Corps, Ohio EPA to Host Public Meeting on General Motors Permit

Published Feb. 25, 2020
Updated: Feb. 25, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a public meeting seeking public input about the General Motors permit application to construct a mass-production battery-manufacturing plant in Lordstown, Ohio. 

WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and Ohio EPA.

WHAT: Per Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 327, Pittsburgh District and Ohio EPA will be hosting a public meeting to gather input from the public on the proposed permit action.

WHEN: 5 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Registration and an informal open house forum will be conducted from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a public information session at 6 p.m. Oral statements and hearing testimonies will be heard after the information session. 

WHERE: Lordstown High School — Crawford Auditorium, 1824 Salt Springs Road, Warren, OH 44481. 

WHY: General Motors, on behalf of GigaPower, LLC, is proposing to construct a mass-production, battery-cell manufacturing plant in the village of Lordstown. The proposed plant would supply batteries for electric vehicles. Following the CFR, information gathered during this meeting will be considered while evaluating the proposed Department of Army permit action. The meeting is an opportunity for everyone to present their views, opinions, and information on the permit action. All statements, both written and oral, will be a part of the official application record. 

BACKGROUND: The Corps of Engineers will grant a permit unless its issuance is found to be contrary to the public’s interest. Statements concerning the proposed activity may be submitted to this office on or before the date listed above to become a part of the record and to be considered in the final determination. Any objections received during this period may be forwarded to the applicant for possible resolution before the determination is made whether to issue or deny the requested DA Permit. Other than the extended deadline to submit statements, Public Notice 20-2, which was previously issued on Jan. 15, 2020, remains in effect. 

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Carol Vernon
1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4186

Release no. 20-002