Naughton Power Plant Public Notice

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 In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the PacifiCorp has submitted a renewal permit application for the PacifiCorp Naughton Power Plant IND #4 Industrial Landfill.

This facility provides for the disposal of mixed industrial waste and asbestos which have been generated from the Naughton Power Plant.  The 7.3 acre facility is located at the Naughton Power Plant located 3.5 miles southwest of Kemmerer Wyoming.  More specifically, this facility is located in the south corner of Section 33, T21N, R116W, in Lincoln County, Wyoming.  The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 61,274 cubic yards.  The life of the facility is estimated to be 27 years for industrial wastes and 57 years for asbestos.

The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the application and determined that it is generally suitable for publication.  The DEQ’s solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, 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 Lander Office, 510 Meadowview Drive, at the Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald St, Kemmerer, WY 83101, and the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, 925 Sage Ave, Kemmerer, WY 83101.

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 August 16, 2018 and end on September 24, 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.

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