What's New at ADEQ?
Bids will be received until September 13 for closure of the inactive NABORS landfill. A mandatory, pre-bid conference for contractors only is set for August 30 at the Mountain Home landfill site. The notice and additional details are available through the state Building Authority.
ADEQ has selected Harbor Environmental and Safety to conduct drilling at C & H Hog Farm to assess the liner integrity of storage ponds. The Site Investigation Work Plan is available on ADEQ’s C&H Pond Integrity Evaluation website. We are requesting that all comments be submitted by the close of business on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
ADEQ is working with the contractor to confirm the start date for onsite work. It is our hope to conduct the evaluation beginning in mid-August subject to the availability of the drilling subcontractor. Once we have confirmed our schedule we will update the website.
Owners and operators are urged to check their tank systems to prevent damage.
The Aerojet Rocketdyne Solar Farm at East Camden and the Kraft-Heinz Co. food processing plant at Fort Smith were announced on Earth Day, April 22, as the 2016 winners of the ADEQ’s TECHe and ENVY Awards, respectively.
Beginning December 21, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require all Arkansas National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees to submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) electronically using the web-based tool NetDMR. Permittees can complete reports that are specific to their permit limits and transfer them to the EPA through this secure internet application. ADEQ is offering weekly training classes and other assistance.
Georgia-Pacific, in cooperation with Region 6 of the EPA, ADEQ, and Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is voluntarily conducting an ambient air monitoring assessment for hydrogen sulfide in Crossett.