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House Environmental Committee To Hold May 23 Information Meeting On Bills Prohibiting Waste Landfills In Certain Areas

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold an informational meeting May 23 on two bills that would prohibit landfills in certain areas based on population density and occupied dwellings.

The bills include--

-- House Bill 2338 (Bonner-R-Mercer) would prohibit landfills within three miles of the border of a municipality having a population density of at least 1,000 residents per square mile, including municipal, residual and hazardous waste facility permits now pending (sponsor summary).

-- House Bill 2339 (Bonner-R-Mercer) would prohibit landfills within 2,500 feet of an occupied dwelling, including municipal, residual and hazardous waste facility permits now pending (sponsor summary).

The bills are related to the pending Tri-County Landfill permit application in Liberty and Pine Townships in Mercer County.

The permit would allow Tri-County to develop and operate new waste disposal areas within the 99-acre permit boundary of the old landfill. Waste in the unlined area of the old landfill would be excavated and relocated onto new lined disposal cells.

The meeting will be held in Room 515 of the Irvis Building starting at 9:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch live online.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-783-1707 or sending email to: Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-7647 or sending email to:

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[Posted: May 18, 2022]


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