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Public hearing to be held regarding Renville County landfill

ST. PAUL -- A public information meeting on the proposed reissuance of the Renville County landfill operating permit is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 28 at the Renville County Office Building in Olivia. The draft permit is open for public review and comment through Aug. 12, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The draft permit has been on public notice since Nov. 26.

The landfill is located seven miles south of Olivia and one mile east of U.S. Highway 71. It has received waste since 1971. About 32 acres of the 94-acre site currently are designated for solid waste disposal, including demolition waste.

According to a 2008 annual report, the remaining capacity is approximately 214,000 cubic yards in the municipal solid waste area and 152,320 cubic yards in the demolition disposal area. These capacities represent approximately 13.1 years and 54.7 years of operational volume, respectively.

The MPCA will mail those interested a copy of the draft permit or arrange a time when they can review the file. The permit file, including all comments received, will be available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MPCA's St. Paul office at 520 Lafayette Road North.

To arrange an appointment, call Tony Bello at 651-757-2219 or e-mail anthony.

The MPCA will make copies from the file upon request, but there is a charge for copy orders of more than 20 pages. For information about charges for copies, call Dianne Mitzuk at 651-757-2573.

Comments on the Renville County landfill permit should be submitted in writing by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12 to Tony Bello, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., Saint Paul, MN 55155-4194.

-- Staff reports