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Public Hearing to be Held August 20 in Toone on Proposed Hazardous Waste Treatment Permit for Kilgore Flares

August 20, 2019, from 5:30 pm to TBD CDT


August 20, 2019

5:30 pm to TBD CDT


Toone Elementary School 160 Neely Street Toone, TN 38381


Public Notice

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) will conduct a public hearing August 20, 2019 to receive comments on its proposal to issue a hazardous waste treatment permit to Kilgore Flares Company, LLC.  The Kilgore facility (EPA ID TND981026594) is located in Hardeman County on Keller Road in Toone, Tennessee, 38381.

A public hearing will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Toone Elementary School, 160 Neely Street, Toone, TN 38381, with a public informational session starting at 5:30 pm. This informational session will have a question and answer format where the public can inspect and discuss the draft permit, the fact sheet and other materials one-on-one with DSWM staff and representatives of the applicant. There will be an opportunity for public comments to be recorded or written and submitted during this time. The formal public hearing will begin at 6:00 pm CDT and the question and answer format will end. Public comments will be collected for the hearing record without response from DSWM during the hearing. DSWM will explain its tentative decision to issue the permit, after which the applicant will describe the facility. DSWM will then receive oral comments on the draft permit from the public.

DSWM invites the public to review and submit comments on the draft permit at the hearing or anytime during the 45-day comment period ending on September 3, 2019.  Electronic copies of the application, draft permit, fact sheet, and Statement of Basis are available to review online at and at the DSWM Central Office in the Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 (615-532-0780).  Paper copies are available for review at the Bolivar-Hardeman County Library, 213 North Washington Street, Bolivar, TN 38008 (731-658-3436) and at the TDEC Jackson Environmental Field Office, 1625 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN 38305 (731-512-1300).

To comment on the proposed permit, contact Al Frakes in the Hazardous Waste Permitting Section of DSWM’s Central Office at the TN Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 (615-532-0855), email or fax 615-532-0938. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to assure consideration.

After considering all comments, DSWM will make a final decision to either issue or deny the permit. Notice will be given to the applicant and each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final decision. At the time of a final decision, a Response to Comments addressing all significant input received on the draft will be made available to the public. The final decision shall become effective upon signing by the Director of DSWM.

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, TDEC HR Division, at 615-532-0200.  Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service (1-800-848-0298).

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 Evans at 615-532-0798 for more information.