Municipal Review Committee, Inc. (MRC)
Application for Determination of Public Benefit
This application is for a Determination of Public Benefit for a new secure landfill to be located in either Argyle or Greenbush, Maine. Under State statute, prior to the submission of an application for the license needed to build a new disposal facility, DEP must first make a determination that the proposal provides a substantial public benefit.
Maine Law was revised in 2011 to clarify the opportunities for public comment on this type of application. Here are the ways in which you may participate in the process:
- Written comments will be accepted throughout the processing of the application.
- The Commissioner will hold a public meeting, in the Argyle and Greenbush area, to take public comments. (People interested in the application do not need to request a public meeting.)
- All comments submitted, either in writing or at the public meeting, will be considered in making the determination.
Written comments may be sent to Karen Knuuti, project analyst for the application, either by mail or electronically.
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
106 Hogan Road, Suite 6
Bangor, Maine 04401
Following is a list of pertinent materials relating to this application. Material will be added to this list as it becomes available.
March 29, 2014 - MRC Public Notice of Intent to File
April 3, 2014 - MRC, Inc. Application for Determination of Public Benefit (PDF, 27MB)
April 18, 2014 - MRC location maps
April 18, 2014 - Doyle & Nelson Submittal
April 23, 2014 - MRC response to Doyle & Nelson April 18 submittal
April 24, 2014 - Letter of acceptance for processing
April 28, 2014 - Public comments updated 9/8/2014
May 5, 2014 - Doyle & Nelson response to April 23 response
May 12, 2014 - Doyle & Nelson letter clarifying representation
May 19, 2014 - DEP letter requesting additional information
May 23, 2014 - DEP letter regarding extension timeframe
May 30, 2014 - MRC Response to DEP May 19 letter
June 10, 2014 - Town of Greenbush letter to DEP
June 20, 2014 - Supplement to 6/10 Town of Greenbush letter to DEP
June 30, 2014 - MRC response to Town of Greenbush letters
July 2, 2014 - Audio files from Public Meeting
July 8, 2014 - Town of Greenbush response to MRC June 30 letter
July 11, 2014 - DEP letter to MRC
July 15, 2014 - PERC Holdings letter to DEP
July 25, 2014 - DEP letter to MRC regarding PERC
July 31, 2014 - PERC partnership letter, October 11, 2011
July 31, 2014 - PERC holdings conficentiality agreement, 2010
August 13, 2014 - Application supplement and clarification
August 16, 2014 - Letter from Town of Greenbush re: MRC application
August 28, 2014 - MRC letter to DEP, 8/22/2014
August 28, 2014 - DEP note to interested parties, 8/22/2014