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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1500


Availability of Draft Modification of Residual Waste General Permit WMGR052

[45 Pa.B. 4839]
[Saturday, August 15, 2015]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) by this notice is announcing the availability of a proposed permit modification under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1003), the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (53 P. S. §§ 4000.101—4000.1904) and residual waste regulations for a general permit to operate residual waste processing facilities and the beneficial use of residual waste other than coal ash.

 General Permit Number WMGR052 authorizes processing by blending of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) sludge, coal ash and lime to form low permeability cementitious material for beneficial use.

 The Department is proposing a number of modifications to the general permit to:

 1. Bring the general permit into compliance with the requirements in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 290 (relating to beneficial use of coal ash).

 2. Narrow the scope of the general permit by limiting the beneficial use of the mixture of lime, FGD and coal ash material to permitted mining activity sites.

 3. Improve coordination between the Department waste and mining programs regarding the approval of the material and use of the material on mine sites.

 4. Increase public notice and the opportunity for the public to comment on both the waste general permit and the proposed use of the material on a permitted or authorized mine site.

 Interested persons may submit comments by October 14, 2015. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originators name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using eComment at Written comments can also be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, When submitting comments by e-mail, use ''Comments on WMGR052'' in the subject line.

 Questions regarding the permit modification should be directed to the Division of Municipal and Residual Waste, (717) 787-7381,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1500. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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