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Document ID No. 17760

PUBLIC NOTICE
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Section
1646 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1646
Telephone/Fax: (919) 707-8200
http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/sw

Notice of public comment period on draft Permit Number 4407-MSWLF-1993, to expand the service area and increase the rate of disposal at the Haywood County White Oak Landfill (MSWLF), pursuant to 15A NCAC 13B .1603 of the Solid Waste Management Rules is hereby given.

North Carolina Solid Waste Management Rules require that the public be given a 45-day period to comment on this draft permit. The comment period will begin January 2, 2013, and end at 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2013. Persons wishing to comment on either this permit or the proposed permit conditions should submit their comments in writing to the division contact at the following address:

Allen Gaither
Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Section
2090 US Highway 70
Asheville, NC 28778

The application and draft permit is available for review by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Asheville Regional Office, 2090 US Highway 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778. The administrative record, including the application, fact sheet, and draft permit can be found online at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/sw . Select the “Documents” link from the list on the left side of the page. Once redirected, enter 4407-MSWLF-1993 in the “ID” field and then click the “Search” button.

Haywood County owns the White Oak municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill facility. The facility is operated, under contract, by Santek Environmental of North Carolina, LLC. The White Oak landfill is located (911 address) at 3898 Fines Creek Road (State Road 1338) and includes a total area of approximately 268 acres. Santek Environmental, on behalf of Haywood County, submitted a substantial amendment application on May 1, 2012. The application requested an increase in the annual disposal rate of the facility and an expansion of the service area. Currently, the facility is approved to receive approximately 79,200 tons of waste per year generated only within Haywood County. The application requests an increase in disposal to approximately 146,000 tons of waste per year and a service area to include Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey counties.

Haywood County White Oak Landfill Document ID No. 17760 A public hearing has been scheduled for January 16, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the N. C. Cooperative Extension Haywood County Center, located at 589 Raccoon Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786. Interested parties may submit oral or written statements and data concerning the proposed changes to the facility permit. Persons wishing to speak may register at the hearing. Speaking times will be allotted per speaker as time allows. Interested parties may submit written statements and data concerning the proposed changes to the facility permit to the division contact at the address shown above.