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DEP To Host Dec. 1 Public Meeting, Hearing On Proposed MAX Yukon Hazardous Waste Landfill No. 7 In Westmoreland County

On October 28, the Department of Environmental Protection announced it will host a December 1 public meeting and public hearing regarding MAX Environmental Services, Inc.’s proposed hazardous waste landfill No. 7(Oct. 29 PA Bulletin, page 6784 formal notice)

The new hazardous waste landfill is proposed to be located at MAX’s existing Yukon facility.

The meeting will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Yukon Volunteer Fire Department hall, 124 Highway St, Yukon, Pa. 15698 and will be immediately followed by a public hearing.

DEP has determined the Phase I Exclusionary Siting Criteria application submitted by MAX to be administratively complete. The purpose of a Phase I application is solely to determine whether the proposed site complies with Pennsylvania's exclusionary siting criteria for hazardous waste disposal facilities.

DEP is now conducting a technical review of the application to determine whether the proposed site complies with the relevant regulations.

During the meeting, DEP will describe the application review process, siting criteria, and opportunities for public participation and DEP staff will answer questions from the public.

DEP will then conduct a hearing to receive public testimony for consideration during DEP’s review. 

Individuals who wish to provide testimony at the hearing are asked to register in advance by contacting or 412-442-4203. Registration for the hearing will be taken through 4:00 p.m. the day prior.

Testimony will be limited to three minutes per person for DEP to receive as many comments as possible. All comments, whether provided orally at a hearing or in writing, carry equal weight and consideration before DEP. 

DEP will accept written comments until January 20, 2023. Written comments may be submitted electronically to:  or by mail to: Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Team Leader, Pennsylvania DEP, Bureau of Waste Management, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.

If you are a person with a disability wishing to attend the public meeting and/or hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact Lauren Camarda at 412-442-4203 or at to discuss how DEP may accommodate your needs.

If necessary, you may use the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD Users) or (800) 654-5988 (Voice users) and request that your call be relayed to Lauren Camarda at 412-442-4203 or at .

More information on this proposed project can be found on DEP’s MAX Environmental Services Proposed Hazardous Waste Landfill No. 7 webpage.

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[Posted: October 28, 2022]


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