Public Notice: Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1

In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act of Chapter 1, Section 1(f) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 has submitted a Lifetime Permit renewal application for a solid waste management facility called the Rock Springs landfill.

This facility will provide for the disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition waste (C&D) and non-friable asbestos which have been generated within it’s service area. The 320 acre facility is located approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Rock Springs on U.S. Highway 191. More specifically, this facility is located in the West ½ Section 20, Resurvey Township 18 North, Range 105 West, of the 6th Principal Meridian, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The Total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 7.6 million cubic yards of solid waste. The remaining life of the facility is estimated to be 31 years.

The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the permit application and determined that it is complete. The DEQ’s solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, Section 2 (b)(i), require that the applicant must provide public notice that the application has been determined to be complete and inform the public that there is an opportunity to file comments on the application. This publication provides notice of that opportunity. Additional information on the permit application and the DEQ’s Completeness review may be obtained at the address below.

Any interested person has the right to file comments on the permit application and the DEQ’s completeness review. The period for providing comments shall begin on April 13, 2017 and end on May 22, 2017. Comments must be received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments on this application must be submitted in writing to the Department of Environmental Quality, Luke Esch, Administrator, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division. 200 W. 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002.

The Department may, at its discretion, conduct a public hearing on this permit application. If the Department elects to hold a public hearing on the permit application, the Department will provide public notice of the hearing. At the hearing, the Department may solicit additional comments on the application.

The Department is now conducting a detailed review of the application to determine if it complies with applicable technical standards for a facility of this type. If the Department finds that the application complies with technical standards, the Department will issue a proposed permit and provide public notice of the proposed permit. 

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