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Hearing on Jefferson County Landfill Expansion July 12

July 12, 2018, from 5:30 pm to TBD EDT


July 12, 2018

5:30 pm to TBD EDT


Jefferson County Courthouse Main Courtroom 202 W. Main Street Dandridge, TN 37725


The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), will conduct a public hearing Thursday, July 12 to receive comments on its tentative decision to issue a solid waste disposal facility permit major modification to Jefferson County Class III landfill. This major modification will result in a total of 6 acres of disposal area through a vertical expansion and partial closure of the existing landfill. The facility, identified as Jefferson County Demolition Landfill (IDL430000078), is located in Jefferson County at 650 Grove Road, Dandridge, TN.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 12 in the Main Courtroom at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main Street, Dandridge, TN 37725. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT, an informational session will be held. The public may inspect and discuss the permit application, draft permit, fact sheet, plans, and other materials with the DSWM and with representatives of the applicant. There will also be an opportunity for comments to be recorded or written and submitted during this time. The formal hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. First DSWM will explain its tentative decision to issue the permit. The applicant's representative will describe the proposed facility action/expansion. DSWM will then receive oral comments on the draft permit from the public.

DSWM invites the public to review and submit comments on this proposal at the hearing or anytime during the 45-day comment period ending on Monday, July 30, 2018. Electronic copies of the application and draft permit are available online at and at the DSWM Central Office, Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 (615-532-0780). Paper copies may be reviewed at the Dandridge Memorial Library, 1235 Circle Drive, Dandridge, TN 37725 (865-397-9758) and at the TDEC Knoxville Environmental Field Office, 3711 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921 (865-594-6035).

To comment on the draft permit, contact Jeremy Hooper in DSWM’s Central Office at the TN Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 (615 532-0072), email or fax 615-532-0938. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 30, 2018 to assure consideration.

TDEC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. TDEC does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law in any of its programs, services or activities.

EEO/AA/ADAAA inquiries or complaints may be directed to the ADAAA Coordinator, HR Division, at 615-532-0200. Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service (800-848-0298).

If it is hard for you to read, speak, or understand English, TDEC may be able to provide translation or interpretation services free of charge. Please contact Mary F. Evans at 615-532-0798 for more information.