EPA hearing for Potash Operating permits set for today

REED CITY — The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an open house and a question-and-answer session today, Jan. 4, as well as a formal public hearing at Reed City High School on all injection wells proposed by Michigan Potash Operating, LLC.

The open house and question-and-answer session is scheduled to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The public hearing will immediately follow and will run until 9 p.m. The EPA will provide a summary of its proposed decision and will answer questions during the open house.

Oral and written comments will be recorded or accepted at the hearing. Public comments on permits MI-133-0004, MI-133-0005 and MI-133-0006 are open until Friday, Jan. 6.

Comments can be emailed to Alan Batka at batka.allan@epa.gov or mailed to U.S. EPA Region 5, Mail Code WU-16J, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590.