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Hearing Set For Terraqua Drilling Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit
The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. on August 10, to accept testimony on an industrial waste discharge permit application submitted by TerrAqua Resource Management LLC to treat and discharge 400,000 gallons per day of gas well drilling wastewater to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

The hearing will be held at the DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport.

“DEP held a public meeting on July 8 to explain TerrAqua’s permit application and our review process,” said DEP Northcentral Regional Director Robert Yowell. “We answered many good questions that night, and we expect to receive considerable testimony at the public hearing.”

During the public hearing, individuals may present oral testimony for a maximum of five minutes. Written testimony of also will be accepted that evening and until Aug. 24. DEP will respond in writing to all relevant comments. There will not be a question and answer session during the hearing. Citizens may register to testify the night of the hearing, and they will be called in the same order as they registered.

Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act should contact Daniel Spadoni at 570-327-3659 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

The application is available for public review at the DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third St., Suite 101, Williamsport, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling Kathy Arndt at 570-327-3693.


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