Details for Environmental Regulatoy Variance Public Notice


Public Notice Environmental Regulatory Variance PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on the proposal to utilize an alternate groundwater point of compliance (APC) at the Amherst County Landfill, SWP563 in Amherst County, Virginia. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: November 12, 2019 to December 12, 2019 PERMIT NAME AND NUMBER: Amherst County Landfill, SWP563 VARIANCE PETITION APPLICANT: Amherst County FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION: Amherst County Landfill, 715 Kentmoor Farm Road, Madison Heights, Virginia 24572 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Amherst County has requested a variance to locate one of its groundwater monitoring wells somewhere other than at the edge of the landfill waste mass as is normally required by the Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations (VSWMR). The applicant has demonstrated that moving the location of the monitoring well further from the edge of the waste mass will not result in an unreasonable risk to public health or the environment and will result in facility design that is equally protective of human health and the environment. If approved, this variance will allow the facility to locate MW-27(APC) approximately 130 feet downgradient from the edge of the waste mass, but the well will remain located on landfill property. HOW TO COMMENT: DEQ accepts comments by e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments must include the name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ within the 30-day comment period defined above. The public may review the variance petition documents at the DEQ office named below. CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Michael Sexton, Groundwater Remediation Specialist, Blue Ridge Regional Office, 901 Russell Drive, Salem, VA 24153; Phone: (540) 598-2754; E-mail:; Fax: (540) 562-6725.