Challenge: To re-work and address TCEQ technical review comments on a permit application initially prepared by others for a new, 331-acre municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal and recycling facility.

Solution: INTERA conducted an in-depth hydrogeological investigation including monitoring well installation and sampling; prepared detailed analyses and designs for the landfill liner, leachate collection and cover systems, including an alternate liner demonstration; developed groundwater monitoring system specifications; and performed drainage studies and prepared surface water drainage system designs. We also obtained a standard air quality permit for the facility.  

Results: After a lengthy contested public hearing process during which INTERA staff provided expert testimony, TCEQ issued the MSW permit.