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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1906


Beneficial Use of Waste Foundry Sand; Notice of Reissuance; General Permit WMGR019

[37 Pa.B. 5671]
[Saturday, October 20, 2007]

   Under the regulatory authority of 25 Pa. Code § 287.611 (relating to authorization for general permit) of the residual waste regulations and the statutory authority of the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has reissued General Permit WMGR019 for the processing and beneficial use of waste foundry sand.

   This general permit authorizes the beneficial reuse of waste foundry sand as a material in construction, as an ingredient in concrete and asphalt manufacturing and as a soil additive or soil substitute. General Permit WMGR019 will reduce the amount of waste foundry sand being disposed of in landfills by providing a mechanism to divert the waste to a more productive, beneficial use. This general permit also consolidates and streamlines the provisions of two other general permits by combining the various potential end uses under one permit employing a common set of operating conditions.

   Notice requesting public comment on the draft general permit was published in the 37 Pa.B. 2143 (May 5, 2007). During the 60-day public comment period, comments were submitted to the Department from the Pennsylvania Foundry Association. The Department prepared a Comment and Response document, which summarizes the comments received and the changes that were made to the final general permit under commentator recommendations.

   Persons interested in obtaining more information or a paper copy of General Permit WMGR019 should contact the Bureau of Waste Management, Division of Municipal and Residual Waste, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472, (717) 787-7381. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania Relay Service at (800) 654-5984. The General Permit WMGR019 document is available on the Department's website at (DEP Keywords: Residual Waste; then choose General Permits; then choose List of Residual Waste Beneficial Use General Permits).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1906. Filed for public inspection October 19, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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