ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO THE HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY/SUBPART X/SWMU CORRECTIVE ACTION PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA HAZARDOUS WASTES MANAGEMENT AND MINIMIZATION ACT (AHWMMA) AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE - 421

Madison County

U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal (RSA) of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama submitted to ADEM applications for modification of its Alabama Hazardous Wastes Management and Minimization Act (AHWMMA) - Hazardous Waste Facility permit. The permit consists of the Hazardous Waste Storage Facility (33 storage igloos), Subpart X Open Burning (OB) Unit and Subpart X Open Detonation (OD) Unit and Solid Waste Management Units/Areas of Concern (SWMUs/AOCs) that are used to manage hazardous waste at its facility (EPA I.D. Number AL7 210 020 742) located in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. The Department has determined that the facility’s modification applications are complete and has prepared a draft permit modification in accordance with State regulations.

RSA operates a facility that treats and stores hazardous waste. The hazardous waste treatment and storage facility consists of a hazardous waste storage area (33 storage igloos), a Subpart X Open Burning (OB) treatment unit, a Subpart X Open Detonation (OD) treatment unit and solid waste management units (SWMUs) and areas of concern (AOCs). RSA is the owner and operator of the facility. This proposed permit modification adds clarification regarding the explosives that can be processed in the OB/OD area. In addition, the proposed permit modification incorporates a corrective measures implementation (CMI) plan for the OB/OD area and the changes to the CMI plan at RSA-060. The proposed modification changes the status of 13 SWMUs, RSA-009, RSA-013, RSA-014, RSA-030, RSA-031, RSA-032, RSA-065, RSA-132, RSA-133, RSA-141, RSA-269, RSA-282 and RSA-316 from requiring investigation to requiring corrective measures. SWMUs RSA-050 and RSA-266 were changed from requiring investigation to no further action needed at this time. In addition, two new SWMUs, RSA-346 and RSA-347, have been added to the draft permit as areas requiring investigation.

Copies of the fact sheet, modification applications and draft, modified AHWMMA permit 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

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 45 days of the publication date of this notice. To affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit modification.

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within the 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. Information 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.

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.