Public Notice

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011

PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To announce a public meeting and seek public comment on a permit application to allow the land application of Biosolids in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

PUBLIC MEETING: Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 West Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901 on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

PURPOSE OF PUBLIC MEETING: For DEQ to discuss technical issues related to the permit application submitted by Nutri-Blend, Inc. of Richmond VA to land apply biosolids in Prince Edward County, VA. “Biosolids” is a term that refers to solid, semisolid, or liquid materials removed from municipal sewage and treated to be suitable for recycling as fertilizer.

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: August 18, 2011 until September 16, 2011

PROPOSED PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollution Abatement Permit application for Nutri-Blend, Inc. – Prince Edward County issued by DEQ under the authority of the State Water Control Board.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Nutri-Blend, Inc. has applied for a permit to authorize the land application of biosolids to 662 fields in Prince Edward County, VA totaling approximately 8880.7 acres of farmland. Eight fields are owned by H.C. Anderson, three fields are owned by Larry Atkins, eight fields are owned by C. & T. Benoff, twelve fields are owned by Dennis Bobenreith, three fields are owned by N. & D. Boehmer, eighteen fields are owned by John Boswell, sixteen fields are owned by Steve & Susan Bower, five fields are owned by David Bowman, seven fields are owned by Louis Capezza, seven fields owned by HC, J. & C. Cunningham, two fields owned by Irma Jenkins, seven fields owned by Beverley Anderson, five fields owned by Billy Dempsey, seven fields owned by M. & B. DeGeronimo, two fields owned by Gene & Barbara Dixon, six fields owned by Blue Rock Resources, four fields are owned by Kyanite Mining, four fields are owned by Blue Rock / Kyanite, five fields owned by David & Peggy Emert, three fields owned by Peggy Emert, nine fields owned by David Emert, one field owned by David and Leanne Emert, four fields owned by Minnie Fallen, eight fields owned by Charlene Fallen, twenty fields owned by James & Mildred Farley, twelve fields owned by Edward & Michael Helton, thirty-four fields owned by Jean Fowlkes, thirty-seven fields owned by James Garnett, eight fields owned by Robert & Lauraine Gentry, thirteen fields owned by Don Gilliam, ten fields owned by Duane Gilliam, fifteen fields owned by C.K. Brisentine, twenty fields owned by Danny Glenn, Jr., seventeen fields owned by Averette Simpson, seven fields owned by C.T. Wilkerson, nineteen fields owned by Ralph Haga, fourteen fields owned by D. Neathey, twenty-one fields owned by J. Mahan, one field owned by E. Hopkins, one field owned by T.B. Alexander, nine fields owned by B. Hines, eighteen fields owned by R. Hines, five fields owned by G.D. & Kate Gilliam, twenty-four fields owned by Joe & Brenda Irving, five fields owned by Robert & Thuresa Johnston, nineteen fields owned by Hobert & Kathleen Lewis, eight fields owned by R.E. McClenny & M.M. Deal, three fields owned by Tola G. Morgan, three fields owned by Jessie & Catherine Pack, one field owned by J.T. Powers & June Brady, seventeen fields owned by Donald, Kenneth & Ray Routt, nine fields owned by C. Eugene & Fay Sams, twenty-six fields owned by R.B. & Barbara Schmidt, Jr., nine fields owned by Geo Shorter Trust, twenty-three fields owned by H. Baldwin & A.H. McMullen, nine fields owned by Ms. Hix Baldwin, one field owned by John & Paula Philbrick, nine fields owned by Robert Taylor Estate, eleven fields owned by Marshall & Donna Thackston, three fields owned by Montie Thomas, four fields owned by Lawrence & Joyce Ward, five fields owned by Ann Ward, one field owned by Joseph R. Wright, Jr., eleven fields owned by Jesse Yeatts, eleven fields owned by John A. & Melani Young Trust, seven fields owned by John A. Young, and seven fields owned by Thomas & Katrena Young. The biosolids will be land applied as a fertilizer at a controlled rate in accordance with a nutrient management plan that will be developed for each site. The applicant proposes to utilize biosolids on farmland without a discharge to surface waters.

HOW TO COMMENT: DEQ accepts written comments by e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period of August 18, 2011 through September 16, 2011. Written comments must include: 1) The names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the person commenting and of all people represented by the citizen; and 2) A brief, informal statement on how the proposal affects the person commenting. DEQ will also accept written and oral comments at the public meeting. The public may review the permit modification application at the public meeting and at the DEQ office named below.

CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: E. Mark Coppage; DEQ – Blue Ridge Regional Office, 7705 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502; Phone: (434) 582-6211; E-mail:; Fax: (434) 582-5125