Page 3 of 30 Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation SWF Permit
Scope of Permit
The permitted facility is a private solid waste landfill owned by Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation for the disposal of groundwater treatment sludge from its on-site groundwater treatment plant. The facility is located on Oak Ridge Parkway in Dover Township, Ocean County.
The Plant's groundwater treatment facility purifies landfill leachate and contaminated groundwater as part of the Plant's environmental remediation program. The on-site groundwater treatment process yields a non-hazardous sludge that requires disposal at the landfill.
The originally authorized landfill area comprised Cells 1, 2, 3 and 4. Cell 1 was capped in 1984. However, in accordance with the Administrative Consent Order (ACO) that Ciba Specialty entered into with the Department on 27 February 1992, a new capping system was installed on the top portion of Cell I during the spring of 1994.
Additionally, in accordance with the aforementioned ACO, the sludge in Cell 2 was removed and transferred into Cell 3 during the fall of 1993. The Cell 2 area is currently undeveloped. Cell 3 is the only active cell at the above landfill. Cell 3 currently receives sludge from the- on-site Groundwater Treatment Plant. During the summer of 1994, a temporary cover, as approved by the Department, was installed over approximately 85 percent of Cell 3 to reduce the leachate generation within the cell.
The Solid Waste Facility Permit is a permit renewal to the existing Permit that was last renewed on 1 November 1993. This Solid Waste Facility Permit also approves a transfer of ownership of the facility from Ciba-Geigy Corporation to Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation. The Solid Waste Facility Permit is being renewed for Cell 3 only of the currently authorized landfill.
This permit does not convey any property rights of any sort, or any exclusive privilege. Failure to comply with all of the conditions specified herein may result in revocation of this permit and/or may result in such other regulatory or legal actions that the Department is authorized by law to institute.