Public Notice: Buffalo Landfill

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Buffalo Landfill

                In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Johnson County Solid Waste District has submitted a renewal permit application for the Buffalo Landfill.

                This facility will provide for the storage and/or disposal of municipal solid wastes which have been generated within Johnson County and a one hundred mile radius of the county.  The approximately 106 acre facility is located approximately three and one-half miles southeast of Buffalo, Wyoming.  More specifically, this facility is located in the NE ¼ Section 5, T50N R81W, and the SE ¼ Section 32 T50N R81W in Johnson County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be approximately 1,250,000 cubic yards of solid waste.  The remaining life of the facility is estimated to be approximately 45 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 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 the 1st publication date of March 29, 2018 and end on May 7th 2018, 30 days after 2nd publication date of April 5th 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.