OPSB schedules public hearing on Black River Substation proposal

OPSB schedules public hearing on Black River Substation proposal

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 6, 2012) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to provide the public with an opportunity to testify about the proposed Black River Substation Project in Lorain. American Transmission Systems, Inc. (ATSI) proposes to construct a 138-kV substation and associated transmission upgrades to support the expansion of Republic Steel’s operations.

The local public hearing is scheduled for:

Feb. 21, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Lorain City Hall
200 West Erie Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052

Members of the public who are unable to attend the hearing can submit comments online at www.opsb.ohio.gov or mail written comments to: The Ohio Power Siting Board, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The OPSB is responsible for reviewing and certificating plans for the construction of new energy facilities in Ohio. Before any company can build major utility facility, the OPSB assures that the facility will benefit Ohio’s citizens, promote the state’s economic interests, and protect the environment and land use.

More information regarding Ohio’s power siting process and ATSI’s proposal in cases 11-5855-EL-BSB and 11-5856-EL-BTX is available at www.opsb.ohio.gov

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