CLEARFIELD – After the Local Municipality Involvement Process meeting regarding PA Waste LLC’s new application for the Camp Hope Run Landfill in Boggs Township, members of the press met with representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection and also some local officials.
However, representatives of PA Waste, who attended the meeting, did not remain to talk with the press.
As the press was leaving, it was discovered that PA Waste’s representative, attorney Steven Rovner, had left information for the press on one of the vehicles. This information included a fact sheet, pie chart and Rovner’s business card.
The fact sheet was a list of proposed benefits of the landfill:
- Jobs, including 20 full-time employees at the landfill and 15-30 employees related to construction, support and closure of the landfill;
- Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage and pollution of local streams;
- Increased tax revenue for local municipalities and school district;
- A Host Agreement fee paid to Boggs Township of $2 per ton or approximately $54,000,000 over the proposed 21-year life span of the landfill;
- Act 101 recycling fees of $2 per ton paid to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
- Environmental Stewardship Fees of 25-cents per ton paid to the state;
- Growing Greener fees of $4 per ton to the Environmental Stewardship Fund of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
- Locally purchased supplies and services; and
- A proposed host agreement with Clearfield County.
The pie chart details the proposed breakdown of the revenues generated by these various fees.