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A draft Permit to Install (PTI) and a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) has been issued for Golden Heritage Egg Farm

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 an open house and public meeting on a draft Permit to Install (PTI) and a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) for a facility to be called “Golden Heritage Egg Farm”, which is proposed to be located at 13285 Rhynard Fink Road, Rossburg, Ohio 45362 in Darke County, Allen Township in the Upper Great Miami and Upper Wabash 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 open house and public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in the Youth Building on the Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331. The open house will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. to obtain additional information limited to the criteria applicable to the permit noticed herein.  A recording of the public meeting will be made to ensure accuracy.  Interested parties may appear and submit oral or written comments concerning the permit; or may submit written comments 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 no later than 5:00 pm, November 5, 2019.  Comments received after November 5, 2019 will not be considered.

A copy of the draft permit 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 and well as a statewide list for notification of all draft permits.  If you would like to be added to either or both of these lists, please send a request to lepp@agri.ohio.gov or call 614-387-0470.