Seal of Lower Saucon Township
3700 Old Philadelphia Pike / Bethlehem, Pa 18015 / 610-865-3291

Important Topics

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Bethlehem Landfill

Message from Bethlehem Landfill dated 03-20-2020
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Host Community Agreement
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Bethlehem Landfill Application to DEP for Modification to Landfill Disposal Area & Capacity dated June 10, 2020
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Trash Odors in Steel City:
The Township is aware of the Norfolk-Southern train carrying trash through Steel City. In order to monitor and provide information to DEP, we are asking anyone who sees a train with trash on it and/or smells an odor from the train, call the PADEP Environmental Complaint Hotline for the Northeast Region at (866) 255-5158, press Option #2. PLEASE NOTE that even those the recording says it is for emergencies, ALL odor complaints should still be recorded at this number. Also, please take a photograph of the rail car and note the time frame of the odor. The information and photo should be sent directly to Amy Faulch at afaulch@pa.gov

Complaints Regarding Odor or Other Issues:
Lower Saucon Township encourages its residents to report complaints regarding odors, noise, or other issues related to the Bethlehem Landfill directly to the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The PA DEP maintains a log of complaints received which are followed-up on by their staff.

If odors are detected, individuals should call the PA DEP Environmental Complaint Hotline (Emergency) for the Northeast Region at (866) 255-5158, Press Option #2. PLEASE NOTE that even those the recording says it is for emergencies, ALL odor complaints should still be recorded at this number.

If a gas odor (natural gas, landfill gas) is detected in someone's home or along Applebutter Road/Ringhoffer Road/Steel City area, individuals should immediately call 911. Emergency personnel will contact the PA DEP if their assistance is needed.

Additionally, Bethlehem Landfill maintains a Community Hotline for residents, which you can also phone to report complaints about odors or other issues directly to their staff. You can call them after hours and weekends at 610-317-3200, Option #4 – you will then receive a call back from Landfill Management.

Reports

2020 DEP Engineer's Monthly Status Reports
January 2020
August 2020


2020 DEP Solid Waste Inspection Reports
January 9, 2020
June 24, 2020


2020 DEP Air Quality Reports


2020 HEA Inspection Reports
January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020
February 6, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 5, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 16, 2020
June 4, 2020
August 5, 2020
August 13, 2020
September 3, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 1, 2020

Other Reports
Report dated 08-14-20 from PA DEP - Emergency Response Incident Report. Click here to see the report.

Letter dated 06-17-19 from the PA DEP regarding "Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty" between PA DEP and the Bethlehem Landfill. Click here to see the letter.

Mobile Analytical Unit (MAU) report generated by PA DEP Bureau of Labs as a result of the event that was completed in June 2015. The report includes raw data and does not include any interpretation of the data that was collected. This report has been forwarded to the PA Dept. of Health and ATSDR to assist them in their public health evaluation. Click here to see the reports.

Letter dated 12-22-16 from the PA Dept. of Health regarding the environmental exposure study that has been completed. Click here to see the report.

PA DEP 09/23/2015 letter regarding DEP's evaluation of odors associated with BRE and gas generated by the IESI PA Landfill - Click here to read more.

HEA 7/7/2015 letter to Roger Bellas of DEP with Review Comments of the Technical Consultant Committee on the Southeastern Realignment dated 7/6/2015. - Click here to read more.

PA DEP response letter from Roger Bellas on IESI Bethlehem Landfill odors. Click here to read the letter.

Health Consultation - Alliance Landfill Site - Click here to view the report.

Chrin Risk Assessment of Ambient Air - Click here

Chrin Ambient Air Monitoring Report - Click here

Air Quality Program Site Inspection on November 5, 2014 - Click here

DEP eFACTS

PA DEP eFACTS (Environment, Facility, Application, Compliance Tracking System) database link for the Bethlehem Landfill. Click here to view Information on the IESI PA Bethlehem Landfill

Notice of Violations (NOV's)

  • Letter from PA DEP dated April 29, 2020 - Notice of Violation - Solid Waste - Violation of Solid Waste Permit. Click here to see the NOV.
  • Letter from Bethlehem Landfill - Notice of Violation - Response to the April 29, 2020 NOV. Click here to see the response.

Bethlehem Landfill

IESI Bethlehem Landfill Southeastern Expansion Information

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Northern Realignment

Property Boundary and Lot Consolidation Plan dated September 14, 2020. Click here to see the plan.

Landfill Committee

Per the Host Agreement between the IESI Bethlehem Landfill, located on Applebutter Road in the Township, and Lower Saucon Township, "IESI and the Township shall continue to participate in the Lower Saucon Township Landfill Committee ("Landfill Committee") to monitor and review the operation of the Landfill. The Landfill Committee shall consist of two IESI representatives and two residents from the Township. The Landfill Committee shall meet monthly or at such other intervals as mutually agreed upon by the Landfill Committee members, and shall have the discretion to set its own meeting schedules and administrative procedures as the Landfill Committee deems necessary. The Landfill Committee shall be authorized and requested to periodically monitor the Landfill operation and provide reports on the Landfill operation to IESI and to the Township. The Landfill Committee also shall be required and empowered to receive, review and report on Landfill related complaints. The Landfill Committee shall be advisory only, and shall have no legal authority to bind either IESI or the Township. The Landfill Committee meetings shall be held within the Township and open to the Township, and/or its designees and Township residents to attend. IESI will provide reasonable, escorted access to the Landfill and property owned by the City over which IESI has an easement to the members of the Landfill Committee and to the Township, and/or its designees."

The Landfill Committee also consists of:

  1. Haz Hijazi, P.E.
  2. Neil Ortwein
  3. Scott Brown, Township Host Municipal Inspector
  4. Priscilla deLeon, Council Liaison
  5. Astor Lawson, IESI Bethlehem Landfill District Manager
  6. David Pannucci, IESI Bethlehem Landfill Regional Engineer

Landfill Committee Meetings

The Landfill Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. or on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. at the Council Meeting Room at Lower Saucon Township located at 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem.

You can review a copy of the current meeting minutes by clicking on any active meeting date in our table below.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE OCTOBER 15, 2020 LANDFILL COMMITTEE MEETING, VIA ZOOM, WHICH STARTS AT 6:00 P.M. YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE. CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

DAY
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Thursday    January 16, 2020 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    February 20, 2020 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    March 19, 2020 - CANCELLED 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    April 16, 2020 - CANCELLED 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    May 21, 2020 1:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    June 18, 2020 6:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    July 16, 2020 1:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    August 13, 2020 6:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    September 17, 2020 1:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    October 15, 2020 6:00 PM Attend Via Zoom
Thursday    November 19, 2020 1:00 PM Council Meeting Room
Thursday    December 17, 2020 6:00 PM Council Meeting Room

Archived Minutes

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Steel Club Land Development

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Aria Energy

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Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project

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PennEast Pipeline Updates

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UGI LNG Project - City of Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board Updates

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MS4 Updates

3-26-18: Public participation is an essential part of the Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) because it enhances buy-in from residents, business owners, and landowners that may have an impact on pollution discharges, can uncover missing elements or errors in calculations, and builds cooperative partnerships among the Township and other entities. Click here to see the PRP.




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