ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF THE POST CLOSURE PLAN UNDER THE ALABAMA HAZARDOUS WASTES MANAGEMENT AND MINIMIZATION ACT (AHWMMA) AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PUBLIC NOTICE – 421
Resolute Forest Products Us Inc. of Coosa Pines, Alabama submitted to ADEM a Post Closure Plan for renewal to address post closure care for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) which have been closed with wastes and/or contaminated soils remaining in-place at its facility (EPA I.D. Number ALD0041000790) located at 17589 Plant Road, Coosa Pines, Alabama. The Department has determined the facility’s renewal to the Post Closure Plan to be complete in accordance with State regulations.
Resolute Forest Products Us Inc. operates a bleached Kraft pulp mill. The facility mill occupies approximately 2,700-acres and is divided into two portions by the Coosa River. The mill property is currently utilized as an active market pulp manufacturing operation. Resolute has three regulated units that require ongoing groundwater monitoring and post closure care: SWMU No. 33- Former Buried Drum Site; SWMU No. 32 – Former Lime Waste/Bark Ash Landfill; and, SWMU No. 31 - Former Mill Landfill. The hazardous waste which was managed in the units were volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE). Resolute Forest Products Us Inc. is the owner of the facility. This Post Closure Plan renewal addresses post closure care activities and groundwater remedial activities to be conducted.
Copies of the modified corrective action plan are available for public inspection electronically via http://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
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact above within 45 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 plan.
A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within that 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. 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 plans. If you wish to receive such notices, contact the Permits & Services Division via telephone (334-271-7714), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463).
This notice is hereby given this 26th day of July, 2019 by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Lance R. LeFleur
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.