­­Public Notice State of Indiana Department of Environmental Management Public Notice No. 12-09-A-AR Date comments due: October 21, 2012 Receipt of Application for a Land Application Permit An application for a nonsite-specific industrial waste product land application permit was received by the Solid Waste Permits Section of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on September 4, 2012 from Meridian Foods, 201 West Babb Road, Eaton, Indiana. The applicant is requesting a permit that will allow the land application of an industrial waste product at agronomic rates to farmland located in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Jay, Madison, and Randolph Counties. A copy of the application is on file at the Hartford City Public Library, the Muncie-Center Township Public Library, the Marion Public Library, the Jay County Public Library, the Anderson Public Library, the Winchester Community Public Library for review or an electronic version of the application is available, in IDEM's Virtual File Cabinet (VFC), via the internet using the following link: http://108.59.49.89/Pages/Member/View. aspx?Docid=66756569. Questions concerning this application can be directed to Ryan Zeck, Merrell Bros., Inc., at (800) 663-8830. This application was submitted in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code 327 IAC 6.1. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recognize and encourages the beneficial use of biosolids through such practices as land application. Upon issuance of a land application permit, permittees are allowed to land apply biosolids on qualifying farmland in designated counties, or specific farmland as designated in the permit, with permission of the landowner. A land application permit controls the quality of the biosolids to be applied as well as the yearly and cumulative amount of biosolids which can be land applied to a site. Procedures for the Formulation of Final Determination Comment Period The permit application is currently undergoing technical review by the IDEM Solid Waste Permits Section Staff. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this application. Comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this notice. Deliver or mail all comments to: Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Land Quality Permits Branch - Solid Waste Permits Section MC 65-45 IGCN 1101 100 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Comments must indicate the permit applicant's name and/or permit number, if applicable, in order for comments to be considered. All comments must be postmarked no later than the date above to be considered in the formulation of the final determination. Availability of Additional Information A copy of this permit application is available for review and inspection at the county library indicated in this notice. The application and related documents, comments received, and other pertinent information are on file and may be inspected at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Room 1154, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, at any time between 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All of these documents may be copied at a cost of 10 cents per page. Please bring the foregoing to the attention of persons whom you know would be interested in this matter. CR September 21, 2012