Public invited to a hearing for a proposed solid waste construction permit Sibley Utility Landfill in Jackson County

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-174 For Immediate Release: June 26, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on the draft solid waste disposal area construction permit for the Sibley Generating Station Utility Waste Landfill Expansion owned by KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company.  

The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. on July 28 at Grain Valley High School, 551 SW Eagles Parkway in Grain Valley. 

The Sibley Utility Waste Landfill has applied for a permit expansion to its existing facility in Jackson County. The proposed site is located at 33200 E. Johnson Road, approximately one mile east of Sibley north of Twiehaus Rd. The facility will use the proposed utility waste landfill expansion to receive non-hazardous coal combustion byproducts including but not limited to: fly ash, scrubber sludge, bottom ash and boiler slag.

The Department reviews all applications submitted by cities, counties and private owners to ensure solid waste landfills and expansions are properly designed and constructed.  Technical factors that protect Missouri's environment are also examined. 

Citizens may review a copy of the draft solid waste disposal area construction permit at the Mid-Continent Public Library, 19 E. Jefferson St. in Buckner.  A copy for review is also available upon request at the Department's Solid Waste Management Program, Record Center, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City. 

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by writing to Charlene Fitch, Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or by calling 573-751-5401 or 800-361-4827.  Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the program through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.  If possible, please notify the Department two weeks before the meeting. 

Members of the public can comment on the draft permit and have their comments entered into the official record either in person at the hearing or by writing to the address listed above; written comments must be received no later than Aug. 11.