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MINING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS

   Applications under the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. §§ 1396.1--1396.19a); the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. §§ 3301--3326); The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001); the Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act (52 P. S. §§ 30.51--30.66); The Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act (52 P. S. §§ 1406.1--1406.21). Mining activity permits issued in response to the applications will also address the applicable permitting requirements of the following statutes:  the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015); the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. §§ 693.1--693.27); and the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003).

   The following permit applications to conduct mining activities have been received by the Department of Environmental Protection (Department). A copy of the application is available for inspection at the District Mining Office indicated before each application. Where a 401 Water Quality Certification is needed for any aspect of a particular proposed mining activity, the submittal of the permit application will serve as the request for certification.

   Written comments or objections or requests for informal conferences on applications, may be submitted by any person or any officer or head of any Federal, State or local government agency or authority to the Department at the same address within 30 days of this publication or within 30 days after the last publication of the applicant's newspaper advertisement, as provided by 25 Pa. Code §§ 77.121--77.123 and 86.31--86.34 (relating to public notices of filing of permit applications, opportunity for comment and informal conferences).

   Where any of the mining activities listed will have discharges of wastewater to streams, the Department will incorporate NPDES permits into the mining activity permits issued in response to these applications. NPDES permits will contain, at a minimum, technology-based effluent limitations (as described in the Department's regulations--25 Pa. Code §§ 77.522, 87.102, 88.92, 88.187, 88.242, 89.52 and 90.102) for iron, manganese, suspended solids, settleable solids, alkalinity and pH. In addition to the previous, more restrictive effluent limitations, restrictions on discharge volume or restrictions on the extent of mining that may occur will be incorporated into a mining activity permit, when necessary, for compliance with water quality standards (in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapters 93 and 95). Persons or agencies which have requested review of the NPDES permit requirements for a particular mining activity within the previously-mentioned public comment period will be provided with a 30-day period to review and submit comments on those requirements.

   Written comments or objections should contain the name, address and telephone number of persons submitting comments or objections; application number; and a statement of sufficient detail to inform the Department on the basis of comment or objection and relevant facts upon which it is based. Requests for an informal conference must contain the name, address and telephone number of requestor; application number; a brief summary of the issues to be raised by the requestor at the conference; and a statement whether the requestor desires to have the conference conducted in the locality of the proposed mining activities.

Coal Applications Received

   Pottsville District Mining Office:  5 West Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901-2454, (570) 621-3118.

   40020201. Rossi Excavating Company (9 West 15th Street, Hazleton, PA 18201), coal refuse reprocessing operation in Hazle Township, Luzerne County affecting 113.0 acres, receiving stream:  none. Application received March 4, 2002.

   22851304R3. S & M Coal Company (1744 East Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980), renewal of an existing anthracite underground mine operation in Wiconisco Township, Dauphin County affecting 4.2 acres, receiving stream:  none. Application received March 11, 2002.

   49860102R2. Mid-Valley Coal Sales, Inc. (1380 Tioga Street, Coal Township, PA 17866-3855), renewal of an existing anthracite surface mine operation in Coal Township, Northumberland County affecting 1,215.0 acres, receiving stream:  none. Application received March 13, 2002.

   54860110R3. Reading Anthracite Company (P. O. Box 1200, Pottsville, PA 17901), renewal of an existing anthracite surface mine operation in Foster Township, Schuylkill County affecting 99.0 acres, receiving stream:  none. Application received March 13, 2002.

   Hawk Run District Mining Office:  Empire Road, P. O. Box 209, Hawk Run, PA 16840-0209, (814) 342-8200.

   17860140 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0115673. Waroquier Coal Company, P. O. Box 128, Clearfield, PA 16830. Transfer of an existing bituminous surface mine permit from Beth Contracting, Inc. The permit is located in Beccarria Township, Clearfield County and affects 305 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries to Cofinan Run, CWF, unnamed tributaries to Muddy Run, CWF. Application received February 20, 2002.

   17930120 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0219614. Energy Resources, Inc., P. O. Box 259, Brockway, PA 15824. Transfer of an existing bituminous surface mine permit from Al Hamilton Contracting Company. The permit is located in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County and affects 88.8 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries of Wallace Run, Wallace Run to Little Clearfield Creek and Laurel Run to Little Clearfield Creek, Little Clearfield Creek to Clearfield Creek, Clearfield Creek to West Branch Susquehanna River. Application received February 22, 2002.

   17910131 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0206792. Forcey Coal, Inc., P. O. Box 225, Madera, PA 16661-0225. Transfer of an existing bituminous surface mine-auger permit from Ecklund Coal Company, Inc. The permit is located in Bigler Township, Clearfield County and affects 187.7 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributary to Clearfield Creek, Porter Run, CWF. Application received March 14, 2002.

   17860144 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0115711. Junior Coal Contracting, Inc., R. D. 3, Box 225A, Philipsburg, PA 16866. Renewal of an existing bituminous surface mine permit located in Decatur Township, Clearfield County affecting 324 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributary of Moshannon Creek and Shimmel Run. Application received January 30, 2002.

   17960121 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0220485. K & J Coal Co., Inc., P. O. Box 189, Westover, PA 16692. Renewal of an existing bituminous surface mine-auger permit located in Chest and Ferguson Townships, Clearfield County affecting 297.5 acres. Receiving streams:  McMasters Run to Wilson Run and unnamed tributary to Wilson Run to Wilson Run to Chest Creek to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Application received February 12, 2002.

   17910124 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0206725. T D K Coal Sales, Inc., P. O. Box 259, Brockway, PA 15824-0259. Renewal of an existing surface mine permit located in Brady Township, Clearfield County affecting 393 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary of Laurel Branch Run to Laurel Branch Run; unnamed tributaries to Beech Creek and Beech Creek; Beech Run and Laurel Branch Run to East Branch Mahoning Creek; East Brand Mahoning Creek to Mahoning Creek; Mahoning Creek to Allegheny River. Application received February 12, 2002.

   57960201 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0220671. Falcon Coal & Construction Company, P. O. Box 207, Mildred, PA 18631. Renewal of an existing Coal Refuse Reprocessing surface mine permit located in Cherry Township, Sullivan County affecting 12.1 acres. Receiving streams:  Birch Creek to Loyalsock Creek to West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Application received February 15, 2002.

   17960119 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0220469. T D K Coal Sales, Inc., P. O. Box 259, Brockway, PA 15824-0259. Renewal of an existing bituminous surface mine permit located in Jordan Township, Clearfield County affecting 154 acres. Receiving streams:  tributary to Comfort Run and Comfort Run to North Witmer Run to Clearfield Creek to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Application received February 20, 2002.

   17860146 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0115738. M. B. Energy, Inc., 175 McKnight Road, Blairsville, PA 15717. Renewal of an existing bituminous surface mine permit located in Chest Township, Clearfield County affecting 214.8 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributary to Wilson Run, to Wilson Run, to Chest Creek, to West Branch Susquehanna River. Application received March 4, 2002.

   Cambria District Mining Office:  286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931, (814) 472-1900.

   32020102 and NPDES Permit No. PA0249173. Big Mack Leasing Company, Inc., R. D. 6, Box 231, Kittanning, PA 16201. Commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface and auger mine in Young Township, Indiana County, affecting 46.0 acres. Receiving streams:  Neal Run and Reeds Run and their unnamed tributaries classified for the following uses:  TSF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received March 8, 2002.

   56910101 and NPDES Permit No. PA0599077. Paul F. Becker Coal Company, 1593 Old Route 22, Duncansville, PA 16635, permit renewal for continued operation of a bituminous surface and auger mine and for existing discharge of treated mine drainage in Somerset and Stonycreek Townships, Somerset County, affecting 120.0 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries to Kimberly Run classified for the following uses:  CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received March 11, 2002.

   56960109 and NPDES Permit No. PA0234273. Croner, Inc., P. O. Box 260, Friedens, PA 15541), permit renewal for continued operation of a bituminous surface mine and for existing discharge of treated mine drainage in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, affecting 129.0 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries to Blue Lick Creek classified for the following uses:  CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received March 12, 2002.

   56860105 and NPDES Permit No. PA0597686. Croner, Inc., P. O. Box 260, Friedens, PA 15541, permit renewal for continued operation of a bituminous surface and auger mine and for existing discharge of treated mine drainage in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, affecting 184.2 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries to Blue Lick Creek and Swamp Creek classified for the following uses:  CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received March 12, 2002.

   Knox District Mining Office:  White Memorial Building, P. O. Box 669, Knox, PA 16232-0669, (814) 797-1191.

   24970101 and NPDES Permit No. PA0227404. Energy Resources, Inc. (P. O. Box 259, Brockway, PA 15824). Renewal of an existing bituminous surface strip operation in Fox Township, Elk County affecting 44.7 acres. Receiving streams:  Curry Run and Little Toby Creek, classified for the following uses:  Statewide water uses:  CWF. No public water supplies are within 10 miles downstream of this proposed operation. Application for reclamation only. Application received March 11, 2002.

   33970104 and NPDES Permit No. PA0227412. Swisher Contracting, Inc. (P. O. Box 1223, Clearfield, PA 16830). Renewal of an existing bituminous surface strip and auger operation in Snyder Township, Jefferson County affecting 30.0 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributary to Walburn Run, classified for the following uses:  Statewide water uses:  CWF. No public water supplies are within 10 miles downstream of this proposed operation. Application for reclamation only. Application received March 11, 2002.

   10020101 and NPDES Permit No. PA0242098. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001). Commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface strip operation in Cherry Township, Butler County affecting 31.6 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries to Findlay Run, classified for the following uses:  Statewide water uses:  CWF. No public water supplies are within 10 miles downstream of this proposed operation. Application received March 8, 2002.

   1475-10020101-E-1. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001). Application for a stream encroachment to conduct mining activities to within 25 feet to unnamed tributary No. 1 to Findlay Run in Cherry Township, Butler County affecting 31.6 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributaries to Findlay Run, classified for the following uses:  Statewide water uses:  CWF. No public water supplies are within 10 miles downstream of this proposed operation. Application received March 8, 2002.

Noncoal Applications Received

   Pottsville District Mining Office:  5 West Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901-2454, (570) 621-3118.

   8073SM1C6 and NPDES Permit #PA0614602. Highway Materials, Inc. (1128 Crusher Road, Perkiomen- ville, PA 18074), correction to an existing quarry operation and NPDES Permit in Marlborough Township, Montgomery County affecting 75.9 acres, receiving stream:  Unami Creek, classified for the following use:  trout stocking. Application received March 12, 2002.

   8074SM2C3 and NPDES Permit #PA0012904. Highway Materials, Inc. (1750 Walton Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422-0405), renewal of NPDES Permit in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, receiving stream:  Lorraine Run, classified for the following use:  trout stocking. Application received March 14, 2002.

   Knox District Mining Office:  White Memorial Building, P. O. Box 669, Knox, PA 16232-0669, (814) 797-1191.

   37020303. The East Fairfield Coal Co., Inc. (Box 217, 10900 South Avenue, North Lima, OH 44452-9792). Commencement, operation and restoration of an underground industrial minerals operation in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County affecting 187.1 acres. Receiving streams:  Honey Creek, classified for the following uses:  Statewide water uses:  CWF. No public water supplies are within 10 miles downstream of this proposed operation. Application received March 12, 2002.

FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT, SECTION 401

   The following permit applications and requests for Environmental Assessment approval and requests for Water Quality Certification have been received by the Department of Environmental Protection (Department). Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)), requires the State to certify that the involved projects will not violate the applicable provisions of sections 301--303, 306 and 307 of the FWPCA (33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1311--1313, 1316 and 1317) as well as relevant State requirements. Initial requests for 401 Water Quality Certification will be published concurrently with the permit application. Persons objecting to approval of a request for certification under section 401 or to the issuance of a Dam Permit or Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit or the approval of an Environmental Assessment must submit any comments, suggestions or objections within 30 days of the date of this notice as well as any questions to the office noted before the application. Comments should contain the name, address and telephone number of the person commenting, identification of the certification request to which the comments or objections are addressed and a concise statement of comments, objections or suggestions including the relevant facts upon which they are based.

   The Department may conduct a fact-finding hearing or an informal conference in response to comments if deemed necessary. Each individual will be notified, in writing, of the time and place of a scheduled hearing or conference concerning the certification request to which the comment, objection or suggestion relates. Maps, drawings and other data pertinent to the certification request are available for inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each working day at the office noted before the application.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the specified program. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.


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 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)).

WATER OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS

   Southeast Region:  Water Management Program Manager, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

   E15-682. Philadelphia Suburban Water, 762 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3489, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

   To construct and maintain a 16 inch HDPE under an unnamed tributary of the Valley Creek (EV) and the existing Church Road Culvert water main by method of directional drilling. The project site is located along Church Road approximately 1,400 feet south of the Conestoga Road S.R. 0401 (Malvern, PA Quadrangle N:  8.55 inches; W:  8.90 inches).

   E09-836. Quakertown Community School District, 600 Park Avenue, Quakertown, PA 18951, Richland Township, Bucks County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

   To construct and maintain an access road, parking facilities, athletic facilities and stormwater management facilities associated with the construction of the proposed Quakertown Middle School within the 100-year floodplain of Morgan Creek (TSF) and adjacent wetlands (PFO/SS). The applicant also requests an Environmental Assessment Approval to construct, operate and maintain a nonjurisdictional dam in and along a wetland adjacent to Morgan Creek. The proposed project will impact approximately 0.63 acre of wetlands. The site is located just south of the intersection of Fairview Road and Fairview Avenue (Quakertown, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  11.2 inches, W:  10.0 inches).

   E23-298. Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. David's, PA 19087-3696, Radnor Township, Delaware County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

   To maintain and modify the existing Upper Lake situated in and along Gulph Creek. Work on the lake consists of:

   1.  Reconfiguration of the lake's shoreline and bed.

   2.  Creation of approximately 400 linear feet of low flow stream diversion channel along the northern edge of Upper Lake to separate the lake from Gulph Creek.

   3.  Installation of an inlet structure for maintaining a baseflow into the lake.

   4.  Also, to create reedbed filtration systems, including inlet and outlet structures for Upper Lake and Willow Lake, which will provide active nutrient removal and to construct a concrete sediment trap in Willow Run upstream from Willow Lake.

   The Willow Lake reedbed system and sediment trap will be constructed in wetlands and impact about 0.016 acre of wetlands. This project is located at Eastern University (Norristown, PA Quadrangle N:  9 inches; W:  11.2 inches).

   E15-683. Downingtown Mainstreet Group, 342 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335, Downingtown Township, Chester County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

   To relocate and modify a 335 linear-foot section of Park Run (WWF-MF) stream channel, a tributary of the East Branch Brandywine Creek, associated with the S&S Development Co. Inc. Project. Work will involve creating a meandering stream around two existing exposed sanitary sewer manholes and the removal of existing bridge abutments. Work will also include the creation of a riparian buffer and fill in the floodplain to accommodate a proposed building. The project is associated with a redevelopment effort of the former O'Brien Machinery Complex located approximately 700 feet south of the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and the Brandywine Avenue (Downingtown, PA Quadrangle N:  0.75 inch; W:  10.75 inches) in Downingtown Borough, Chester County.

   Northeast Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790.

   E40-597. Borough of Harveys Lake, P. O. Box 60, Harveys Lake, PA 18618. Borough of Harveys Lake, Luzerne County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To maintain the Harveys Lake Flood Protection Project (C40:15), in a 1,200-foot reach of a tributary to Harveys Lake known as Wordan Place Run. Construction of the original project was completed in 1979. The project consists of a rectangular concrete channel having a bottom width of 6 feet and a depth of 4 feet, with eight 6-foot by 4-foot concrete box culverts located at S.R. 1415, Center Street and six driveways. The project extends from Harveys Lake eastward under S.R. 1415 (Lakeside Drive) and along the south side of S.R. 1024 (Harveys Lake, PA Quadrangle N:  20.3 inches; W:  4.4 inches).

   Southcentral Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

   E22-438. Allen Smith, Conewago Contractors, Inc., 610 Edgegrove Road, Hanover, PA 17331 in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, ACOE Baltimore District

   To construct and maintain a culvert stream crossing in an unnamed tributary to Swatara Creek (WWF) and to place fill in the floodway of the tributary to Swatara Creek for the purpose of constructing the 109.55-acre Stoneridge Commerce Park (Kreider Farm Subdivision) located between Longview Drive, to the north and Fulling Mill Road to the south and North Street to the east (Steelton, PA Quadrangle N:  19.75 inches; W:  0.0 inch) in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

   E36-728. Nissin Foods USA Co. Inc., 2901 Hempland Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To remove the existing stormwater collection system/stream enclosure within Brubaker Run (WWF) consisting of a system of corrugated metal pipes and to construct and maintain a new stormwater collection system consisting of reinforced concrete pipes and a precast concrete box culvert (4` x 11`), a concrete endwall, a utility line crossing and two road crossings at a point/points within the existing Nissin Foods USA Company, Inc. property boundaries located at Hempland Road (Columbia East, PA Quadrangle N:  9.0 inches; W:  1.0 inch) in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

   Northcentral Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, (570) 327-3636.

   E14-414. Historical and Museum Commission, P. O. Box 160A, Harrisburg, PA 16827. Water Obstruction and Encroachment Joint Permit Application, in Harris Township, Centre County, ACOE Susquehanna River Basin District (State College, PA Quadrangle N:  5.5 inches; W:  6.25 inches).

   To remove existing footbridge and construct and maintain a 10-foot by 62-foot long steel beam, wooden decked footbridge over Spring Creek, which is located at the Pennsylvania Military Museum along S. R. 0322 in Boalsburg. This project proposes to have a minimal impact on Spring Creek, which is, designated a HQ-CWF, wild trout stream and does not propose to impact any jurisdictional wetlands.

   E19-224. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 3-0, P. O. Box 218, Montoursville, PA 17754-0218. Bridge Replacement, in Sugarloaf Township, Columbia County, ACOE Baltimore District (Red Rock, PA Quadrangle N:  4.28 inches; W:  11.37 inches).

   To remove the existing 19 foot reinforced concrete I-beam bridge which is on a skew of 45 degrees with a curb-to-curb width of 20.3 feet, a hydraulic opening of 104.5 square feet and a design underclearance of 5.5 feet and to construct and maintain a 25 foot prestressed reinforced spread box beam bridge placed on a skew of 55° left ahead with a curb-to-curb width of 40 feet and a hydraulic opening of 148 feet. The project is located on SR 0487, Segment 0760, Offset 1321 over Coles Creek (CWF) approximately 2 miles south of the intersection of SR 487/SR 118. The project will impact less than 0.05 acre of wetlands while impacting approximately 80 feet of waterway.

   E19-226. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 315 South Allen Street, Suite 322, State College, PA 16801. Fishing Creek/Kocher Stream Stabilization, in Mount Pleasant, Scott and Orange Townships, Columbia County, ACOE Baltimore District (Bloomsburg, PA Quadrangle N:  7.75 inches; W:  7.25 inches).

   To construct and maintain approximately 1,500 feet of stabilization and improvement of aquatic habitat of Fishing Creek (CWF) near Light Street off SR 487 downstream from the current confluence of Fishing Creek and Stony Brook. The project will not impact wetlands while impacting approximately 1,500 feet of waterway.

   E53-369. The Golf Club at Wending Creek Farms, LLC, One North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Utility line crossing an unnamed tributary to Allegheny River, in Allegany Township, Potter County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Sweden Valley, PA Quadrangle N:  19.0 inches; W:  0.2 inch).

   To construct, operate and maintain rock and stone water features for golf course aesthetics, an 8-inch diameter ductile iron irrigation pipe and two 2-inch diameter irrigation conduits in, along and beneath the channel of an unnamed tributary to the Allegheny River (CWF). Construction and maintenance of the water features and irrigation lines shall be conducted in dry work conditions at stream low flow. Construction and maintenance of the structures authorized by this permit shall not be conducted in and along the unnamed tributary to the Allegheny River between March 1 and June 15 and October 1 and December 31 without the prior written approval of the Fish and Boat Commission. The project will not impact wetlands while permanently impacting 400-feet of waterway that is located along the western right-of-way of SR 0049 approximately 1-mile south of T-410 and SR 0049 intersection. The 400-feet of permanently impacted waterway shall be mitigated with riparian buffer restoration and enhancement along 1,500-feet of the Allegheny River.

   E53-370. Genesee Township, P. O. Box 1, Genesee, PA 16923. Genesee River Levee Repair, in Genesee Township, Potter County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Ulysses, PA Quadrangle N:  20.1 inches; W:  15.8 inches).

   To restore and repair 150-feet of Genesee River stream bank and to modify, operate and maintain 440-feet of flood protection levee along the Genesee River (CWF) for the protection of public and private property. The stream bank restoration and repair work shall consist of backfilling an erosion area and stabilizing the area with R-6 rip rap. The levee modifications shall consist of filling, grading, compacting and stabilizing 440-feet of levee. The levee shall be modified and maintained with a maximum top width of 5-feet, side-slopes of 1-foot vertical to 1.5-foot horizontal and vegetative stabilization. All in-stream work shall be conducted during stream low and dry work conditions through the use of flumes or dams and pumping stream flow around work area. Construction and future repair shall not be conducted in and along the Genesee River from March 1 to June 15. The project will not impact wetlands while impacting 150-feet of waterway that is located along the eastern right-of-way of SR 0449 approximately 2,000-feet south of SR 0244 and SR 0449 intersection. This permit also authorize the construction, operation, maintenance and removal of temporary diversions and/or cofferdams; upon completion of the stream bank stabilization activities, all temporary structures shall be removed with the stream channel restored to pre-existing geometry, profile and pattern.

   E55-186. Scott E. Garrison, R. R. 1, Box 2064, Beavertown, PA 17813. Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Application, in Adams Township, Snyder County, ACOE Susquehanna River Basin District (Beavertown, PA Quadrangle N:  7.6 inches; W:  11.1 inches).

   To relocate 110 feet of stream in an unnamed tributary to the North Branch of Middle Creek and construct and maintain 40 feet of new stream channel, the banks of which will be stabilized with conservation mix grass, all of which is located 0.5 mile south of Troxelville on SR 0235 to Sheep Hill Road. This project does not propose to impact any jurisdictional wetlands.

   Southwest Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745.

   E63-528. Over Time on the Mon, Route 88, P. O. Box 610, Fredericktown, PA 15333. East Bethlehem Township, Washington County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To construct and maintain a 650.0 foot long by 24.0 foot wide boat docking facility in the channel and along left bank of the Monongahela River (WWF), to place and maintain rip rap along the left bank of said stream for a distance of 300.0 feet and to construct and maintain a walkway along the left bank of said stream for the purpose of constructing a marina. The project is located from River Mile Post 62.85 to 63.1, just upstream from the confluence of Barneys Run and the Monongahela River (California, PA Quadrangle N:  2.6 inches; W:  15.3 inches).

   E65-787. Fred Ulishney, Jr., 1121 Sessi Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Unity Township, Westmoreland County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To construct and maintain a 40-foot long, 12-foot diameter pipe culvert (invert depressed 6 inches) in Fourmile Run (TSF) to provide access from Beatty County Road approximately 1,000 feet north of S.R. 30. The project includes construction and maintenance of 80 LF of rock riprap for bank stabilization at the downstream of the structure (Latrobe, PA Quadrangle N:  6.95 inches; W:  8.41 inches).

   Northwest Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481.

   E10-346, Southern Valley Commons, LP, 3468 Broadhead Road, Monaca, PA 15061, Southern Valley Commons Housing Development, in Adams and Cranberry Townships, Butler County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Mars, PA Quadrangle N:  9.5 inches; W:  8.0 inches).

   Construction of 180 townhouse units on a 46.3-acre tract of land located in Cranberry and Adams Townships, Butler County. The project includes road construction, utility construction and site grading. An existing stream that flows from southwest to northeast across the site has approximately 2.61 acres of wetland associated with the stream corridor. Approximately 1.41 acres of wetland are proposed to be disturbed and 2.94 acres are proposed mitigation areas. The project also involves the relocation of an existing replacement wetland constructed in association with the development of Norwegian Spruce Drive. A stream crossing of an unnamed tributary of Kaufman Run (WWF) for the proposed sanitary sewer is also included in the project.

   E25-643, Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority, 100 State Street, Suite 205, Erie, PA 16507-1455. West Side Bike Path Bridge across Cascade Creek, in City of Erie, Erie County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Erie South, PA Quadrangle N:  22.1 inches; W:  15.3 inches).

   This is a 1,700-foot extension of the Westside Bike Path south to Frontier Park along the floodplain of Cascade Creek. This extension includes crossing Cascade Creek with a new bridge to be constructed immediately downstream of the Bayfront Parkway bridge. This bridge will have approximately 20 foot of underclearance and a single span of 120 feet. No wetlands will be impacted to complete this project.

   E43-296, Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127, Grove City College-Rainbow Bridge Reconstruction, in Grove City Borough, Mercer County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Grove City, PA Quadrangle N:  5.8 inches; W:  11.3 inches).

   Reconstruct the Rainbow Bridge located on the campus of Grove City College. The existing bridge was constructed in 1931 and has been damaged due to cyclic freezing and thawing and the use of deicing salts. The reconstruction will be to the same dimensions and clearances as the existing bridge and to reuse existing stone as much as possible. Existing piers and abutments will be demolished to sound concrete and reused. Additional improvements include replacing the existing wing-walls on the east end, constructing new wing-walls on the west end and a new asphalt approach to the west.


ACTIONS

FINAL ACTIONS TAKEN UNDER

THE CLEAN STREAMS LAW AND THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT--NPDES AND WQM PART II PERMITS

INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND SEWERAGE WASTEWATER

   The Department of Environmental Protection has taken the following actions on previously received permit applications and requests for plan approval.

   Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal, under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act (35 P. S. § 7514) and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501--508 and 701--704 (relating to the Administrative Agency Law), to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) through the Pennsylvania Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Appeals must be filed with the Board within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, unless the appropriate statute provides a different time period. Copies of the appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure may be obtained from the Board. The appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure are also available in Braille or on audiotape from the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483. This paragraph does not, in and of itself, create any right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decision law.

   For individuals who wish to challenge an action, appeals must reach the Board within 30 days. A lawyer is not needed to file an appeal with the Board.

   Important legal rights are at stake, however, so individuals should show this notice to a lawyer at once. Persons who cannot afford a lawyer may qualify for free pro bono representation. Call the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483 for more information.


I. Municipal and Industrial Permit Actions under The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001).

   Southeast Region:  Water Management Program Manager, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0056553, Industrial Waste, Allen A. Myers, L.P. d/b/a Independence Construction Materials, P. O. Box 98, Worcester, PA 19490. This proposed facility is located Charlestown Township, Chester County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  Renewal to discharge into an unnamed tributary to Pickering Creek-Manatawny-3D.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0051934, Sewage, Limerick Township Municipal Authority, 529 King Road, Royersford, PA 19468. This proposed facility is located in Limerick Township, Montgomery County.

   The following notice reflects changes to the notice published at 32 Pa.B. 441 (January 26, 2002):

   The Monitoring/Report requirement for the acute whole effluent toxicity has been deleted from the permit.

   WQM Permit No. 4694201, Industrial Waste, WN Stevenson Company, Inc., 246 Rock Hill Rod, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. This proposed facility is located in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  Renewal for the disposal of treated groundwater from an existing groundwater remediation system.

   WQM Permit No. 2302402, Sewerage, Southern Delaware County Authority, 101 Beech Street, Boothwyn, PA 19061. This proposed facility is located in Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  Construction and operation of a sanitary sewer extension to serve the Creekside Village.

   Southcentral Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, (717) 705-4707.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0084077, Sewage, Snake Spring Township Municipal Authority, 624 Pennknoll Road, Everett, PA 15537-6945. This proposed facility is located in Snake Spring Township, Bedford County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  Authorization to discharge to Raystown Branch Juniata River in Watershed 11-C.

   WQM Permit No. 3602402, Sewerage, Lancaster Area Sewer Authority, 130 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603. This proposed facility is located in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  Authorization for modifications to the construction/operation of a Pump Station.

   Northcentral Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0026239, Sewerage, University Area Joint Authority, 1576 Spring Valley Road, State College, PA, 16801-8499. This existing facility is located in Benner Township, Centre County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  This permit action was for the renewal of the Authority's NPDES permit for the discharge of 6.0 million gallons per day of tertiary treated sewage to Spring Creek. The renewal also encompasses an approved 316(a) thermal variance and the first phase of an effluent beneficial reuse project.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0045969, Industrial Waste, Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals, L.P., 19/10 PC, 1801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1699. This existing facility is located in Point Township, Northumberland County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  Transfer of permit from Sunoco Inc. (R&M) to Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals, L.P.

   WQM Permit No. 5501404, Sewerage, McClure Municipal Authority, P. O. Box 138, McClure, PA 17841. This proposed facility is located in McClure Borough, Snyder County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  The applicant proposes to construct a 550,000-gallon surge tank and make modifications to the existing wastewater treatment plant to improve overall efficiency. Also, the Authority will do some sewer rehabilitation.

   WQM Permit No. 5500404, Sewerage, Beavertown Municipal Authority, 419 Old Orchard Drive, Beavertown, PA 17813. This proposed facility is located in Beavertown Borough and Beaver Township, Snyder County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity:  The applicant proposes to construct a new 0.160 MGD, three cell, aerated lagoon wastewater treatment plant to serve the Borough of Beavertown. Discharge will be to Kern Run.

   Southwest Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0031933, Industrial Waste, Orion Power MidWest, LP, P. O. Box 87, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-0087 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Brunot Island Power Station, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County to receiving waters named Ohio River.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0205443, Industrial Waste, Hanson Aggregates PMA, Inc., 400 Industrial Boulevard, New Kensington, PA 15068 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Lower Burrell Land Plant, Lower Burrell Township, Westmoreland County to receiving waters named Allegheny River.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0026841, Sewage, Borough of Oakmont, Fifth Street and Virginia Avenue, P. O. Box 206, Oakmont, PA 15139-0206 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Oakmont Wastewater Treatment Plant, Oakmont Borough, Allegheny County to receiving waters named Allegheny River.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0032212, Sewage, Lawrence J. and Pamela K. Nelson, 144 Silver Lake Lane, Fombell, PA 16123 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Camp Silver Lake STP, Marion Township, Beaver County to receiving waters named unnamed tributary of Connoquenessing Creek.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0090018, Sewage, North Strabane Municipal Authority, 1929B Route 519 South, Canonsburg, PA 15317 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Willowlake Sewage Treatment Plant, North Strabane Township, Washington County to receiving waters named unnamed tributary of Chartiers Creek.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0217581, Sewage, Louis Yemc, 350 Arona Road, New Stanton, PA 15672 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Yemc New Stanton Mack Truck Dealership STP, South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County to receiving waters named unnamed tributary of Hunters Run.

   Permit No. 0202402, Sewerage, Terence Jackovic, 611 Parliament Drive, Moon Township, PA 15108. Construction of single residence sewage treatment facility located in Sewickley Heights Borough, Allegheny County to serve Jackovic single residence sewage treatment facility.

   Permit No. 0474418-A1, Sewerage, Koppel Borough Council, P. O. Box 1, Arthur Street and Third Avenue, Koppel, PA 16136. Construction of treatment plant replacement and expansion located in Koppel Borough, Beaver County to serve Koppel Borough.

   Permit No. 3092201-A1, Industrial Waste, Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority, P. O. Box 297, Jefferson, PA 15344. Construction of Water Treatment Plant located in Cumberland Township, Greene County to serve Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority (Sludge Drying Beds).

   Permit No. 6571417-A3, Sewage, Kiski Valley Water Pollution Control Authority, 1200 Pine Camp Road, Leechburg, PA 15656. Sewage treatment plant modifications located in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County to serve Kiski Valley STP.

NPDES STORMWATER INDIVIDUAL PERMITS--(PAS)

   The following NPDES Individual Permits for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities have been issued.

   Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal, under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act (35 P. S. § 7514) and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501--508 and 701--704 (relating to the Administrative Agency Law), to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) through the Pennsylvania Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Appeals must be filed with the Board within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, unless the appropriate statute provides a different time period. Copies of the appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure may be obtained from the Board. The appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure are also available in Braille or on audiotape from the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483. This paragraph does not, in and of itself, create any right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decision law.

   For individuals who wish to challenge an action, appeals must reach the Board within 30 days. A lawyer is not needed to file an appeal with the Board.

   Important legal rights are at stake, however, so individuals should show this notice to a lawyer at once. Persons who cannot afford a lawyer may qualify for free pro bono representation. Call the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483 for more information.

   Northeast Region:  Water Management Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790.

NPDESApplicant Name &Receiving
Permit No.AddressCountyMunicipalityWater/Use
PAS10U164 Forks Township
1606 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18040-8398
Northampton Forks Township Bushkill Creek
HQ-CWF
PAS10U165 Nic Zawarski & Sons,
Developers, Inc.
1441 Linden St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Northampton Forks Township Bushkill Creek
HQ-CWF
PAS10V039 Pike County
506 Broad St.
Milford, PA 18337
Pike Blooming Grove Township Billing and Shohola Creeks
HQ-CWF

   Northwest Region:  Oil and Gas Management Program Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481 (814) 332-6860.

NPDESApplicant Name &Receiving
Permit No.AddressCountyMunicipalityWater/Use
PAS104113 DL Resources, Inc.
1066 Hoover Road
Smicksburg, PA 16256
McKean Hamilton Township Whiting Run (HQ-CWF), Markham Run (HQ-CWF) and Kinzua Creek (CWF)

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