Tuesday, December 20, 2016

DEP Sets January 17 Hearing On Chrin Landfill Expansion In Northampton County

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced it will host a public hearing on January 17 on the permit application to expand the Chrin Landfill in Williams Township, Northampton County.
The hearing will be held at the Wilson Area High School, 424 Warrior Lane, Easton from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
During the meeting, DEP staff will take testimony regarding the landfill’s application for expansion.
Chrin Landfill is requesting an expansion of the landfill permit area by approximately 30-acres and the disposal area by approximately 33-acres.
The application for this expansion was deemed complete by DEP on November 9, 2015. Chrin’s response to the DEP’s environmental assessment of the expansion application was received on November 21, 2016.
Those wishing to testify at the hearing can do so by emailing: Colleen Connolly, Community Relations Coordinator by send an email to: coconnolly@pa.gov.  The public comment period on the expansion application will close on January 27, 2017. DEP will accept written testimony until 4:00 p.m. on that date.
A copy of Chrin’s permit application can be viewed by appointment 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.
Additional copies of the application are also available for review at the Easton Public Library, 515 Church St. and the Easton Area Neighborhood Center, 902 Philadelphia Rd. The public does not need an appointment to view documents at either location.
Individuals in need of an accommodation for the meeting as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Colleen Connolly at 570-826-2035 or send an email to: coconnolly@pa.gov.

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