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PLAN APPROVALS


Applications received and intent to issue Plan Approvals under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015).

   Southcentral Regional Office:  Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, (717) 705-4702.

   06-03085A:  Power Packing, Inc. (1055 Cross Roads Blvd., Reading, PA 19605) for a boiler in Muhlenburg Township, Berks County. The source is subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Dc--Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources.

   38-05016:  Quaker Alloy, Inc. (200 East Richland Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067) for modification of an existing shell molding and core making operation controlled by a packed tower wet scrubber in Myerstown Borough, Lebanon County.

   67-05026D:  DONSCO, Inc. (P. O. Box 2001, Wrightsville, PA 17368) for modification of the existing casting, cleaning and grinding operations at their Title V facility in Wrightsville, York County.

   Northcentral Regional Office:  Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701, (570) 327-3637.

   14-309-043A:  Corning Asahi Video Products Co. (3500 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801) for modification of two glass melting furnaces (Tanks 221 and 222) and construction of two 5 million BTU per hour natural gas-fired lehrs in College Township, Centre County. The furnaces are subject to Subpart CC of the Federal Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and the furnaces and lehrs are subject to the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements.

   49-317-002:  Sensenig Milling Services, Inc. (R. R. 2, Box 68A, Watsontown, PA 17777) for construction of a rotary bakery waste dryer and associated air cleaning device (a fabric collector) in Lewis Township, Northumberland County.

   Southwest Regional Office:  Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745, (412) 442-4174.

   PA-65-659A:  Commercial Stone Co., Inc. (P. O. Box 187, Berkely Springs, WV 25411) for operation of an asphalt concrete plant at the Adamsburg Plant in North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County.

   PA-03-225A:  Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001) for installation of a portable coal crusher at the Jud Surface Mine in Valley Township, Armstrong County.

   PA-32-352A:  Mears Enterprises, Inc. (P. O. Box 157, Clymer, PA 15728) for operation of a generator at the Ondo Deep Mine in Brushvalley Township, Indiana County.

   PA-63-550B:  USA South Hills Landfill (3100 Hill Road, Library, PA 15129) for operation of a landfill at the South Hills Landfill in Union Township, Washington County.

MINING

APPLICATIONS TO CONDUCT COAL AND NONCOAL ACTIVITIES

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

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

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

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

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

   Greensburg District Office, R. R. 2, Box 603-C, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Coal Applications Received

   65950105. Mehalic Brothers (1089 Sessi Road, Latrobe, PA 15650). Renewal application received for continued reclamation of a bituminous surface auger mine located in Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, affecting 140.0 acres. Receiving streams:  unnamed tributary to Welty Run, Welty Run to Sewickley Creek, Sewickley Creek to the Youghiogheny River. Renewal application received:  August 7, 2000.

   McMurray District Office, 3913 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317.

   32803712. Kent Coal Mining Co. (P. O. Box 219, Shelocta, PA 15774), to renew the permit for the Lewisville Recovery Plant Coal Refuse Disposal Area in Young Township, Indiana County, renewal for reclamation only of the existing coal refuse disposal permit, no additional discharges. Application received July 13, 2000.

   Pottsville District Office, 5 West Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901-2454.

   54000102. RSK Mines (2203 Sunbury Road, Ashland, PA 17921), commencement, operation and restoration of an anthracite surface mine operation in Porter Township, Schuylkill County affecting 213.0 acres, receiving stream--Wiconisco Creek. Application received August 7, 2000.

   Pottsville District Office, 5 West Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901-2454.

Small Noncoal (Industrial Mineral) Bond Release Application

   13920801. Carefree Lawns (Box 2264, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229), Stage I and II bond release for a small quarry operation in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County affecting 2.0 acres for $2,000 on property owned by Carefree Lawns. Application received August 4, 2000.

   Greensburg District Office, R. R. 2, Box 603-C, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Noncoal Applications Received

   26950302. Carbon Fuel Resources, Inc. (P. O. Box 275, West Leisenring, PA 15489). Renewal application received for continued operation and reclamation of a noncoal surface mine located in Jefferson Township, Fayette County, affecting 48.0 acres. Receiving streams:  Redstone Creek to the Monongahela River. Renewal application received:  August 7, 2000.

Projects Under the Environmental
Good Samaritan Act

   The Environmental Good Samaritan Act (27 Pa.C.S. §§ 8001--8114) provides certain protections and immunities from civil liability for landowners and persons who voluntarily undertake reclamation and abatement projects to address land and water adversely affected by mining or oil or gas extraction or exploration for natural resources and left in an unreclaimed condition or left discharging water pollution. In order for landowners and persons to qualify for immunity, the projects must be approved by the Department.

   The following project proposals have been received by the Department of Environmental Protection (Department). A copy of the proposal is available for inspection at the office indicated above each proposal.

   Written comments or objections may be submitted by any person or any office or head of any Federal, State or local government agency or authority to the Department at the same address within 30 days of this publication.

   Written comments or objections should contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting comments or objections; the proposal identification number; and a statement of sufficient detail to inform the Department of the basis of the comment or objection and the relevant facts upon which it is based.

   Greensburg District Office, R. R. 2, Box 603-C, Greensburg, PA 15601.

   Project Proposals Received

   EGS26001. Mountain Watershed Association (P. O. Box 408, Melcroft, PA 15462). The Sagamore Mine Drainage Remediation Project in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, affecting 6.0 acres. Receiving stream:  Indian Creek. Project proposal received:  June 14, 2000.

ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION


Office of Mineral Resources Management, as required by the Act of October 12, 1984 (P. L. 916, No. 181)

   Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, P. O. Box 8476, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8476.

   Under the act of October 12, 1984 (P. L. 916, No. 181), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of an unsolicited proposal received from Carbon Fuel Resources, Inc., Clarion, PA, to reclaim an abandoned surface mine in North Union Township, Fayette County. The Department intends to enter into negotiations with Carbon Fuel Resources, Inc., to contract for site reclamation, if funding is available.

   The project, CN 96-29, involves reclamation of a coal refuse reprocessing site abandoned by Van Sickle Coal where bonds were forfeited by the Department under Permit Number SMP #26930201.

   Carbon Fuel Resources, Inc. proposes to revegetate 25.1 acres. All areas will be regraded to promote surface drainage and provide integration with surrounding unmined areas.

   All interested parties should send comments to Richard L. Joyce, Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, P. O. Box 8476, Harrisburg, PA no later than 4 p.m., local time, September 29, 2000.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED UNDER SECTION 401:  FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT

ENCROACHMENTS

   The following permit applications and requests for Environmental Assessment approval and requests for water quality certification have been received by the Department of Environmental Protection (Department). Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)), requires the State to certify that the involved projects will not violate the applicable provisions of 33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1311--1313, 1316 and 1317 as well as relevant State requirements. Initial requests for 401 certification will be published concurrently with the permit application. Persons objecting to approval of a request for certification under section 401 or to the issuance of a Dam Safety or Encroachment Permit, or the approval of Environmental Assessments must submit any comments, suggestions or objections within 30 days of the date of this notice as well as any questions to the office noted above the application.

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


Applications received under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. §§ 693.1--693.27) and section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P. S. § 679.302) and requests for certification under section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

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

   E15-647. Encroachment. William S. Hoffman, 1035 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. To perform the following activities within the proposed Waynesfield residential subdivision:  (1)  To install and maintain an 80 linear-foot long roadway crossing consisting of a 60-inch by 36-inch elliptical reinforced concrete pipe, concrete headwalls, and rock aprons across an unnamed tributary to the French Creek (HQ-TSF) impacting 0.08 acre of wetlands associated with the construction of Heritage Drive in the northwest portion of the site. (Phoenixville, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  5.8 inches; W:  12.4 inches); (2)  To install and maintain an 85 linear-foot long roadway crossing consisting of a 54-inch corrugated metal pipe, concrete headwalls, and rock aprons across an unnamed tributary to the French Creek (HQ, TSF) impacting 0.10 acre of wetlands associated with the construction of Heritage drive in the northwest portion of the site. (Phoenixville, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  5.6 inches; W:  12.1 inches); (3)  To install and maintain a 63 linear-foot long roadway crossing consisting of a 10-foot by 3.5-foot corrugated metal arch, concrete headwalls, and rock aprons across an unnamed tributary to the French Creek (HQ, TSF) impacting 0.20 acre of wetlands associated with the construction of Center Creek Drive located approximately 75 feet downstream of the confluence of the two upstream tributaries. (Phoenixville, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  5.4 inches; W:  12.2 inches); (4)  To install and maintain a 24-inch outfall structure associated with stormwater conveyance system along an unnamed tributary to the French Creek (HQ, TSF) in the vicinity of where the tributary exits the site. (Phoenixville, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  4.8 inches; W:  12.3 inches); (5)  To install and maintain a 30-inch outfall structure associated with stormwater conveyance system along an unnamed tributary to the French Creek (HQ, TSF) just downstream from activity No. 3 (Phoenixville, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  5.3 inches; W:  12.2 inches). This project will impact approximately 270 linear feet of stream on 0.38 acre of wetlands and is located approximately 1,700 feet northeast of the intersection West Seven Stars Road and Lucas Road (Phoenixville, PA USGS Quadrangle N:  5.1 inches; W:  12.1 inches) in East Vincent Township, Chester County. The applicant proposes to construct a total of 0.38 acre of replacement wetlands.

   E15-646. Encroachment. PADOT, 7000 Geerdes Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19406, and London Britain Township, P. O. Box 215, Kemblesville, PA 19347. To replace and maintain an existing bridge with a single span reinforced concrete bridge with a clear span of 75 feet and an average underclearance of 6.7 feet. The proposed bridge spans White Clay Creek (CWF) and is located along S. R. 3034 (London Tract Road) Section 65S located approximately 7,000 feet southwest of the intersection of London Tract Road and Good Hope Road (West Grove, PA-DEL Quadrangle N:  0.8 inch; W:  4.35 inches) in London Britain Township, Chester County.

   Northeast Regional Office:  Soils and Waterways Section, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790, (570) 826-2511.

   E35-325. Encroachment. Grambo Realty, 129 South Lakeview Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505. To place fill in a total of 0.4 acre of PEM/SS/FO wetlands for the construction of road crossing and stormwater management facilities associated with the Mountain Lake Estates Residential Subdivision. The project is located on the south side of Mountain Lake (Scranton, PA Quadrangle N:  1.7 inches; W:  2.6 inches), City of Scranton, Lackawanna County (Baltimore District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). This is a re-opening of a closed file.

   E40-557. Encroachment. Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17011-9797. To remove the existing structures and to construct and maintain five road crossings consisting of C.M.P. culverts and an aluminum box culvert in Bowman Creek, (HQ-CWF), Beth Run (CWF), and tributaries to Beth Run for the purpose of providing access to the southern portions of S.G.L. No. 57 in order to perform tree salvage cutting. The project is generally located near the confluence of Bowman Creek and Beth Run (Sweet Valley, PA Quadrangle N:  18.7 inches; W:  4.8 inches), Roth and Lake Townships, Luzerne County (Baltimore District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E45-398. Encroachment. Richard and Elizabeth Gandi, 44 Coral Drive, Hazlet, NJ 07703. To place fill in a de minimis area of PFO wetlands equal to 0.04 acre for the purpose of constructing a single family dwelling. The project is located on Lot 41, Unit 2, Section 7, at Lake Naomi Estates, approximately 0.4 mile east of the intersection of Township Road T-642 (Miller Drive) and Split Rock Lane (Pocono Pines, PA Quadrangle N:  20.1 inches; W:  9.8 inches), Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County (Philadelphia District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E13-125. Encroachment. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, P. O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676. To modify and maintain an existing stream enclosure of Fawn Run (HQ-CWF), with work consisting of lining the existing 12-foot × 6-foot concrete box culvert with an 11.4-foot × 7.25-foot CMP structural plate arch culvert, and extending the enclosure from 107 feet to 133 feet. The project includes realignment of approximately 25 feet of channel upstream of the enclosure and will impact a de minimis area of wetlands < 0.01 acre. The project is located at Mile Post A-76.42 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (Hickory Run, PA Quadrangle N:  15.1 inches; W:  15.3 inches), Kidder Township, Carbon County (Philadelphia District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E35-333. Encroachment. Newton Township, 1528 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To construct and maintain a channel change in a tributary to Gardner Creek (CWF), with work consisting of constructing approximately 250 L. F. of riprap-lined trapezoidal channel, having 2H:1V side slopes, a bottom width of 2.0 feet and a depth of 1.5 feet; and to construct and maintain a road crossing of a tributary to Gardner Creek, consisting of a 35-inch × 24-inch CMP arch culvert, for the purpose of providing access to an adjoining property. The project is located along the south side of Valley View Drive (T-387) approximately 0.6 mile west of the intersection of T-387 and S. R. 4032 (Scranton, PA Quadrangle N:  16.4 inches; W:  14.9 inches), Newton Township, Lackawanna County (Baltimore District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E40-548. Encroachment. Sun Pipeline Company, Inc., 1801 Market Street, 26th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. To place and maintain approximately 75 L. F. of flexible grout matting on the streambed of Hunlock Creek (CWF) for the purpose of providing mechanical cover over a partially exposed 6-inch diameter gas pipeline. The project is located north of township road T518, just east of T-532 (Nanticoke, PA Quadrangle N:  14.8 inches; W:  9.1 inches), Hunlock Township, Luzerne County (Baltimore District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). This is a re-opening of an existing file.

   E39-390. Encroachment. Joshi/Kalola Real Estate Partnership, 4365 Farmington Circle, Allentown, PA 18104. To place fill in 0.43 acre of PEM wetlands for the purpose of constructing a commercial storage facility. The project is located on the east side of Werley Road (T-544), approximately 500 feet south of Tilghman Street (S. R. 1002) (Allentown West, PA Quadrangle N:  14.4 inches; W:  10.0 inches), Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County (Philadelphia District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E40-534. Encroachment. Pittston City Redevelopment Authority, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640. To excavate, place and maintain fill along 800 linear feet of the left bank of the Susquehanna River (WWF), with work consisting of the extension of a 42-inch diameter CMP stormwater outfall, construction of concrete sidewalks, an open amphitheater area, placement of fill in 0.1 acre of PEM wetlands and various landscaping. The project know as the Pittston Riverfront project is located immediately downstream of the Water Street Bridge over the Susquehanna River (Pittston, PA Quadrangle N:  13.2 inches; W:  5.9 inches), City of Pittston, Luzerne County (Baltimore District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). This is a re-opening of the file.

   E40-558. Encroachment. John and Susan Halbing, 20 Winding Way, Dallas, PA 18612. To remove the existing structure and to construct and maintain a pile supported, private recreational boathouse having a surface area of approximately 2,150 S. F. and extending 50 feet from the shore of Harveys Lake (HQ-CWF). The project is located along the northern shore at Pole 120 (Noxen, PA Quadrangle N:  0.7 inch; W:  4.2 inches), Harveys Lake Borough, Luzerne County (Baltimore District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E45-397. Encroachment. Redeeming Love Christian Village, 145 West Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954-2200. To construct and maintain two 6-inch diameter water intake structures in two separate ponds situated on a tributary to Wigwam Run (HQ-CWF) to be used as dry hydrants to provide fire protection at the Christian Center. The project is located north of the intersection of Cranberry Road and Wigwam Park Road (East Stroudsburg, PA Quadrangle N:  3.2 inches; W:  16.7 inches), Stroud Township, Monroe County (Philadelphia District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E48-297. Encroachment. T & S Development, 623 Selvaggio Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064. To construct and maintain two pre-cast, open bottom concrete arch culverts each having a span of 36-feet and an underclearance of 5.0 feet and 6.5 feet in Nancy Run (CWF) for the purpose of providing access to Emerald Hills residential subdivision--Phases 9 and 10. The project is located approximately 1,600 feet south of William Penn Highway (Nazareth, PA Quadrangle N:  6.2 inches; W:  9.5 inches), Bethlehem Township, Northampton County (Philadelphia District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   E52-164. Encroachment. Hemlock Farms Community Association, 1007 Hemlock Farms, Hawley, PA 18428. To maintain a road crossing in PEM/FO wetlands, consisting of rock fill on geotextile fabric, and to place fill in the floodway of York Creek (HQ-CWF), for the purpose of constructing a water supply wellhouse (Well #4) and associated access. The project includes the placement of fill in 0.15 acre of PEM/FO wetlands. The project is located off of Round-up Court in the Hemlock Farms subdivision (Pecks Pond, PA Quadrangle N:  14.3 inches; W:  8.8 inches), Blooming Grove Township, Pike County (Philadelphia District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

   Southcentral Regional Office:  Section Chief, Water Management Program, Soils and Waterways Section, 909 Elmerton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17110, (717) 705-4707.

   E06-541. Encroachment. Brush Wellman, Inc., P. O. Box 973, Reading, PA 19603. To construct and maintain a 15-inch diameter effluent line and outfall at the left bank of Schuylkill River and its associated floodway, wetlands and its unnamed tributary and to remove four outfalls at the left bank of the unnamed tributary. The effluent line and outfall are located at a point about 2,400 feet downstream of FAS 06174; thence, towards east about 900 feet southeast of the PA 61 and SR 4032 overpass (Temple, PA Quadrangle N:  20.74 inches; W:  13.34 inches and N:  20.9 inches; W:  12.2 inches respectively) in Perry Township, Berks County.


Applications filed under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. §§ 693.1--693.27) and section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P. S. § 679.302) and requests for certification under section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

   Northcentral Region:  Water Management, Soils and Waterways Section, F. Alan Sever, Chief, 208 West Third St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.

   E08-363. Encroachment. Bradford County Commissioners, 301 Mail St., Towanda, PA 18848. The applicant proposes to remove the existing structure including the abutments and to construct and maintain a new single span bridge with a roadway width of 28 feet and a clear span of 98 feet. The bridge will be located 38 feet downstream of the existing location. This project is located 200 feet west of T-412 from the intersection with SR 220 (Monroeton, PA Quadrangle N:  13.7 inches; W:  12.2 inches) in Monroe Township, Bradford County. This project proposes to impact 140 linear feet of the South Branch of Towanda Creek, which is, designated a Cold Water Fishery and proposes to impact 0.1 acre of wetlands.

   E14-379. Encroachment. Shelly K. Tormey, R. R. 1, Box 369, Philipsburg, PA 16866. To construct and maintain:  1)  a 2-foot by 2-foot catch basin and its at-grade bike safe grate 40 feet from the top of the right stream bank of Cold Stream, 2)  the 40 feet of 15-inch diameter underground pipe from the catch basin to, 3)  the 20-foot by 20-foot R-6 and R-7 riprap outfall with its associated concrete slab apron on the right bank of Cold Stream, all of which is located 900 feet downstream of the intersection of Game Reserve Road and Glass City Road (Sandy Ridge, PA Quadrangle, N:  21.1 inches; W:  11.6 inches) in Rush Township, Centre County. This project proposes to impact 20 linear feet of the right stream bank of Cold Stream, which is classified as a High Quality-Cold Water Fishery.

   E17-350. Encroachment. Harry W. Hand, 530 Spruce St., Clearfield, PA 16830. The applicant proposes to place one mobile home per lot on two individual lots. The lots measure 40 feet by 120 feet and are located on Montgomery Run between Clarendon Ave. and Powell Ave., 1/10 of a mile west Washington Ave. in Hyde (Clearfield, PA Quadrangle N:  .75 inch, W:  12.3 inches) in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County. This project proposes to impact 100 linear feet of Montgomery Creek, which is designated a cold water fishery and does not proposed to impact any wetlands.

   E19-205. Encroachment. Columbia County Commissioner, Columbia County Courthouse, Box 380, 35 West Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. To remove an existing structure and to construct, operate and maintain a prestressed reinforced concrete spread box beam bridge to carry T-481 across West Branch, Briar Creek (Cold Water Fishery). The bridge shall be constructed with a minimum single clear span of 30.9 feet, minimum underclearance of 3.54 feet and a skew of 87 degrees. The construction project will not impact wetlands while impacting 123 feet of waterway. The project is located along the northern right-of-way of SR 0093 approximately 2,000 feet south of T-481 and SR 0093 intersection (Mifflinville, PA Quadrangle N:  9.9 inches; W:  11.0 inches) in North Centre Township, Columbia County.

   E49-237. Encroachment. John H. and Charlotte Greiner, R. R. 1, Box 184, River Road, Watsontown, PA 17777. The applicant proposes to install two 72-inch culvert pipes, which will be depressed 12 inches below the bed elevation. The proposed fill over the culverts will consist of gray shale material. This project is located 1 mile west or SR 1007 from the intersection with SR 54 (Muncy, PA Quadrangle N:  2.0 inches; W:  6.5 inches) in Delaware Township, Northumberland County. This project proposes to impact 50 linear feet of Warrior Run, which is designated a Warm Water Fishery and does not propose to impact any wetlands.

   E53-346. Encroachment. Clarence B. Gerhart, 245 Sportsman Road, Denver, PA 17517. To repair and maintain an existing single span bridge across south branch, Pine Creek (High Quality-Cold Water Fishery); and to construct, operate and maintain a minor road crossing Sugar Bush Hollow Run (High Quality-Cold Water Fishery) to provide private property access. The bridge repair work shall consist of constructing concrete abutments and superstructure. The minor road crossing shall be constructed with two 24-inch diameter culvert pipes. The project will not impact wetlands while cumulatively impacting 40-feet of waterway. The project is located along the eastern right-of-way of SR 0144 approximately 1.1-miles north of T-431 and SR 0144 intersection (Galeton, PA Quadrangle N:  15.8 inches; W:  2.0 inches) in West Branch Township, Potter County.

   E59-405. Encroachment. David and Jean Brooks, R. R. 7, Box 141, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The applicant proposes to construct and maintain a single span single family bridge crossing with a clear span of 40 feet, travel width of 8.25 feet and an underclearance of 8 feet. This project is located 6 blocks south on Central Ave. from the intersection with Main St. (Wellsboro, PA Quadrangle N:  8.375 inches; W:  3.9 inches) in City of Wellsboro, Tioga County. This project proposes to impact 80 linear feet of Morris Branch, which is designated a Warm Water Fishery and does not propose to impact any wetlands.

   E59-406. Encroachment. Richmond Township, 563 Valley Rd., Mansfield, PA 16933. The applicant proposes to construct three culverts with the following specifications: an 8 foot diameter corrugated steel culvert pipe with a length of 52.5 feet located on T-754 (Mansfield, PA Quadrangle N:  8.6 inches; W:  11 inches); a 6.9 foot by 4.75 corrugated metal pipe culvert and endwalls measuring 39.4 feet in length (Mansfield, PA Quadrangle N:  8.7 inches; W:  11 inches); a 19 foot by 6 foot aluminum box culvert with wingwalls measuring 40.5 feet in length (Mansfield, PA Quadrangle N:  6.5 inches; W:  10.25 inches) Richmond Township, Tioga County. These projects propose to impact a total of 200 linear feet of two unnamed tributaries to the Tioga River and Slate Creek, which are all designated as Cold Water Fisheries and do not propose to impact any wetland.

   Northwest Regional Office:  Soils and Waterways Section, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481, (814) 332-6942.

   E10-316. Encroachment. Joseph Dubovi, Asst. Dist. Engineer Design, (724) 357-2805. To remove the existing bridge and to construct and maintain a precast concrete box culvert having a 20-foot-wide by 3.5-foot-high waterway opening in south branch, Bear Creek on SR 1010, Section 250, Segment 0300, Offset 3452 approximately 2000 feet west of SR 0268 near Karns City, Chicora, PA Quadrangle N:  21.5 inches; W:  15.1 inches, Fairview Township, Butler County. Project includes impact to a de minimis amount of wetlands adjoining South Branch Bear Creek.

   E10-317. Encroachment. Christopher J. Kaclik, 191 Crowe Ave., Mars, PA 16046. To excavate and maintain an area measuring approximately 400 feet long by an average of 100 feet wide within the channel of a tributary to Glade Run for construction of the impoundment area associated with a non-jurisdictional dam west of Forsythe Road approximately 500 feet north of Windmere Drive, Valencia, PA Quadrangle N:  17.3 inches; W:  9.5 inches. Middlesex Township, Butler County.

   E10-318. Encroachment. Butler County Commissioners, P. O. Box 1208, Butler, PA 16003-1208. To remove the existing Buhl Bridge superstructure, modify the existing abutments and to construct and maintain a weathering steel beam bridge having a clear, normal span of approximately 135 feet and an underclearance of 21 feet across Connoquenessing Creek on T415 approximately 1 mile north of SR68 (Evans City, PA Quadrangle N:  8.9 inches; W:  3.6 inches) in Forward Township, Butler County.

   E25-603A. Encroachment. Commodore Perry Yacht Club, P. O. Box 3455, Erie, PA 16508-0455. To amend Permit No. E25-603 to remove two existing solid fill breakwalls and 20 boat slips and to conduct the following activities associated with the expansion of the existing Commodore Perry Yacht Club Marina in Presque Isle Bay, Lake Erie north of the Bayfront Highway approximately 0.8 mile west of State Street (Erie North, PA Quadrangle N:  1.1 inches; W:  14.1 inches) in the City of Erie, Erie County. (1)  Construct and maintain a 550-foot long by 20-foot wide steel sheet pile solid fill breakwall extending east from the end of existing western breakwall. (2)  Construct and maintain a 60-foot long by 20-foot wide steel sheet pile solid fill breakwall extending west approximately 75 feet south of the end of the existing eastern breakwall between Commodore Perry Yacht Club and the Cherry Street Marina. 3.  Excavate existing rock rubble from the lakebed in the area between the existing northern marina breakwall and the proposed breakwall to be used as interior fill for the proposed breakwalls. Construct and maintain steel tube floating docks to provide 98 boat slips.

   E43-289. Encroachment. Upper Shenango Valley Water Pollution Control Authority, P. O. Box 1449, Hermitage, PA 16148. To modify an existing concrete walkway, and maintain the Orangeville pump station within/along the 100-year floodplain of the Shenango River, east of SR718 (North Water Avenue) at Orangeville Road. (Sharon West, PA Quadrangle N:  22.6 inches; W:  1.2 inches) City of Hermitage, Mercer County.

WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION


Initial Notice of Request for Certification under section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

   The following requests have been made to the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) under section 401(a) of the Federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a) (act) for certification that the construction and operation herein described will comply with the applicable provisions of sections 301--303, 306 and 307 of the act, and that the construction will not violate applicable Federal and State water quality standards.

   Prior to final approval of the proposed certification, consideration will be given to any comments/suggestions/objections, which are submitted in writing within 30 days of the date of this notice. Comments should be submitted to the Department at the address indicated above for each request for certification. All comments should contain the name, address and telephone number of the person commenting; identification of the certification request to which the comments are addressed; and a concise statement of comments/suggestions/objections in sufficient detail to inform the Department of the exact basis of the proposal and the relevant facts upon which it is based. The Department may conduct a fact-finding hearing or an informal conference in response to any given comments, if deemed necessary to resolve conflicts. Each individual will be notified in writing of the time and place of any scheduled hearing or conference concerning the certification request to which the protest relates. Maps, drawings, and other data pertinent to the certification request are available for inspection and review at the address indicated above, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each working day.

   Final or proposed action on certain other certification requests for projects which require both a Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit and either a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers individual permit or a Nationwide permit 14, 18 or 26 will be published with the Actions of Applications filed under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. §§ 693.1--693.27).

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

   Certification Request Initiated by:  Frank J. Kempf, P. E., Assistant Chief Engineer, Development Projects/Programs, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, P. O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676.

   Location:  Luzerne Township, Menallen Township, North Union Township, Redstone Township, and South Union Township in Fayette County; Centerville Borough in Washington County.

   Project Description:  To construct approximately 15 miles of a new, four lane, limited access, tolled highway connecting PA Turnpike 43 in Centerville Borough, Washington County and U. S. Route 119 in North Union Township, Fayette County. The project will impact the following streams:  Twomile Run (WWF), six unnamed tributaries to Twomile Run (WWF), Monongahela River (WWF), two unnamed tributaries to Monongahela River (WWF), Rush Run (WWF), three unnamed tributaries to Rush Run (WWF), Cox Run (WWF), five unnamed tributaries to Cox Run (WWF), Dunlap Creek (WWF), nine unnamed tributaries to Dunlap Creek (WWF), Fourmile Run (WWF), Colvin Run (WWF), ten unnamed tributaries to Colvin Run (WWF), three unnamed tributaries to Rowes Run (WWF), Fans Run (WWF), one unnamed tributary to Fans Run (WWF), Jennings Run (WWF), nine unnamed tributaries to Jennings Run (WWF), Redstone Creek (WWF), and two unnamed tributaries to Redstone Creek (WWF). In addition, a total of 6.32 acres of wetlands are proposed to be permanently impacted (2.66 acres PEM, 0.28 acre PSS, 0.13 acre PFO, and 3.25 acres POW). Stream and wetland mitigation will be required.

STORAGE TANKS

SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION PERMITS

   The following Storage Tank Site Specific Installation Permits application have been received by the Department and is currently under review. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed permit are invited to submit a statement to the Bureau of Watershed Conservation, Division of Storage Tanks, P. O. Box 8762, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8762, within 30 days from the date of this publication. Comments received within this 30-day period will be considered in the formulation of the final determinations regarding this application. Responses should include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement to inform the Department of the exact basis of the comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based.


SSIP ApplicationApplicant NameCounty andTank Type and
Numberand AddressMunicipalityCapacity
00015Kathleen M. Furlong
Spicer Energy LLC
100 Nyala Farm
Westport, CT 06880
Armstrong County
Plum Creek Township
4 ASTs storing
FTH-200 Additive
30,000 gallons each
2 ASTs storing
FTH-200 Additive
8,000 gallons each


ACTIONS

FINAL ACTIONS TAKEN UNDER THE PENNSYLVANIA CLEAN STREAMS LAW AND THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT

[National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program (NPDES)]

DISCHARGE OF CONTROLLED INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND SEWERAGE WASTEWATER

(Part I Permits)

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

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


Actions under The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001).

Permits Issued

   Southeast Regional Office:  Regional Water Management Program Manager, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428, (610) 832-6130.

   WQM Permit No. 46004523. Perkiomen Township Municipal Authority, 1 Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA 19426. Applicant is granted approval for the construction and operation of a forcemain to serve 16 homes in Arbor Lane subdivision located in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County.

   WQM Permit No. 1500410. Sewerage. East Goshen Municipal Authority, 1580 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Applicant is granted approval to construct a sewage pump station and force main to serve Applebrook Golf Course located in East Goshen Township, Chester County.

   WQM Permit No. 4600410. Sewerage. Upper Salford Township, P. O. Box 100, Salfordville, PA 18958. Applicant is granted approval for the construction and operation of a small flow treatment facility to serve the Upper Salford Township Park located in Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County.

   NPDES Permit No. PA005801. Sewage. Harrow Station Shopping Center, P. O. Box 57, Ottsville, PA 18942-0067 is authorized to discharge from a facility located in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County into an unnamed tributary to Lake Nockamixon.

   Northeast Regional Office:  Water Management Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790, (570) 826-2511.

   Permit No. 5800402. Sewerage. Montrose Municipal Authority, P. O. Box 306, Montrose, PA 18801. Permit to re-rate the wastewater treatment facility, located in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County.

   NPDES Permit PA-0011177. Industrial Waste. Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1170 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18016-7699 is authorized to discharge from a facility located in Bethlehem City, Northampton County, to the Lehigh River.

   Southcentral Regional Office:  Regional Water Management Program Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200, (717) 705-4707.

   Permit No. PAG043653. Sewerage. Broad Top Township (Scott and Karen Morningstar), 187 Municipal Road, P. O. Box 87, Defiance, PA 16633-0057 is authorized to discharge from a facility located in Broad Top Township, Bedford County to the receiving waters named Sherman Valley Road.

   Permit No. PA0088137. Sewerage. Reading Area Water Authority, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601 is authorized to discharge from a facility located in Maidencreek Township to the receiving waters named Lake Ontelaunee/Maiden Creek.

   Permit No. 2100402. Sewage. Silver Spring Township Authority, 6475 Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. This permit approves the construction of pump station to serve Evergreen Subdivision in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County.

   Southwest Regional Office:  Water Management Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745, (412) 442-4000.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0004979. Industrial Waste. Neville Chemical Corporation, 2800 Neville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15225-1496 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at the Neville Island Plant, Neville Township, Allegheny County.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0218081, Amendment No. 1. Industrial. West Homestead Engineering and Machine Company (WHEMCO) is authorized to discharge from a facility located at WHEMCO West Homestead Plant, West Homestead Borough, Allegheny County to receiving waters named Streets Run, West Run and Monongahela River.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0023159. Sewage. Moon Township Municipal Authority, 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 200, Moon Township, PA 15108 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Crescent-South Heights STP, Crescent Township, Allegheny County to receiving waters named Ohio River.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0030881. Sewage. Charleroi Area School District, 100 Fecsen Drive, Charleroi, PA 15022 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Charleroi Area School STP, Fallowfield Township, Washington County to receiving waters named Unnamed Tributary of the Monongahela River.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0203971. Sewage. Framar, Inc., 424 Jamie Drive, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Cedarbrook Golf Course STP, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County to receiving waters named Unnamed Tributary of Youghiogheny River.

   Permit No. 6570407-A4. Sewerage. Rostraver Township Sewage Authority. Construction of treatment plant replacement and expansion located in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County to serve Sweeney-Fellsburg (Pollock Run) area.

   Northwest Regional Office:  Regional Water Management Program Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335, (814) 332-6942.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0100757. Sewage. Lakeview Mobile Estates, P. O. Box 219, 2771 Lincoln Highway E., Ronks, PA 17572-0219 is authorized to discharge from a facility located in New Lebanon Borough, Mercer County to Mill Creek.

   WQM Permit No. 3700403. Sewage. Neshannock Township, 3131 Mercer Road, New Castle, PA 16105. This project is for the construction and operation of a pump station and force main to convey wastewater from a proposed industrial park to the township's collection system along Route 18 in Neshannock Township, Lawrence County.

   WQM Permit No. 4300406. Sewage. Hermitage Municipal Authority, 800 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148. This project is for the construction of a pump station and force main to serve Hidden Acres Residential Development in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County.

   WQM Permit No. 6200409. Sewerage, Thomas C. and Karen S. Byler, SRSTP, R. R. 2, Box 59, Pittsfield, PA 16340. Construction of Thomas C. and Karen S. Byler SRSTP located in Pine Grove Township, Warren County.

   WQM Permit No. 1600404. Sewerage, Troy A. Wolbert SRSTP, 809 Old Fryburg Road, Lucinda, PA 16235. Construction of Troy A. Wolbert SRSTP located in Knox Township, Clarion County.

   WQM Permit No. 6200410. Sewerage. James W. Jewell SRSTP, P. O. Box 158, Garland, PA 16416. Construction of James W. Jewell SRSTP located in Pittsfield Township, Warren County.

INDIVIDUAL PERMITS

(PAR)


Coverage under NPDES and/or
Other General Permits

   The following parties have submitted (1)  Notices of Intent (NOIs) for Coverage under General NPDES Permits to discharge wastewater into the surface waters of the Commonwealth; (2)  NOIs for coverage under General Permits for Beneficial Use of Sewage Sludge or Residential Septage by Land Application in Pennsylvania; or (3)  Notifications for First Land Application of Sewage Sludge.

   The EPA Region III Regional Administrator has waived the right to review or object to this permit action under the waiver provision:  40 CFR 123.24.

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