Renewal permit application for the Oregon Basin #3 Industrial Landfill

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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 Merit Energy Company has submitted a renewal permit application for the Oregon Basin #3 Industrial Landfill. The renewal application includes a major amendment for the addition of approximately 14,089 cubic yards of additional waste disposal in a vertical expansion.

            This facility provides for the treatment and disposal of  non-friable asbestos, petroleum contaminated wastes, RCRA exempt exploration wastes, plastic, fiberglass and wood which have been generated within the Oregon Basin, Pitchfork and Spring Creek fields. The approximately 5 acre facility is located approximately 12 miles south of Cody, Wyoming on WY Hwy 120. More specifically, this facility is located in the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 30, T51N, R100W, in Park County, Wyoming.  The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 42,222 cubic yards.  The remaining life of the facility is estimated to be 30 years.

            The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has issued a proposed permit for this facility. Copies of the application and the proposed permit can be viewed at DEQ’s Cheyenne office.

            Any interested person has the right to file written comments, including objections on the proposed permit.  The period for providing comments on the proposed permit shall begin on April 14, 2022 and end on May 23, 2022. Any written comments must be received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments must be submitted in writing to the Department of Environmental Quality, Todd Parfitt, Director, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY  82002 or submitted using the DEQ comment portal provided at   

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