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Public Hearing on Oklahoma's Coal Combustion Residuals Permit Program - February 13, 2018

EPA proposed to approve the application submitted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to allow the Oklahoma Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) state permit program to operate in lieu of the Federal CCR program. EPA held a public hearing on the proposed program approval.

EPA conducted the public hearing at the ODEQ building located at 707 N Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The public hearing provided interested persons the opportunity to present information, views or arguments concerning ODEQ’s program application.

Note:  Participants were asked to not present or submit at the hearing any information they considered to be confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

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If people did not pre-register by the deadline and wished to provide oral testimony, EPA allowed, as time permitted, some or all unregistered persons to present oral testimony at the public hearing. EPA considered such requests on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the public hearing as time permits.

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Additional requests to speak on the day of the hearing, were considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to time available and after all the registered participants had presented.

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Written Comments

If you presented oral testimony, EPA encouraged you to provide a written copy of their testimony either electronically (e.g., CD) or paper copy at the public hearing. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and written statements will be included in the docket for this action.

You could come to the public hearing to submit written comments and not make an oral presentation. EPA officials accepted such written statements at the morning, early afternoon, and later afternoon sessions. These written statements provided at the hearing were placed in the docket.

EPA also accepted public comments through until the close of the comment period on this action.

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If you have any questions about this hearing, please send them through the Coal Ash Contact Us page.

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