Newcastle #2 - Closure Permit Application

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice:

            In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, the City of Newcastle has submitted a closure permit application for the Newcastle #2 Landfill.

            This facility will cease disposal of solid waste.  The 39.3 acre facility is approximately two miles south of Newcastle off Old highway 85.  More specifically, this facility is located in the NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 15, Township 44 north, Range 61 West in Weston County, Wyoming.     

            The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has reviewed the permit application and determined that it is generally complete. Any interested person has the right to file comments on the permit application and the Department’s completeness review.  The period for providing comments shall begin on December 31, 2020 and end on February 8, 2021. 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 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. 

           DEQ 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 DEQ finds that the application complies with the technical standards, DEQ will issue a proposed permit and provide public notice and further opportunity to comment on 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.

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