Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 11 regarding an application to modify the wastewater discharge permit for Sunny Farms Landfill in Fostoria.
The meeting will be held at Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Drive, Fostoria. An information session begins at 6 p.m. with a hearing immediately following, during which the public can submit comments on the record about the application for the discharge permit. The landfill is located at 21500 West County Road 18.
WIN Waste Innovations, which owns the landfill, has applied for a permit to move two existing stormwater sedimentation ponds to new locations. The ponds collect stormwater runoff from the landfill property to promote settling of solid particles before the water discharges to a local stream. The ponds do not contain leachate from the waste in the landfill.
This application is related to the company’s request to expand the landfill. The wastewater discharge permit, if approved, would not allow the company to begin an expansion. An application to expand the landfill is being reviewed separately, which would involve another opportunity for public input.
If the discharge permit is approved, discharges cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment.
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments about the application until 5 p.m. on May 18, 2023. The application is available for review online. Written comments can be submitted during the hearing, mailed to Ohio EPA-DSW, Attn: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049, or emailed to email@example.com.