Clearfield Commissioners Issue Update on Proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill

CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday the Clearfield County Commissioners issued a brief update on the status of the proposed Camp Hope Run landfill.

According to previous GANT News reports, PA Waste LLC is proposing the 5,000 tons per day, double-lined, municipal waste landfill. The proposed landfill and supporting facilities will be located within an 845-acre facility boundary.

The waste disposal limits will encompass about 221 lined acres, with support facilities and buffer areas within the remainder of the overall facility.

The landfill is proposed to be located in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, about seven miles southeast of Clearfield, along the west side of state Route 153.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection held a public meeting in July and heard testimony from local officials and residents. You can read previous coverage by clicking here.

At Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting, John A. Sobel, chairman, reported that on Nov. 26, the DEP responded to PA Waste LLC’s permit application.

He said the DEP listed 183 items, and of those, 122 were technical deficiencies and 61 were comments. However, PA Waste was advised that “all items are to be addressed.”

The DEP stated that the deficiencies are based upon applicable laws and regulations pursuant to the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act and current Municipal Waste Regulations.

Additionally, the DEP stated that the comments are due to inconsistencies within the application or items requiring clarification or further detail.

“Revisions and additional information are needed for the application to meet these regulations,” the DEP advised. Click here to read the DEP’s full deficiency letter to PA Waste.

Sobel said PA Waste has 45 business days from the date of the letter to submit its response and fully address each of the significant technical deficiencies.

“I don’t think they care about the operation of a proper landfill,” said Commissioner Tony Scotto. “I don’t think they care about this community – at all.”

Commissioner Mark B. McCracken encouraged local residents to read the deficiency letter and to keep informed on the proposed landfill’s progress on the DEP Web site.

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