ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF A PROPOSED SOLID WASTE PERMIT RENEWAL UNDER THE ALABAMA SOLID WASTES & RECYCLABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ACT AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE - 422

DeKalb County

GEK, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc., has submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) a permit application to continue to operate a municipal solid waste landfill known as the Sand Valley Landfill (Permit No. 25-04). The waste stream for the Sand Valley 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 debris, ash, treated medical waste, sludge, drilling fluids and cuttings, asbestos, foundry sand, tires, trees limbs, stumps, special wastes approved by ADEM and similar type materials. The service area for the Sand Valley Landfill would remain Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega Counties in Alabama; Chattooga, Dade, Polk, and Walker Counties of Georgia; and Hamilton County of Tennessee. The maximum average daily volume of waste disposed at the Sand Valley Landfill would remain 1500 tons per day. All previous variances are requested and approved.

The Sand Valley Landfill is described as being located in Section 13 and 14, Township 8 South, Range 7 East in Dekalb County, Alabama. The Sand Valley Landfill facility consists of approximately 318.87 acres with a solid waste disposal area that consists of approximately 235 acres including a 2 acre closed construction and demolition waste disposal area.

Copies of the public notice and proposed permit are available for public inspection electronically via www.adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt and the complete application is available at the following location Monday - Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm by appointment. 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 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 & 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), e-mail (permitsmail@adem.alabama.gov), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463).

This notice is hereby given this 15th day of November, 2017, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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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.