PA Waste LLC has submitted a new permit application proposing the construction of the 217-acre Camp Hope Run landfill in Clearfield County, Pa.
PA Waste sent its cover letter and Phase I of its permit application to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on June 30. It was received by the DEP on July 3 and a copy was recently hand-delivered to the commissioners.
This is in the wake of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) receiving final approval from DEP on its application for a major permit modification to vertically expand the Frey Farm Landfill.
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According to Scotto, PA Waste will complete its landfill application in two phases, which is permissible under Act 101. He said that if Phase I received approval, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the DEP will approve Phase II.
“PA Waste previously submitted a permit with several deficiencies,” he said. “It was our thought and our impression that this wasn’t going any further, but now that isn’t the case. There’s a new application, and we’re starting this process over.”
Scotto said the DEP will now begin a 60-day review period. It will include an introductory meeting to go over the proposed landfill and the DEP’s review process with officials from impacted municipalities. It was noted that there will be a separate meeting open to the public.
Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority Director Jodi Brennan said she hasn’t reviewed Phase I of the new permit application and wasn’t yet able to indicate if it was the same, similar or different from the first.