In accordance with the provision of Section 10.1-1411 of the Code of Virginia, and Sections 9 VAC 20-130-180 and 9 VAC 20-130-190 of the Solid Waste Management Planning and Recycling Regulations, Amendment 2, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (Director) intends to designate a solid waste management region for the local governments of the Region 2000 Services Authority-Solid Waste Management Planning Region. The Region 2000 Services Authority-Solid Waste Management Planning Region is comprised of the Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, the Counties of Campbell and Nelson and the Towns of Altavista and Brookneal. The Region 2000 Services Authority-Solid Waste Management Planning Region will be designated for the development and/or implementation of a regional solid waste management plan and the maintaining of the recycling rate of solid waste generated within the designated region.
A petition has been received by the Department of Environmental Quality for the designation on behalf of the local governments.
Following the closing date for comments, the Director will determine if there is a need for a public hearing to be held in the proposed region prior to the designation. At least 14 days prior to any such public hearing, a notice of the proposed public hearing will appear in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed solid waste planning unit.