REMINDER: ADEQ Hearing Tonight in Des Arc | Green Arkansas

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

REMINDER: ADEQ Hearing Tonight in Des Arc

Posted By on Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:53 PM

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From an ADEQ press release


The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will hold a public meeting and public hearing October 14, 2008, at Des Arc to discuss a proposed draft permit for construction and operation of a commercial natural gas well drilling fluids storage and land application facility in Prairie County. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the AAM Building, 707 State Highway 11 North, in Des Arc.

The ADEQ will accept comments during the formal hearing portion of the event, which concerns a proposed draft permit for Prairie County Landfarm, LLC, P.O. Box 274, Cabot, AR 72023, The company proposes the construction, operation and maintenance of a commercial drilling fluids storage and land application facility on approximately 130 acres located at the intersection of County Line Road and County Road 739 near the Hickory Plains community.

The public meeting/hearing will begin with a presentation by ADEQ Water Division staff explaining the draft permit, followed by an informal question and answer session. An ADEQ hearing officer will be present at the event to accept formal comments on the proposal. Written and oral comments will be accepted, but written comments are preferred in the interest of accuracy.

In addition, written comments on the proposal will be considered if received no later than 4:30 p.m. October 14, 2008, at the ADEQ headquarters building. Comments should be sent to Nicholas Willis, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Water Division Permits Branch, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317.

The draft permit is available for review and/or copying at the Department or on the ADEQ website at under permit number search term 5017-W.

Only persons who submit written comments during the during the designated comment period for the draft permit, or who make comments for the record during the formal public hearing portion of the meeting/hearing event will establish legal standing to appeal any final permitting decision made by ADEQ. Appeals must conform to all the requirements set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Information on appeal procedures may be obtained by contacting the Legal Division, ADEQ, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-5317.

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