Date: February 14, 2008
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
DEP Approves First Phase of Veolia ES Solid Waste Application To Establish Clarion County Transfer Station
The Department of Environmental Protection has approved the environmental assessment portion of an application from Veolia ES Solid Waste of Pennsylvania Inc. to create a municipal waste transfer station in Paint Township, Clarion County.
In approving the assessment, DEP concluded that the benefits of the project outweigh the known and potential harms. The transfer station permit application now proceeds to the technical review phase, which will examine the project's design details.
A significant portion of the municipal waste to be handled at the proposed transfer station would be generated locally. Veolia is requesting an average daily volume permit capacity of 350 tons per day, with a maximum daily volume of 500 tons per day.
Veolia submitted the transfer station application on April 6, 2006, and a public meeting was held Aug. 7, 2007.
The proposed location was previously a heavy equipment maintenance facility operated by Beckwith Machine Company.
For more information on waste management regulations, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Waste Management.