Published 4:29 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013
PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a proposed permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the land application of treated municipal waste in Buckingham County, Virginia.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: February 14, 2013 to March 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.
PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollution Abatement issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board
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NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER OF APPLICANTS: Synagro Central, LLC, 10647 Tidewater Trail, Champlain, VA 22438 (Permit Number VPA03014)
NAME AND ADDRESS OF PERMITTED ACTIVITY: Buckingham County, Virginia
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Synagro Central, LLC has applied for a permit to authorize the land application of biosolids to 114 fields in Buckingham County, VA totaling approximately 3491.7 acres of farmland. Four fields are owned by Kenneth & Betsy Bryant, four fields are owned by David Hudgins, ten fields are owned by James Jones Estate, three fields are owned by Laura Absher, one field is owned by Thomas Harris, two fields are owned by Robert Martin, three fields are owned by John Pierce, three fields are owned by John & Johnanathon Staton / John & Frances State Trust, one field is owned by H.L Blanks, Annette, & Stepheny Christian Life Estate, one field is owned by Frank & Barbara Zagrod, Trustees, one field is owned by Patton Wasson Living Trust, Patton & Sandra Wasson, Trustees, two fields are owned by James Johnson, Jr. & Joyce Johnson/Co./Trust/Johnson Family Trust, one field is owned by Kathern & Keith Denby, one field is owned by Kenneth Roberts, four fields are owned by Buddy Fletcher, one field is owned by T.M. Senger / Walter & Martha Shapiro, one field is owned by T.M. Senger & Thomas Manis, one field is owned by Thomas & Kathelene Manis, two fields are owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Game & Island Fisheries, five fields are owned by Wilbur & Edward Wilmoth, five fields are owned by Pearl R. & V. Cassell Adamson, Jr., two fields are owned by Robert Marks III, two fields are owned by Wilbur Wilmoth, six fields are owned by Thomas Woodward & Alecia Pitzer, two fields are owned by Lynnwood Berkley & Brenda Jones, four fields are owned by James Rollins, seven fields are owned by Hammner Goodwin / c/o George Goodwin, nine fields are owned by Alvis Properties, three fields are owned by Michael & Sandra Fogle, twelve fields are owned by John & Nancy Schlichting, and eleven fields are owned by RMA Lumber, Inc.. 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. DEQ's preliminary decision is to approve the permit.
HOW TO COMMENT: DEQ accepts comments by e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. Written comments must include: 1) The names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the person commenting and of all people represented by the citizen. 2) If a public hearing is requested, the reason for holding a hearing, including the associated concerns. 3) A brief, informal statement regarding the extent of the interest of the person commenting, including how the operation of the facility or activity affects the citizen. DEQ may hold a public hearing, including another comment period, if public response is significant and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the proposed permit. The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named below.
CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: E. Mark Coppage; DEQ – Blue Ridge Regional Office – Lynchburg, 7705 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502; Phone: (434) 582-6211; E-mail email@example.com; Fax: (434) 582-5125.