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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-2248



Beneficial Use of Coal Ash

[39 Pa.B. 6914]
[Saturday, December 5, 2009]

 The Environmental Quality Board (Board) has scheduled an additional hearing for the purpose of accepting comments on a proposed rulemaking that includes amendments to Chapter 287 (relating to residual waste management—general provisions) and the addition of Chapter 290 for the establishment of standards, procedures and requirements applicable to the beneficial use of coal ash. The hearing, which will occur on December 10, 2009, in Harrisburg, supplements three hearings previously advertised on the proposal at 39 Pa.B. 6429 (November 7, 2009). Details associated with each of the Board's hearings for the proposed rulemaking are provided as follows.

December 7, 2009
1 p.m.
Department of Environmental  Protection
Southwest Regional Office
Waterfront A and B Conference  Rooms
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
December 8, 2009
1 p.m.
Department of Environmental  Protection
Cambria District Office
286 Industrial Park Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
December 9, 2009
1 p.m.
Department of Environmental  Protection
Pottsville District Office
5 West Laurel Boulevard
Pottsville, PA 17901-2454
December 10, 2009
6 p.m.
Department of Environmental  Protection
Southcentral Regional Office
Susquehanna Room A
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110

 Persons wishing to present testimony at a hearing are requested to contact the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 to reserve a time to present testimony. Oral testimony is limited to 10 minutes for each witness. Witnesses are requested to submit three written copies of their oral testimony to the hearing chairperson at the hearing. Organizations are limited to designating one witness to present testimony on their behalf at each hearing.

 The full text of the proposed rulemaking, published at 39 Pa.B. 6429, is available on the Department of Environmental Protection's web site at (Quick Access: ''Public Participation''; then choose ''Proposals Currently Open for Comment''). Interested persons are invited to submit comments, suggestions or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking to the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477 (express mail: Rachel Carson State Office Building, 16th Floor, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301). Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, suggestions or objections must be received by the Board by December 22, 2009. Interested persons may also submit a summary of their comments to the Board. The summary may not exceed one page in length and must also be received by December 22, 2009. The one-page summary will be provided to each member of the Board in the agenda packet distributed prior to the meeting at which the final regulation will be considered. Comments may also be submitted electronically to the Board at and must be received by the Board by December 22, 2009. A subject heading of the proposal and a return name and address must be included in each transmission. If the sender does not receive an acknowledgement of electronic comments within 2 working days, the comments should be retransmitted to ensure receipt.

 Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Board at (717) 787-4526 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Board can best accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2248. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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