§ 271.812. Nature of a general permit.
(a) When the Department issues a general permit for a specified category of beneficial use or processing of municipal waste on either a regional or Statewide basis, persons or municipalities may beneficially use or process municipal waste in accordance with the terms and conditions of the general permit and this subchapter without filing an individual application for, and first obtaining, an individual permit, if the persons or municipalities comply with this section and this subchapter.
(b) The use of an applicable general permit for the beneficial use or processing of municipal waste satisfies the permit requirements in § 271.101(a) (relating to permit requirement) if the following are met:
(1) The beneficial use or processing activities are conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable general permit.
(2) The person or municipality conducting the beneficial use or processing activities is the permittee identified in the general permit or is otherwise authorized to operate under the applicable general permit in accordance with § 271.841 (relating to inclusion in a general permit).
(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), the Department may require a person or municipality operating under a general permit to apply for, and obtain, an individual permit when the person or municipality is not in compliance with the conditions of the general permit or is conducting an activity that harms or presents a threat of harm to the health, safety or welfare of the people or the environment of this Commonwealth.
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 271.811 (relating to authorization for general permit); and 25 Pa. Code § 271.824 (relating to approval or denial of an application).
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