On Monday March 26, Coudersport Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) will be having a meeting at 6:30PM. Council is providing bus transportation to the meeting for those who want to show our opposition to this reckless and environmentally dangerous proposed waste water project from Epiphany Allegheny LLC.
To sign up for the bus, call 716-945-1790 and ask for the Council office. The bus will leave the ACC at 4PM. A light bagged meal will be provided.
The meeting room is small so come prepared to stand outside the building to rally peacefully and strongly. For those who want to drive themselves the location is at the Borough Maintenance Building, 48 Damascus St in Coudersport PA. As the public comment period is only 15 minutes with priority given to paying users of the municipal waste water system, it is suggested that those who want to have their voices heard on this issue write a letter to submit at the meeting. These will have to be entered into the meeting minutes. We have designed t-shirts for people to wear, 2 banners that people can hold, and we are suggesting people make creative signs to hold as well.
ACTION ALERT! CAMA APPLIED FOR A PERMIT TO DEVELOP THE SITE FOR THE WASTE TREATEMENT FACILITY! Notice from the PA Bulletin:
Applications Received under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1-693.27} and section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P.S. § 679.302} and Requests for Certification under section 401(a) of the FWPCA.
Coudersport Area Municipal Authority is seeking Department authorization giving consent to develop, operate and maintain a 0.48-acre site for the proposed Epiphany centralized waste treatment facility adjacent to their publicly owned wastewater treatment facility within the 100-year floodway and floodfringe of the Allegheny River. Epiphany site development within any demarcated 100-year FEMA floodway area shall not include any fill placement, whereas other floodway encroachment activities shall be limited to minimal excavation, backfill, and grading required for above-ground or subsurface utility installation. Site development for proposed the centralized waste treatment facility within demarcated 100-year FEMA floodfringe areas shall include, but not be limited to, fill placement to a maximum elevation of 1,625-feet to sufficiently provide facility stability, containment and floodproofing. The project is located along the southern right-of-way of SR 0006 approximately 390-feet south of Eulalia Township Toles Hollow Road and SR 0006 intersection.
Persons objecting to approval of CAMA's request for a Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit may send their comments, suggestions or objections to:
Department of Environmental Protection, 208 W Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701-6448.
Comments should contain: The name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and identification of the certification request and a concise statement of comments, objections or suggestions including the relevant facts upon which they are based.
Comments should also contain identification of the certification request: E53-453. Coudersport Area Municipal Authority, 201 South West Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 Eulalia Township, Potter County. ACOE Pittsburgh Regulatory District. Coudersport Area Municipal Authority Site Development for Epiphany Centralized Waste Treatment Facility within the Allegheny River Floodway and Flood-fringe.