PUBLIC HEARING Municipal Waste Management Landfill Expansion Application #101247-A142 Submitted by Keystone Sanitary Landfill, Inc. Dunmore and Throop Boroughs, Lackawanna County The Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing to accept comments on Municipal Waste Management Permit Application 101247-A142 for a proposed expansion of the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore and Throop Boroughs, Lackawanna County.
The application is currently under review. The public hearing will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mid Valley High School, 52 Underwood Road, Throop, PA 18512. The major permit modification application was submitted to DEP in March 2014 and requests an expansion located within the current permit boundary. The expansion area involves joining or overtopping a series of former and active disposal areas at the existing landfill.
The proposed expansion does not include a change in waste acceptance rates. The Department requests that individuals wishing to testify at the hearing submit a written notice of intent to Colleen Connolly, Community Relations Coordinator, Keystone Sanitary Landfill Public Hearing, PA DEP, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The Department will accept notices up to the day of the hearing. The written notice should include the person’s name, address, telephone number and a brief statement as to the nature of their presentation.
The Department requests that individuals limit their testimony to 5 minutes so that all individuals have the opportunity to testify. Written copies of oral testimony are requested. Relinquishing of time to others will not be allowed. Individuals attending the hearing will have the opportunity to testify if they so desire; however, individuals who pre-register to testify will be given priority on the agenda.
Persons unable to attend the hearing may submit written statements/comments to the Department on or before July 18, 2016. Persons with a disability who wish to testify and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation should contact Colleen Connolly, 570-826-2511 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department can meet their needs.
The permit application is available for review at the Department’s Northeast Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Contact the Northeast Regional Office at 570-826-2511 to schedule an appointment to review the application.
The application is also available on the Departments website. Go to http://www.dep.state.pa.us, click on the Regional Resources page, click on the Northeast Regional Office tab, then click on Community Information, then Keystone Landfill Expansion. For further information, contact Colleen Connolly, DEP Northeast Regional Office at 570-826-2511.