The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Refuse Disposal Permit for a proposed construction and demolition debris landfill in Crofton, Anne Arundel County. The permit requires the proposed facility to meet all applicable environmental laws and regulations for disposal of construction and demolition debris. The permit became effective on November 24, 2014.
The permit is for the proposed Tolson & Associates Rubble Landfill to be located at the end of Capital Raceway Road in Crofton. The permittee is Tolson & Associates, LLC, 7 Willow Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. The proposed facility is designed to dispose of rubble (construction and demolition) waste.
Under law, local jurisdictions are responsible for developing strategies to handle their solid waste. The location of any solid waste facility is a local land use consideration and is managed through local zoning and land use laws. Maryland law and regulation requires that MDE limit its review of permit applications to the effect that a facility might have on the environment and public health. MDE’s technical analysis of the permit and approval applications has shown that the facility can be built and operated in a manner that is fully in compliance with Maryland law and regulation to protect public health and the environment.
Environmental laws and regulations provide for public participation in the permit application process. MDE highly values public review and comment. MDE held two public informational meetings on the permit application and a public hearing on the Department's tentative determination to issue a Refuse Disposal Permit for the proposed rubble landfill. Twelve people testified at the hearing. The Department also received written comments from more than 700 individuals and several organizations. All comments were considered.
In response to some of the comments received from the community, the proposed refuse disposal draft permit was modified for the final determination. Key modifications include:
Note: The issuance of the Refuse Disposal Permit for the Tolson and Associates Rubble Landfill has been appealed for judicial review in accordance with Subtitle 1-6 of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. Updated 2/5/2015.
Solid Waste Program, Land Management AdministrationMaryland Department of the Environment1800 Washington Blvd., Ste. 605Baltimore MD 21230-1719Phone: 410-537-3315Fax: 410-537-3842
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230