Thursday, March 31, 2011

Water News (Region 5): EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Permits for Romulus Hazardous Waste Underground Injection Wells

CONTACT: Peter Cassell, 312-886-6234,
No. 11-OPA027

CHICAGO (March 31, 2011) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the start of a public comment period on draft permits for two underground hazardous waste injection wells that Environmental Geo-Technologies seeks to reopen at 28470 Citrin Drive in Romulus, Michigan.   The company has also applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for an air permit and a license to operate this facility.  

U.S. EPA will accept written comments from March 31 to June 29 and at a public hearing on May 17.  The Agency will host information sessions in advance of the public hearing from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16.  The public hearing will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.  All meetings and the public hearing will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus.  MDEQ will be holding a public hearing on the proposed state hazardous waste facility operating license jointly with EPA’s hearing.  

Comments on the U.S. EPA draft permit should be addressed to Allan Batka, UIC Branch (WU-16J), EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590 or  For questions and additional information contact Allan Batka at 312-353-7316, or EPA toll-free line at 800-621-8431, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays.  Draft documents and information about the public hearing and information sessions are available on EPA’s website at  

The official records are also available at the following libraries: Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road; Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Road; Eshleman Library, Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn.

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