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ACTIONS ON COAL AND NONCOAL MINING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS


Actions on 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; 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). The final action on each application also constitutes action on the NPDES permit application and, if noted, the request for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. Mining activity permits issued in response to applications will also address the application permitting requirements of the following statutes: the Air Quality Pollution Act (35 P.S. §§ 4001—4014); the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1—693.27); and the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1002).


Coal Permits Issued

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

Permit No. 11060103 and NPDES No. PA0262242, Hoffman Mining Inc., P.O. Box 130, Friedens, PA 15541, commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface & auger mine to change the land use from Woodland to Unmanaged Natural habitat in Adams Township, Cambria County, affecting 182.1 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to/and Paint Creek classified for the following use: cold water fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 14, 2017. Permit issued: July 24, 2017.

Permit No. 11000104 and NPDES No. PA0248851, Hoffman Mining Inc., P.O. Box 130, Friedens, PA 15541, commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface & auger mine to change the land use from Woodland to Unmanaged Natural habitat in Adams Township, Cambria County, affecting 151.0 acres. Receiving stream: Paint Creek classified for the following use: cold water fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 14, 2017. Permit issued: July 24, 2017.

Permit No. 56080105 and NPDES No. PA0234630, Hoffman Mining Inc., P.O. Box 130, Friedens, PA 15541, commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface & auger mine to change the land use from Woodland to Unmanaged Natural habitat in Ogle & Paint Townships, Somerset County, affecting 290.8 acres. Receiving streams: Clear Shade Creek & unnamed tributaries to/and Shade Creek classified for the following uses: high quality cold water fishes, cold water fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 14, 2017. Permit issued: July 24, 2017.

Permit No. 11050102 and NPDES No. PA0249831, Hoffman Mining Inc., P.O. Box 130, Friedens, PA 15541, commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface & auger mine to change the land use from Woodland to Unmanaged Natural habitat in Adams Township, Cambria County, affecting 90.6 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to/and Paint Creek classified for the following use: cold water fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 14, 2017. Permit issued: July 24, 2017.

Permit No. 56880103 and NPDES No. PA0598143, Rosebud Mining Co., 301 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 15501, permit renewal for the continued operation and restoration of a bituminous surface mine in Summit Township, Somerset County, affecting 1,102.0 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to/and Cassleman River, unnamed tributaries to/and Lick Run, unnamed tributaries to/and Bigby Run and unnamed tributaries to/and Cranberry Run classified for the following use: cold water fisheries. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: September 11, 2013. Permit issued: July 28, 2017.

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

17070101. RES Coal LLC (224 Grange Hall Road, P.O. Box 228, Armagh, PA 15920). Permit renewal for reclamation only of a bituminous surface coal and auger mine located in Morris Township, Clearfield County affecting 112.1 acres. Receiving stream: Unnamed Tributary to Moshannon Creek, classified for the following use: CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: July 6, 2017. Permit issued: July 25, 2017.

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

Permit No. PAM116048. Hegins Mining Company, (290 Swatara Road, Tremont, PA 17981), General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 54840205 in Reilly Township, Schuylkill County, receiving stream: Swatara Creek. Permit issued: July 24, 2017.

Noncoal Permits Issued

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

Permit No. 21140301 and NPDES No. PA0594296, Hempt Brothers, Inc., 205 Creek Road, P.O. Box 278, Camp Hill, PA 17001, renewal of NPDES permit, Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County. Receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Hogestown Run classified for the following use: cold water fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 28, 2017. Permit issued: July 28, 2017.

ACTIONS ON BLASTING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS


Actions on applications under the Explosives Acts of 1937 and 1957 and 25 Pa. Code § 211.124. Blasting activity performed as part of a coal or noncoal mining activity will be regulated by the mining permit for that coal or noncoal mining activity.

Blasting Permits Issued

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

14174108. Douglas Explosives, Inc. (2052 Philipsburg-Bigler Highway, Philipsburg, PA 16866). Blasting for residential development located in Walker Township, Centre County with an expiration date of December 1, 2017. Permit issued July 27, 2017.

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

Permit No. 45174102. Explosive Services, Inc., (7 Pine Street, Bethany, PA 18431), construction blasting for 112 Sleepy Hollow Lane in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County with an expiration date of July 10, 2018. Permit issued: July 24, 2017.

Permit No. 06174112. Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc., (P.O. Box 1140, Gardiner, ME 04345), construction blasting for Sunoco Mariner Pipeline (Spread 5) in Heidelberg, South Heidelberg and Clay Townships, Berks and Lebanon Counties with an expiration date of July 22, 2018. Permit issued: July 27, 2017.

Permit No. 36174132. Abel Construction Co., Inc., (3925 Columbia Avenue, Mountville, PA 17554), construction blasting for Watson Run Subdivision in Leacock Township, Lancaster County with an expiration date of March 1, 2018. Permit issued: July 27, 2017.

Permit No. 38174112. Keystone Blasting Service, (15 Hopeland Road, Lititz, PA 17543), construction blasting for Greystone Crossing in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County with an expiration date of December 31, 2017. Permit issued: July 27, 2017.

FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT SECTION 401

 The Department has taken the following actions on previously received permit applications, requests for Environmental Assessment approval and requests for Water Quality Certification under section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341).

 Except as otherwise noted, the Department has granted 401 Water Quality Certification certifying that the construction and operation described will comply with sections 301—303, 306 and 307 of the FWPCA (33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1311—1313, 1316 and 1317) and that the construction will not violate applicable Federal and State water quality standards.

 Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal that action to the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501—508 and 701—704. The appeal should be sent to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, PO Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Board through the Pennsylvania AT&T 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 a right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decisional law.

 For individuals who wish to challenge an action, the appeal 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.


Actions on applications for the following activities filed under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1—693.27), section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P.S. § 679.302) and The Clean Streams Law and Notice of Final Action for Certification under section 401 of the FWPCA.

Permits, Environmental Assessments and 401 Water Quality Certifications Issued:

WATER OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS

Southcentral Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Ed Muzic, Section Chief, 717.705.4802.

E21-454: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, 2000 Cliff Mine Road, Park West Two, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15272 in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County and Fairview Township, York County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

 To remove the existing structures and to install and maintain 1) a two-span concrete spread box beam bridge, having a total span of 155.0 feet, a width varying from 42.0 feet to 43.65 feet, and an underclearance of 13.4 feet, all over Yellow Breeches Creek (CWF-MF) (Latitude 40°12`43.90", Longitude -76°54`23.91"), and 2) a 48.0-inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe with a length of 78.75 feet in a millrace located within the floodway of Yellow Breeches Creek (Latitude 40°12`43.57", Longitude -76°54`25.79"), all along Spanglers Mill Road (SR2031) in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County and Fairview Township, York County. The project will permanently impact 0.14 acre of floodway and will temporarily impact 0.24 acre of floodway and 0.08 acre of Palustrine Emergent (PEM) wetland. The purpose of the project is to improve the roadway to current safety standards.

E21-461: Kirk Stoner, Cumberland County, 1 Court House Square, Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, PA 17013 in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

 To remove the existing bridge in and across the Yellow Breeches Creek (HQ-CWF, MF), and to construct and maintain a bridge impacting 117 linear feet of Yellow Breeches Creek and 17,443 square feet of the floodway of Yellow Breeches Creek and to install and completely remove a temporary causeway within the Yellow Breeches Creek, all for the purpose of replacing an existing structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge. The project is located at Petersburg Road at the intersections with Lerew Road and Hinkel Lane (Latitude: 40.1424, Longitude: -77.1584) in South Middleton Township Cumberland County. Issued July 27, 2017.

E31-237: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, 2000 Cliff Mine Road, Park West Two, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15272 in Jackson Township, Huntingdon County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

 To remove the existing structure and to install and maintain 1) a single-span prestressed concrete spread box beam, having a total span of 69.0 feet, a hydraulic opening of 358.0 square feet crossing over East Branch Standing Stone Creek (HQ-CWF, MF) and 2) a relocation of a 33.0-foot section of an Unnamed Tributary to East Branch Standing Stone Creek (HQ-CWF, MF) downstream of the bridge due to interference with a wingwall and roadway widening. The project is located on S.R. 1019 (East Branch Road) in Huntingdon, PA, Jackson Township, Huntingdon County (Latitude 40° 36` 3.6", Longitude -77° 49` 54.8"). The project will temporarily impact 0.171 acre of Palustrine Shrub (PSS) wetland, permanently impact 0.018 acre of Palustrine Shrub (PSS) and Palustrine emergent (PEM) wetlands, 0.038 acre of permanent stream impacts, and 0.02 acre of permanent floodway impacts. The purpose of the project is to improve the roadway to current safety standards. The project will have a detour implemented to maintain traffic control and a temporary causeway for construction purposes. Issued July 27, 2017.

Southwest Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Michael Forbeck, Acting Waterways and Wetlands Program Manager, 412-442-4000.

E63-693, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, 2000 Cliff Mine Road, Park West Two, Third Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, Pittsburgh ACOE District.

 Has been given consent to:

 Remove an existing single span, concrete arch deck bridge that spans 22 LF of Millers Run (WWF), Construct and maintain a single-span, precast concrete box culvert that spans 58 LF of Miller Run. The stream channel impact is 102 feet and mitigation includes minimization of impact area, construction of baffles, and depression of the culvert. This project is for the purpose of replacing a structurally deficient bridge located on SR 4039, Sect. 000 over Millers Run near the intersection of SR 4039 and Southview Road (Quadrangle: Midway Latitude: 40° 19` 35.8"; Longitude: -80° 15` 17") in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County.

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

E62-431, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, 2000 Cliff Mine Road, Park West Two, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. JV 019 State Route 0006 Segment 0390 Offset 0000 Section B11 over Mead Run, in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Youngsville, PA Quadrangle N: 41.8471°, W: -79.3363°).

 Remove the existing State Route 0006 structure over Mead Run and to construct and maintain a single-span, spread box beam bridge having a span of 45.0 feet, width of 42.17 feet, and an underclearance of 7.91 feet at a point approximately 800 feet east of the State Route 0006 and Mead Run Road intersection in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County.

District Oil and Gas Operations: Eastern Oil & Gas District, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA.

E4129-110: NFG Midstream Trout Run, LLC, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, NY, 14221, Gamble Township, Lycoming County, ACOE Baltimore District.

 To construct, operate, and maintain:

 1) an 8-inch gas pipeline and a timber mat bridge impacting 104 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Mill Creek (EV) (Trout Run, PA Quadrangle 41°22`30"N 77°01`47"W);

 2) an 8-inch gas pipeline and a timber mat bridge impacting 1,766 square feet of palustrine emergent (PEM) wetland (Trout Run, PA Quadrangle 41°22`31"N 77°01`46"W);

 3) an 8-inch gas pipeline and a timber mat bridge impacting 619 square feet of palustrine emergent (PEM) wetland (Trout Run, PA Quadrangle 41°22`32"N 77°01`43"W);

 4) an 8-inch gas pipeline and a timber mat bridge impacting 56 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Mill Creek (EV) (Trout Run, PA Quadrangle 41°22`33"N 77°01`41"W);

 5) an 8-inch gas pipeline and a timber mat bridge impacting 47 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Mill Creek (EV) (Trout Run, PA Quadrangle 41°22`35"N 77°01`34"W);

 6) an 8-inch gas pipeline and a timber mat bridge impacting 61 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Mill Creek (EV) (Trout Run, PA Quadrangle 41°22`42"N 77°01`31"W).

 The project will result in a total of 268 linear feet of stream impacts and 0.05 acre of wetland impacts all for the purpose of installing a natural gas gathering line and temporary access roadway for Marcellus well development.

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

E10-08-012A XTO Energy Inc., 190 Thorn Run, Warrendale, PA 15086. Stein Temporary Water Pipeline Major Modification in Franklin Township, Butler County, Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District (Prospect PA Quadrangle 40.917456N; 80.002158W). The applicant proposes to construct and maintain approximately 14,162 linear feet of one 16" overland temporary water pipeline located in Franklin Township, Butler County. The pipeline would convey water from PAWC vault on Old Route 422 to the Stein Well Pad and water from the Stein Impoundment to the Cratty Well Pad.

 The water obstructions and encroachments are described below:

 To construct and maintain:


Impact No. Description of Impact Latitude/Longitude
1 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and a temporary road crossing through PEM Wetland (Wetland 1B) having 0.009 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9054300 N
80.0116280 W
2 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and temporary road crossing to cross floodway of UNT to Mulligan Run (CWF) (Stream 5) and PEM Wetland (Wetland 11A) having 14,286 square feet of temporary floodway impact and 0.1 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9061810 N
80.0096440 W
3 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and a temporary road crossing through PEM Wetland (Wetland 10A) having 0.08 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9062530 N
80.0081640 W
4 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and temporary road crossing to cross UNT to Mulligan Run (CWF) (Stream 7) and PEM Wetland (Wetland 10B) having 32 linear feet of temporary stream impact, 4,176 square feet of temporary floodway impact and 0.05 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9064030 N
80.0078330 W
5 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and a temporary road crossing through PEM Wetland (Wetland 11B) having 0.1 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9069940 N
80.0078830 W
6 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and a temporary road crossing through PEM/PSS Wetland (Wetland 12A) having a total of 0.1 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9118140 N
80.0102720 W
7 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and a temporary road crossing through PEM/PSS/PFO Wetland (Wetland 13A/13/13B) having a total of 0.2 acre of temporary and 0.04 acre of permanent wetland impacts. 40.9154500 N
80.0097140 W
8 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and temporary road crossing to cross UNT to Mulligan Run (CWF) (Stream 2) and PEM Wetland (Wetland 12) having 73 linear feet of temporary stream impact, 4,395 square feet of temporary floodway impact and 0.002 acre of temporary wetland impacts. 40.9159560 N
80.0091530 W
9 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and temporary road crossing to cross UNT to Mulligan Run (CWF) (Stream 1) having 49 linear feet of temporary stream impact and 5,196 square feet of temporary floodway impact. 40.9162310 N
80.0043560 W
10 One (1) 16" temporary above ground waterline with associated right-of-way and a temporary road crossing through PEM Wetland (Wetland 2) having 0.02 acre of temporary wetland. 40.9173690 N
80.0033810 W

 The project will result in 154 linear feet of temporary stream impacts. Total floodway impacts are 28,053 square feet. Wetland impacts include 0.66 acre of temporary and 0.04 acre of permanent, for a total of 0.7 acre of wetland impacts.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

Southcentral Region: Watershed Management Program Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Ed Muzic, Section Chief, 717.705.4802.

EA36-048: The Nature Conservancy, 2101 N. Front Street, Building 1, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110 in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

 To 1.) the relocation and maintenance of approximately 760 feet of Harnish Run (WWF, MF); and, 2.) the installation and maintenance of 620 feet of instream toe wood structures, all permanently impacting 0.04 acre of exceptional value, palustrine emergent wetlands for the purposes stabilizing the stream, re-connecting it with its floodplain and enhancing onsite wetlands. The project is located along Peartown Road approximately 0.2 mile north of its intersection with Blue Lake Road (Wolmels-dorf, PA Quadrangle, Latitude 40° 16` 41.58"N, Longitude: 76° 09` 12.81"W) in West Cocalico Township, Lan-caster County.

EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL

 The following Erosion and Sediment Control permits have been issued.

 Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal that action to the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501—508 and 701—704. The appeal should be sent to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, PO Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Board through the Pennsylvania AT&T 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 a right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decisional law.

 For individuals who wish to challenge an action, the appeal 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.

Southwest District: Oil & Gas Management Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

ESCGP-2 # ESG17-059-0001
Applicant Name Rice Poseidon Midstream LLC
Contact Person Kyle Shirey
Address 2200 Rice Drive
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Greene
Township(s) Center
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTS to  Pursley Creek including Turkey Hollow (HQ-WWF),  Pursley Creek (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG17-125-0003
Applicant Name Markwest Liberty Midstream & Re-
 sources LLC
Contact Person Richard Lowry
Address 4600 J Barry Ct, Suite 500
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Washington
Township(s) Mount Pleasant
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTs to South  Fork Cross Ck (HQ-WWF); South Fork Cross Ck (HQ-
 WWF)
 Secondary—South Fork Cross Ck (HQ-WWF); Cross Ck  (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX17-007-0005
Applicant Name EPT Northeast Field Services LLC
Contact Person Tom Glisson
Address 6051 Wallace Rd Ext, 3rd Fl
City, State, Zip Wexford, PA 15090
County Beaver
Township(s) New Sewickley Twp and Economy Boro
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTs to Crows  Run (WWF); UNTs to North Fork Big Sweickley Ck  (TSF)
 Secondary—Crows Run (WWF); North Fork Big  Sewickley Ck (TSF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX11-125-0119
Applicant Name Range Resources—Appalachia LLC
Contact Person Karl Matz
Address 3000 Town Center Blvd
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317-5839
County Washington
Township(s) Donegal
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTs to Buck  Run (HQ-WWF)
 Secondary—Buck Run (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX16-125-0046
Applicant Name EQT Production Company
Contact Person Todd Klaner
Address 2400 Ansys Drive
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Washington
Township(s) Union
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTs to Peters  Creek (TSF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX12-059-0002 Renewal
Applicant Name Rice Drilling B LLC
Contact Person Joseph Mallow
Address 2200 Rice Drive
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Greene
Township(s) Center
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTS to  Hargus Creek (HQ-WWF), UNTs to Turkey Hollow  (HQ-WWF)
 Secondary—Hargus Creek (HQ-WWF) and Turkey Hol-
 low (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX17-063-0003
Applicant Name XTO Energy Inc
Contact Person Melissa Breitenbach
Address 190 Thorn Hill Road
City, State, Zip Warrendale, PA 15086
County Indiana
Township(s) Center
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Cherry  Run (CWF), Cherry Run (CWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX09-059-0048 Major Modification
Applicant Name CNX Gas Company LLC
Contact Person Carol Phillips
Address 1000 Consol Energy Drive
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Greene
Township(s) Morris
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Browns  Creek (HQ-WWF), Browns Creek (HQ-WWF), UNT to  Bates Fork (HQ-WWF), Bates Fork (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG15-059-0038 Major Modification
Applicant Name Rice Drilling B LLC
Contact Person Joseph Mallow
Address 2200 Rice Drive
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Greene
Township(s) Jackson
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTS to Garner  Run (HQ-WWF), Garner Run (HQ-WWF
 Secondary—South Fork Tenmile Creek (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG15-125-0063
Applicant Name Range Resources—Appalachia LLC
Contact Person Karl Matz
Address 3000 Town Center Blvd
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317-5839
County Washington
Township(s) Donegal
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Dutch  Fork (HQ-WWF), UNT to Ralston Run (HQ-WWF),
 UNT to Dog Run (HQ-WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX13-059-0018 Major Modification
Applicant Name EQT Production Company
Contact Person Todd Klaner
Address 2400 Ansys Drive
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Greene
Township(s) Washington
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Boyd Run  (WWF), Ruff Creek (WWF)

Northwest Region: Oil and Gas Program Manager, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335.

ESCGP-2 # ESX10-047-0005—Pad G15-A Applicant Sen-
 eca Resources Corporation
Contact Mr. Doug Kepler
Address 5800 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
City Pittsburgh State PA Zip Code 15237
County Elk Township(s) Horton
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Rattlesnake  Creek/Upper Clarion River Watershed, Mountain Run/
 Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed, Narrows Creek/
 Redbank Creek Watershed HQ, EV, CWF

ESCGP-2 # ESX16-125-0050—Sarah Well Pad
Applicant EQT Production Company
Contact Todd Klaner
Address 2400 Ansys Drive, Suite 200
City Canonsburg State PS Zip Code 15317
County Washington Township(s) Union
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Lobbs Run &  UNT to Lobbs Run WWF

ESCGP-2 # ESX12-121-0013A-Allam 1 H Pad
Applicant Halcon Operating Co., LLC.
Contact Jon Wright
Address 1000 Louisiana Street Suite 6700
City Houston State TX Zip Code 77002
County Frenchcreek Township(s) Venango
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Unnamed Tribu-
 tary to Little Sandy Creek/Ohio River Basin in PA (List  Q)

Eastern Region: Oil & Gas Management Program Manager, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

ESCGP-2 # ESX29-131-17-0002
Applicant Name Chief Oil & Gas LLC
Contact Person Jeffrey Deegan
Address 1720 Sycamore Rd
City, State, Zip Montoursville, PA 17754
County Wyoming
Township(s) Lemon
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTs to  Meshoppen Ck (CWF)
 Secondary—Meshoppen Ck (CWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX29-131-17-0003
Applicant Name Chief Oil & Gas LLC
Contact Person Jeffrey Deegan
Address 1720 Sycamore Rd
City, State, Zip Montoursville, PA 17754
County Wyoming
Township(s) Lemon
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNTs to  Meshoppen Ck (CWF)
 Secondary—Meshoppen Ck (CWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX29-115-17-0024
Applicant Name SWN Production Co LLC
Contact Person Justin Moore
Address 917 SR 92 N
City, State, Zip Tunkhannock, PA 18657
County Susquehanna
Township(s) Silver Lake
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Little Snake Ck  (CWF-MF) & Rhiney Ck (CWF-MF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX29-115-17-0015
Applicant Name Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC
Contact Person Nicholas Bryan
Address 101 W Third St
City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
County Susquehanna
Township(s) Lathrop
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Martins  Ck (CWF, MF)

ESCGP-2 # ESX29-115-17-0013
Applicant Name Chesapeake Appalachia LLC
Contact Person Keri Fieno
Address 14 Chesapeake Lane
City, State, Zip Sayre, PA 18840
County Susquehanna
Township(s) Auburn
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Tusca-
 rora Ck (CWF, MF) and UNT to Deer Lick Ck (CWF,  MF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-115-17-0014
Applicant Name Bluestone Pipeline Co of PA LLC
Contact Person Paul Corrigan
Address 333 Technology Dr, Suite 2545
City, State, Zip Canonsburg, PA 15317
County Susquehanna
Township(s) Jackson & New Milford
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Tributaries to  Butler Ck (CWF, MF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-115-16-0055
Applicant Name Susquehanna Gathering Co LLC
Contact Person Michael Spangenberg
Address 1299 Oliver Rd
City, State, Zip New Milford, PA 18834
County Susquehanna
Township(s) Great Bend & New Milford
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Smith Ck (HQ-
 CWF, MF) and Tributaries to Salt Lick (HQ-CWF, MF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-105-17-0007
Applicant Name Chesapeake Appalachia LLC
Contact Person Brian Davis
Address 14 Chesapeake Lane
City, State, Zip Sayre, PA 18840
County Potter
Township(s) Sweden
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Lyman Ck (HQ-
 CWF); UNT to Trout Run (HQ-CWF)
 Secondary—Mill Ck (HQ-CWF); Trout Run (HQ-CWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-117-17-0019
Applicant Name SWEPI LP
Contact Person Jason Shoemaker
Address 150 N Dairy Ashford, E1296-E
City, State, Zip Houston, TX 77079
County Tioga
Township(s) Liberty
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Salt Spring Run  (HQ-CWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-035-17-0001
Applicant Name ARD Operating LLC
Contact Person Stephen Barondeau
Address 33 W Third St, Suite 200
City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
County Clinton
Township(s) Noyles
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Rock Run (HQ-
 CWF); East Branch Big Run (EV)
 Secondary—Shoemaker Branch (HQ-CWF); Big Run  (CWF)


SPECIAL NOTICES

Notice of Certification to Perform Radon-Related Activities in Pennsylvania

 In the month of July 2017 Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under the authority contained in the Radon Certification Act, act of July 9, 1987, P.L. 238, No. 43 (63 P.S. §§ 2001—2014) and regulations promulgated thereunder at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 240, has certified the persons listed below to perform radon-related activities in Pennsylvania. The period of certification is two years. (For a complete list of persons currently certified to perform radon-related activities in Pennsylvania and for information as to the specific testing devices that persons certified for testing or laboratory are certified to use, contact the Bureau of Radiation Protection, Radon Division, P.O. Box 8469, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8469, (1-800-23RADON).

Name Address Type of
Certification
Air Chek, Inc. PO Box 2000
Naples, NC 28760
Laboratory
Analysis
All in One Home Inspections, Inc. 80 Cedar Ridge
Hawley, PA 18428
Testing
A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc. 17 Fosterville Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
Testing
Bass Home Inspection, Inc. 7501 East Parkside Drive
Boardman, OH 44512
Testing
Harold Beers
H. E. Beers Company
2421 Fishing Creek Valley Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Mitigation
Matthew Beinhaur
Harris Environmental, Inc.
600 Stone House Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Testing
Scott Coslett 332 East 11th Street
Berwick, PA 18603
Testing
D-Tech, Inc. PO Box 902
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Testing
Edwin Dunckley 1357 Elbow Lane
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Testing
Joseph Dunlap 115 Heather Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Testing
Barbara Fischer 1385 North River Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Testing
Stephen Genzale 417 East Beil Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
Testing
Richard Haag
Safe Shelter Environmental
346 North Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341
Testing &
Mitigation
John Christopher Haslip 14501 George Carter Way
Suite 110
Chantilly, VA 20151
Testing
Ara Jones 14 Morgan Drive
Leechburg, PA 15656
Testing
Patrick Kelly 601 South Irving Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Testing
Robert Kolenda 212 Kleger Road
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Mitigation
Robert Krause 113 Stanton Drive
South Abington, PA 18410
Testing
Charles Lauble, III 14501 George Carter Way
Suite 110
Chantilly, VA 20151
Testing
Jason Liszkiewicz 14501 George Carter Way
Suite 110
Chantilly, VA 20151
Testing
James Makara 146 South Marmic Drive
Holland, PA 18966
Testing
Joseph Miloser, Jr. 160 Rustic Ridge
Fombell, PA 16123
Testing
Lewis Nelson, IV
First Choice Radon Testing Company, Inc.
PO Box 830
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Testing
Pillar to Post Philadelphia, LLC 8001 Roosevelt Boulevard
# 310
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Testing
Terry Spalti 743 Hill Road
Hegins, PA 17938
Testing
Paul Suhrie 2648 Majestic Court
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
Testing
Michael Watson 129 Colonial Village Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Testing

Proposed State Water Quality Certification Required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the Birdsboro Pipeline Project

Southcentral Region: Waterways and Wetlands Program Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

DEP File No.: WQ03-003. DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC Inc. (''DTE'' or ''Applicant''), 333 Technology Drive, Suite 255, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Birdsboro Pipeline Project in Union, Oley, Rockland, Amity Townships, Birdsboro Borough, Berks County (Birdsboro and Fleetwood, PA Quadrangles, From Lat: 40° 16` 10.94"; Long: -75° 47` 59.9" to Lat: 40° 24` 39.14"; Long: -75° 45` 37.94"), ACOE Philadelphia District.

 On May 1, 2017, DTE filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C.A. § 717f) seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate its Birdsboro Pipeline Project (FERC Docket No. CP17-409-000).

 On June 23, 2017, DTE requested a state water quality certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341), to ensure that the construction, operation and maintenance of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project will protect water quality in Pennsylvania through compliance with State water quality standards and associated State law requirements, which are consistent with the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

 The proposed project consists of the installation of approximately 13.2 miles of new 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline (Birdsboro Pipeline) which will rill run from the receipt point on Texas Eastern Transmission Company's (TETCO) pipeline in Rockland Township, Berks County to the Birdsboro Power Facility in the Borough of Birdsboro, Berks County and will cross 28 streams and 21 wetlands. The project also proposes one new pig receiver at the Birdsboro Power Facility and one new meter site at the TETCO interconnect with two new taps on the TETCO pipelines. The pipeline is being proposed to fuel the proposed Birdsboro Power facility. The proposed Birdsboro Pipeline Project will require approximately 128 acres of earth disturbance, and permanent impacts to 493 linear feet and temporary impacts to 649 linear feet of streams including the Schuylkill River (WWF) and two Unnamed Tributaries (UNT's) to the Schuylkill River (WWF); Monocacy Creek and eighteen UNT's to Monocacy Creek (WWF); four UNT's to Manatawny Creek (CWF); Little Manatawny Creek (CWF) and one UNT to Little Manatawny Creek (CWF), 0.2 acre of permanent impacts to floodway, 2.0 acres of temporary impacts floodway, 1.09 acre of temporary wetland impacts, and 1.22 acre of permanent wetland impacts that are associated with permanent right-of-way maintenance.

 PADEP anticipates issuing a state water quality certification to Applicant for the Birdsboro Pipeline Project that will require compliance with the following State water quality permitting programs, criteria and conditions established pursuant to State law to ensure the Birdsboro Pipeline Project does not violate applicable State water quality standards set forth in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93:

 1. Discharge Permit—Applicant shall obtain and comply with a PADEP National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the discharge of water from the hydrostatic testing of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project pursuant to Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law (35 P.S. §§ 691.1—691.1001) and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 92a) if such discharges are proposed.

 2. Erosion and Sediment Control Permit—Applicant shall obtain and comply with PADEP's Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Processing or Treatment issued pursuant to Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law and Storm Water Management Act (32 P.S. §§ 680.1—680.17), and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 102).

 3. Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permits—Applicant shall obtain and comply with a PADEP Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of all water obstructions and encroachments associated with the Birdsboro Pipeline Project pursuant to Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law, Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 673.1—693.27), and Flood Plain Management Act (32 P.S. §§ 679.10—679.601.) and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 105).

 4. Submerged Lands License Agreement—DTE shall obtain and comply with a Pennsylvania Submerged Lands License Agreement, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1—693.28) and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 105).

 5. Delaware River Basis Commission—Applicant shall obtain and comply with any and all Delaware River Basin Commission's (DRBC) approvals that may be granted for the Birdsboro Pipeline Project. DTE filed an application with the DRBC on March 10, 2017 and is assigned DRBC Docket No. D-2016-008-1.

 6. Water Quality Monitoring—PADEP retains the right to specify additional studies or monitoring to ensure that the receiving water quality is not adversely impacted by any operational and construction process that may be employed by Applicant.

 7. Operation—Applicant shall at all times properly operate and maintain all Birdsboro Pipeline Project facilities and systems of treatment and control (and related appurtenances) which are installed to achieve compliance with the terms and conditions of this State Water Quality Certification and all required permits, authorizations and approvals. Proper operation and maintenance includes adequate laboratory controls, appropriate quality assurance procedures, and the operation of backup or auxiliary facilities or similar systems installed by Applicant.

 8. Inspection—The Birdsboro Pipeline Project, including all relevant records, are subject to inspection at reasonable hours and intervals by an authorized representative of PADEP to determine compliance with this State Water Quality Certification, including all required State water quality permits and State water quality standards. A copy of this certification shall be available for inspection by the PADEP, or an authorized representative thereof, during such inspections of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project.

 9. Transfer of Projects—If Applicant intends to transfer any legal or equitable interest in the Birdsboro Pipeline Project which is affected by this State Water Quality Certification, Applicant shall serve a copy of this certification upon the prospective transferee of the legal and equitable interest at least thirty (30) days prior to the contemplated transfer and shall simultaneously inform the PADEP Regional Office of such intent. Notice to PADEP shall include a transfer agreement signed by the existing and new owner containing a specific date for transfer of certification responsibility, coverage, and liability between them.

 10. Correspondence—All correspondence with and submittals to PADEP concerning this State Water Quality Certification shall be addressed to: Department of Environmental Protection, Southcentral Regional Office, Program Manager, Waterways and Wetlands, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 11. Reservation of Rights—PADEP may suspend or revoke this State Water Quality Certification if it determines that Applicant has not complied with the terms and conditions of this certification. PADEP may require additional measures to achieve compliance with applicable law, subject to Applicant's applicable procedural and substantive rights.

 12. Other Laws—Nothing in this State Water Quality Certification shall be construed to preclude the institution of any legal action or relieve Applicant from any responsibilities, liabilities, or penalties established pursuant to any applicable Federal or State law or regulation.

 13. Severability—The provisions of this State Water Quality Certification are severable and should any provision of this certification be declared invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the certification shall not be affected thereby.

 Prior to issuance of the final State water quality certification, PADEP will consider all relevant and timely comments, suggestions or objections submitted to PADEP within 30 days of this notice. Written comments should be submitted by email to EP, WW-SCRO@pa.gov or by mail at the above address or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) and should be directed to Program Manager, Waterways and Wetlands Program. Comments must be submitted in writing and contain the name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and a concise statement of comments, objections or suggestions on this proposal. No comments submitted by facsimile will be accepted.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1346. Filed for public inspection August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]



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