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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-130


Residual and Municipal Waste Composting; Proposed General Permit WMGR025

[37 Pa.B. 474]
[Saturday, January 27, 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) is proposing a General Permit for the processing and beneficial use of certain organic wastes.

   This proposed General Permit will provide for the composting and beneficial reuse of certain organic residual and municipal wastes, including agricultural waste other than whole animals, food processing waste, preconsumer and postconsumer food residuals, yard waste, land clearing and grubbing material, untreated wood waste, gypsum wallboard, cardboard, waxed cardboard, paper, virgin paper mill sludge and spent mushroom substrate. Proposed WMGR025 will reduce the types of waste being disposed of in landfills by diverting them to a more productive, beneficial use. This General Permit will also consolidate and streamline the provisions of several existing and expired General Permits by combining waste streams and by regulating these feedstocks under one permit employing a common set of operating conditions.

   Comments concerning the General Permit should be directed to Daniel Lapato, Division of Municipal and Residual Waste, Bureau of Waste Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472, (717) 787-7381. Public comments must be received by March 28, 2007.

   Persons interested in obtaining more information or a paper copy of the proposed General Permit WMGR025 should contact Peter Arnt of the Division of Municipal and Residual Waste at the previously listed telephone number. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania Relay Service at (800) 654-5984. The General Permit WMGR025 document is also accessible on the Department's website at (DEP Keywords: ''Public Participation''; then ''Proposals Open for Comment,'' or DEP Keywords ''Residual Waste'').

   The Department will provide public notice upon final publication of General Permit WMGR025.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-130. Filed for public inspection January 26, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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