City of Cheyenne SW Chapter 2 Renewal Permit Application

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            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 City of Cheyenne has submitted a SW Chapter 2 renewal permit application for a solid waste management facility called the Happy Jack Landfill.

            The 268-acre facility is located approximately 7 miles west of the City of Cheyenne on the south side of Wyoming Highway 210.  More specifically, this facility is located in the Sections 33 and 34 of T14N, R68W, Laramie County, Wyoming. The facility provides for the disposal of municipal solid waste, construction and demolition waste, scrap tires, non-friable asbestos-containing material, petroleum-contaminated soil, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and technologically enhanced NORM and industrial solid waste which is generated within Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 9,071,610 cubic yards of solid waste.  The life of the facility is estimated to be 49 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 Cheyenne office (200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002), at the Laramie County Library (2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001), and the Laramie County Clerk’s Office (309 W 20th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001).

            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 March 2, 2018 and end on April 9, 2018.  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.

            In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.                                                                                                                                                     

NOTE TO PUBLISHER:  Publish on 3/2/18 and 3/9/18.  This legal notice is provided to you as a requirement of the Wyoming DEQ/SHWD rules and regulations and must be published once per week for two (2) consecutive weeks.  This legal notice should not be published unless specifically requested by the applicant identified above.  If published, the applicant is solely responsible for all costs which are incurred.