PETITION FOR DENIAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORAGE AND TRANSFER AREA IN SHERIDAN COUNTY
(Reference: File No. CU-06-011: Chemical Transfer Station CUP. OWNER, J2, INC. (EMIT)
THIS PETITION ASKS THE SHERDAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PLANNERS TO DENY THE REQUEST MADE BY J2 INCORPORATED, TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A STORAGE AND TRANSFER AREA FOR INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH HYDROCHLORIC ACID ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2264 INDUSTRIAL ROAD, SHERIDAN. (THIS IS THE OLD SHERIDAN FORESTRY PRODUCTS PROPERTY, NEAR THE V.A. HOSPITAL AND MULLINAX, INC. ON THE FORT ROAD).
We, the undersigned citizens and residents of Sheridan County, WY, including the City of Sheridan, respectfully request that the petition for the Chemical Transfer Station described above, be denied.
Your presence has been requested at the next Sheridan County Zoning Board meeting on [check] December 14, 2006, in room 224 of the Sheridan County Courthouse, at 5:30 PM. to voice your concerns.
Every person that has any interest in Sheridan, would be wise to consider the following information. This conditional use permit [CUP]* for a hydrochloric acid [HCI] containment/transfer site, is a concern for all that do business and commerce, go to school, work, etc., in the City of Sheridan.
At 17 percent to 37 percent concentration, hydrochloric acid can be hazardous to humans and animals by contact to the skin, ingestion or inhalation, according to the Public Works office. Dealing with hazardous materials is not typically allowed on land in Sheridan County. Sue Hendrickson with EMIT said the company currently has its
hydrochloric acid operation in Moorcroft but wants to bring it to Sheridan, where EMIT