The Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Utopia Pipeline.
Before issuing the permit, the agency reviewed the project to ensure it complies with Ohio’s water quality standards, held an information session and public hearing, and received and reviewed public comments on the Utopia 401 application. They also considered its technical, economic, social and environmental impacts.
A copy of the certification along with public comments and responses can be viewed here: epa.ohio.gov/Portals/47/citizen/response/Utopia401WQC154671.pdf.
The Water Quality Certification can be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission. Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing a final action; anyone considering filing an appeal should contact ERAC at (614) 466-8950 for more information.