Guam EPA issues decision on Guatali Landfill permit application

09 August 2012

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued a response to public comments and a decision on the permit application for the Guatali Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWL).

After careful review of the permit application, Guam EPA has determined the application submitted by the Guam Resource Recovery Partners’ (GRRP) does not meet all the requirements required by Guam law and Guam Solid Waste Rules and Regulations.

The permit application was denied.

“We have determined the application does not meet the requirements including the application’s financial assurance, post-closure care and management of leachate,” said Guam EPA Administrator Eric Palacios. “Permit applications for landfill facilities are examined closely due to the impact they can have on our natural resources. We are required by law to make sure every application meets the required criteria.”

A full copy of Guam EPA’s official response to the public comments submitted late last year can be found here.

The public can also obtain a copy of the final response to comments by emailing TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov. Guam EPA will also be distributing the final response to comments to those who submitted comments and to Santa Rita Mayor’s office.

For more response to comments or determination about the application, or to arrange an interview, please contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at 475-1646 or 988-7582.