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25 Pa. Code § 271.123. Right of entry.

§ 271.123. Right of entry.

 (a)  An application shall contain a description of the documents upon which the applicant bases the legal right to enter and operate a municipal waste processing or disposal facility within the proposed permit area. The application shall also state whether that right is the subject of pending litigation.

 (b)  The application shall provide one of the following for lands within the permit area:

   (1)  A copy of the written consent to the applicant by the current landowner to operate a municipal waste processing or disposal facility.

   (2)  A copy of the document of conveyance that expressly grants or reserves the applicant the right to operate a municipal waste processing or disposal facility and an abstract of title relating the documents to the current landowner.

 (c)  An application shall include, upon a form prepared and furnished by the Department, the irrevocable written consent of the landowner to the Commonwealth and its authorized agents to enter the proposed permit area. The consent shall be applicable prior to the initiation of operations, for the duration of operations at the facility, and for up to 10 years after final closure for the purpose of inspection and monitoring, maintenance or abatement measures deemed necessary by the Department to carry out the purposes of the act and the environmental protection acts.

 (d)  The forms required by subsections (b) and (c) shall be deemed to be recordable documents. Prior to the initiation of operations under the permit, the forms shall be recorded by the applicant at the office of the recorder of deeds in the county in which the proposed permit area is situated. This subsection does not apply to agricultural utilization permits under Chapter 275 (relating to land application of sewage sludge) nor to permits issued under Subchapter J (relating to beneficial use of sewage sludge by land application).

 (e)  Subsequent landowners shall be deemed to have constructive knowledge if the forms required by this section have been properly filed at the office of the recorder of deeds in the county in which the proposed solid waste activity is situated.


   The provisions of this §  271.123 adopted April 8, 1988, effective April 9, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1681; amended January 24, 1997, effective January 25, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 521; amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (225991) to (225992).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  271.832 (relating to waiver and modification of requirements); and 25 Pa. Code §  284.122 (relating to waiver or modification of certain requirements).

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