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POSTED: March 17, 2011 8:00 a.m.

The head of Atlantic Waste Services in Pooler has met individually with each Bryan County commissioner to discuss establishing a solid waste landfill on some of the company’s land in North Bryan, a move that would require rezoning at the county level and approval from both county and state officials.

That’s according to County Administrator Phil Jones, who on Tuesday said Atlantic would face some large hurdles in setting up the operation.

Jones said Atlantic President Burke Wall submitted paperwork with the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia last week for the possible landfill, which would be considered a development of regional impact.

“Any project that has a major regional impact has to go through a process of completing all the paperwork, which needs the CRC’s review and comment,” Jones said. “And if they then recognize it as a beneficial project to the region or the state, they render that decision and (Atlantic) can then request a rezoning in the county.”

He said the CRC has 30 days from the date it receives completed paperwork from Wall to complete its review.

“(Wall) hasn’t submitted any rezoning request to us,” Jones said.

For more, pick up a copy of the March 16 edition of the News.

 

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