ATHENS — “According to Heidi Hetzel-Evans, a spokeswoman for ODNR, the application is to convert an existing shallow vertical oil-and-gas well near Ohio Rt. 144 into an injection well. She said the well is planned to accept brine from local production wells, not large-scale shipments of out-of-state waste-water.
…Hetzel-Evans of ODNR said a public hearing will not be scheduled unless someone asks for one, and granting of a hearing is not automatic. Someone requesting a hearing, she said, is required to cite relevant concerns relating to public health and safety and/or conservation practices, she explained.
”Not in my back yard’ is not considered relevant,’ she noted.”
— Jim Phillips, Athens News