ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO THE HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY/SUBPART X/SWMU CORRECTIVE ACTION PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA HAZARDOUS WASTES MANAGEMENT AND MINIMIZATION ACT (AHWMMA) AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PUBLIC NOTICE - 421
Madison County

U.S. Army Garrison – Redstone Arsenal (RSA) of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama submitted to ADEM applications for modification of its Alabama Hazardous Wastes Management and Minimization Act (AHWMMA) – Hazardous Waste Facility permit.  The permit consists of the Hazardous Waste Storage Facility (33 storage igloos), Subpart X Open Burning (OB) Unit and Subpart X Open Detonation (OD) Unit and Solid Waste Management Units/Areas of Concern (SWMUs/AOCs) that are used to manage hazardous waste at its facility (EPA I.D. Number AL7 210 020 742) located in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.  The Department has determined that the facility’s modification applications are complete and has prepared a draft permit modification in accordance with State regulations.
                           
RSA operates a facility that treats and stores hazardous waste.  The hazardous waste treatment and storage facility consists of a hazardous waste storage area (33 storage igloos), a Subpart X Open Burning (OB) treatment unit, a Subpart X Open Detonation (OD) treatment unit and solid waste management units (SWMUs) and areas of concern (AOCs).  RSA is the owner and operator of the facility.  This proposed permit modification incorporates a corrective measures implementation (CMI) plan for RSA-255.  The proposed modification changes the name of SWMUs RSA-057 and RSA-255 in the master list to agree with the names used at other locations.  In addition, the proposed modification separates SWMU RSA-122, the lewisite production area from RSA-056 and RSA-139, the arsenic waste ponds.  RSA-246 has been moved from the table indicating that an investigation is required to the table indicating no further action is required at this time.

Copies of the fact sheet, RSA-255 CMI work plan, the modified pages of the Part A permit application and the draft, modified AHWMMA permit are available for public inspection electronically via http://www.adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt and at the following location Monday – Friday (except legal holidays) during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A nominal fee for copying and/or mailing may be charged.  Arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

Russell A. Kelly, Chief
Permits and Services Division
ADEM
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7714

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact above within 45 days of the publication date of this notice.  To affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit modification.

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within the 45-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing.  The Director shall hold a public hearing upon receipt of a significant number of technical requests.

After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the AHWMMA, the federal Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and applicable regulations, the Department will make a final determination.  The Department will develop a response to comments, which will become part of the public record and will be available to persons upon request.  Information will be sent to any person requesting notice of the final action.

The Department maintains a list of interested individuals who are mailed legal notices regarding proposed permits.  If you wish to receive such notices, contact the Permits & Services Division via telephone (334-271-7714), e-mail (permitsmail@adem.alabama.gov), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL  36130-1463).

The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.

This notice is hereby given this 16th day of February, 2018, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

        Lance R. LeFleur

              Director

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.