The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday extended the public comment period to January 9 based on requests received since a December 10 meeting and hearing on the proposed Elcon Recycling Services liquid hazardous waste treatment facility in the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township, Bucks County.
Comments on the Phase I siting application were previously due December 26.
“DEP conducts a Phase I siting review to determine whether the proposed location complies with Pennsylvania’s exclusionary siting criteria for such operations,” DEP Southeast Regional Director Cosmo Servidio said. “This review happens prior to the company submitting a full operation and design permit application for any other environmental permits that would be needed.”
The Phase I siting criteria are in place to prohibit the location of hazardous waste treatment facilities based on the proximity of such things as area water supplies, wetlands and flood hazard areas.
Elcon is proposing to construct and operate a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility at 100 Dean Sievers Place, to treat liquid waste from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
The public may submit written comments by Jan. 9, 2015, to Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Team Leader, DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 E. Main St., Norristown, PA 19401. Electronic comments may be submitted via email to: RA-Hazwaste@pa.gov, with Elcon noted in the subject line.Copies of the application are available for review by appointment at DEP’s Southeast Regional Office by calling 484-250-5910, and at the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg by calling 717-787-6239.