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BRAVE PENNSYLVANIA TOWNSHIPS
DEFY STATE "PREEMPTION" OF SLUDGE POLICIES AND CONTINUE TO
ENACT LOCAL ORDINANCES REGULATING THE LAND APPLICATION OF SEWAGE
Thursday, June 20, 2002
Butler regulates biosolids
ordinance requires $38 per ton testing fee
by LISA COONEY
FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Butler Township has
followed the lead of other local
approving an ordinance that regulates the use of biosolids.
Township solicitor John Hampton, of Hampton &
Hampton, Fountain Springs,
called the ordinance
"strong." He noted it was based on an example
by the Community Legal Defense Fund.
Butler Township Sewage Sludge Safety Ordinance requires registration
of each sludge site and land applicant operating in the
highlight of the ordinance includes a
testing fee of $38 per ton and
requires the testing of
each truckload applied in the township.
There will also be an undetermined administrative fee for
the permits. A schedule of dates and
times the land application will occur
must be provided.
The ordinance also requires the applicant to obtain a
valid Department of Environmental Protection permit.
Failure to comply with the ordinance is a summary
offense, according to
Violators could be imprisoned and fined up to $1,000 per day
when not in
compliance with the new
Township resident and Mahanoy
Creek Watershed Association member David
the new ordinance "a step in the right direction."
He commented that the association is presently
working with an
environmental lawyer from Harrisburg to
compose an encompassing ordinance
regulating the use of
He stressed the need for
uniformity among local municipalities regarding
Kimberly L. Snell-Zarcone
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future
610 North 3rd Street
phone - (717) 214-7920
fax - (717)