Posted on July 2, 2020

SWMP – Public Notice

Public Notice – Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP)

Purpose of notice: To seek public comment on a proposed update to the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). 

Public comment period: July 6, 2020 through August 4, 2020.

Permit name AND NUMBER: Virginia Solid Waste Permit No. 589 issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Applicant Name AND address: Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board), 489 Eskimo Hill Rd., Stafford, VA.  22554

Project description: Under 9VAC20-130 (the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Regulations) each solid waste planning region is to have a current solid waste management plan.  The R-Board’s planning region consists of the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.  The R-Board developed its first SWMP in 2005 which was approved in 2006 by VDEQ.  SWMPs are to be updated every 5 years but kept current annually. The R-Board has completed an update to the existing plan and a draft copy of this SWMP was given to the R-Board by staff on May 20, 2020. The SWMP is the plan that the R-Board intends to follow in development of its solid waste program taking into consideration projected population growth, projected waste flow, composting, recycling, and outreach education.

PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAN DECISION PROCEDURES:  The R-Board believes that the plan meets the regulatory intent of 9VAC20-130, and its preliminary decision is to approve the SWMP. However, the R-Board is seeking comments on the draft SWMP that may inform their final decision.

HOW TO COMMENT: The R-Board accepts comments by hand-delivery, online form,  fax, or postal mail. All comments must be in writing and be received by the R-Board during the comment period. Submittals must include the name, mailing address and telephone number of the commenter and of all persons represented by the commenter.

Contact for public comments, document requests and additional information: Sofia Gilani, R-Board Administrative Office, 473 Eskimo Hill Road, Stafford, VA 22554; Mailing Address: R-Board Administrative Office, 473 Eskimo Hill Road, Stafford, VA 22554; Phone: 540-658-5279; E-mail: [email protected] (for information); Fax: 540-658-4531. The public may review the draft plan at the R-Board Administrative Office by appointment or may request copies of the documents from the contact person named above.

The Solid Waste Management Plan may also be reviewed HERE  The R-Board requests that all electronic comments be submitted via Google Forms, please click here.