Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company

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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 (SWRR), Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company (Sinclair) has submitted an application for a major permit amendment for the Industrial Waste Landfill No. 2 facility.

            The facility is 37.010 acres in size and located approximately one mile east of the Sinclair Wyoming Refinery.  More specifically, this facility is located in the SE ¼-SE ¼ of Section 15 and NE ¼-NE ¼ of Section 22, T21N, R86W in Carbon County, Wyoming.  The facility provides for the disposal of non-hazardous solid wastes that are generated in conjunction with operations at the refinery. The facility also receives non-hazardous solid wastes generated at the Sinclair Pipeline and Trucking Companies and at the Sinclair Golf Course.  The purpose of the permit amendment application is to allow the operator of this facility to expand the solid waste disposal area both laterally and vertically.

The total volumetric capacity of this facility will increase to 1,607,711 cubic yards.  The remaining life of the facility is now expected to be 60 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 Sinclair Library (7th and Lincoln Highway, Sinclair, WY 82334), or the Carbon County Clerk’s Office (415 West Pine Street, Rawlins, WY 82301).

            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 1, 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, 122 West 25th 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:  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 wh