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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-896



Base General Permit No. WMGR096 Renewed through June 2022

[51 Pa.B. 3207]
[Saturday, June 5, 2021]

 Under the authority of the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1003) and the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 53 P.S. §§ 4000.101—4000.1904), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice of the renewal of the current base General Permit No. WMGR096 for up to 1 year, until no later than June 23, 2022. This General Permit authorizes the beneficial use of regulated fill as a construction material. Under General Permit No. WMGR096, regulated fill may only be moved to a property that is approved for construction and meets one of the following criteria:

 • The property is zoned and used exclusively for commercial and industrial uses.

 • The property is unzoned but exclusively used for commercial and industrial uses (excluding parks, playgrounds, nursing homes, childcare facilities, schools or other residential-style facilities or recreation areas).

 General Permit No. WMGR096 does not authorize blending or processing of fill with the purpose of meeting the concentration limits specified in Table GP-1 of the permit.

 On December 22, 2018, the Department published notice for the renewal of the existing version of General Permit No. WMGR096 for 1 year through December 23, 2019. Due to the volume and extensiveness of the comments received on modifications proposed to General Permit No. WMGR096 and notice published at 48 Pa.B. 6393, 6414 (October 6, 2018), along with the recent publication of the revised Management of Fill Policy (Document No. 258-2182-773) published as final at 49 Pa.B. 6621 (November 2, 2019), the Department published notice at 49 Pa.B. 7250 (December 7, 2019) that the existing version of General Permit No. WMGR096 was renewed until June 23, 2021. This action provided the Department with time to consider the comments received and evaluate whether additional modifications to the base General Permit are necessary. The Department also shared its plans to republish proposed modifications to the base General Permit in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and provide for another 60-day public comment period after the comments received had been appropriately evaluated and addressed. Having now reviewed the feedback previously received, the Department is renewing the current base General Permit No. WMGR096 for up to 1 year to offer another 60-day public comment period for the updated draft base General Permit No. WMGR096.

 Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the renewed general permit may contact Chris Solloway at, (717) 787-7381, or Environmental Group Manager, Permits Section, Division of Municipal and Residual Waste, Bureau of Waste Management, P.O. Box 69170, Harrisburg, PA 17106-9170.

 Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Chris Solloway at (717) 787-7381 or through the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-896. Filed for public inspection June 4, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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