The Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday it has received the Phase II portion of Elcon Recycling Services, LLC’s application for a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility proposed for Falls Township, Bucks County.
DEP has 90 days to determine if the application is considered administratively complete.
The initial review is done to determine if the material submitted is sufficient and complete so that the technical review may commence. If the application is incomplete, it will be returned with a letter citing deficiencies.
The applicant may resubmit the application, restarting the 90-day administrative review process.
If the application is deemed administratively complete, it will undergo a technical review. It is during the technical review that full details of the proposed operations and design will be evaluated.
The Phase I portion of the application was found to be in conformance with the exclusionary siting criteria regulations on November 12, 2015.
“Our review of any material submitted by Elcon will be rigorous and thorough, and we intend to be transparent in all aspects of our review,” said Acting DEP Southeast Regional Director Anderson Hartzell.
A digital copy of the application and any subsequent amendments to the application will be available on DEP’s website following submission.
In addition, copies will be available for review at DEP’s office in Norristown, as well as at the Levittown Branch of the Bucks County Library (7311 New Falls Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania) and the Westampton Branch of the Burlington County Library (5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, New Jersey).
Throughout the review process, DEP will conduct public outreach through public meetings and hearings, information sheets, status updates and DEP’s website. At this time, it is still too early to confirm a schedule of in-person opportunities over the duration of the review.Updates and announcements regarding DEP's review of this project can be found online by visiting DEP’s website. Questions should be directed to Virginia Cain, DEP, call 484-250-5808 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.