DEP sets public hearing on Rolling Hills Landfill expansion

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing to obtain comments regarding the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority’s Major Permit Modification Application to increase the capacity of the Rolling Hills Landfill, located in Earl Township.

The hearing will be held Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Earl Elementary School, 22 School House Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

The application is for a lateral and vertical expansion of 14.9 million cubic yards. The expansion, if granted, would add an additional 17.3 years of capacity to the life of the landfill.

Individuals will have the opportunity to present up to five minutes of verbal testimony. Comments must be limited to the conditions of the permit application. Groups are asked to designate one speaker. Relinquishing of time to other speakers will be prohibited. All presenters should bring at least one copy of their comments and exhibits tor submission to DEP.

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Those who wish to present testimony are asked to register in advance by contacting John Repetz at jrepetz@pa.gov or 717-705-4904. Registration will be taken through Wednesday, June 6. Individuals will be called to testify in the order they registered. Time permitting, those who did not register in advance will be given the opportunity to testify. The hearing may conclude earlier if all testifiers in attendance have spoken prior to the designated end time.

Written comments may also be submitted until June 15, 2018. They may be mailed to John Oren, DEP Waste Management Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or emailed to joren@pa.gov. All comments, oral and written, will be considered by DEP during its review of the permit application.

The permit application is available for public review at the DEP South-Central Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 717-705-4732 to make an appointment. It can also be accessed on DEP’s South-Central webpage at http://www.dep.pa.gov/southcentral.

Individuals who need an accommodation for the hearing as provided for in the American with Disabilities Act should contact John Repetz at the number listed above, or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984.