DEC Judge Kevin Cassutto opened public hearings on the proposal to build a major regional landfill in Farmersville, on March 30 at the Allegany Community Center (188 W. Main St. in the Village) and March 31, 2004 and at the Franklinville Fire Hall. An issues conference was opened by the judge one month later but canceled in September after finding new permits must be applied for and obtained by IWS. The applications from IWS are not yet complete. when they are, a new public comment period will be opened. Click here for more.
COMMENTS MAY BE SENT ANY TIME TO:
KEVIN J. CASUTTO, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND MEDIATION SERVICES
ALBANY, NEW YORK 12233-1550
TELEPHONE (518) 402-9012
Integrated Waste Systems, Inc., of Lockport, NY, is asking the DEC for permits that would allow up to 20 million tons of residential, commercial, sewage and septic waste to be buried on a steep slope next Route 98, where year-round active springs make it impossible to meet the state's minimum five-foot separation between the landfill bottom liner and the high point of groundwater.
The IWS application is available for review at the locations listed below, and on CD from us (by request). However, you can learn the basics about what IWS proposes from the links on the left, including how to make effective comments in your own words by following our detailed guide to commenting. Your attendance at the public hearing and your comments will effect the outcome.