NOTICE OF INTENT TO RENEW PERMIT #NE0054950
for City of Gering Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
under consideration by the
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
PUBLIC NOTICE is given in accordance with Title 132 - Integrated Solid Waste Management Regulations, Chapter 2, §011, that the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has received an application to renew the permit of City of Gering Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, 1025 P Street, Gering, NE. After review of the permit application, a preliminary determination has been made to recommend renewal of the permit.
FACILITY DESCRIPTION. The permit allows the operation of an existing municipal solid waste landfill under Nebraska's solid waste management laws and regulations. The landfill shall receive household waste, alone or in combination with other types of wastes such as commercial solid waste, industrial waste, nonhazardous sludge, or conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste, and which is not a land application unit, surface impoundment, injection well, or waste pit.
FACILITY LOCATION. The property is located approximately 1 mile west of Gering on ‘U’ Street. The legal description of the City of Gering Municipal Solid Waste Landfill is SW ¼ SE ¼ Section 34 Township 22 North Range 55 West of the 6th Principal Meridian Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.
OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND HEARING. The public may submit written comments and may also request a public hearing on the permitting decision. A request for a hearing must be made in writing and state the issues proposed for discussion and their relation to the proposed permit renewal. Public comments and hearing requests shall be made to: David Haldeman, Land Division Administrator, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 'N' Street, Suite 400, The Atrium, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922.
The NDEQ will make a final decision to renew or deny the permit based on the permit application, the compliance status of City of Gering Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and public comment received. NDEQ will publish notice of the final decision and notify the applicant and other interested persons.
COMMENT PERIOD. All comments or requests for a hearing must be postmarked by May 26, 2018.
RECORDS AVAILABILITY. Copies of the draft permit, legal notice and administrative record are available at the Gering Public Library, 1055 P Street, Gering, NE; at the NDEQ Scottsbluff Field Office, 505 A Broadway, Ste. 200, Scottsbluff, NE; and at the Lincoln headquarters of the NDEQ, 1200 N Street, Suite 400, The Atrium, Lincoln, NE between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Materials may be viewed online at http://deq.ne.gov/ Select "Public Notices" and then "Waste Management".
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION. Persons with a disability and needing accommodation should notify the Department by calling (402) 471-2186. TDD relay service users should call (800) 833-7352 and ask the relay operator to call the Department at (402) 471-2186.
FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may obtain additional information from William Gidley, Waste Management Section Supervisor (402) 471-4210.