Deadline extended for entities to submit rock salt claims

Road salt prices in Trumbull County

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that Ohio public entities will have two additional weeks to submit claims for funding available through the Attorney General’s settlement with Cargill and Morton Salt over past rock salt prices.

The deadline to submit a claim was Friday and now will be extended to Aug. 21, according to a news release from the attorney general. Entities that already have submitted a claim do not need to re-submit their claim.

A list of entities that have submitted claims to date is available here. The Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull county engineers all have submitted claims, as have Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown State University and numerous jurisdictions within each county.

Other Ohio public entities that bought rock salt from Cargill or Morton Salt between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2011, but have not yet submitted a claim to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office are encouraged to file a claim by the Aug. 21 deadline.

Claims can be filed on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

Approximately $6.8 million is available for local governments as part of an $11.5 million rock salt settlement that DeWine announced in June. While most of the settlement funds will be distributed among local public purchasers, additional payments will go to the Ohio Department of Transportation (the state’s largest single rock salt purchaser), the Ohio Turnpike Commission, and, as required by law, the state’s antitrust fund.

For a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Ohio Attorney General’s FAQ page.

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