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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1518



Draft General Permit for the Processing and Beneficial Use of Oyster Shells for Ecological Enhancement Projects (WMGM064)

[49 Pa.B. 6028]
[Saturday, October 12, 2019]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes a new general permit, WMGM064, to authorize the processing and beneficial use (by shell planting, reef construction and living shoreline stabilization/enhancement) of post-consumer oyster shells for natural habitat restoration projects in the Delaware Estuary or other shoreline and subtidal areas.

 The Department is authorized under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1003) and 25 Pa. Code § 271.801 (relating to scope) to initiate and issue general permits for any category of beneficial use or processing that results in the beneficial use of municipal waste on a Statewide basis when the Department determines that the use will not harm or present a threat of harm to the health, safety or welfare of the public or the environment and the activity can be adequately regulated using standard permit conditions.

 The draft general permit is available for review and can be accessed on the Department's eComment web site at

 Interested persons may submit comments on this draft general permit through Wednesday, December 11, 2019. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at or by e-mail at Written comments can be submitted by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use ''Draft General Permit WMGM064'' as the subject line in written communication.

 Questions regarding the draft general permit should be directed to Chris Solloway, Division of Municipal and Residual Waste, Bureau of Waste Management, P.O. Box 69170, Harrisburg, PA 17106-9170, or (717) 787-7381.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1518. Filed for public inspection October 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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