Proposed Closure Permit for the North Big Horn Landfill #2

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Proposed Closure Permit for the North Big Horn Landfill #2

            In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules, the Big Horn County Solid Waste Disposal District has submitted a closure permit application for the North Big Horn Landfill #2.

            This facility will cease disposal of solid waste.  The 71-acre facility is located approximately
2.5 southeast of Cowley, WY.  More specifically, this facility is located in Section 4, (Lot 87), T56N, R96W 6th PM, Big Horn 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 February 2, 2023 and end on  March 13, 2023. 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, Suzanne Engels, Administrator, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or submitted using the DEQ comment portal provided at:


            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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