Public Notice: Elk Basin #2 Industrial Landfill

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Elk Basin #2 Industrial Landfill


In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1, Section l(f) of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, Vanguard Operating LLC has submitted a SW Chapter 3 permit application to renew the operating permit for the Elk Basin # 2 industrial landfill.

The approximately 5 acre facility is located approximately 14 miles north-northwest of Powell Wyoming in the Elk Basin oil field. More specifically, this facility is located in a portion of Lot 5 and the SE1/4 NW1/4 Section 19, T58N, R99W, Park County, Wyoming. This facility will provide for the disposal of non-hazardous wastes from oil and gas fields, the gas plant, and various office and support buildings, as well as asbestos containing materials including both friable and non-friable asbestos which have been generated within Elk Basin, Northwest Elk Basin, and South Elk Basin oilfields and the Elk Basin gas plant. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be approximately 27,150 cubic yards.  The life of the facility is estimated to be 27 years.

The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the application and determined that it is generally complete and suitable for publication. The DEQ's solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, Section 2 (b)(ii), require that the applicant must provide public notice that a proposed permit has been issued and inform the public that there is an opportunity to file comments on the proposed permit before it is issued in final form. The notice is also required to indicate that the public may file formal written objections to issuance of a final permit. This publication provides notice of those opportunities.

Copies of the permit application, the DEQ's review of the application, and the proposed permit can be viewed at DEQ's Casper office (152 N. Durbin Street, Ste. 100, Casper, WY 82601), at the Powell library (217 E. 3rd Street, Powell WY 82435), and the Park County Clerk's office (County Clerk's Office (1002 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming, 82414).

Any interested person has the right to either : provide comments on the proposed permit, which DEQ will consider prior to taking final action on the permit application, or file formal written objections to the proposed permit. The period for providing comments, or filing formal written objections to the proposed permit, shall begin on October 26, 2017 and end on December 4, 2017. Any comments or formal written objections must be received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments or formal objections must be submitted in writing to the Department of Environmental Quality, Todd Parfitt, Director, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Formal written objections must be accompanied by a statement of the facts upon which the objection is based. If substantial written objections are filed, a contested case hearing will be held by the Environmental Quality Council.

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