For Immediate Release
Febuary 13, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE to Hold Meeting on Proposed Construction Demolition Landfill in Finney County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public participation meeting on the proposed LCI construction and demolition landfill that would be located at 475 S. Holcomb Lane in Finney County.

The meeting will be held at Holcomb High School, 600 N. Jones, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20. A brief presentation on the permit application review process will be followed by an informal opportunity for the public to get information on the proposed landfill. KDHE staff will be available to discuss how the proposed site geology, design, and operation will be evaluated through the technical review of the proposed landfill application.

The proposed landfill has a total area of 43.6 acres, with 26.45 acres of disposal area and a total capacity of more than 1.4 million cubic yards.

Anyone interested in learning more about the project or providing input to KDHE staff early in the permit application review process is encouraged to attend. The meeting will not cover zoning or land use issues previously addressed by the Finney County Commission .

By state law, KDHE must determine if the landfill 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 for the proposed landfill.

For more information regarding the meeting or landfill permit application review, please contact Habib Ghali with the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management at 785-296-6724.