Thursday, March 24, 2016

DEP: March 29 Meeting/Hearing On Gibraltar Rock Quarry Permit Montgomery County

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it will host an information session and public hearing March 29 concerning the renewal of an Individual National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in association with mining activities at the Gibraltar Rock Quarry, located in New Hanover Township in Montgomery County.
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Boyertown Area Junior High School East, located at 2020 Big Road, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.
The evening will begin with an information session at which time attendees may ask questions of DEP staff; formal comments and testimony will be received beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Comments given during the formal comment period should be directly related to the NPDES permit application. 
Representatives from both the DEP Pottsville District Mining Office and the Southeast Regional Office will be on hand to answer questions from the public from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
In addition to testimony given beginning at 7:00 p.m., DEP will also accept written comments until April 28. Written comments may be sent to Nathan Houtz, Permitting Chief at the Department of Environmental Protection, 5 West Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901.
Comments may also be emailed to:, with the subject clearly stating that the email is intended for public record.
Those wishing to testify in person at the hearing should contact Community Relations Coordinator Virginia Cain at 484-250-5808.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the New Hanover Township Administrative Office at 2943 North Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 during regular township business houses and at the Pottsville District Mining Office during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.
Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Virginia Cain or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

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