Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Public Meeting, Hearing On Bucks County Hazardous Waste Facility Dec. 10

The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting and hearing on December 10, regarding the proposed Elcon Recycling Services liquid hazardous waste treatment facility for a site in the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township, Bucks County.
The 7 p.m. public information meeting will be immediately followed by a hearing at the Falls Township Municipal Building, 188 Lincoln Highway in Fairless Hills.
DEP is conducting a Phase I siting review for an application submitted by Elcon to construct and operate a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility, to treat liquid waste from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
“The purpose of a Phase I siting review is 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.”
During the meeting, DEP will explain the application review process, the Phase I siting criteria, which are in place to prohibit the location of hazardous waste treatment facilities under certain criteria, and opportunities for future public participation. Elcon representatives will also be at the meeting to outline their proposal and answer questions.
A stenographer will record and transcribe the hearing testimony into a written document.  Those who prefer to present their comments in writing or are unable to attend the hearing, may submit written testimony by Dec. 26 to Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Team Leader, DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 E. Main St., Norristown, PA 19401.
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.

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