MDEQ board tables landfill permits decision

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit board has voted to table NCL Waste’s permit requests for a proposed landfill – which would be Madison County’s third landfill – until the county can complete an updated needs assessment.

NCL Waste is seeking permits to construct a landfill on a 166-acre property located at 2858 North County Line Road near Ridgeland, with approximately 89 acres projected to be designated for disposal area. The landfill would be the third to be located in Madison County.

The NCL Waste applications were submitted for the following permits: a solid waste management permit for the operation of the proposed municipal solid waste landfill; a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for storm water runoff; a wastewater pretreatment permit for the discharge of leachate to a permitted wastewater treatment facility; an Air Permit to Construct air emission equipment; a Title V air permit for the operation of air emission equipment; and a water quality certification regarding impacts to waters of the state and wetlands.

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