A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 2, at the Van Buren Township Hall to consider a request for expansion of the Wayne Disposal, Inc. hazardous landfill.
The landfill is located at 49350 North I-94 Service Drive in Van Buren Township.
WDI has filed an application with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Resource Management Division.
The application is for a license to expand their operations by constructing additional landfill disposal capacity for hazardous waste at the facility.
The WDI facility currently accepts solid hazardous waste and PCB waste from off-site generators for disposal in their landfill.
This application is required because WDI plans to expand these operations beyond the original authorized design capacity and area specified in its existing hazardous waste management facility operating license.
The DEQ has reviewed the application and determined that it is administratively complete and has begun a technical review to determine if the proposed activities comply with Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.
The application may be viewed at the VBT Hall, 46425 Tyler Road, or on-line athttp://www.michigan.gov/deq (click on Waste, Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste, Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Management, and look under Information).
The public hearing is so people can give oral or written comments on the application. The public comment period runs through May 16, 2011.
For more information, contact Terry Carroll, VBT interim director of planning and economic development, at 699-8913.