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Published: Tuesday, 4/30/2013

Hearing set for May 8 on natural-gas plant


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bay Shore Rd., to answer questions about the draft air pollution permit-to-install it has issued for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Oregon.

Staff from OEPA and Toledo's Division of Environmental Services will attend to explain the draft permit and answer questions. Comments for the record will be taken from the public.

If approved, the final permit would allow construction of the Oregon Clean Energy Center at 816 Lallendorf Dr. The 799-megawatt power station would emit nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic chemicals, sulfuric acid mist, greenhouse gases, and particulates, all of which are subject to the U.S. Clean Air Act.

To comment or receive information, write to Matt Stanfield, Toledo Division of Environmental Services, 348 S. Erie St, Toledo, Ohio, 43604. Mr. Stanfield can be faxed at 419-936-3959 or emailed at matthew.stanfield@toledo.oh.gov. For other related materials, including the project's application, call 419-936-3014.

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