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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver


Important Layon Landfill Milestone: Letter of Technical Adequacy from GEPA

(Guam, August 11, 2009) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) today announced that it was officially notified, by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA), that the Solid Waste Management Facility Permit Application for the Layon Landfill was deemed technically adequate.

"This is another major step in the process of permitting the Layon Landfill,” noted Receiver Representative David L. Manning, "After the approval of the Final Integrated Hydrogeologic Assessment for the Layon Municipal Sanitary Landfill Site, this past spring, this letter of Technical Adequacy is key to keep moving forward toward completing the new landfill on time.”

The finding of technical adequacy for the permit application leads to the subsequent issuance of a Draft Solid Waste Facility Permit which GEPA issued on the same day, and initiates the public comment period.  The action hails the beginning of the end of a 22-year saga to address the Ordot Dump and the environmental damage that is ongoing today. Following the public comment period, GEPA will consider the public comments and finalize the permit in November 2009. The approval of this solid waste facility permit is a critical step in assuring that Guam will have a properly controlled and managed facility for the disposal of municipal solid waste.

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the Solid Waste Management Division, solid waste companies, the people of Guam, and the U.S. military to establish a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. Since 1980, GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.


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