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  • 1. City Council Meeting July 12, 2012
  • 2. Proposed Landfill Disposal facility footprint is approximately 42 acres 4:1 side slope Top of the landfill cap will be approximately 112-feet above the current ground elevation Estimated capacity of 4.2 million cubic yards Dispose of up to 800 tons of waste per day  Facility life of about 7.5 years
  • 3. Bio-Corridor
  • 4. Permit Process Permit application submitted to the TCEQ on June 3, 2011 Permit under technical review for 9 months On January 20, 2012 the SWAC, in a unanimous vote, found the application to be in non-conformance with the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (non-binding) TCEQ scheduled a July 19, 2012 public meeting on the proposed permit application The meeting will take place at the Brazos County Expo Complex Ballroom Building and will start at 7:00 PM
  • 5. Public Meeting Informal Discussion Period: the public will be encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the permit application Formal Comment Period: members of the public may state their formal comments orally for the official record All formal comments will be considered before a decision is reached regarding the permit application The formal comment period at the meeting will be the final public comments accepted by the TCEQ for determining if the application will be approved or subjected to a contested case hearing
  • 6. Contested Case Hearing The person requesting a hearing must demonstrate that they are an “affected person” to be a party to the hearing  Must affect interests specific to the requester that the public in general would not share ○ Impairing the requester’s health or safety ○ Interfering with the requester’s use or enjoyment of their property Hearings are conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)  SOAH is an independent agency tasked with conducting hearings for state agencies  An administrative law judge will preside over the hearing and will consider evidence in the form of sworn witness testimony and documents At the conclusion of the SOAH hearing, the judge will issue a proposal for decision, which will be submitted to the TCEQ for formal consideration