|PRESS RELEASE |
from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
|For more information, contact |
Brian McManus (402) 471-4223, or
Jim Bunstock (402) 471-4243
For Immediate Release
June 12, 2012
July 12 Hearing Focuses on Gering Landfill Permit Modification
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality will conduct an information session and public hearing in Gering on July 12, 2012. The purpose of the hearing will be to accept public testimony regarding a proposed permit request to modify the design and liner system for previously permitted Cell 6 of the landfill.
The City of Gering is proposing to construct a flexible membrane liner underlain by a two-foot thick compacted clay liner. (For more information, see the public notice below.)
The hearing will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the City Building, 1025 ‘P’ Street, Gering, in the Council Chambers. The public is invited to testify at the hearing on issues related to the modification of this landfill permit.
Before the public hearing, NDEQ will hold an information session at the same location. The information session will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. This will be an open forum with the opportunity to ask questions of staff and receive relevant information pertaining to the landfill major modification request.
Public Comment Period
The public comment period is open through the hearing date. During this period, the public may submit written comment regarding the proposed permit by writing to David Haldeman, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Suite 400, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, P. O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922. After the public comment period and hearing, the department will prepare a summary of issues raised and the department responses. This summary will be mailed to the applicant and other interested persons.
Copies of the draft permit, legal notice and administrative record are available at the Gering Public Library, 1055 P Street, Gering, NE, at the Scottsbluff Office of the NDEQ, 4500 Avenue ‘I’, Room 129, Scottsbluff, NE and at the Lincoln office of the NDEQ, 1200 N Street, Suite 400, The Atrium, Lincoln, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509