NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT #NE0204625
for MEDI-WASTE DISPOSAL, LLC SOLID WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY
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 and request to issue a permit to Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC Solid Waste Processing Facility, 4201 Lowell Circle, Lincoln, NE. A new application has been submitted by Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC due to a change in the method and equipment used to process Regulated Medical Waste in the proposed facility. This new processing procedure described in the application is the STIBioSafe medical waste treatment system, which will replace the previously described Clean Waste Systems OMW-1000 medical waste treatment system. After review of the permit application, a preliminary determination has been made to recommend issuance of the permit.
FACILITY DESCRIPTION. The permit allows the operation of a solid waste processing facility which shall mean the process by which solid wastes are physically or chemically changed, temporarily stored, or salvaged prior to being transferred to a solid waste disposal facility.
FACILITY LOCATION. The property is located at 4201 Lowell Circle, Lincoln, NE. The legal description of Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC Solid Waste Processing Facility is SE ¼ SW ¼ Section 2 Township 9 North Range 6 East of the 6th Principal Meridian Lancaster 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. Public comments and hearing requests shall be made to: David Haldeman, Waste 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 issue or deny the permit based on the permit application 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 July 15, 2017.
RECORDS AVAILABILITY. Copies of the draft permit, legal notice and administrative record are available at the Lincoln City Library, 138 S. 14th Street, Lincoln, 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.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is providing public notice of its intent to issue a permit for the Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC Solid Waste Disposal Facility. This fact sheet provides information on the solid waste processing facility, the type of waste processed at the site, permit conditions, a description of the public participation procedures, and the Department contact person.
Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC originally applied for a solid waste processing facility permit on September 15, 2015. The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) reviewed this permit application and public noticed the intent to issue the permit on October 14, 2016. Due to a change in the Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC operating procedure, the applicant withdrew this original permit application and submitted a new application.
The new processing procedure described in the present application is the STIBiosafe medical waste steam treatment system. This new process will replace the Clean Waste Systems OMW-1000, which used ozone to treat the medical waste.
I. Facility Description, Location and Purpose
The Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC Solid Waste Processing Facility is located at the SE ¼ SW ¼ Section 2 Township 9 North Range 6 East of the 6th Principal Meridian Lancaster County, Nebraska. The purpose of this facility is for the operation of a solid waste processing facility which shall mean the process by which solid wastes are physically or chemically changed, temporarily stored, or salvaged prior to being transferred to a solid waste disposal facility. The facility will be accepting, and treating infectious medical waste to render it non-infectious prior to off-site shipment to a permitted solid waste landfill.
II. Facility Monitoring
The facility will be inspected on a regular basis as required by statute.
III. Proposed Permit Conditions
The Department may impose general and special conditions in a permit as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of applicable laws and regulations, and as may be necessary to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards. The conditions are part of the permit and are to be met by Medi-Waste Disposal, LLC Solid Waste Processing Facility.
This permit is to be in accordance with Title 132 - Integrated Solid Waste Management Regulations, as well as the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act and the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act.
After Departmental review of the application and development of a draft permit to include appropriate compliance conditions, a preliminary permit determination will be made by the Director.
Public notice of the preliminary determination to issue a permit is made by a news release and legal notice in the newspaper in the geographical area of the activity. Any person has thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of the notice to provide the Director with written comments or to request a public hearing.
After the public comment period of thirty days, and any public hearing, the Director shall make a final decision. The applicant and other interested people shall be notified of this decision.
A petition for a contested case may be filed within thirty (30) days of the Director’s decision in accordance with the provisions of Title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code.
Copies of the draft permit, legal notice and administrative record pertaining to the solid waste management facility are available at the Lincoln City Library, 138 S 14th Street, Lincoln, NE and at the Lincoln office of the NDEQ, 1200 ‘N’ Street, Suite 400, the Atrium, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922. Further information may be obtained from Morgan Leibrandt, Waste Management Section, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Suite 400, the Atrium, 1200 ‘N’ Street, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, Nebraska 69509-8922, phone (402) 471-4210.