UPDATE: Corps to Host Virtual Meeting on General Motors Permit

Published March 11, 2020
Updated: March 12, 2020

TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will no longer host the previously-scheduled public meeting about the General Motors permit application to construct a mass-production battery-manufacturing plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Instead, the district will host a virtual meeting to collect community input about the permit application. 

WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District.

WHAT: Pittsburgh District will host a virtual meeting in order to gather input from the public on General Motors’ proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit action. The virtual meeting will be conducted through a webinar application and consist of an electronic submission segment and a teleconference segment. 

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

The webinar application will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for the public to submit electronic statements and questions. The teleconference will begin at 6 p.m.


Web meeting address: https://usace.webex.com                                               

Meeting Number: 969 383 314


Call-in number: 1-877-873-8018 

Access Code: 337 217 8

Security Code: 1080


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. Information gathered during the virtual 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 electronic statements will be a part of the official application record.

BACKGROUND: The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is responsible for administering Section 404 of the CWA. This program protects the Nation’s aquatic resources and navigation capacity by regulating the discharge of dredged/fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands. Applicants for essentially all construction activities that occur in the Nation’s waters are required to obtain a permit before dredged or fill material may be discharged into waters of the United States. This permit review process includes the consideration of comments from the public.

Media can contact the Public Affairs office at CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil.


Release no. 20-004