ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT NOTICE

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RENEWAL OF THE POST-CLOSURE PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA HAZARDOUS WASTES MANAGEMENT AND MINIMIZATION ACT (AHWMMA) AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE – 421

Colbert County Alabama

Occidental Chemical Corporation of Muscle Shoals, Alabama submitted to ADEM an application for renewal of its post-closure permit for the Former Waste Pile A and Former Waste Pile B which was used to manage hazardous waste at its facility (EPA I.D. Number ALD 004 019 642) located at 1000 North Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Department has determined the facility’s renewal application to be complete and has prepared a draft permit in accordance with State regulations.

Occidental Chemical Corporation operates a facility that formerly produced chlorine and alkali products. Chlor-alkali production operations at the site were terminated in 2008. Demolition of the site structures and construction of a 25-acre soil cover system over the former process area were completed in 2012. The former waste piles were surface impoundments that have been closed in accordance with AHWMMA regulations. Occidental Chemical Holdings Corporation is the owner and Occidental Chemical Corporation is the operator of the facility. In addition, the proposed permit renewal includes provisions that require any other solid waste management units and areas of concern at the facility to be addressed.

Copies of the fact sheet, permit renewal application and draft AHWMMA permit are available for public inspection electronically via http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt and at the following location Monday – Friday (except legal holidays) during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A nominal fee for copying and/or mailing may be charged. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

Russell A. Kelly, Chief
Permits and Services Division
ADEM
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7714

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department’s named contact above within 45 days following the publication date of this notice. In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit.

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within that 45-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. The Director shall hold a public hearing upon receipt of a significant number of technical requests.

After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the AHWMMA, the Federal Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and applicable regulations, the Department will make a final determination. The Department will develop a response to comments, which will become part of the public record and will be available to persons upon request. Notice will be sent to any person requesting notice of the final action.

The Department maintains a list of interested individuals who are mailed legal notices regarding proposed permits. If you wish to receive such notices, contact the Permits & Services Division via telephone (334-271-7714), e-mail (permitsmail@adem.alabama.gov), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463).

This notice is hereby given this 11th day of August, 2017, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

 

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