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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 24-131



Proposed Modifications to Residual Waste General Permit WMGR081 Base Permit

[54 Pa.B. 554]
[Saturday, February 3, 2024]

 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 proposed revisions to General Permit No. WMGR081. This General Permit authorizes the processing of waste electronics. The current permit term will expire on April 21, 2024. In addition to reformatting, updating standard conditions, clarifications and reorganization of the conditions, the following modifications are proposed to be incorporated upon renewal of WMGR081:

 • Condition E.3. has been added to explicitly prohibit the double counting of covered devices for the purpose of satisfying Office of Emergency Management plans.

 • Condition E.4. has been added, requiring use of the new Draft WMGR081 Recordkeeping Template (Template). Use of the Template will provide a clear framework for permittees, guiding them in their records management and helping them to understand which records should be kept. This will also provide a consistent format for the Department to use for tracking information and quantifying electronics recycled in this Commonwealth.

 • Condition F.3. was added to require quarterly reporting for permittees authorized to operate under a determination of applicability, meaning that they are permitted to have more than 5 tons of waste electronics onsite.

 • Condition F.2. maintains the annual reporting requirements for permittees operating under a registration. Those permittees are not authorized to have more than 5 tons of waste electronics onsite at any time.

Written Comments

 Interested persons may submit written comments on the proposed modifications and renewal of General Permit No. WMGR081 through April 4, 2024. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are strongly encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at or by e-mail to Written comments can be mailed to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use ''General Permit WMGR081'' as the subject line in written communication.

 Persons interested in reviewing the general permit may contact Jason Dunham at, (717) 787-7381, 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.

Interim Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 24-131. Filed for public inspection February 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m.]

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