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PLAN APPROVALS


PUBLIC HEARINGS

Northeast Region:  Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790

Contact: Ray Kempa, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 570-826-2507

 Public Notification to Solicit Comments on Williams Field Service Company, LLC Central Compression Station Plan Approval Application No: 58-399-029

 Notice is hereby given under 25 Pa. Code § 127.44(b)(5) and 127.424, that the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is soliciting comments on the proposed Air Quality Plan Approval; No. 59-399-029 for William Field Service Company, LLC (the Permittee), 1605 Coraopolis Heights Road, Moon Township, PA 15108, to construct the proposed Compressor Station, which is to be located in Bridgewater and Brooklyn Twps., Susquehanna County as described in the Permittee's updated June 29, 2012 Plan Approval Applications and any other subsequent supplemental submissions.

 The station will consist of three (3) (CAT G3612LE) Caterpillar natural gas fired compressor engines, one (1) Solar Taurus 60-7800S turbine, three (3) dehydration unit with reboiler, catalytic converter, and Enclosed Flare. The VOC emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 50 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The NOx emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 100 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. Total PM, SOx, and CO emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 100 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The HAPs from the facility must never equal or exceed 10 TPY of any single HAP and must never equal or exceed 25 TPY of all aggregated HAPs, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The Plan approval and Operating Permit will include testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the sources operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

 The facility is subject to MACT 40 CFR Part 63 Subparts ZZZZ and HH, NSPS Subpart JJJJ and 25 Pa. Code § 127.12(a)(5) Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements. The visible emission opacity shall not be equal to or greater than 20 % at any time. The company shall be subject to and comply with 25 Pa. Code § 123.31 for malodorous emissions.

 Emissions from the engines will meet MACT Subpart ZZZZ, MACT Subpart HH, BAT & NSPS Subpart JJJJ requirements. The Plan Approvals and Operating permits will contain additional recordkeeping and operating restrictions designed to keep the facilities operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

 Persons wishing to provide the Department with additional information, which they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of the Plan Approval, may submit the information to the address shown below. The Department will consider any written comments received within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments; identification of the proposed Plan Approval No. 59-399-029 and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or any objections to the issuance of the Plan Approval.

 A public meeting will be held for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed air quality plan approval. The meeting will be held on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Montrose High School located at 50 High Street, Montrose, PA 18801. Persons interested in commenting are invited to appear.

 Staff from DEP's Air Quality Program will explain the application review process and applicable regulations, and Williams Field Service Company officials will review the project. These presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with citizens.

 The public meeting will be followed by a DEP public hearing beginning at 7:30 p.m. during which time citizens will have an opportunity to present oral testimony regarding the proposed Air Quality Plan Approval application. Anyone who wishes to present oral testimony during the public hearing may register that evening prior to the hearing. Citizens will have a maximum of five minutes each to present testimony. Written testimony of any length also will be accepted. The testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document. DEP will respond in writing to all relevant testimony provided during the public hearing.

 Copies of the application, the Department's technical review and other supporting documents are available for public inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Department's Wilkes-Barre Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915. Appointments for scheduling a review may be made by calling (570) 826-2511.

 The general procedures for the hearing are as follows:

 To develop an agenda for the hearing, the Department requests that individuals wishing to testify at the hearing submit a written notice of their intent. The notice should be sent to Mark Wejkszner, Air Quality Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Air Quality Program, Wilkes-Barre Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915. The Department will accept notices up to the day of the public hearing.

 This written notice should include the person's name, address, telephone number and a brief description as to the nature of the testimony. Individuals who submit a notice of intent to testify will be given priority on the agenda. If time permits, the Department will allow individuals who have not submitted a notice of intent to testify to present their comments.

 Each individual will have up to 5 minutes to present testimony. The Department requests that individuals present written copies of their testimony in addition to their oral presentations.

 To insure that all speakers have a fair and equal opportunity to present their testimony, relinquishing of time will be prohibited. Further details relating to the procedures to be followed at the hearing will be outlined at the beginning of the hearing.

 Persons unable to attend the hearing can submit written testimony to the Department through September 7, 2012.

 The Department will address comments from the public before any final actions are taken on the proposals. A summary report addressing the concerns raised by the public will be released should the Department decide to issue the Plan Approval. Send written comments to Mark Wejkszner, Air Quality Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Air Quality Program, Wilkes-Barre Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915.

 Persons with a disability who wish to comment and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations should contact the Department at the address shown above, or the Pennsylvania AT&T relay service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may address their needs.

 For additional information regarding the above, contact Mark Wejkszner at (570)-826-2511 or write to the Department at the Wilkes-Barre address given previously.

OPERATING PERMITS


Intent to Issue Title V Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter G.

Southeast Region:  Air Quality Program, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Contact: Janine Tulloch-Reid, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 484-250-5920

15-00019: Exelon Generation Company, LLC (300 Exelon Way, Suite 330, Kennett Square, PA 19348; Attn: Mr. John Tissue), for the renewal of the Title V Operating Permit. The facility is located in East Pikeland Township, Chester County. The initial permit was issued on July 2, 2000, for their electric utility power station located at 100 Cromby Road, Phoenixville, PA. The facility is a major source for all criteria pollutants. Sources include utility Boiler 1, utility Boiler 2, Cromby Auxiliary Boiler, Natural Gas Preheater, Centrifuge Dryers A and B, Reheat Burners ABC, Diesel Generator, Mechanical Collector 1, ''D'' Secondary Collector Cyclone, Electrostatic Precip 1, Wet Scrubber Train ABC, Dryer A Cyclone, Dryer B Cyclone, Baghouse 1, and SNCR for Boiler 1. Boiler 1 was previously subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart HHHH. Subpart HHHH has since been vacated. Boiler 1 and Boiler 2 are subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart UUUUU. The Auxiliary Boiler and Natural Gas Heater are subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart DDDDD. The Diesel Generator is only used for emergencies and is subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ, but is exempt from having to meet the requirements of this subpart and subpart A of 40 C.F.R. Part 63, including the initial notification requirement. Boiler 1 is considered a major source of PM, SOx, CO, and NOx. The pollutants SOx and NOx are monitored using a Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS), which exempts the source from Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) requirements for SOx and NOx. CAM requirements already exist for PM emissions from this source. CAM does not apply to the CO emissions. Boiler 1 and Boiler 2 are both subject to the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). Applicable conditions were already incorporated into the permit. The following are potential site-wide emission rates for this facility: NOx—5,341.1 TPY; SOx—17,781.9 TPY; PM—2,125.1 TPY; CO—679.8 TPY; VOC—32.74 TPY; HAP—137.5 TPY; and GHG—3,149,609 TPY (reported as CO2e). Allowable emissions from the facility have not increased as a result of this permit renewal. Individual limits apply to the various sources at the facility. The operating permit contains requirements to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements for this source.

 The Department intends to re-issue an Acid Rain Permit for this site, as well. For the time period from January 2013 to December 2017, the Title IV Permit (ORIS number 3159) is included by reference in the Title V Operating Permit renewal. Boiler 1 and Boiler 2 are Phase II units, as defined in 40 C.F.R. Section 72.2, and are both subject to Acid Rain Program permitting for SOx. For calendar years 2013—2017, the SOx allowance allocations for Boiler 1 are 2,207 tons per calendar year. For the same time period, the SOx allowance allocations for Boiler 2 are 2,114 tons per calendar year. When the Acid Rain program was first implemented, the facility opted into the early election NOx reduction plan for Boiler 1. Boiler 1 became subject to an early election Phase I NOx limitation of 0.50 lbs/MMBtu, on an annual average basis, which was effective through 12-31-2007. Per 40 C.F.R. 76.8, on January 1, 2008, Boiler 1 became subject to a new NOx limit of 0.46 lb/MMBtu, on an annual average basis. Boiler 2 does not burn coal and is therefore only subject to the sulfur emission requirements of the Acid Rain Program. All necessary conditions and requirements will be included in the Acid Rain Permit.

Northwest Region: Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481

Contact: Matthew Williams, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 814-332-6131

61-00198: Handsome Lake Energy LLC (173 Cornplanter Lane, Kennerdell, PA 16374) for a Title V Operating Permit re-issuance in Rockland Township, Venango County. The facility's major sources of emissions are the ten (10) Combustion Turbine Engines use to power generators that produce electricity for the grid. The source is major due to its' being subject to the Acid Rain Program. The potential emissions from this facility are: 95.0 TPY—NOx, 68.2 TPY—CO, 12.3 TPY—PM10, 8.5 TPY—VOCs, and 2.9 TPY—SOx.


Intent to Issue Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter F.

Southeast Region: Air Quality Program, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19428

Contact: Janine Tulloch-Reid, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 484-250-5920

15-00046: Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (1824 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344) for a renewal of the State Only Operating Permit, which was issued on July 31, 2007 in West Brandywine Township, Chester County. This proposed renewal of the State Only Operating permit does not authorize any increase in air emissions of regulated pollutants above previously approved levels. The primary sources of emissions are three internal floating-roof storage tanks used for the storage of petroleum products. The internal floating-roof VOL (volatileorganic liquid) storage tanks are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR 63.423, Subpart R [National Emission Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Bulk Gasoline Terminal and Pipeline Breakout Stations: Storage Tanks)] which requires each gasoline storage vessel with a design capacity greater than or equal to 75 cubic meters according to the requirements in 40 CFR 60.112b(a)(1)—(4), except for the requirements in 40 CFR 60.112b(a)(1)(iv) through (ix) and 40 CFR 60.112b(a)(2)(ii).

 The internal floating-roof VOL storage tanks are exempted from the federal regulations of 40 CFR 60, Subpart Ka and Subpart Kb [Standards of Performance for Petroleum Liquid and Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (including Petroleum Liquid Storage Vessels)] because the tanks, were constructed prior to May 18, 1978 and July 23, 1984 and have not been modified as defined by 40 CFR § 60.2.

 The internal floating-roof VOL storage tanks are also subject to the provisions of 25 Pa. Code § 129.56 [Storage Tanks greater than 40,000 gallon capacity containing VOCs] which regulates facilities with tanks that contain volatile organic liquids with vapor pressures under actual storage conditions to be greater than 1.5 psia (10.5 kilopascals) and less than 11 psia (76 kilopascals).

 The permit includes monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

Northeast Region: Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790

Contact: Ray Kempa, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 570-826-2507

48-00080: Belyea Co., Inc. (2200 Northwood Avenue, Easton, PA 18045-2208) plating and polishing facility for operation of a spray paint booth in Palmer Township, Northampton County. The proposed State-only Operating Permit contains other applicable requirements for emissions limitations, monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and work practice standards used to verify facility compliance with Federal and State air pollution regulations.

Southcentral Region:  Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Contact: Thomas J. Hanlon, Facility Permitting Chief—Telephone: 717-705-4862 or Daniel Husted, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 717-705-4863

22-05046: Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. (P. O. Box 196, 2052 Lucon Road, Skippack, PA 19474-0196) for the operation of a batch asphalt plant in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County. This is a renewal of their State-Only Operating Permit issued in 2007.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the abovementioned facility.

 The subject facility has actual emissions around 1.3 tpy PM10, 19.5 tpy of CO, 1.2 tpy NOx, 0.2 tpy SOx, & 0.4 tpy VOC. The Operating Permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with the applicable air quality regulations. Among other items, the conditions include provi-sions derived from 40 CFR 60, Subpart I—Standards of Performance for Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities & 40 CFR 60, Subpart OOO—Standards of Performance for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Plants.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office, at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period, from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Tom Hanlon, Facility Permitting Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4862, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

67-05082: David Edward Ltd. (252 North Franklin Street, Red Lion, PA 17356) for their wood furniture manufacturing facility in Red Lion Borough, York County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue a renewal of an Air Quality Operating Permit for the abovementioned facility.

 The subject facility had the following actual emissions in 2011: 4.2 tons VOC and 1.1 tons total HAPs. The Operating Permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with all applicable air quality regulations. The two boilers are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart JJJJJJ—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Daniel C. Husted, P.E., New Source Review Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4863, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

Southwest Region: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745

Contact: Barbara Hatch, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 412-442-4174

65-00838: Quadrant, EPP (201 Industrial Drive, Delmont, Pa 15626) for the manufacturing of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene plastic located in Salem Township, Westmoreland County. In accordance with 25 Pa Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the above mentioned facility.

 The subject facility consists of 4 natural gas fired boilers for process heat, 5 mold presses, and process support VOCs. The facility has the potential to emit 24.04 tpy NOx, 20.2 tpy CO, 8.0 tpy VOC, 0.00302 tpy HAPs and 1.3 tpy PM. The facility is required to conduct a daily survey of the facility during daylight hours while the facility is operating to ensure compliance with the visible emission, fugitive emission and malodor restrictions. All preventative maintenance shall be recorded and sources must be operated in accordance with manufacture's specifications. Records of the daily survey performed must be recorded. The proposed authorization is subject to State and Federal Regulations. The permit includes additional operation requirements, monitoring requirements, and recordkeeping requirements.

 Those who wish to provide the Department with additional written information that they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of the Plan Approval may submit the information to Sheila Shaffer, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Written comments must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Operating Permit (65-00838) and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the Operating Permit. All comments must be received prior to the close of business 30 days after the date of this publication.

RACT OP-65-000-853 (ArcelorMittal Monessen LLC, 345 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062) In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.42, 127.425 and 127.426, and 40 CFR 51.102, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing notice that it intends to conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Public Hearing will be held in Conference Rooms Waterfront A&B located at DEP's Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. DEP proposes to issue a revised Reasonably Available Control Technology Operating Permit (RACT OP-65-000-853) to ArcelorMittal LLC for the Monessen Coke Plant located in Monessen, Westmoreland County. The Public Hearing is being conducted to accept testimony regarding the proposed revised RACT OP-65-000-853 and the proposed revision to Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). When issued, the revised RACT OP-65-000-853 will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to Pennsylvania's SIP as codified at 40 CFR 52, Subpart NN. This Public Hearing is being held for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed revised RACT OP-65-000-853 and the proposed SIP revision.

 The Monessen Coke Plant is of a byproduct recovery design. Sources included two Coke Oven Gas Fired Boilers, Coal and Coke Handling, Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2, Coke Quenching and a Byproduct Recovery Plant where ammonia, light oils (primarily benzene, toluene, xylene), tar, tar derivatives, heavy hydrocarbons, and other chemical compounds are recovered from Coke Oven Gas. Emissions associated with Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2 arise from Charging, Soaking, Pushing, and Combustion Stacks.

 Only the allowable emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2 Combustion Stacks are affected by this proposed action. Allowable VOC and NOx emissions from these sources were originally established by DEP based on the RACT Proposal submitted by Monessen, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharon Specialty Steel, Inc.) in 1994. The current owner, ArcelorMittal LLC, has requested that these allowables be revised. Permittee has provided the results of 14 years of stack tests, and a revised technical feasibility analysis for possible control of NOx and VOC emissions. Based on the information provided, and the Department's analysis, revised limits for NOx and VOC emissions from the Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2 Combustion Stacks are being proposed as shown below. These revised emission limits are not the result of any reconstruction or modification to Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2. No equipment changes are being sought by Permittee, and none will be authorized by this action. Proposed revised RACT OP-65-000-853 includes conditions relating to emission restriction, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping and work practice standards established in accordance with the provisions of 25 Pa. Code §§ 129.91—129.95.

Emission Unit 1998 NOx RACT Proposed NOx RACT 1998 VOC RACT Proposed VOC RACT
Coke Battery 1B
Combustion Stack
60.7 lb/hr
286.0 tpy
81.5 lb/hr
357.0 tpy
0.3 lb/hr
1.0 tpy
5.0 lb/hr
21.9 tpy
Coke Battery 2
Combustion Stack
55.4 lb/hr
246 tpy
59.4 lb/hr
260.2 tpy
0.5 lb/hr
1.69 tpy
6.6 lb/hr
28.9 tpy

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public inspection during normal business hours at DEP, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The public is invited to present testimony at the Public Hearing and should contact Mr. John Poister at (412) 442-4000 to reserve a time. Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes for each presenter. Each group or organization is requested to designate one witness to present testimony on its behalf. Commenters shall provide two written copies of their remarks at the time of the hearings. Requests to provide oral testimony must be submitted to DEP on or before August 29, 2012.

 Those who are unable to attend the Public Hearing, but wish to provide the Department with additional written information that they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of the proposed, revised RACT OP-65-000-853 and submittal of the proposed, revised RACT OP-65-00853 to EPA as a SIP revision, may submit the information to Barbara Hatch, Environmental Engineer Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 or bhatch@pa.gov. All written comments must be received on or before October 1, 2012. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Operating Permit (specify RACT OP-65-00853) and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the RACT Operating Permit.

Northwest Region:  Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481

Contact: Edward Orris, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 814-332-6131

10-00087: DU CO Ceramics Company (155 S. Rebecca Street, PO Box 568 Saxonburg, PA 16056), for a renewal-operating permit located in Saxonburg Boro, Butler County. The facility produces precision ceramic insulators for varied industrial and manufacturing applications. The significant sources at the facility are a boiler, ceramic cutting and machining, four periodic kilns, two continuous kilns, two dryers, a diesel emergency generator, four minor kilns, and a Swindell Dressler Tunnel kiln. The conditions of the previous approvals and operating permit were incorporated into the renewal permit. The facility is a Natural Minor. The requirements of 40 CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ pertaining to the emergency engine were included in the permit renewal. The potential NOx, CO, PM, SOx, and VOC emissions from the facility are less than 20.4 TPY, 17 TPY, 2 TPY, 1 TPY, and 17.0 TPY, respectively. The HAPs emissions from the facility are less than 10 TPY and the facility is therefore an Area Source for MACT.

20-00268: Tedes Gizzie Memorials & Crematory (614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335), to issue a renewal state only operating permit for the crematory located in the City of Meadville, Crawford County. The significant source is a natural gas fired crematory. The facility is a natural minor. The conditions of the previous plan approvals and operating permit are incorporated into the renewal permit. The potential emissions from the facility are as follows: PM10 less than 1 tpy; CO less than 1 tpy; and Total Hydrocarbons less than 1 tpy.

37-00296: Select Industries (PO Box 7158 420 N Cascade Street, New Castle PA 16107), for a renewal operating permit located in New Castle, Lawrence County. The facility coats tinplates. The significant sources at the facility are a roll coater controlled by a thermal oxidizer, a printing press, a small paint booth, miscellaneous natural gas combustions sources, and miscellaneous cleaning solvent. The conditions of the previous approvals and operating permit were incorporated into the renewal permit. The facility is a Natural Minor.

42-00193: Allegheny Bradford Corporation (PO Box 200, Bradford, PA 16701-0200), to issue a renewal state only operating permit for the stainless steel fabricating and polishing facility located in the Borough of Lewis Run, McKean County. The significant sources are the stainless steel polishing operation and a parts washer. The facility is a natural minor. The conditions of the previous plan approvals and operating permit are incorporated into the renewal permit. The potential emissions from the facility are as follows: PM10 less than 1 tpy; NOx less than 1 tpy; SO2 less than 1 tpy; CO less than 1 tpy; and VOC less than 1 tpy.

OPERATING PERMITS


PUBLIC HEARINGS

Southwest Region: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745

Contact: Barbara Hatch, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 412-442-4174

RACT OP-65-000-853 (ArcelorMittal Monessen LLC, 345 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062) In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.42, 127.425 and 127.426, and 40 CFR 51.102, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing notice that it intends to conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Public Hearing will be held in Conference Rooms Waterfront A&B located at DEP's Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. DEP proposes to issue a revised Reasonably Available Control Technology Operating Permit (RACT OP-65-000-853) to ArcelorMittal LLC for the Monessen Coke Plant located in Monessen, Westmoreland County. The Public Hearing is being conducted to accept testimony regarding the proposed revised RACT OP-65-000-853 and the proposed revision to Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). When issued, the revised RACT OP-65-000-853 will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to Pennsylvania's SIP as codified at 40 CFR 52, Subpart NN. This Public Hearing is being held for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed revised RACT OP-65-000-853 and the proposed SIP revision.

 The Monessen Coke Plant is of a byproduct recovery design. Sources included two Coke Oven Gas Fired Boilers, Coal and Coke Handling, Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2, Coke Quenching and a Byproduct Recovery Plant where ammonia, light oils (primarily benzene, toluene, xylene), tar, tar derivatives, heavy hydrocarbons, and other chemical compounds are recovered from Coke Oven Gas. Emissions associated with Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2 arise from Charging, Soaking, Pushing, and Combustion Stacks.

 Only the allowable emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2 Combustion Stacks are affected by this proposed action. Allowable VOC and NOx emissions from these sources were originally established by DEP based on the RACT Proposal submitted by Monessen, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharon Specialty Steel, Inc.) in 1994. The current owner, ArcelorMittal LLC, has requested that these allowables be revised. Permittee has provided the results of 14 years of stack tests, and a revised technical feasibility analysis for possible control of NOx and VOC emissions. Based on the information provided, and the Department's analysis, revised limits for NOx and VOC emissions from the Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2 Combustion Stacks are being proposed as shown below. These revised emission limits are not the result of any reconstruction or modification to Coke Oven Batteries 1B and 2. No equipment changes are being sought by Permittee, and none will be authorized by this action. Proposed revised RACT OP-65-000-853 includes conditions relating to emission restriction, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping and work practice standards established in accordance with the provisions of 25 Pa. Code §§ 129.91—129.95.


Emission Unit 1998 NOx RACT Proposed NOx RACT 1998 VOC RACT Proposed VOC RACT
Coke Battery 1B
Combustion Stack
60.7 lb/hr
286.0 tpy
81.5 lb/hr
357.0 tpy
0.3 lb/hr
1.0 tpy
5.0 lb/hr
21.9 tpy
Coke Battery 2
Combustion Stack
55.4 lb/hr
246 tpy
59.4 lb/hr
260.2 tpy
0.5 lb/hr
1.69 tpy
6.6 lb/hr
28.9 tpy

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public inspection during normal business hours at DEP, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The public is invited to present testimony at the Public Hearing and should contact Mr. John Poister at (412) 442-4000 to reserve a time. Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes for each presenter. Each group or organization is requested to designate one witness to present testimony on its behalf. Commenters shall provide two written copies of their remarks at the time of the hearings. Requests to provide oral testimony must be submitted to DEP on or before August 29, 2012.

 Those who are unable to attend the Public Hearing, but wish to provide the Department with additional written information that they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of the proposed, revised RACT OP-65-000-853 and submittal of the proposed, revised RACT OP-65-00853 to EPA as a SIP revision, may submit the information to Barbara Hatch, Environmental Engineer Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 or bhatch@pa.gov. All written comments must be received on or before October 1, 2012. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Operating Permit (specify RACT OP-65-00853) and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the RACT Operating Permit.

COAL AND NONCOAL 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); and The Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act (52 P. S. §§ 1406.1—1406.20a). Mining activity permits issued in response to such 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. A copy of the application is available for inspection at the district mining office indicated before each application. Notices of requests for 401 Water Quality Certifications are included in individual application notices, as noted.

 Written comments or objections, or requests for an informal conference, or a public hearing, as applicable, on a mining permit application and request for Section 401 water quality certification application 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 address of the district mining office indicated before each application 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.

 Written comments or objections regarding a mining permit application 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.

 A request for an informal conference or a public hearing, as applicable, on a mining permit application, as provided by 25 Pa. Code § 77.123 or § 86.34, must contain the name, address and telephone number of the requestor; the 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.

 When an NPDES number is listed, the mining activity permit application was accompanied by an application for an individual NPDES permit. A separate notice will be provided after the draft NPDES permit is prepared.

Coal Applications Received

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100

26961601 and NPDES No. PA0214779. Matt Canestrale Contracting, Inc., (P. O. Box 234, Belle Vernon, PA 15012). To renew the permit for the LaBelle Site in Luzerne Township, Fayette County and East Bethlehem Township, Washington County and related NPDES permit. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 12, 2012. Application received: December 27, 2011.

Greensburg District Mining Office: Armbrust Professional Center, 8205 Route 819, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-925-5500

63813210 and NPDES Permit No. PA0615129. PA Coal Reclamation, Inc. (P. O. Box 136, Cuddy, PA 15031). Revision application for stream reconstruction to an existing bituminous surface mine, located in Deemston Borough, Washington County, affecting 53.3 acres. Re-ceiving streams: unnamed tributary to Ten Mile Creek, classified for the following use: TSF. The potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge: Tri-County Municipal Authority. Revision application received: April 12, 2012.

03900112 and NPDES Permit No. PA0003191. Canterbury Coal Co. (c/o West Virginia Resources, Inc., 683 State Route 7 N., P. O. Box 278, Gallipolis, OH 45631). Renewal application for reclamation only to an existing bituminous surface mine, located in Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, affecting 81.2 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to Long Run, classified for the following use: WWF. There is no potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge. Renewal application received: June 25, 2012.

Moshannon District Mining Office: 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, 814-342-8200

17940107 and NPDES No. PA0219801. River Hill Coal Co., Inc. (P. O. Box 141, Kylertown, PA 16847). Revision to an existing bituminous surface mine to revise the coal refuse disposal plan located in Karthaus Township, Clearfield County affecting 449.8 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed Tributaries to Saltlick Run and Upper Three Runs and Upper Three Runs classified for High Quality Waters Cold Water Fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: June 26, 2012.

17990103 and NPDES No. PA0238244. River Hill Coal Co., Inc. (P. O. Box 141, Kylertown, PA 16847). Revision to an existing bituminous surface mine to add coal refuse disposal located in Bigler Township, Clearfield County affecting 228.8 acres. Receiving streams: Alexander Run, Upper Morgan Run and Unnamed Tributaries to Upper Morgan Run classified for Coal Water Fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: June 26, 2012.

17900143 and NPDES No. PA0206458. Rob Holland Enterprises (52 Holland Lane, Curwensville, PA 16833). Transfer of an existing bituminous surface mine from Waroquier Coal Company located in Penn and Brady Townships, Clearfield County affecting 342.5 acres. Receiving streams: Irish Run and an Unnamed Tributary to Irish Run classified for Cold Water Fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: June 27, 2012.

Noncoal Applications Received

Knox District Mining Office: P. O. Box 669, 310 Best Avenue, Knox, PA 16232-0669, 814-797-1191

61110304. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. (1952 Waddle Road, State College, PA 16803) Application for a wetlands encroachment to mine through 1.459 acres of wetlands and reconstruct 1.7 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands in Barkeyville Borough, Venango County. Receiving streams: Four unnamed tributaries to East Branch Wolf Creek and one unnamed tributary to North Branch Slippery Rock Creek, both classified for the following uses: CWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is the Barkeyville Municipal Authority. Application also includes a request for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. Application received: July 10, 2012.

Moshannon District Mining Office: 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, 814-342-8200

08090304 and NPDES No. PA 0257206. M. R. Dirt, Inc. (21186 Rt. 187, Towanda, PA 18848). Revision to an existing noncoal surface mine for permit boundary modification, road variance, and stream variance in Wysox Township, Bradford County, affecting 52.0 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to Wysox Creek, classified for the following use: Cold Water Fishery. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: June 22, 2012.

57120301 and NPDES No. PA0257133. Insinger Excavating, Inc. (3046 Dushore-Overton Road, Dushore, PA 18614). Commencement, operation and restoration of a large noncoal surface mine (overburden and shale) operation in Forks Township, Sullivan County affecting 38.3 acres. This application will replace existing SMP No. 57090301. Receiving streams: Unnamed Tributary to Black Creek and Black Creek classified as Cold Water Fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: July 2, 2012.

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

7974SM3C15 and NPDES Permit No. PA0595853. New Hope Crushed Stone & Lime Company, (P. O. Box 248, New Hope, PA 18938), renewal of NPDES Permit for discharge of treated mine drainage from a quarry operation in Solebury Township, Bucks County affecting 141.0 acres, receiving stream: Primrose Creek, classified for the following use: trout stock fishery. Application received: June 28, 2012.

MINING ACTIVITY NPDES DRAFT PERMITS

 This notice provides information about applications for a new, amended or renewed NPDES permits associated with mining activity (coal or noncoal) permits. The applications concern industrial waste (mining) discharges to surface water and discharges of stormwater associated with mining activities. This notice is provided in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapters 91 and 92a and 40 CFR Part 122, implementing provisions of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1—691.1001) and the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1251—1376).

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has prepared a draft NPDES permit and made a tentative determination to issue the NPDES permit in conjunction with the associated mining activity permit.

Effluent Limits for Coal Mining Activities

 For coal mining activities, NPDES permits, when issued, will contain effluent limits that are the more stringent of technology-based (BAT) effluent limitations or Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL).

 The BAT limits for coal mining activities, as provided in 40 CFR Part 434 and 25 Pa. Code Chapters 87—90 are as follows:

30-Day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Iron (Total) 3.0 mg/l 6.0 mg/l 7.0 mg/l
Manganese (Total) 2.0 mg/l 4.0 mg/l 5.0 mg/l
Suspended solids 35 mg/l 70 mg/l 90 mg/l
pH* greater than 6.0; less than 9.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity*
*The parameter is applicable at all times.

 In addition, the Department imposes a technology-based aluminum limit of 2.0 mg/l (30 day average) to protect stream uses.

 A settleable solids instantaneous maximum limit of 0.5 ml/l applies to: surface runoff (resulting from a precipitation event of less than or equal to a 10-year 24-hour event) from active mining areas; active areas disturbed by coal refuse disposal activities; mined areas backfilled and revegetated; and all other discharges and drainage (resulting from a precipitation event of greater than 1-year 24-hour to less than or equal to a 10-year 24-hour event) from coal refuse disposal piles. Similarly, modified BAT limits apply to iron, manganese and suspended solids in surface runoff, discharges and drainage resulting from these precipitation events and those of greater magnitude in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 87.102, 88.92, 88.187, 88.292, 89.52 and 90.102.

 Exceptions to BAT effluent limits may be applicable in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 87.102, 88.92, 88.187, 88.292, 89.52 and 90.102.

Effluent Limits for Noncoal Mining Activities

 The BAT limits for noncoal mining activities as provided in 40 CFR Part 436 and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 77 are as follows:

30-day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Suspended solids 35 mg/l 70 mg/l 90 mg/l
Alkalinity exceeding acidity*
pH* greater than 6.0; less than 9.0
* The parameter is applicable at all times.

 Discharges from noncoal mines located in some geologic settings (for example, in the coal fields) may require additional water quality based effluent limits. If additional effluent limits are needed for an NPDES permit associated with a noncoal mining permit, then the permit description specifies the parameters.

 In addition to BAT or WQBEL limits, coal and noncoal NPDES permits establish effluent limitations in the form of implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified in the associated Erosion and Sedimentation Plan, the Reclamation Plan and the NPDES permit application. These BMPs restrict the rates and quantities of associated pollutants from being discharged into surface waters in this Commonwealth.

 More restrictive effluent limitations, restrictions on discharge volume or restrictions on the extent of mining that may occur are incorporated into an NPDES permit when necessary for compliance with water quality standards and antidegradation requirements (in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapters 91—96).

 The procedures for determining the final effluent limits, using a mass-balance equation or model, are found in Technical Guidance Document 362-0600-001, NPDES Program Implementation—Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning Water Quality Management, NPDES Program Implementation, and Related Matters. Other specific factors to be considered include public comments and Total Maximum Daily Load(s). Additional discharge limitations may apply in the event that unexpected discharges occur.

 Discharge rates for surface mining activities are precipitation driven. Discharge rates for proposed discharges associated with underground mining are noted in the permit description.

 Persons wishing to comment on an NPDES draft permit should submit a written statement to the Department at the address of the district mining office indicated before each draft permit within 30 days of this public notice. Comments received within the comment period will be considered in the final determinations regarding the NPDES permit applications. Comments must include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement to inform the Department of the exact basis of a comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based.

 The Department will also accept requests or petitions for a public hearing on NPDES permit applications, as provided in 25 Pa. Code § 92a.82(d). The request or petition for a public hearing shall be filed within 30 days of this public notice and contain the name, address, telephone number and the interest of the party filing the request, and state the reasons why a hearing is warranted. A public hearing may be held if the Department considers the public interest significant. If a hearing is scheduled, a notice of the hearing on the NPDES permit application will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and a newspaper of general circulation within the relevant geographical area. When a public hearing is held, the Department will consider comments from the public hearing in the final determination on the NPDES permit application.

Coal NPDES Draft Permits

Knox District Mining Office: P. O. Box 669, 310 Best Avenue, Knox, PA 16232-0669, 814-797-1191

NPDES No. PA0106682 (Permit No. 33850118). P. and N. Coal Company, Inc. (P. O. Box 332, Punxsutawney, PA 15767) Renewal of an NPDES permit for a bituminous surface mine in Winslow Township, Jefferson County, affecting 173.3 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to Soldier Run, classified for the following uses: CWF. TMDL: None. Application received: June 8, 2012.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to unnamed tributaries to Soldier Run:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
TB1 N
TB2 N
TB3 N

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfall(s) are as follows:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 367
Manganese (mg/l) 245
Aluminum (mg/l) 2 45
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to unnamed tributaries to Soldier Run:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
AN
BN
C N
F N

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfall(s) are as follows:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 7.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Settleable Solids (ml/l) 0.5

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

NPDES No. PA0106682 (Permit No. 33850118). P. and N. Coal Company, Inc. (P. O. Box 332, Punxsutawney, PA 15767) Renewal of an NPDES permit for a bituminous surface mine in Winslow Township, Jefferson County, affecting 173.3 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to Soldier Run, classified for the following uses: CWF. TMDL: None. Application received: June 8, 2012.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to unnamed tributaries to Soldier Run:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
TB1 N
TB2 N
TB3 N

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfall(s) are as follows:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.09.0
Iron (mg/l) 3 67
Manganese (mg/l) 245
Aluminum (mg/l) 245
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 357090
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to unnamed tributaries to Soldier Run:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
AN
BN
CN
FN

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfall(s) are as follows:

30-DayDaily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.)6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 7.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Settleable Solids (ml/l) 0.5

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

NPDES Permit No. PA0012360 on Surface Mining Permit No. 54733020. BET Associates IV, LLC, (PO Box 150, Tamaqua, PA 18252), revised NPDES Permit for an anthracite surface mine, coal refuse reprocessing, refuse disposal and processing operation in Tamaqua, Coaldale, Lansford, Summit Hill and Nesquehoning Boroughs, Schuylkill and Carbon Counties affecting 7,594.4 acres, receiving stream: Panther Creek, classified for the following uses: cold water fishes and migratory fishes.

 I. Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements

 A. Mine Drainage Treatment Facilities

Outfall Source
Latitude Longitude
001 Mine Pool #10 Shaft 40° 48` 54" 75° 55` 58"
003 Mine Pool Arlington Plant 40° 48` 16" 75° 57` 01"
004 Mine Pool #14 40° 48` 18" 75° 57` 03"
005 Mine Pool 309 AMD TF 40° 47` 36" 75° 58` 00"

 Based on the hydrologic data and anticipated wastewater characteristics and flows described in the permit application and its supporting documents and/or revisions, the following effluent limitations and monitoring requirements apply to the above listed outfall numbers.

 Interim Discharge Limitations: Compliance Schedule (in accordance with 2nd BET CO&A (5.i.) dated May 5, 2011 the following apply for up to 18 months after the new treatment system becomes operational, but no later than April 1, 2014)

Discharge Limitations* Monitoring Requirements
Discharge AverageMaximumInstantaneousMeasurementSample
Parameter Monthly Daily Maximum Frequency Type
Total Iron 3.0 6.0 7.0 Monthly Grab
Total Manganese2.04.05.0MonthlyGrab
Total Aluminum2.04.05.0MonthlyGrab
Total Suspended Solids35.070.090.0MonthlyGrab
pH not less than 6.0 standard units nor greater than 10.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

 *Unless otherwise indicated, discharge limitations are concentrations and expressed in mg/l and the total (dissolved suspended fraction) is applicable for each parameter.

 Discharge Limitations to be in effect 18 months after construction of the new treatment system becomes operational, but no later than April 1, 2014, and thereafter

Discharge Limitations* Monitoring Requirements
Discharge AverageMaximumInstantaneousMonthly
Average
Measurement(1)Sample
Parameter Monthly Daily Maximum Mass Loading (lbs/day)Frequency Type
Aluminum 0.75 1.5 1.87 90.10 Monthly Grab
Total Iron 1.5 3.0 3.75 180.10 Monthly Grab
Total Manganese 1.0 2.0 2.5 168.00 Monthly Grab
Total Suspended 35.0 70.0 90.0 Monthly Grab
Solids
TDS (mg/L) & Monitor &
Osmotic Pressure Report Grab
(mOsm/kg)
Flow (GPM)Daily
pH not less than 6.0 standard units nor greater than 10.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

 *Unless otherwise indicated, discharge limitations are concentrations and expressed in mg/l and the total (dissolved suspended fraction) is applicable for each parameter.

(1) This is the minimum number of sampling events required. Permittees are encouraged, and it may be advantageous in demonstrating compliance, to perform more than the minimum number of sampling event required.

 Samples taken in compliance with the monitoring specified above shall be taken during a discharge at the following location(s): Outfalls 001, 003, 004, 005

 Subject to 25 Pa. Code §§ 88.92 and 88.93 (Surface Mine) and 88.187 and 88.188 (Bank Removal)

 B. Erosion and Sedimentation Control Facilities

Outfall Source
Latitude Longitude
002 Sedimentation Pond #10 40° 48` 19.3" 75° 57` 15.7"
006 Sedimentation Pond #7 40° 48` 17.8" 75° 57` 01.7"

 Based on the hydrologic data and anticipated characteristics and flows described in the permit application and its supporting documents and/or revisions, the following effluent limitations and monitoring requirements apply to the above listed outfall numbers.

Discharge Limitations* Monitoring Requirements
Discharge AverageMaximumInstantaneousMeasurementSample
Parameter Monthly Daily Maximum Frequency Type
Total Iron N/A N/A 7.0 Monthly Grab
Total Manganese N/A N/A 4.0 Monthly Grab
Total Settleable N/A N/A 0.5 ml/l Monthly Grab
 Solids
pH not less than 6.0 standard units nor greater than 9.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

 *Unless otherwise indicated, discharge limitations are concentrations and expressed in mg/l and the total (dissolved suspended fraction) is applicable for each parameter.

 Samples taken in compliance with the monitoring specified above shall be taken during a discharge at the following locations(s): Outfalls 002, 006

 At all major erosion and sediment pollution control facilities whether NPDES point-source discharge as listed above or non-point source discharges.

 Note: The above discharge limitations and monitoring requirements are based upon the presumption that the erosion and sedimentation control facilities will only discharge as a result of a ''precipitation event''. If the discharge occurs during ''dry weather flow'' conditions, then Group A limitations will apply (as defined in 25 Pa. Code Chapters 86—90).

 Subject to 25 Pa. Code §§ 88.92 and 88.93 (Surface Mine) and 88.187 and 88.188 (Bank Removal)

 C. Other Discharges

 At a minimum, any other discharge from areas disturbed by mining activities, including areas disturbed by mineral preparation, processing, or handling facilities shall comply with the following discharge limitations and monitoring requirements.

Discharge Limitations* Monitoring Requirements
Discharge AverageMaximumInstantaneousMeasurementSample
Parameter Monthly Daily Maximum Frequency Type
Total Iron N/A N/A 7.0 Monthly Grab
Total Manganese N/A N/A 5.0Monthly Grab
Total Suspended
 Solids N/A N/A 90.0 Monthly Grab
pH not less than 6.0 standard units nor greater than 9.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

 *Unless otherwise indicated, discharge limitations are concentrations and expressed in mg/l and the total (dissolved suspended fraction) is applicable for each parameter.

 Note: The above discharge limitations and monitoring requirements pertain to discharges which may occur unexpectedly, (i.e., were not originally anticipated when this permit was issued). The Department reserves the right to modify these limitations based upon the need to protect water quality in the receiving stream.

 Subject to 25 Pa. Code §§ 88.92 and 88.93 (Surface Mine) and 88.187 and 88.188 (Bank Removal)

Noncoal NPDES Draft Permits

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

NPDES No. PA0225185 on Surface Mining Permit No. 58112804. Robert Schneider, (RR 2 Box 2390, Factoryville, PA 18419). New NPDES Permit for a bluestone quarry operation in New Milford, Susquehanna County, affecting 5.0 acres. Receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Meylert Creek, classified for the following uses: HQ-cold water fishes and migratory fishes. Application received: December 1, 2011.

 Non-discharge BMP's will apply to this site.

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