ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RENEWAL OF A MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA SOLID WASTES AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ACT AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PUBLIC NOTICE - 422

St. Clair County

Hodges, Harbin, Newberry & Tribble, Inc., on behalf of Advanced Disposal Services Star Ridge Landfill, Inc., has applied for a permit to continue to operate a municipal solid waste landfill known as the Star Ridge Landfill (Permit No. 58-05).  The waste stream for the Star Ridge Landfill would remain non-hazardous solid wastes, non-infectious putrescible and non-putrescible wastes including but not limited to household garbage, commercial waste, industrial waste, construction and demolition waste, tires, trees, limbs, stumps, dried sludge, paper, wood ash, and other similar type materials.  Special wastes approved by ADEM may also be accepted.  The service area for the Star Ridge Landfill would remain the State of Alabama.  The maximum average daily volume of waste disposed at the Star Ridge Landfill would remain 1,500 tons per day. All previously approved variances would be granted in the renewed permit.

The Star Ridge Landfill is located in Sections 26, 27, 34, and 35, Township 16 South, Range 1 East in St. Clair County, Alabama.  The permitted facility consists of approximately 770.33 acres with 308.74 acres permitted for disposal operations designated as follows: 200.16 acres of lined Subtitle D landfill, 26.34 acres of unlined closed sanitary landfill, 5.32 acres of unlined closed construction/demolition landfill, and 76.92 acres of clay lined construction/demolition landfill.

Copies of the public notice and proposed permit are available for public inspection electronically via the ADEM web site at www.adem.state.al.us/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt, and the complete application at the following location Monday – Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  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 36109-2400
(334) 271-7714

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact above within 35 days following the publication date of this notice.  In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit.

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within that 35-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 Alabama Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act, 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.  Notice 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), US Mail (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL  36130-1463), or e-mail (permitsmail@adem.alabama.gov).

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.