STATEMENT OF ISSUE: Citizen complaints of contaminants being released from the Eagle Point Municipal Solid Waste Landfill located north of State Highway 369 and on the east side of Old Federal Road, near the City of Cumming, Forsyth County Georgia.
BACKGROUND: On September 23, 2015, the District issued a Department of the Army permit to Advanced Disposal Services (Permittee) authorizing impacts to 0.12 acres of jurisdictional wetlands, 156 linear feet of ephemeral stream, 1,340 linear feet of intermittent stream, and 151 linear feet of perennial stream for construction activities associated with the expansion of the landfill. Several citizens have requested that wetlands adjacent to the Etowah River be tested for contaminants. In June 2018, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has notified the Permittee that they are in violation of the State’s Solid Waste Handling Permit. The Corps has advised citizens and Congressional interests that the release of contaminants not associated with the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the United States, in not within the authority of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
CURRENT STATUS: The District staff is currently coordinating with the Permittee to schedule an onsite visit in order to determine compliance with the Department of Army Permit. Any determination of non-compliance with the conditions of the Department of Army Permit or evidence of unauthorized activity may warrant further action.
DISTRICT POC: Mr. Edward B. Johnson, Jr., Regulatory Branch, (678) 422-2722.