Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill Air Quality Public Meetings to Be Held Virtually and In-Person
Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC owns and operates a residual/municipal landfill of the same name located in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County. On July 23, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published a draft air quality plan approval to allow the construction and initial temporary operation of a leachate (liquid that leaches or drains from the landfill) evaporation system at Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill. This approval differs from an operating permit because an operating permit is for long-term operation, whereas a plan approval allows for temporary operation. This plan approval allows for the construction and temporary operation of the leachate evaporation system, an air contamination source.
The DEP will hold two public hearings related to the plan approval:
- In-Person: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Rostraver Central Fire Department, 1100 Fells Church Road, Rostraver Township, PA 15012 at 6:00pm.
- Virtual: Thursday, September 1, 2022 held virtually (online and by phone) via the Webex platform at 6:00pm.
Individuals who wish to observe or present testimony at either hearing are asked to register in advance by contacting Lauren Fraley at email@example.com
or 412-442-4203. Registration for the hearing will be taken through 4:00 PM the day before each hearing. Testimony will be limited to three minutes for DEP to receive as many comments as possible. Time may not be relinquished or shared, and organizations are asked to designate one speaker on its behalf.
The public comment period is open through September 12, 2022. Written comments on the applications can be e-mailed to RA-EPSWROAIRPERMNOTE@pa.gov
or mailed to the DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 and should contain the name, address, email, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Plan Approval (PA-65-00767C), a short statement, and the relevant facts upon which the comments are based.