In accordance with OAC rule 901:10-6-01, public notice is hereby given that the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting comments on a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) renewal for the facility called “Vissers Dairy” located at 9711 Breininger Road, Mark Center, Ohio 45822 in Defiance County, Mark Township, in the Upper Maumee Watershed. If the final permit is issued, the PTO would be valid for five years.
A copy of the draft permit can be obtained by completing a public records request using the following link: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/legal-office/public-records-site-area. Any person may submit written comments and/or request a public meeting on the draft permit. A request for a public meeting must be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the public meeting. Comments and/or public meeting requests must be received by the DLEP office no later than 5 p.m. October 2, 2020. Comments can either be mailed to Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting, A.B. Graham Building, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Comments received after this date will not be considered. A public meeting will be held when required by OAC 901:10-6-04(C) and may be held where authorized by OAC 901:10-6-01(D). Persons have a right to provide a written or oral statement for the record at the public meeting, if a meeting is scheduled.
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 of these lists, please send a request to email@example.com or call 614-387-0470.