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For Release: Friday, July 10, 2015

Public Comment Period Extended to August 10 on Waste-By-Rail Draft Permit Modification & Renewal

The public will have an additional 30 days, until August 10, to comment on the draft permit modification and renewal by One World Recycling due to broad public and community interest, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The draft permit application was listed in the June 17, 2015 Environmental Notice Bulletin.

One World Recycling's current permit allows it to transport up to 370 tons per day (tpd) of construction and demolition debris and commercial waste by rail off of Long Island. A DEC emergency authorization was issued after Superstorm Sandy which allowed the facility to operate at 1,100 tpd. The permit modification will end the facility's work under the emergency authorization and will limit facility operations to 500 tpd of waste with the existing infrastructure.

Upon completion of a proposed building expansion, One World, located in Lindenhurst, Suffolk County, would be authorized to operate at a rate of 650 tpd, based on 312 days of operation in a calendar year, and at no time exceed 800 tons on any given day. Prior to issuance of the emergency authorization made necessary by Superstorm Sandy, the facility's permitted capacity was 370 tpd.

DEC will not make a final determination on the draft permit modification and renewal until it has fully reviewed all issues and the public comments. The extension of the comment period will enable members of the public to participate meaningfully in the process.

Written public comments will be accepted until the close of business on August 10, 2015. Written comments can be submitted by email to OneWorldRecycling@dec.ny.gov or mailed to: Mark Carrara, NYSDEC, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409.

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