DEP Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Tires-to-Energy Plant

Application Available for Public Review at Two Meadville Locations

MEADVILLE — The Department of Environmental Protection will host an Oct. 26 informational public meeting on Crawford Renewable Energy’s application for an air quality permit. The company proposes to build a tires-to-energy plant at Keystone Regional Industrial Park in Greenwood Township, Crawford County, that will combust waste tire chips and capture heat to generate electricity.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Conneaut Lake High School Auditorium, 10331 U.S. Highway 6, Conneaut Lake. Company representatives will provide information about the proposed project and DEP will explain its role in the review of the application. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

“The department is holding this meeting because of the intense interest in this proposed facility,” DEP Regional Director Kelly Burch said. “We believe it is important to make available an opportunity for information to be shared.”

Crawford Renewable Energy submitted its air quality permit application on Aug. 13. On Sept. 14, DEP determined that the application was administratively complete.  DEP will begin its technical review of the application this fall, after which it will decide whether to approve the application.

To help the public learn about the proposed project, the application is available during business hours at the DEP Northwest Regional Office Records Center, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville. Citizens who would like to review the application at the DEP Northwest Regional Office should call Linda Conaway, 814-332-6340, to schedule an appointment.

The application also is available for review on weekends and during evening hours at the Meadville Public Library Reference Room (second floor), 848 N. Main St.

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