Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Public Notice Proposed Renewal of the Clean Air Act Permit Program Permit
 Morris Community Landfill in Morris
Morris Community Landfill has requested that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) renew the Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) permit regulating air emissions from its Municipal Solid Waste Landfill located 1501 Ashley Road in Morris. Based on its review of the application, the Illinois EPA has made a preliminary determination that the application meets the standards for issuance and has prepared a draft permit for public review.
The Illinois EPA is accepting comments on the draft permit. Comments must be postmarked by midnight November 26, 2016. If sufficient interest is expressed in the draft permit, a hearing or other informational meeting may be held. Requests for information, comments, and questions should be directed to Brad Frost, Office of Community Relations, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, 1021 N. Grand Ave. East PO. Box 19506, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9506, phone 217/782-7027, TDD phone number 217/782-9143, brad.frost@illinois.gov.
 The repositories for the draft permit documents are at the Illinois EPA's offices at 9511 West Harrison in Des Plaines, 847/294-4000 and 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Springfield, 217/782-7027 (please call ahead to assure that someone will be available to assist you). Copies of the draft permit and project summary may also be available at http://www.epa.gov/caa-permitting/region-5-electronic-permits. Copies of the documents will be made available upon request.
The CAAPP is Illinois’ operating permit program for major sources of emissions, as required by Title V of the Clean Air Act (Act). The conditions of CAAPP permits are enforceable by the public, as well as by the USEPA and Illinois EPA. In addition to implementing Title V of the Act, CAAPP permits may contain “Title I Conditions,” i.e., conditions established under the permit programs for new and modified emission units, pursuant to Title I of the Act. The permit contains T1 conditions in section 4.1.4 that were established in previously issued permits. The permit contains no T1 conditions that are being newly established or revised by this application.

 The beginning of this public comment period also serves as the beginning date of the USEPA 45 day review period, provided the USEPA does not seek a separate proposed period.
The JJC Morris Education Center Ribbon Cutting on October 26th.

 
 The new center is in the former Shabbona Middle School
 
 
 
 
Rep. Welter awarded a certificate to the First Christian Church of Morris for 50 years of service to our community.
Rep. Welter tour the church with Lead Minister Scott and Kerri Zorn. Pictured here in the new Rainbow Preschool indoor play area that just opened in 2016.
Rep. Welter honoring Ellen and John Hanson for 45 years in business at Hanson & Hanson law firm.
 Please join us in recognizing their hard work and dedication that has led to their success.
 
Rep. Welter met with hundreds of middle school students on Monday at a career fair put on by the Grundy Area Vocational Center.
 
The students were able to speak with David about careers in public service and even get a few tips for their upcoming constitution tests.


Thank you GAVC for hosting such a successful event. I was honored to attend.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Public Notice

Proposed Issuance of a Federally Enforceable State Operating Permit

A&R Logistics, Inc. in Morris

A&R Logistics, Inc. has applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for a federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) regulating air emissions from its grain handling and bulk dry material transfer facility located at 8440 South Tabler Road in Morris. The Illinois EPA has reviewed the application and made a preliminary determination that the application meets the standards for issuance and has prepared a draft permit for public review and comment.

The Illinois EPA is accepting written comments on the draft permit. Comments must be postmarked by midnight November 16, 2016. If sufficient interest is expressed in the draft permit, a hearing or other informational meeting may be held. Requests for information, comments, and questions should be directed to Brad Frost, Office of Community Relations, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, PO. Box 19506, Springfield, Illinois, 62794-9506, phone 217/782-7027, TDD phone number 217/782-9143, brad.frost@illinois.gov.

The repositories for these documents and the application are at the Illinois EPA's offices at 9511 West Harrison in Des Plaines, 847/294-4000 and 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Springfield, 217/782-7027 (please call ahead to assure that someone will be available to assist you). The draft permit and project summary may also be available at http://www.epa.gov/caa-permitting/region-5-electronic-permits. Copies of the documents may also be obtained upon request to the contact listed above.

The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act require potentially major sources of air emissions to obtain federally enforceable operating permits. A FESOP permit allows a source that is potentially major to take operational limits in the permit so that it is a non-major source. The permit will contain federally enforceable limitations that restrict the facility’s emissions to non-major levels. The permit will be enforceable by the USEPA, as well as the Illinois EPA.
Coroner John Callahan will be participating in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's drug take-back day on October 22nd in conjunction with the Illinois State Medical Society.
 
From 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays, people can access the secure drop-off box in the lobby of Morris city hall, 700 N. Division St. After hours, they can use the call box located outside of the building to be connected to police dispatch to be given access to the lobby.

This is a safe way to dispose of unused prescription drugs to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands or our water supply. The coroner's office can be reached at 815-942-3792 or at 1320 Union Street in Morris. For more information on the semi-annual program visit www.isms.org/Take-Back.
 
Braceville: 4 to 7 p.m.
Carbon Hill: 4 to 7 p.m.
Channahon: 4 to 7 p.m.
Coal City: 4 to 7 p.m.
Diamond: 4 to 7 p.m.
East Brooklyn: 4 to 6 p.m.
Gardner: 4 to 6 p.m.
Kinsman: 5 to 6 p.m.
Mazon: 4 to 6 p.m.
Minooka: 4 to 7 p.m.
Morris: 5 to 7 p.m.
South Wilmington: 4 to 6 p.m. 
Unincorporated areas: 4 to 6 p.m.  

First Presbyterian Church "Trunk or Treat"
on Thursday, October 27th from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Downtown Morris on Thursday, October 27 
from 5 to 7 p.m.

Morris Community YMCA "Trunk or Treat" on Saturday, October 22 from 12 to 2 p.m. 
 
 
Here are a few pictures from our very busy week around the district.
My staff and I volunteering at Grocery Day at Saratoga Towers.
 
An informative visit to Dresden Station Exelon power plant. We received a behind the scenes tour and learned the import role Exelon plays in our local economy and in providing carbon free, base-load power. The station's scheduled outage for this fall will provide work for thousands of skilled contractors.
A new mural unveiled at the Kendall County Courthouse that reflects the historic events and features of Kendall County.
 
 
A visit to the Center for Disability Services (CDS). CDS has been serving the region for over 60 years and continues to provide a unique and special niche of service for severely disabled children and adults and supporting their families.
 
The JJC Business Department is coming to the Morris Education Center.
Fall classes begin on October 17th.
You can earn certificates in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and Business Core.
Fall classes include Introduction to Business, Principles of Business and Principles of Marketing.

For more information visit www.jjc.edu/business-education or call 815-280-2228.