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Phase II Application – RCRA

On May 15, after completing its 10-month technical review of the application, DEP announced its issuance of a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). The NOID is a draft action, subject to a 45-day public comment period and is not a final decision. Elcon can still submit additional information to DEP in an attempt to cure the deficiencies.

In addition, hard copies of both the March 1, 2017, Phase II application and subsequent submissions are available for review at DEP's Norristown Office, the Levittown Branch of the Bucks County Library (7311 New Falls Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania) and the Westampton Branch of the Burlington County Library (5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, New Jersey).

Additional DEP Applications Under Review

On October 18, 2018, IES Engineers, on behalf of Elcon Recycling Services, submitted two additional applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the proposed project in Falls Township, Bucks County. Additional permits and/or approvals may still be required. 

Air Quality Plan Approval Application

On July 23, 2019, DEP issued a technical deficiency letter to Elcon, outlining issues with the plan approval application, dispersion model, and risk assessment report.

These reviews ensure that a facility will meet all applicable rules and regulations, as well as meeting the best available technology, for the air pollution sources and any associated air pollution control equipment.

If Elcon is able to address the deficiencies in the letter below, DEP will generate a draft Plan Approval that would allow for the construction and temporary operation of the proposed sources and associated control equipment. A draft plan approval contains specific conditions, including monitoring and recordkeeping, that will ensure the construction and operation of the air pollution sources and control equipment are operated in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations.

NPDES Stormwater General Permit Application

An NPDES (National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System) PAG-03 permit and best management practices are used to control stormwater runoff and pollution prevention. Following a completeness review, a technical review of the application will be conducted. This includes a site inspection and Pollution Prevention and Control Plan and proposed Best Management Practices review (if applicable). 

Act 537 – Sewage Planning

Elcon submitted a sewage planning waiver application in July, which would allow the applicant to forego the full sewage planning process. DEP has determined that Elcon does not qualify for the planning exemption and must submit a full planning module to DEP for review.

Public Involvement

Announcements regarding DEP opportunities for public participation will be posted here.

June 1, 2019 – July 15, 2019 Public Comment Period
A 45-day comment period was open to the public to comment on DEP's Notice of Intent to Deny Elcon's RCRA application. All comments submitted during the comment period will be reviewed and responded to in a comment-response document at the conclusion of the application review.

March 5, 2019 Public Meeting
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosted a public meeting regarding Elcon Recycling Services, LLC's (Elcon) proposed plans in Falls Township, Bucks County. To date, Elcon has applied to DEP for a Solid Waste Management Permit for a Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment and Storage Facility, an Air Quality Plan Approval, and a General Stormwater Discharge permit. Representatives from DEP's Waste Management, Air Quality, and Clean Water programs provided background information on the applications currently under review and answered questions from the audience. The meeting was held at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel. Formal presentations or transcripts were not presented or created for this event. Panelists included: Tom Magge (Clean Water); Jim Rebarchak, Jim Beach (Air Quality); Charlie Fees, Mohamad Mazid, Tom Mellott, Glenn Mitzel, Kuang-Chung Ou, Vu Tran, Jim Wentzel (Waste); Virginia Cain (Moderator)

Comments will be accepted throughout the duration of the application review. However, only comments received within a published comment period will be responded to in a final comment response document. Please send all comments to the project resource account: RA-EPHWELCON@PA.GOV