ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RENEWAL OF THE OPERATING PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA HAZARDOUS WASTES MANAGEMENT AND MINIMIZATION ACT (AHWMMA) AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PUBLIC NOTICE & PUBLIC HEARING – 421
BASF Corporation of McIntosh, Alabama submitted to ADEM an application for renewal of its operating permit for the hazardous waste facility (EPA I.D. Number ALD 001 221 902) located at 1379 Ciba Road, McIntosh, Alabama. The Department has determined the facility’s renewal application to be complete and has prepared a draft permit in accordance with State regulations.
BASF operates a facility that manufactures chemicals as well as an on-site treatment, storage, and disposal unit. BASF is the owner and operator of the facility. This permit renewal addresses disposal of on-site generated hazardous waste in a landvault, treatment in a hazardous waste fueled boiler, and post-closure care and groundwater monitoring for 7 post-closure units. In addition, the proposed permit renewal includes provisions that require any other solid waste management units and areas of concern at the facility to be addressed.
Copies of the fact sheet, permit renewal application and draft AHWMMA permit are available for public inspection electronically via http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/pubHearings.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
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
1400 Coliseum Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
[Mailing address: P.O. Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
In addition, paper and electronic files may also be viewed Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:
McIntosh Town Hall
206 Commerce Street
McIntosh, Alabama 36553
Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2023. Oral comments may be submitted by calling 1-833-396-1706 until 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2023. Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary in order to have comments included in the public hearing record. Written and oral comments received prior to the close of the public comment period will also be considered and entered into the public hearing record and will be given the same consideration as those provided at the hearing. In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit.
A public hearing will be held on November 2, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the following location:
McIntosh Elementary School Gymnasium
8945 Old Hwy 43
McIntosh, Alabama 36553
Any person wishing to participate in the hearing who needs special accommodations should contact the Department’s Permits & Services Division at (334) 271-7714 at least five working days prior to the hearing.
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.
Additionally, the Department has scheduled a public availability session to allow interested citizens to discuss questions with ADEM officials. The public availability session will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 2, 2023, in McIntosh, Alabama at the McIntosh Elementary School Gymnasium located at 8945 Old Hwy 43.
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 (email@example.com), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463).
Notice is hereby given this 29th day of September, 2023, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management._____________________________
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.