DEEP: MSW Associates - Notice of Tentative Determination (Danbury)

Notice Of Tentative Determination

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ("DEEP") hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application submitted under Section 22a-208a of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Application No.:   201103241

Applicant’s Name and Address:   MSW Associates, 14 Plumtrees Road, Danbury, CT

Contact Name and Phone No.:   Mr. Joseph Putnam, (203) 791-8266

Type of Permit:   Permit to Construct and Operate

Type of Facility:   Volume Reduction Plant

Facility Location:   14 Plumtrees Road, Danbury, CT

Facility Design Capacity:   800 tons per day

Hours of Operation:   Receiving Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                            
Shipping Hours:   Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                             
Waste Processing: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Facility Maximum Storage Capacity:   4960 cubic yards

The proposed facility includes a two way access road, two vehicle scales and one 34,350 square foot (approx.) operations building. The operations building will contain: a four-bay centralized tipping and operations area for receiving and processing wastes; a two-bay outbound loading area for the storage and outbound management of baled wastes; and a two-bay direct transfer outbound loading area for the management of loose loads in open top transfer trailers. Each of the bays will be equipped with commercial type roll-up doors to enable the facility to be completely closed during periods when loads are not being received or shipped out. In addition, a two-story business office will be located in the northwest corner of the operations building.

The site of the proposed facility occupies approximately 2 acres within the Limekiln Brook watershed.

The following waste materials up to 800 tons per day are proposed for management at the facility: (a) putrescible municipal solid waste (MSW); (b) non-putrescible MSW (c) construction and demolition (C&D) waste; (d) oversized MSW items such as furniture, carpet and mattresses; (e) clean wood including land clearing debris; (f) commingled glass, plastic and metal containers; (g) newspaper and cardboard; (h) appliances containing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) liquid; and (i) scrap tires. The facility will process no more than 100 tons per day of recyclables and no more than 700 tons per day of the remaining waste types, except that putrescible MSW will not be processed at a rate greater than 350 TPD. After business hours waste processing activities will only occur inside of the operations building.

INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT

Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from the applicant at the above address. The application and supporting documentation are available for inspection at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at other times by appointment. All interested persons are invited to express their views on the tentative determination concerning this application. Written comments on the application should be directed to William Sigmund, Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division,

Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127, no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice. Comments regarding this application may be submitted via electronic mail to: william.sigmund@ct.gov.

PETITIONS FOR HEARING

The Commissioner will hold a hearing if a petition signed by no less than 25 persons is submitted no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice. Petitions for a hearing should include the application number noted above and also identify a contact person to receive notifications. Petitions may also identify a person who is authorized to engage in discussions regarding the application and, if resolution is reached, withdraw the petition. Original petitions must be mailed or delivered within the comment period noted above to: DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Hartford, 06106-5127. Petitions cannot be sent by fax or email. For additional information go to www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an accommodation contact us at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov.


/s/Robert C. Isner
Robert C. Isner, Director
Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance

Published December 2, 2013 in the News-Times.

Draft Permit
(PDF)