ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE RENEWAL AND MODIFICATION OF A MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL WASTE LANDFILL PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA SOLID WASTES AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ACT AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PUBLIC HEARING – 422

Houston County

The City of Dothan has submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) an application to renew and modify the Solid Waste Disposal Facility Permit for the City of Dothan Sanitary Landfill (Permit 35-06).  On September 16, 2014, by Resolution, the City of Dothan granted approval to expand the facility boundary for the City of Dothan Sanitary Landfill. The proposed modification would expand the total acreage of the facility to approximately 522.19 acres. The modification also increases the municipal solid waste disposal area to approximately 69.9 acres. The construction and demolition waste disposal area would increase to approximately 19.0 acres (inactive 4.0 acre cell and new 15.0 acre cell). The Permittee may accept for disposal at the municipal solid waste disposal area: Non-hazardous, non-infectious putrescible and non-putrescible wastes including but not limited to municipal solid waste, industrial waste, commercial waste, construction and demolition waste, rubbish, sludge and special waste approved by ADEM. The Permittee may accept for disposal at the construction and demolition waste disposal area: non-putrescible and non-hazardous construction and demolition waste, and rubbish as defined by ADEM Rule 335-13-1-.03. The service area for the City of Dothan Sanitary Landfill would remain Houston County, City of Dothan, and City of Headland.  The maximum average daily volume of waste disposed at the City of Dothan Sanitary Landfill would remain 400 tons a day.

The City of Dothan submitted a request for a variance from ADEM Rule 335-13-4-.20(2)(c)2. requiring that the maximum final grade of the final cover system shall not exceed 25 percent (4 to 1).  For the 20.6 acre MSW expansion, the Permittee has been approved to construct a final cover system with 3 to 1 final slopes for MSW cells 6, 7, and 8 only. The City of Dothan also submitted a request for a variance from ADEM Rule 335-13-4-.22(1)(b) requiring waste to be confined to as small an area as possible.  The Permittee has been approved to operate two working faces; the first for the placement of MSW waste and the second for the placement of construction and demolition waste. In addition, both working faces must be confined to as small an area as possible.

The landfill is located in Section 17, Township 3 North, Range 27 East in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama.

Copies of the public notice and proposed permit are available for public inspection via the ADEM web site at http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/pubHearings.cnt, and 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 36110-2400
(334) 271-7714

The Department has scheduled a Public Hearing to receive oral comments to be held on February 28, 2019, in Meeting Room “C” of the Civic Center located at 126 N. St. Andrews St. Dothan, AL 36303 at 7:00 PM.  The Department will be available prior to the Public Hearing from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM to answer questions and provide details regarding the City of Dothan Solid Waste Disposal Facility Permit modification and renewal.

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact above by 5:00 PM on March 7, 2019. In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit.

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).

Any persons wishing to participate in this hearing who needs special accommodations should contact the Department’s Permits & Services Division at (334) 271-7714 at least 5 working days prior to the hearing.

This notice is hereby given this 24th day of January, 2019, 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.