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The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is proposing revisions to Pima County Code (PCC) Title 13 (Solid Waste) and the County's fee schedule relating to Pima County’s landfills and transfer stations. The public is invited to attend a public meeting on June 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Bud Walker Community Center at 290 5th St. in Ajo, Arizona or a public hearing on August 6, 2013, at, or after, 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room, located at 130 W. Congress St., 1st floor, Tucson, Arizona.

The proposed ordinance amendments to PCC Title 13 amend sections related to the definitions, waste acceptance, and fees at solid waste facilities, as well as repeal sections no longer needed. The proposed fee schedule ordinance presents changes to solid waste facilities fees, including changes to commercial and residential fees, increasing fees over a period of five (5) years. On May 14, 2013, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for Tucson Waste and Recycling Services to take over operations of the Pima County landfills and transfer stations. The proposed code and fee schedule revisions are related to the change in operations.

The proposed ordinances are available for review at the PDEQ office, on the Pima County Home Page (www.pima.gov), and on the PDEQ website (www.pima.gov/deq). For additional information, please call Sarah Walters at (520) 724-7400. Comments pertaining to the proposed solid waste ordinances may be submitted at the above noticed public meetings; in writing to PDEQ (Attn: Sarah Walters, 33 N Stone Ave., Suite 700, Tucson, AZ 85701); or via e-mail tosarah.walters@pima.gov. Written comments on the proposed ordinances will be accepted by PDEQ until 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2013. Written comments can also be submitted to the Clerk of the Board until the August 6th Board hearing toCOB_Mail@pima.gov or 130 W. Congress St., 5th Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701.

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