Friday, November 17, 2023

DEP Sets Dec. 18 Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Waste Tire Fuel At Panther Creek Power Plant In Carbon County

The Department of Environmental Protection invites comments on and has scheduled a December 18 hearing on an Air Quality Plan Approval for the Panther Creek Power Plant in Nesquehoning Borough, Carbon County.  (
PA Bulletin, page 7205
 (PA Bulletin, page 7245

The purpose of the Air Quality permit is to allow for the combustion of waste tire derived fuel to supplement the fuel already used at the facility.

The hearing will be held December 18 at the Panther Valley Junior/Senior High School Auditorium, 912 Coal Region Way, Lansford from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

The Department requests that individuals wishing to testify at the hearing submit a written notice of their intent. 

The notice should be sent to Mark Wejkszner P.E, Northeast Region Air Quality Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Air Quality Program, Wilkes-Barre Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915. 

The Department will accept notices up to the day of the public hearing.

The deadline for comments is December 28.

Read both the PA Bulletin notices for more information on how to review the permit application and submit comments.  (PA Bulletin, page 7205). (PA Bulletin, page 7245

Questions should be directed to: Mark Wejkszner P.E. at (570) 826-2511 or send email to:

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[Posted: November 17, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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