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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Notice of Intent to File Suit for Violation of State Implementation Plan for Alabama under the Clean Air Act

LAW OFFICE OF
DAVID A. LUDDER
A Professional Limited Liability Company
9150 McDougal Court, Tallahassee Florida  32312-4208
Telephone 850-386-5671
Facsimile 206-888-5671
Email DavidALudder@enviro-lawyer.com

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February 2, 2010
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Phill-Con Services, LLC
P.O. Box 537
Route 2, Box 110A
Uniontown, Alabama  36786
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Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee  37912
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Mr. John Edward Dorsett
President
Phill-Con Services, LLC
P.O. Box 537
Route 2, Box 110A
Uniontown, Alabama  36786
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Mr. John P. McMullen
Manager
Phill-Con Services, LLC
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912
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Mr. William Ted Phillips, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee  37912
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Mr. Ben R. Turner
President and Chief Operating Officer
Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee  37912
Re: Notice of Intent to File Suit for Violation of State Implementation Plan for Alabama
under the Clean Air Act



Dear Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act § 304, 42 U.S.C. § 7604, and 40 C.F.R. Part 54, you are hereby
notified that after the expiration of 60 days following service of this notice, the Uniontown, Alabama
residents identified in the attached list intend to file suit against the above-named entities and
persons for the violations described below.
Violation of State Implementation Plan for Alabama
Pursuant to Clean Air Act § 110, 42 U.S.C. § 7410, the State of Alabama adopted and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved, Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.02 and
335-3-1-.08 as part of the State Implementation Plan for Alabama.  Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.08
provides:
No person shall permit or cause air pollution, as defined in Rule 335-3-1-.02(1)(e)
of this Chapter by the discharge of any air contaminant for which no ambient air
quality standards have been set under Rule 335-3-1-.03(1).
“Air Pollution” means “the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in
such quantities and duration as are, or tend to be, injurious to human health or welfare, animal or
plant life, or property, or would interfere with the enjoyment of life or property . . ..”  Ala. Admin.
Code R. 335-3-1-.02(1)(e).  “Air Contaminant” means “any solid, liquid, or gaseous matter, any
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odor, or any combination thereof, from whatever source.”  Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.02(1)(d).
“Odor” means “smells or aromas which are unpleasant to persons or which tend to lessen human
food and water intake, interfere with sleep, upset appetite, produce irritation of the upper respiratory
tract, or cause symptoms or nausea, or which by their inherent chemical or physical nature or method
or processing are, or may be, detrimental or dangerous to health.  Odor and smell are used
interchangeably herein.”  Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.02(1)(ss).
Since July 2009, the above-named entities and persons have been operating the Perry County
Associates Landfill (a/k/a Arrowhead Landfill) located at Route 2, Box 110A, Uniontown, Alabama
in such manner as to permit or cause the presence of one or more contaminants, including odors, in
the outdoor atmosphere which are injurious to human health and welfare, interfere with the
enjoyment of life and property, are unpleasant to persons, tend to upset appetite, lessen food intake,
interfere with sleep, produce irritation of the upper respiratory tract, and cause dizziness, headache,
nausea and vomiting.  Accordingly, the above-named entities and persons are permitting or causing
air pollution in violation of Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.08, the State Implementation Plan for
Alabama, and the Clean Air Act.
Civil penalties of up to $37,500 per violation per day may be assessed by the court.  Suit may
be avoided if these violations have been permanently abated before the expiration of 60 days
following service of this notice.  Please advise the undersigned of any measures that you may
undertake which you contend have permanently abated these violations before suit is filed.
Sincerely,
David A. Ludder
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Hon. Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20460
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Hon. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-3104
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Hon. John P. Hagood, Director
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
P.O. Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama  36130-1463
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The Corporation Company
Registered Agent for Phill-Con Services, LLC
2000 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 204
Montgomery, Alabama  36109
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The Corporation Company
Registered Agent for Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
2000 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 204
Montgomery, Alabama  36109
Hon. Bob Riley, Governor
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

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