The State Office Of Administrative Hearings Renders a Decision Regarding the Post Oak Clean Green Application and Draft Permit
Post Oak Clean Green can move forward with their application and draft permit for a Type I Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill to be located in Guadalupe County, Texas. Cook-Joyce, Inc. (CJI) received this news about our client, Post Oak Clean Green, on Friday, September 23, 2016 from the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH).
In January 2016, a contested case hearing was held by SOAH to review the Post Oak Clean Green application and draft permit. The Texas Commission Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Executive Director supported issuance of the permit while numerous other parties opposed the landfill application and draft permit.
In its Proposal For Decision, SOAH recommended TCEQ approve the Post Oak Clean Green Landfill application which potentially enables them to receive a permit to operate the Type I MSW facility. SOAH also prepared a Proposed Order to address some deficiencies that may be overcome by recommend permit conditions. Both the draft permit and the Proposed Order will be considered by the TCEQ Commissioners at an upcoming TCEQ Commissioners’ Agenda Meeting.
CJI has been working with Post Oak Clean Green for the past four years to help secure a Type I MSW Landfill permit. CJI revised the original MSW landfill application that was submitted to the TCEQ and assisted with the subsequent responses to the Technical Notice of Deficiency (TNOD) letters from the agency. CJI also provided technical expert witness testimony at the administrative hearing on the permit application and draft permit, held earlier in 2016 by SOAH.
A copy of the final application, draft permit and the SOAH decision and proposed order can be found on our Permits Page or by clicking here.