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DEP Invites Applications For County Waste Planning Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting applications for county waste planning grants. This is the beginning of an open application period. (PA Bulletin page 2280)
            Planning grants are awarded to counties for 80 percent of approved costs for preparing municipal waste management plans as required by Act 101, for carrying out related studies, surveys, investigations, inquiries, research and analysis, including those related to siting, environmental mediation, education programs on pollution prevention and household hazardous waste and providing technical assistance to small businesses for pollution prevention.
            Grants may be awarded for feasibility studies and project development for municipal waste processing or disposal facilities, except for facilities for the combustion of municipal waste that are not proposed to be operated for the recovery of energy.
            Potential applicants are required to meet with their DEP Regional Planning and Recycling Coordinator prior to submitting an application for funding consideration.
            Applications can be obtained from the DEP Coordinator or from the Department’s website.
            Inquiries concerning this notice should be directed to Mark Vottero, Bureau of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, PO Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472 or send email to:


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