Public Meetings for Marana Landfill Proposed Air Quality Permit Scheduled May 29 and May 31by Pima County News on May. 25, 2012, under air pollution
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) will hold an Open House on Tuesday, May 29, and a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 31, on the request for an air quality permit for the DKL Holdings Inc. Marana Regional Landfill. When open, the landfill will operate at 14805 W. Avra Valley Road in Marana.
The meetings will be held at the Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road in Marana. The Open House will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. PDEQ staff will be available to answer questions from the public regarding aspects of the air quality proposed permit, including permit requirements and PDEQ enforcement of proposed permit provisions.
The Public Hearing will be at the Geasa-Marana Branch Library on Thursday, May 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity at this meeting for the public to speak about the proposed Marana Regional Landfill air quality permit or to drop off written comments about the permit.
The draft air quality permit requires the Marana Regional Landfill to control landfill gas, as per federal standards, and meet Pima County standards for dust control. Fugitive dust, tiny solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in the air we breathe, is one of the most significant air pollutants in Pima County and has serious impacts on human health and the environment. During the start up of the landfill, fugitive dust produced during construction and operation will be the primary air quality concern.
Future landfill operations will require the installation and operation of a landfill gas collection and control system. Based upon estimated landfill waste disposal rates, it is not anticipated that the landfill gas collection and control system will be required until 2016. When the landfill reaches the federal threshold, operators must immediately develop a gas collection and control plan for review and approval by Pima County.
The official public comment period for the proposed permit began on May 1, 2012 and will end on May 31, 2012. Copies of the permit application and relevant background material may be reviewed at www.deq.pima.gov or during normal business hours at the PDEQ offices, 33 N. Stone Ave., Suite 700, in Tucson. For additional information, please call (520) 243-7400.