HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments on the draft hazardous waste permit reissuance at the ExxonMobil Refinery located in Billings, Mont.
The draft hazardous waste permit includes: requirements for operation of a waste staging area, land treatment unit, and associated vehicle decontamination pad; post-closure care for two land treatment units; and continued implementation of facility-wide cleanup of contaminated areas.
The draft hazardous waste permit, a draft environmental assessment, and a fact sheet are available for review at the DEQ Billings office at 1371 Rimtop Drive in Billings, and the DEQ Metcalf Building at 1520 E. 6th Ave. in Helena. The documents are also available on DEQ’s website at: http://deq.mt.gov/Public/publiccomment
During the public comment period, any interested person may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be in writing and state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. If a hearing is held, DEQ will provide notice of the public hearing date at least thirty days prior to the hearing.
Written comments should be addressed to Ann Kron, DEQ Waste Management and Remediation Division, Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901, or emailed to DEQhazwaste@mt.gov with the subject line: ExxonMobil Billings Refinery Public Comment
Interested persons may also call Ann Kron at 406-444-5824 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. All written comments must be received by DEQ on or before January 20, 2017.
Based on the comments received, DEQ will make a final decision on the hazardous waste permit reissuance. Notice will then be given to ExxonMobil and anyone who submitted written comments or requested a notice of the decision. The final decision shall become effective thirty days after the service of notice of the decision, unless a later date is specified by DEQ. If no comments are received, the final decision becomes effective immediately upon notice of DEQ’s final decision.
To set up an interview for this story, please contact Jeni Flatow, DEQ Public Information Officer, 406-444-6469 or by email at: email@example.com