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POSTED: September 21, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Atlantic Waste Services, the Pooler-based company of the proposed landfill in North Bryan County, has officially withdrawn its development of regional impact (DRI) request from the Coastal Regional Commission, according to vice president Ben Wall.
The solid waste management company withdrew its DRI application last week, Wall said, and the next step is moving forward with the proposed text amendments to county ordinances.
“The reason we withdrew was to go ahead and let the county (move forward),” Wall said. “And if the county so chooses to accept the text amendments we proposed, that would be going ahead and addressing some of the issues (in the DRI) and it lets us go ahead with the (DRI approval) process.”
The withdrawal came shortly after the CRC tabled the DRI findings for the landfill at its Sept. 7 meeting after several board members said Bryan County Board of Commissioners should make a decision whether or not to approve the text amendments first.
Because the DRI has been withdrawn, County Administrator Phil Jones said Atlantic Waste Services can submit an application for the text amendment. He noted the company has submitted an application for that change.
Read more in the Sept. 21 edtion of the News.

 

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