Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 19-07 Ciner Unit 8 Capacity Expansion

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Public Notice of Request for a Permit and Hearing Filing Information Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 19-07 Ciner Unit 8 Capacity Expansion

Notice of Request for a Permit

Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act and Siting Rules and Regulations, Notice is hereby given that Ciner Wyoming, LLC (Applicant) has filed an Application for a Permit to construct and operate the Ciner Unit 8 Capacity Expansion approximately 22 miles north of Green River, Wyoming.  The Applicant proposes to construct a new refinery unit (Unit 8), rail track loop, and associated facilities to produce 1.1M tons per year (tpy) of additional soda ash. The primary components of the project will include an office lab and control room building, Unit 8 main building and tanks, crusher and conveyors, Silo 8 and loadout, rail loop track, Shaft 5 and ore stockpiles, and contractor parking and laydown area. The project consists of 274.2 acres of land and the land ownership is 10.7 acres of land privately owned by Ciner Wyoming LLC and 263.5 acres of publicly owned land with surface management by the Bureau of Land Management. Construction is anticipated to be 24 months and is anticipated to commence in Q4 2020 and be completed by Q4 of 2022. Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at an estimated 560 workers in December 2021. The public may review a copy of the Permit Application at the Sweetwater County Library at 300 N. 1st East, Green River, WY 82935 or at the web page of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/ciner-unit-8-expansion-project/?no_redirect=true. Public comments concerning potential social, economic, or environmental impacts that may result from the proposed project may be submitted to the Industrial Siting Division on or before July 8, 2020.

Notice of Hearing

Pursuant to W. S. 16-3-107, Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council will conduct a contested case hearing on the Application for a Permit for the Ciner Unit 8 Capacity Expansion Project at 8:30 A.M. on September 3-4, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Rock Springs, 1675 Sunset Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901.  The Council will consider the applicant’s request for a Permit pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W. S. 35-12-101 et. seq.) and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder.  Persons eligible pursuant to W. S. 35-12-111 and wishing to participate must notify the Industrial Siting Council in writing by July 24, 2020 and participate in the pre-hearing meeting at 1:30 p.m. on August 21, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Rock Springs, 1675 Sunset Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901.  Persons desiring to make a limited appearance statement only may submit a written statement as provided by W. S. 35-12-111(c).  Limited appearance statements must be given to the presiding officer at the hearing.

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

Dated this 8th Day of June, 2020

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

Fourth Floor

200 W. 17th St

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7244

Email: colin.mckee1@wyo.gov