Public notice response – 401 Application for Water Quality Application for Centerville Development Group , LLC

I received a public notice from the OEP, Division of Surface Water for an application to consider whether to apply or deny, a Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification for a project to construct a residential development.

The application was submitted by Centerville Development Group, LLC for the project West of Yankee St. and South of Austin Pike in Montgomery County. The Huntington District Corps of Engineers Public Notice Number for the project is LRH-2013-1030-GMR. The OEPA ID Number corresponding to the project is 144561.

As required by the Antidegradation Rule, 3745-1-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code, three alternatives have been submitted for this project. The applicant’s proposed preferref alternative, if approved would impact 0.263 acres of category 1 wetlands, and 3.237 acres of category 2 wetlands. The applicant’s proposed minimal degradation alternative, if approved, would impact 0.263 acres of category 1 wetlands and 1.129 acres of category 2 wetlands. The applicants proposed non-degradation alternative, if approved, would have no direct impacts on waters of the state.

Discharges from the activity, if approved would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality of the Great Miami River. Ohio EPA will review the application and decide whether to grant or deny the application, in accordance with OAC Chapters 3745-1 and 3745-32. In accordance with OAC rule 3745-1-05, an antidegradation review of the application will be conducted before deciding whether to allow a lowering of water quality. All three proposed alternatives will be considered during the review process.

Starting August 27,2015 copies of the application and technical support information may be inspected on Ohio EPA-DSW website:

http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw/401/permitting.aspx

I’ve asked Micheal See, SW District OEPA Contact for more information on the permitting of the project. When I know more, I will let you know. Persons wishing to 1)be on Ohio EPA’s interested parties mailing list for this project, 2)request a public hearing, or 3)submit written comments for Ohio EPA’s consideration in reviewing the application should do so in writing to Ohio EPA-DSW, Attention: Permits Processing Unit, PO Box 1049, Columbus Ohio 43216-1049 within thirty days of public notice. The thirty day timeline for this permit is now passed. Degradation of the Great Miami River is important to me and the health of persons in the area.  Look for more public notices on permit processes at the address above.

The Washington Glen Property intermediary permit is available at the link below.

file:///home/chronos/u-e817dbd32b120a104f35d66d949b86bfe319455f/Downloads/WASHINGTON%20GLEN%20PROPERTY%20-%20Permit%20-%20Intermediate%20-%2011-5-2015%20-%20401%20%20WETLANDS%20-%20MONTGOMERY%20-%20DSW401144561%20-%20NULL%20-%20%20%20-%20354141.pdf

Scott Bushbaum – Miami Group Executive Committee                    Dayton Connection