Friday, May 5, 2017

DEP To Host May 23 Meeting On Landfill Expansion In Northampton County

Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it will host a public meeting to answer residents' questions regarding IESI Landfill’s permit application to expand its facility on Applebutter Road in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County.
The meeting will take place May 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Saucon Valley High School Auditorium, at 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown, PA.
IESI Landfill is requesting an expansion of 6 acres, with 22.5 acres overtopping existing landfilled areas.
The company filed the original expansion application on January 21, 2015. The department held its first public meeting on June 22, 2015 to answer questions about the permit application and then held a public hearing on April 13, 2016 to take public testimony.
An environmental assessment of the application was issued by the department on April 17, 2017.
A copy of IESI’s permit application can be viewed at DEP’s Northeast Regional Office located at 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 18701 or the DEP’s Bethlehem District Office located at 4530 Bath Pike, Bethlehem 18017.
Those wishing to make an appointment to view the documents can do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by calling the Northeast Regional Office at 570-826-2511 or the Bethlehem District Office at 610-861-2070.
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).
Questions should be directed to Colleen Connolly, DEP Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre, 570-826-2035.

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