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Subseries 1. Department of Environmental Resources, (DER) Committee Documents 1981-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

This sub-series contains committee materials collected by Coleman during her participation in the Solid Waste Roundtable, Hazardous Waste Facilities Planning Advisory Committee (HWFPAC), the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), the Hazardous Waste Siting Committee (HWSC), and the Recycling Fund Advisory Committee (RFAC). The committees cooperated to recommend to the Department of Environmental Protection regulations to implement a Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Facilities Plan. The creation of the Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Facilities Plan was mandated by the Solid Waste Management Act to regulate hazardous waste and plan for the future. HWFPAC and SWAC consisted of a variety of stakeholders including representatives from a waste treatment facility, a waste generator, local governments, environmentalists and academic scientists. The files consist of committee agendas, minutes, correspondence, and supporting materials. The HWFPAC files contain a plan edited by Coleman. The HWSC files contain information on the development of a citizen primer, Getting Involved, concerning public participation in the siting of waste facilities. RFAC, part of SWAC, advised the state on the expenditure of funds generated from fees assessed on the dumping of waste to benefit recycling programs.

Folder 13 Solid Waste Management Roundtable, 1981-1983
Folder 14-18 Hazardous Waste Facilities Planning Advisory Committee, 1981-1983
Folder 19-28 Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), 1984-1993
Folder 29-32 Hazardous Waste Siting Committee, 1985-1993

Box 5
Folder 1-2 Hazardous Waste Siting Committee, 1985-1993
Folder 3 DER Review of Advisory Groups, 1989
Folder 4 Recycling Fund Advisory Committee, 1992-1993