Municipal Review Committee, Inc. (MRC)

Application for Determination of Public Benefit

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Fact Sheet

General information about determination of public benefit and about this particular application - Fact Sheet.

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.

Karen Knuuti
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
106 Hogan Road, Suite 6
Bangor, Maine 04401

Notice: The Public Meeting Regarding Application for Determination of Public Benefit is scheduled for July 2, 2014 See the DEP Meeting Calendar for more details as well as the June 2 media release.

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

June 30, 2014 - Bureau of General Services and New England Waste Services of ME letter to DEP

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