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Driscoll, Paul

DEQ extending public comment on proposed Yellowstone Disposal Landfill

HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is extending the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Yellowstone Disposal Landfill in Richland County. The comment period has been extended 45-days and will end Friday, March 16, 2018. The proposed facility is located approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Sidney. 

 

A public meeting originally to be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, has been re-scheduled because of weather events. The new date is Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave. SE in Sidney. The center is located at 120 3rd Ave. SE in Sidney. An open house will be held from 5:30-6:00 p.m., followed by a presentation, question and answer session and a short break. Oral comments will be taken from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

 

The proposed licensed facility area would encompass 650.7 acres of privately-owned property approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Sidney. The site is located off Montana Highway 23, near the intersection of County Road 352. 

 

Two landfills are proposed within the facility area. The municipal solid waste landfill would encompass 75.2 acres and be developed in nine separate phases with a total waste disposal capacity of 8,522,100 cubic yards over a projected 64-year life. The oilfield solid waste landfill would encompass 55 acres and be developed in eight separate phases with a total waste disposal capacity of 5,457,900 cubic yards over a projected 30-year life. 

 

Access to the proposed facility would be via Montana Highway 23. Prior to the development of the site, improvements would be made to Montana Highway 23 to support traffic to the landfill.

 

DEQ has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed site. It can be viewed at: http://deq.mt.gov/public/ea/WasteMgt Comments must now be submitted by March 16, 2018, to DEQ Solid Waste Section, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT or emailed to: DEQSWprogram@mt.gov For more information about the application or the license process please contact the DEQ Solid Waste Program at 406-444-5300.

 

DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the public meeting. If you require an accommodation, please contact Sara Nelsen at 406-444-3493 or snelsen@mt.gov at least three days before the meeting.

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