St. Paul, Minn. -- A public information meeting on the proposed reissuance of the Renville County landfill operating permit is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the Renville County Office Building in Olivia. The draft permit is open for public review and comment through Aug. 12, 2009.
The Minnesota Pollution Control (MPCA) agency originally placed the permit on public notice on Nov. 26, 2008, for a 30-day comment period. Comments were received on the draft permit. The draft permit required changes and re-notice. All previously submitted comments on the draft permit will be considered, in addition to all comments received during this public notice period.
The landfill, located seven miles south of Olivia and one mile east of Highway 71, has received waste since 1971. About 32 acres of the 94-acre site currently are designated for solid waste disposal, including demolition waste. The landfill also accepts waste tires for temporary storage before they are transported to a processing facility, and appliances and scrap metal for temporary storage prior to recycling.
According to a 2008 annual report, the remaining capacity is approximately 214,000 cubic yards in the municipal solid waste area and 152,320 cubic yards in the demolition disposal area. These capacities represent approximately 13.1 years and 54.7 years of operational volume, respectively. The MPCA will mail interested persons a copy of the draft permit or arrange a time when they can review the file.
The permit file, including all comments received, will be available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MPCA's St. Paul office located at 520 Lafayette Road N. To set up an appointment, contact Tony Bello at 651-757-2219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MPCA will make copies from the file upon request but there is a charge for copy orders of more than 20 pages. For information about charges for copies, call Dianne Mitzuk at 651-757-2573.
Comments on the Renville County landfill permit should be submitted in writing by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2009, to Tony Bello, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., Saint Paul, MN 55155-4194.
Written comments must include:
- a statement of your interest in the draft permit;
- a statement of the action you wish the MPCA to take, including references to specific sections; and
- specific reasons supporting your position.