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Monday, December 8, 2008

When you have news...

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 11:59 AM

You run it.  This was a lesson that we learned yet again last Thursday.  When you're working for a weekly paper it's always tough to decide when to go with something immediately or when to hold on to it for the next week's issue.  I learned about the moratorium on ADEQ permits for land-application sites the day before Thanksgiving.  We decided to hold it for the paper the following week, and on that same day, the DG ran the same story.  Oh well.  The only problem, for us yocals, is that the cut-off for permit applications was November 15.  That means the Prairie County Landfarm permit is still being considered.  ADEQ director Teresa Marks says she's not sure when a decision will be reached on that permit.  Officials are still reviewing and responding to public comments.

In other news, Marks says that ADEQ will try to come up with legislation in the next session to require financial assurance for these sites.  As it stands, these sites do not require any type of bond or financial assurance, like other types of permits issued by ADEQ.  Click here for the initial story.    

Click here for our tid-bit on the dump-site moratorium.  (You'll have to scroll down a bit).

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