DEEP: Hyponex Corporation - Notice of Tentative Determination (Lebanon)

Notice Of Tentative Determination to Approve
Volume Reduction Facility
Applicant: Hyponex Corporation
Application No. 201802563
The Commissioner 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. Subsequently, the existing Permit to Operate No. 07101118-PO issued July 3, 2013 is no longer in effect and is replaced by this Permit.
Application No.: 201802563
Applicant's Name and Address: Hyponex Corporation, PO Box 143, Lebanon CT 06249
Contact Name/Phone/Email:
Sara Brenner, EHS Regional Manager, (860) 642-7591
Type of Permit/Activity: Renewal of Permit to Operate
Type of Facility: Volume Reduction Plant
Facility Location: 20 Industrial Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
Facility design capacity: 1,000 tons per day 3,000 tons per year of Alum Residuals
Hours of operation:
Receive waste: Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Grinding Operations: Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Facility maximum storage capacity:
289,916 cubic yards
The existing Facility consists of: a weigh station; a yard waste grinding area; a material receiving building; a drinking water residual drying field; a concrete curing pad equipped with a stormwater collection system; a special potting mix bagging barn; a bagging building with associated screening equipment; eleven fields for yard waste composting, grinding, and storage; and a system of three lagoons for collection and detention of storm water runoff equipped with a spray irrigation system.
The facility composts grass, leaves, brush and Clean Wood to produce bagged soil products for distribution and sale.  The facility may also accept additives including peat moss, Perlite, bark fines, finished mushroom compost, finished dehydrated manure, finished yard compost, loam, sand, silt, coir, Osmocote, and Alum residuals.
Upon written approval granted by the Commissioner, and in accordance with the conditions set forth in the Permit to Construct and Operate, the following waste streams may be accepted at the facility: (a) land clearing/Clean Wood waste; (b) Compostable Material in the form of leaves, brush, grass clippings, and residuals from the paper pulp production; and (c) Alum Residuals from water treatment processes.
This application has been assigned No. 201802563; please use this number when corresponding with DEEP regarding this application.  Interested persons may obtain a copy of the application from the applicant’s contact noted above. The application and supporting documentation are available for inspection at DEEP, 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.  Questions may be directed to Bethany McWade of the Solid Waste Permitting Program at (860) 424-3303 or
Before making a final decision on this application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons.  Written comments on the application should be directed to Bethany McWade, 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, or may be submitted via electronic mail to no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice.
The Commissioner may conduct a public hearing if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby, or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five persons.  Petitions 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 signed petitions may be scanned and sent electronically to or may be mailed or delivered to: DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Hartford, 06106-5127.  All petitions must be received within the comment period noted above.  If submitted electronically, original signed petitions must also be mailed or delivered to the address above within ten days of electronic submittal.  If a hearing is held, timely notice of such hearing will be published in a newspaper of general circulation.    For additional information go to

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

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Published September 23, 2019 in the Norwich Bulletin.