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NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON DRAFT PERMIT FOR A SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY UNDER THE NORTH DAKOTA SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES FACILITY NAME: Adams County Landfill – Permit 0156 APPLICANT: Adams County 602 Adams Ave., Suite 201 Hettinger, ND 58639 BACKGROUND: The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (Department) received a permit application for the renewal of the Adams County inert waste landfill facility. Adams County currently owns and operates an inert waste landfill facility, regulated under Permit 0156 on approximately 30.38 acres located in the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 16, Township 129 North, Range 94 West in Adams County, ND. Adams County is proposing to renew their permit to continue waste disposal operations. The facility was first permitted in 1994 as an inert waste landfill after the municipal waste landfill (SW-319) closed which was located on the same site. The Department believes that a permit which meets the requirements of the North Dakota Solid Waste Management Rules and is protective of human health and the environment can be issued to Adams County and has prepared a Draft Permit for public review and comment. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND HEARING As required by Section 33.1-20-03.1-03 of the North Dakota Administrative Code, the Draft Permit will be available for public review and comment for thirty (30) days following publication of the Public Notice. The public comment period begins February 16, 2022 and ends March 18, 2022. During that period, any interested person may submit written comments and request a public hearing by stating the nature of the specific issues to be raised. A fifteen (15) day notice will be provided before any hearing is scheduled. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will consider all comments prior to taking any action on the permit. Comments, questions and written communication should be directed to: Charles R. Hyatt, Director North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Division of Waste Management 4201 Normandy Street Bismarck, ND 58503 Comments may also be sent via e-mail to solidwaste@nd.gov. The Draft Permit and Permit Application are available for review during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management, 4201 Normandy Street, Bismarck, ND. A copy of this Public Notice is also on the Department’s website at: https://deq.nd.gov/PublicNotice.aspx Anyone requiring special access or accommodations to review the Draft Permit may contact the Department at 701-328-5166. (Feb. 16, 2022) 32529