Who: Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
What: Public informational meeting and formal public hearing for air permit proposed for Ohio Valley Resources LLC
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Informational meeting – 5:30 p.m. (local time)
Formal public hearing – 6:30 p.m. (local time)
Where: South Spencer County High School, 1142 North CR 275 West, in Rockport, Indiana
On the Web: http://www.in.gov/apps/idem/caats/searchById.jspx?id=32322
Ohio Valley Resources LLC is seeking an air permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM’s) Office of Air Quality for the construction and operation of a new nitrogenous fertilizer production plant at 300-400 East CR 350 North in Rockport, Indiana. As part of the public participation process, IDEM is holding an informational meeting and formal public hearing Wednesday evening at the South Spencer County High School, 1142 North CR 275 West, in Rockport, Indiana.
The informational meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. (local time), followed by the formal public hearing at 6:30 p.m. (local time). IDEM staff will present information about the proposed air permit and answer questions from the public during the informational meeting. The formal public hearing will provide opportunity for individuals to submit oral and written comments for inclusion in IDEM’s public record on permit decision.
In addition to the opportunity to submit comments during Wednesday’s formal public hearing, individuals may submit written comments to IDEM through May 20, 2013, at the following address:
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Air Quality
100 North Senate Avenue
Mail Code 61-53 IGCN 1003
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251
E-mail comments to: dmatouse@idem.IN.gov
Fax comments to: (317) 232-6749
IDEM notified the public on February 28, 2013 about the opportunity to submit comments, through a mailing to potentially affected parties and a legal notice in the Rockport Journal Democrat. IDEM became aware of significant public interest during the initial 30-day public comment period following the legal notice. IDEM arranged for the formal public hearing and extended the public comment period to May 20, which provided additional time for interested parties to review the permit documents and submit comments. IDEM has made minor corrections and additions to the proposed permit and technical support document (TSD).
The public can download the proposed air permit using the Online Air Permit Search on the IDEM website at www.idem.IN.gov. Copies of the permit documents are also available for review at these locations:
• Spencer County Library, 210 Walnut Street, Rockport, Ind.
• IDEM’s Southwest Regional Office, 1120 N. Vincennes Avenue, Petersburg, Ind.
• IDEM’s main office, Indianapolis, Ind.
IDEM will consider all written comments submitted during the public comment period and all oral comments made during the formal public hearing before making its final decision.
IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.