Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 18 Hearing On Keystone Landfill Expansion, Lackawanna County

The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing on July 18 to take testimony regarding Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s permit application to expand its facility located in Dunmore and Throop Boroughs in Lackawanna County.
The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mid-Valley High School, located at 52 Underwood Road, Throop.
Keystone Sanitary Landfill filed an application with the department on March 20, 2014 to vertically expand on 435 total acres within the existing permitted area and to increase the facility’s disposal capacity by approximately 145 million cubic yards.
The department held two public meetings in February and June of 2015 and answered questions from the public regarding the permit application process. DEP also issued its first environmental assessment of the proposed expansion to Keystone Landfill in October of 2015 and Keystone responded in May of 2016.   
Those wishing to offer testimony at the hearing can pre-register by emailing: Roger Bellas, Program Manager, Waste Management at: or Colleen Connolly, Community Relations Coordinator at:
The department will also accept written testimony by email or by sending comments to:  Roger Bellas, Program Manager, Waste Management, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Written comments will be accepted until July 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
A copy of Keystone’s permit application, as well as their recent response to DEP’s first Environmental Assessment letter, can be viewed at DEP’s Northeast Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre.
Those wishing to make an appointment to view the documents can do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. by calling 570-826-2511.
Click Here to view copies of these documents and other regional information online, .
Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Colleen Connolly or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

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