Public Notice: Sand Draw Landfill

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Sand Draw Landfill

In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1, Section 1(f) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District has submitted a lifetime permit renewal application for the Sand Draw Landfill.

This facility will provide for the disposal of municipal solid wastes (MSW) which have been generated within Fremont County Wyoming. The 217 acre facility is located approximately 9 miles southeast of Riverton Wyoming on WY HWY 135. More specifically, this facility is located in Section 26, Township 34 North, Range 96 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Fremont County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 8,557,000 cubic yards of solid waste. The life of the facility is estimated to be approximately 70 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 July 2, 2017, and end on August 8, 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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