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Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC

Air Quality Plan Approval and Related Information

Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC is proposing to construct and operate a leachate evaporation system at its landfill located in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.

Proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC leachate evaporation system in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County (May 9, 2019)

On July 2, 2020, DEP sent a letter to Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill requesting additional information be submitted to DEP within 60 days.

Air Quality Plan Approval is required for the applicant to commence construction of an air contamination source and may allow for temporary operation. A plan approval is not the same as an operating permit, which is required for long-term operation. DEP has not made decision on the application. The notice of intent signals that DEP has performed its evaluation of the application and begins the regulatory public participation process.

Public participation

Public Notice on DEP’s proposed air quality plan approval was published in the May 9, 2020 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which began a 30-day public comment period. More info (begins on page 2423).

In response to public comments received, DEP has requested additional information from Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill. DEP will not take a final action on the plan approval application while it awaits a response from the landfill. If DEP makes significant changes to its draft plan approval as a result of its review of the additional data submitted, DEP will republish notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, provide relevant documents on this webpage, and provide an additional public comment period.

PAG-03 Authorization to Discharge Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity

On June 30, 2015, DEP approved the transfer of the landfill’s general permit from Tervita LLC to Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC.

Since the transfer in ownership, DEP authorized a statewide NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity (PAG-03) which went into effect on September 24, 2016. The PAG-03 is renewed every five years and expires on September 23, 2021. Coverage under the PAG-03 serves as the existing permit for the facility and coverage under it is automatically extended. Landfills are covered by Appendix C.

Minor Modification of Permit No. 100277 for the Leachate Management Plan Revisions

On September 10, 2020, Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill responded to DEP’s letter.

On August 28, 2020, DEP sent a letter outlining technical deficiencies with the August 16, 2020 submission.

On August 16, 2020, Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill responded to DEP’s letter.

On July 17, 2020, DEP sent a letter outlining remaining technical deficiencies with the request for minor modification for its Leachate Management Plan. The letter requested additional information be submitted to DEP within 30 days.

On June 10, 2020, Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill responded to DEP’s technical deficiency letter.

On April 14, 2020, DEP sent a letter to Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill outlining technical deficiencies with the landfill’s request for minor modification for its Leachate Management Plan. The letter requested additional information be submitted to DEP within 60 days.

On February 19, 2020, Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill submitted a minor permit modification application for Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC located in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.

Related Information

On February 13, 2020, DEP and Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, LLC executed a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) to address violations of the landfill’s permit and the Solid Waste Management Act.