Notice of Utqiagvik Class II Landfill Permit Modification

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) requested and has received a revised operations plan and waste disposal records for the Utqiagvik Class II Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (permit # SW2A003-19).  

According to the revised operations plan and updated waste tracking records, approximately 50-60% of the combustible municipal solid waste generated in Utqiagvik is directly disposed in the landfill without being incinerated.  Since this amount of non-incinerated solid waste is significantly higher than was anticipated when the landfill was first permitted, a modification of the permit is necessary.  ADEC is seeking public comment on these operational changes and the proposed permit modification.

Location:  Utqiagvik, Alaska
Landfill Owner: North Slope Borough
Landfill Operator: North Slope Borough

According to information provided in the revised operations plan and waste disposal records received by ADEC on October 22, 2018, the North Slope Borough is directly landfilling without incineration approximately 50-60% of the combustible municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in the community.  Based on the information provided, direct disposal is required on a normal basis due to incinerator capacity issues and not just when the incinerator is not operating due to needed repairs or scheduled maintenance.   Since direct disposal of combustible MSW is occurring at a much higher rate than was originally approved, ADEC is considering modifying the landfill permit to specify this level of non-incinerated MSW and is requesting comments on this proposed change to the permit.

For information regarding this Solid Waste Disposal Permit Modification Request, please contact Neil Lehner at (907) 451-2134 or by e-mail at 

ADEC is only seeking comment on the specified modification.  Notice is given that any person interested may present written comments relevant to the proposed Permit to ADEC.  Written comments will be included in the record if received before 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2018. Submit written comments to:Neil Lehner, ADEC Division of Environmental Health, Solid Waste Program, 610 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709; by facsimile to:  (907) 451-2188; or by electronic mail to: .

The ADEC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Theresa Zimmerman at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

s/b  Douglas Buteyn
Solid Waste Program Regional Manager

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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 10/30/2018
Archive Date: 12/9/2018
  • Comments Due
    12/8/2018 5:00pm