The project is a full solid waste facility permit for a composting operation. The regulations changed in 2003 that required this type of facility to obtain a permit issued by the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA). Previously the site was not subject to a permit issued by the LEA. Four types of materials are processed at the site: gypsum recycling, soil amendment which is saw dust and rice hull ash blended for approximately 1 year, composting of soil amendment and cow and chicken manure, and green material chip and grinding for fines to add into the soil amendment material per customer request. The overs are sold for biofuel.
The project consists of permitting an ongoing operation under a new regulatory scheme and involves only the continued operation of existing facility and mechanical equipment. No changes or expansion to the facility, equipment, or topography are proposed as part of the permit application.