For Immediate Release
February 2, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE to Hold Meeting on APAC-Reno Construction-Demolition Landfill

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public participation meeting on the proposed expansion of the APAC-Reno construction and demolition landfill located north of 167 th St. between U.S. 69 Highway and Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.

The meeting will be held at Blue Valley West High School, 16200 Antioch Road, from
7 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 15. A brief presentation on the permit review process will be followed by an informal opportunity for the public to get information on the proposed expansion. KDHE staff will be available to discuss how design, geology and operation will be evaluated through the technical review of the landfill expansion application. Information on air monitoring will also be available.

The landfill is operated under a permit from KDHE. The modification would increase the permitted waste disposal area from 50 to 82 acres and increase the final elevation of the landfill from 1,000 feet to 1,024 feet above sea level. The asphalt plant adjacent to the site is located at an approximate elevation of 1,010 feet. If approved, the modification would add an estimated 14 years of capacity at projected disposal rates.

Anyone interested in learning more about the project or providing input to KDHE staff early in the permit review process is encouraged to attend. The meeting will not cover zoning or land use issues previously addressed by the Overland Park Planning and Development Services Department .

By state law, KDHE must determine if the landfill expansion application meets all required engineering, geological and environmental standards before issuing a permit. Only a preliminary evaluation of the application has been conducted at this time. KDHE will perform a detailed technical review of the application followed by a formal public notice before a final determination is made on whether to issue a permit modification for the landfill expansion.