ORSANCO Hearing to review pollution standards
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is accepting public comments, and technical and scientific studies and data supporting those comments, from March 1 through April 15, 2019, to assist in a public review of the proposed 2019 Revision to its Pollution Control Standards for Discharges to the Ohio River. The public review will include the 45 day comment period, three public hearings, and two webinars. Please visit the Pollution Control Standards program page for information:
ORSANCO sets Pollution Control Standards for industrial and municipal waste water discharges to the Ohio River, and tracks certain dischargers whose effluent can seriously impact water quality. The standards designate specific uses for the Ohio River, and establish guidelines to ensure that the river is capable of supporting these uses. To keep pace with current issues, ORSANCO strives to review the standards at least every three years. As part of the review process, workshops and public hearings are held for public input.
ORSANCO is particularly interested in receiving technical and scientific information or data that supports comments on proposals for revising the Standards.
Pursuant to the authority contained in Article VI of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Compact, and by direction of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, three public hearings will be held by the Commission.
Pittsburgh's hearing will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh/Green Tree (Duquesne meeting room, 500 Mansfield Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15205).