Washakie County Lifetime Permit Notice

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Public Notice


In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District #1 (WCSWDD#1) has submitted a Life Time renewal permit application for the Worland #2 Landfill.

 This facility provides for the storage and disposal of municipal solid wastes (MSW), industrial solid Waste (ISW), construction and demolition waste (C&D), dead animal waste (DAW), non-friable asbestos waste (NFAW) and friable asbestos waste (FAW).  The facility may also accept for storage and/or treatment used oil, used anti-freeze, lead-acid batteries, source separated paper, card board, plastic, aluminum, and glass, white goods, scrap metal and tires, clean wood waste, petroleum contaminated soils (PCS), sump wastes and clean fill materials.  Special solid wastes including PCS, JFAW and FAW may be accepted from anywhere in the State of Wyoming.  The primary service area for the facility is WCSWDD#1, which comprises the same area as the Washakie County School District #1, including the City of Worland and the surrounding rural area in western Washakie County.  The facility may also accept municipal solid waste (MSW) from the remainder of Washakie County, which includes the Ten Sleep Solid Waste District (TSSWD), as well as Big Horn County, Park County and Hot Springs County.  The 280 acre facility is located 3 miles west of the City Worland in Washakie County, Wyoming.  More specifically, this facility is located in the E1/2 of the NE ¼ of Section 22, and the NE ¼ of Section 23, T47N, R93W, in Washakie County, Wyoming.  The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 2,924,467 cubic yards.  The life of the facility is estimated to be 57 years.

 The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the application and determined that it is generally complete.  DEQ’s solid waste rules, in Chapter 1, 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.   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.  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 September 25, 2018 and end on November 2, 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 DEQ may, at its discretion, conduct a public hearing on this permit application.  If the DEQ elects to hold a public hearing on the permit application, the DEQ will provide public notice of the hearing.  At the hearing, the DEQ may solicit additional comments on the application. The DEQ is ow conducting a detailed review of the application to determine if it complies with applicable technical standards for a facility of this type.  If the DEQ finds that the application complies with technical standards, the DEQ will issue a proposed permit and provide public notice of the proposed permit.


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