Buffalo Landfill Public Notice

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality



                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 application and determined that it is generally complete and 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 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 the DEQ’s Casper office, 152 N. Durbin St. Suite 100, Casper, WY 82601, at the Johnson County Public Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo, WY 82834, and the Johnson County Clerk’s Office, 76 N. Main St, #200, Buffalo, WY 82834.

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 December 19th, 2018 and end on January 25th, 2019.  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.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.


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