CONCORD, Mass. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from Waste Management Disposal Services of Maine, Incorporated, for proposed work in freshwater wetlands adjacent to 357 Mercer Road, Norridgewock, Maine. The work involves a 48.6 acre expansion of an existing landfill on the 933 acre property the applicant owns.
To compensate for the project's wetlands impacts, the applicant has proposed to preserve approximately 822 acres adjacent to the Chesterville Wildlife Management Area in Chesterville, Maine. The mitigation parcel includes uplands, wetlands, forty-three vernal pools, and four streams. It would be transferred to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Parks and would be protected in perpetuity prior to the expansion of the existing landfill.
The Corps is soliciting comments from members of the public, federal, state, local agencies; Indian Tribes and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information, is available for review on the Corps website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/regulatory/PublicNotices/2020/NAE-2019-01231-PN.PDF
Public comments on this proposed work by the Waste Management Disposal Services should be forwarded no later than Sept. 10, 2020 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Maine Project Office, Attn: Jana Jacobson, 442 Civic Center Drive, Suite 350, Augusta, Maine 04330 or by email to Jana.L.Jacobson@usace.army.mil Please reference file # NAE- 2019-01231.
Release no. 20-067