PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment and announce an informational briefing and public hearing on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the Radford Army Ammunition Plant Facility to manage hazardous waste in in Radford, Virginia.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: March 24, 2021 to May 24, 2021.
INFORMATIONAL BREIFING AND PUBLIC HEARING: To address protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, an electronic briefing will be held via GoToWebinar teleconferencing on April 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. DEQ will present details of the proposal at the informational briefing. An electronic public hearing will be held via GoToWebinar teleconferencing on April 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. and DEQ will accept formal comments during the public hearing.
GoToWebinar INSTRUCTIONS: To attend and/or speak at the informational briefing and/or public hearing, you must register, provide the required information, and follow instructions on ways to join. To register use the following links or copy and paste the address to your chrome web browser.
INFORMATIONAL BREIFING: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4221166289885215758
PUBLIC HEARING: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5964504647886944270
If a decision is made to hold the hearing and briefing in person, information will be posted on DEQ’s website at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/permits-regulations/public-notices/land-protection and the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website no later than 3 days prior to the meeting. If you prefer to attend the hearing by telephone without internet access and do not plan to speak, contact Ashby Scott at (804) 698-4467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
gov to obtain a telephone number.
PERMIT NAME AND NUMBER: Hazardous Waste Treatment Permit, EPA ID No. VA1210020730
APPLICANT NAME: Radford Army Ammunition Plant
FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION: Radford Army Ammunition Plant, 4050 Peppers Ferry Road, Radford, VA 24143.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Radford Army Ammunition Plant applied for a reissued permit on September 17, 2015, for thermal treatment of waste explosives by open burning. The facility is in Radford, Virginia. The draft permit will allow the facility to thermally treat waste pyrotechnics, explosives, and propellants by open burning.
HOW TO COMMENT: DEQ accepts comments by hand-delivery, e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments must include the name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ within the comment period. The public may also write to the contact person at the address below to be added to the facility mailing list. The public may review the draft permit, fact sheet, and application at the DEQ, Blue Ridge Regional Office at 901 Russell Drive, Salem, Virginia 24153, every workday by appointment. Copies of the permit documents are also available at the DEQ, Office of Financial Responsibility and Waste Programs, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Richmond, Virginia 23219, Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main Street, Radford, VA 24141, and the DEQ website www.deq.virginia.gov.
CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ashby Scott; DEQ, Office of Financial Responsibility and Waste Programs, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia, 23218; Phone: 804 698-4467; Fax (804) 698-4178; E-mail: Ashby.Scott@deq.virginia.