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A draft Permit to Install (PTI) and a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) has been issued for Continental Dairy, LLC

In accordance with OAC rule 901:10-6-01, public notice is hereby given that the Ohio Department of  Agriculture (ODA) is accepting comments and will hold a virtual public meeting on a draft Permit to Install (PTI) and a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) for the proposed expansion of the facility called “Continental Dairy, LLC”, which is located at 7089 Road 22, Continental, Ohio 45861, in Putnam County, Perry Township, and in the Auglaize River Watershed. If the final permits are issued, the PTI would be valid for two years and the PTO would be valid for five years.

The public meeting will be held on June 3, 2021 in accordance with Section 12 of Ohio House Bill 197. The public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. to record oral comments limited to the criteria applicable to the permits noticed herein. Instructions for accessing the virtual public meeting can be found here: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/livestock-environmental-permitting/news-and-events/continental+dairy+pm+instructions. Those individuals planning to make oral comments must register with ODA by 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2021. The registration form to submit oral comments can be found here: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/livestock-environmental-permitting/news-and-events/continental+dairy+pm+registration. Completed registration forms shall be submitted via email to lepp@agri.ohio.gov. A recording of the public meeting will be made to ensure accuracy. 

Interested parties may also submit oral or written comments concerning the permits to: Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting (DLEP), 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068; 614-387-0470, or lepp@agri.ohio.gov. Comments must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday June 10, 2021.   

A copy of the draft permits can be obtained by submitting a public records request using the following link:       https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/legal-office/public-records-site-area.  

The Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting maintains an “interested parties” list for each Ohio county as well   as a statewide list for notification of all draft permits.  If you would like to be added to either or both lists, please send a request to lepp@agri.ohio.gov or call 614-387-0470.