DATE COMMENTS DUE: July 14, 2017

Receipt of Application for a Land Application Permit

A renewal application for a Hybrid Biosolids and Industrial Waste Products Land Application Permit was received by the Solid Waste Permits Section of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on May 30, 2017 from the MERRELL BROS. INC, 8811 West 500 North, Kokomo, Indiana, Permit No. IN LA 000590. The applicant is requesting a permit that will allow them to continue to accept biosolids and industrial waste products for blending at their storage structures located in Howard County. The blended biosolids and/or industrial waste products will be land applied at agronomic rates to farmland located in Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski, and Tippecanoe Counties. Public records for this facility are available in IDEM’s Virtual File Cabinet, which is available on IDEM’s web site at www.in.gov/idem. Documents related to this facility can be found by entering 000590 in the “Full Text Search” box. You may narrow the search to permit related documents by selecting “OLQ Permit” as the Document Type. Questions concerning this application can be directed to Ryan Zeck, Merrell Bros. Inc., at (574) 699-7782 or by e-mail at ryan@merrellbros.com. Questions concerning IDEM’s permitting process can be directed to Brenda Stephanoff at (317) 233 0472 or by e-mail at bstephan@idem.IN.gov. This application was submitted in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code 327 IAC 6.1.

PLEASE NOTE: As this application is renewing a previous permit, the application could include site-specific land application sites that have been previously used as nonsite-specific sites. If a site is changed from nonsite-specific to site-specific there is a smaller separation distance required between a residence and the point of land application.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recognize and encourages the beneficial use of biosolids through such practices as land application. Upon issuance of a land application permit, permittees are allowed to land apply biosolids on qualifying farmland in designated counties, or specific farmland as designated in the permit, with permission of the landowner. A land application permit controls the quality of the biosolids to be applied as well as the yearly and cumulative amount of biosolids which can be land applied to a site.

Procedures for the Formulation of Final Determination

Comment Period

The permit application is currently undergoing technical review by the IDEM Solid Waste Permits Section Staff. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this application. Comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this notice. Deliver or mail all comments to:

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Office of Land Quality

Permits Branch - Solid Waste Permits Section 

IGCN Room 1101

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Comments must indicate the permit applicant’s name and/or permit number, if applicable, in order for comments to be considered. All comments must be postmarked no later than the date above to be considered in the formulation of the final determination.

Availability of Additional Information

The application and related documents, comments received, and other pertinent information are on file and may be inspected at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Room 1154, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, at any time between 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A copying fee of 10 cents per page may apply. Please bring the foregoing to the attention of persons whom you know would be interested in this matter.

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