Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District

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                                                               PUBLIC NOTICE


                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 Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District has submitted a closure permit application for a solid waste management facility called the Saratoga #1 Landfill.


            This facility will cease disposal activities of municipal waste. The approximate 40-acre facility is located approximately 1.5 miles east of the incorporated Town of Saratoga. More specifically, this facility is located in the SW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 8, T17N, R83W in Carbon County, Wyoming.  


            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 March 7, 2018 and end on April 13, 2018.  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.


            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 which are incurred.