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DER DETERMINES THAT USPCI APPLICATION IS COMPLETE; CLOSER REVIEW OF PROPOSED HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY BEGINS

          DER DETERMINES THAT USPCI APPLICATION IS COMPLETE;
      CLOSER REVIEW OF PROPOSED HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY BEGINS
    HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Resources (DER) today deemed administratively complete an application from United States Pollution Control Inc. of Pennsylvania (USPCI) to build a hazardous waste incinerator in Gregg Township, Union County.
    The notification means DER has enough information to begin a careful technical review of the Phase I application, submitted early last month, to determine whether it complies with exclusionary criteria developed by the department to protect the public and environmentally sensitive areas.
    "The paperwork appears to be in order so we can begin scrutinizing the contents of the application," DER Hazardous Waste Siting Team Leader Karl Sheaffer said.  "A key part of our review is a public meeting and hearing to solicit public comment, and we encourage citizens to attend both."
    DER has scheduled a public meeting from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 11, at the Warrior Run Middle School Auditorium, R.D. 2, Turbotville. The public hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Jan. 15, at the same location.
    Under Pennsylvania's Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act of 1988, DER has until March 12, 1992, to review USPCI's application to build a hazardous waste incinerator on a 50-acre site.  The application provides information about the company, the site, the types of wastes the proposed facility would accept and how they would be managed.
    A Phase II application, which provides specific technical details about construction and operation of the facility, may be submitted only if DER determines that the Phase I application meets department specifications.
    DER requests and carefully considers public comments during each application phase.
    On Aug. 22, DER rejected an earlier application from USPCI, which had proposed building an incinerator and an ash disposal landfill, after the federal Soil Conservation Service discovered Class I agricultural lands on the site.
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    /CONTACT:  Justin Supon, 717-787-1323, or Daniel T. Spadoni, 717-327-3659, both of the DER/ CO:  Department of Environmental Resources ST:  Pennsylvania IN: SU: JS -- PH016 -- 0900 11/08/91 11:38 EST
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