The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Surface Water Discharges Section gave notice that a permit application was received from Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. to construct one short-term sludge storage facility at the Millsboro Delaware chicken process facility.

Upon completion of the construction of the storage facility and permit issuance, the permittee would be authorized to temporarily store anaerobic lagoon sludge generated at the Millsboro Mountaire poultry processing facility in the aforementioned sludge storage facility.

Part III of the Department’s Guidance and Regulations Governing the Land Treatment of Wastes allows for such activity pending public notice.

Questions regarding the application and plans for the above are available for inspection in writing to Brian Churchill, Surface Water Discharges Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or by phone to 739-9946

A public hearing on the above application will not be held unless the secretary of DNREC determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17. A public hearing request shall be deemed meritorious if it exhibits a familiarity with the application and provides a reasoned statement of the action’s probable impact.