at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Reading Room, Southern Hills Career & Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio.

BACKGROUND: U.S. EPA objected to the proposed wastewater permit that Ohio EPA issued for the J.M. Stuart power plant because the record does not demonstrate that temperature limits in the permit would adequately protect aquatic life in Little Threemile Creek.

U.S. EPA will accept public comment on the objection until April 7. Comments should be addressed to Sean Ramach, Water Division (WN-16J), US EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590 or ramach.sean@epa.gov.

For questions and additional information call Sean Ramach, 312-886-5284, or the EPA toll-free line at 800-621-8431, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays.

Draft documents are available on the EPA’s website at http://www.epa.gov/r5water/npdestek/dplstuart/.