§ 271.144. Public notice and public hearings for permit modifications.

 (a)  An application for a permit modification for municipal waste landfills or construction/demolition waste landfills shall be considered an application for a major permit modification under § §  271.141—271.143 (relating to public notice by applicant; public notice by Department; and public comments) if the application involves the following:

   (1)  Change in site volume—waste capacity.

   (2)  Change in the average or maximum daily waste volume.

   (3)  Change in excavation contours or final contours, including final elevations and slopes, if the change results in increased disposal capacity or impacts the groundwater isolation distance or groundwater quality.

   (4)  Change in permitted acreage.

   (5)  Change in the approved groundwater monitoring plan, except for the addition or replacement of wells or parameters.

   (6)  Change in approved leachate collection and treatment method.

   (7)  Change in gas monitoring or management plan, or both, except when installation of additional wells or improvements to the collection systems are proposed.

   (8)  Change in the approved closure plan.

   (9)  Acceptance for disposal of types of waste not approved in the permit.

   (10)  Change in ownership, unless the owner is the permittee, in which case permit reissuance is required under §  271.221 (relating to permit reissuance).

   (11)  Change in approved design under §  271.231 (relating to equivalency review procedure) if the design has not been previously approved through an equivalency review.

   (12)  The submission of an abatement plan.

   (13)  The disposal of waste in areas that have reached final permitted elevations.

   (14)  Change in operator, unless the operator is the permittee, in which case permit reissuance is required under §  271.221.

   (15)  Submission of a radiation protection action plan.

 (b)  An application for a permit modification for a municipal waste processing facility shall be considered an application for a major permit modification under § §  271.141—271.143, if the application involves the following:

   (1)  Changes in specifications or dimensions of waste storage or residue storage areas if the change results in increased processing or storage capacity.

   (2)  Change in the approved groundwater monitoring plan, except for the addition or replacement of wells or parameters.

   (3)  Change in approved closure plan.

   (4)  Acceptance for processing of types of waste not approved in the permit.

   (5)  Change in residue disposal area, if applicable.

   (6)  Change in approved design under §  271.231 if the design has not been previously approved through an equivalency review.

   (7)  Change in the maximum daily waste volume.

   (8)  Change in ownership, unless the owner is the permittee, in which case permit reissuance is required under §  271.221.

   (9)  Change in operator, unless the operator is the permittee, in which case permit reissuance is required under §  271.221.

   (10)  Submission of a radiation protection action plan.

 (c)  The Department may require public notice or public hearings for an application for permit modification not described in this section that the Department believes should be subject to public notice or public hearings.

 (d)  If the Department modifies a permit under section 503(e) of the act (35 P. S. §  6018.503(e)) without first receiving a permit application, it will subsequently publish notice of the permit modification in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Source

   The provisions of this §  271.144 adopted April 8, 1988, effective April 9, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1681; amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (234797) and (226003).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  271.126 (relating to requirement for environmental assessment); 25 Pa. Code §  271.128 (relating to permit application fee); 25 Pa. Code §  271.212 (relating to conditions of permits); and 25 Pa. Code §  273.322 (relating to closure).



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