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For Release: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Public Comment Period on the CWM Landfill Proceeding Extended to November 21st

The Facility Siting Board and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens have extended the public comment period for CWM's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston, Niagara County, DEC announced today. The public can now submit comments until November 21, 2014.

Comments may be submitted by mail to Chief Administrative Law Judge James T. McClymonds, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-5500. Comments may also be submitted via email address to

In addition, the date for the filing of petitions for party status is extended from October 20, 2014, to November 21, 2014. Petitions must now be received at the DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 4 p.m. on November 21, 2014.

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