For Immediate Release
March 22, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE Seeks Comments on Bourbon County Construction and Demolition Landfill Expansion

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public comment period regarding the proposed expansion of a construction and demolition landfill operated by Bourbon County. The landfill is currently operated under a permit from KDHE and is located at 2286 Noble Road, northeast of Fort Scott.

Bourbon County has submitted an application to increase the landfill’s permitted final elevation by 16 feet, increasing the landfill’s disposal capacity from 125,000 cubic yards to 256,000 cubic yards while retaining the same 12.6-acre permitted footprint.

A copy of the administrative record including the draft permit, permit application, engineering drawings and other information will be available for public review from Friday, March 23 through Monday, April 23 during normal business hours at the Fort Scott Public Library, 201 South National, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701, at the KDHE Topeka office, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320, Topeka, Kansas 66612 and at the KDHE Southeast District Office, 1500 West 7 Street, Chanute, Kansas 66720. The permit application form is also available at www.kdheks.gov/waste.