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MINING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

Coal Applications Received

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

   17940103 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0219762. King Coal Sales, Inc., P. O. Box 712, Philipsburg, PA 16866. Revision to an existing bituminous surface mine permit for a Change in Land Use from postmining land use of forestland to pastureland or land occasionally cut for hay. The permit is located in Decatur Township, Clearfield County and affects 50 acres. Receiving streams: Shimel Run. Application received February 8, 2002.

   17000111 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0243027. Gregg Barrett Coal, Lot #5, Capricorn Court, Clearfield, PA 16830. Major permit revision to an existing bituminous surface mine permit for a Change in Permit Acreage from 47.5 to 57.3 acres. The permit is located in Ferguson Township, Clearfield County. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries Watts Creek, Watts Creek. Application received February 20, 2002.

   Greensburg District Mining Office: Armbrust Building, R. R. 2 Box 603-C, Greensburg, PA 15601-0982, (724) 925-5500.

   03020104. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001). Application for commencement, operation and reclamation of a bituminous surface mine located in Valley and Kittanning Townships, Armstrong County, affecting 261.5 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to Cowanshannock Creek to Allegheny River, classified for the following use: WWF. There is no potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge. Application received March 1, 2002.

   65920107. M. B. Energy, Inc. (175 McKnight Road, Blairsville, PA 15717). Renewal application for reclamation only of a bituminous surface mine located in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, affecting 61.9 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to Stony Run and Stony Run, classified for the following use: CWF. There is no potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge. Renewal application received March 4, 2002.

   03960102. Walter L. Houser Coal Co., Inc. (R. D. 9 Box 434, Kittanning, PA 16201). Revision application to add acres for a bituminous surface mine located in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, affecting 311.6 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to Snyder Run and Snyder Run, classified for the following use: CWF. There is no potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge. Revision application received March 8, 2002.

   McMurray District Mining Office: 3913 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 941-7100.

   14831301. NPDES Permit #PA008966, Pennsylvania Mines, LLC (P. O. Box 367, Ebensburg, PA 15931), to renew the permit for the Rushton Mine in Rush Township, Centre County, for reclamation only, Surface Acres Proposed N/A, Underground Acres Proposed N/A, SCP Acres Proposed N/A, CRDP Support Acres Proposed N/A, CRDP Refuse Disposal Acres Proposed N/A, no additional discharges, classified for the following uses: N/A. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is N/A. Application received January 25, 2002.

   03950701. NPDES Permit #N/A, Brady's Bend Corp. (930 Cass St., New Castle, PA 16101), to renew the permit for the Kaylor Limestone Mine in Bradys Bend Township, Armstrong County, renewal, Surface Acres Proposed N/A, Underground Acres Proposed N/A, SCP Acres Proposed N/A, CRDP Support Acres Proposed N/A, CRDP Refuse Disposal Acres Proposed N/A, no additional discharges, classified for the following uses: N/A. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is N/A. Application received February 1, 2002.

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

   10920106 and NPDES Permit No. PA0211257. BMB Management, Inc. (R. D. 7, Box 375B, Kittanning, PA 16201). Renewal of an existing bituminous surface strip and tipple refuse disposal operation in Clay Township, Butler County affecting 80.2 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to Stoney Run and two unnamed tributaries to Pine Run, classified for the following uses: Statewide water uses: WWF. The first downstream potable water supply intakes from the point of discharge are Pinehurst Manor Mobile Home Park Well #1 and #2 and Pennsylvania American Water Company. Application for reclamation only. Application received March 4, 2002.

   33910107 and NPDES Permit No. PA0208469. Original Fuels, Inc. (P. O. Box 343, Punxsutawney, PA 15767). Renewal of an existing bituminous surface strip and auger operation in Beaver Township, Jefferson County affecting 91.5 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary of Red Run, classified for the following uses: Statewide water uses: CWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is Hawthorn Municipal Authority. Application received March 4, 2002.

   24020102 and NPDES Permit No. PA 0242080. P. and N. Coal Co., Inc. (240 West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767). Commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface strip operation in Benezette Township, Elk County affecting 92.6 acres. Receiving streams: Porcupine Run; unnamed tributary to Porcupine Run, classified for the following uses: Statewide water uses: CWF. No public water supplies are within 10 miles downstream of this proposed operation. Application received March 5, 2002.

Noncoal Applications Received

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

   7874SM2A1C5 and NPDES Permit #PA0612880. Eastern Industries, Inc. (4401 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA 18034), renewal of NPDES Permit in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, receiving stream: Coplay Creek, classified for the following use: CWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is Catasauqua Water Works. Application received February 28, 2002.

   35890301C. Keystone Quarry, Inc. (P. O. Box 249, Dunmore, PA 18512), correction to an existing quarry operation in Ransom Township, Lackawanna County affecting 170.0 acres, receiving stream: none. Application received March 4, 2002.

   4874SM2C7 and NPDES Permit #PA0123544. CEMEX, Inc. (1200 Smith Street, Suite 2400, Houston, TX 7702), renewal of NPDES Permit in Jackson Township, York County, receiving stream: Little Conewago, classified for the following use: TSF. Application received March 5, 2002.

   6174SM5A2C7 and NPDES Permit #PA0594423. Meckley's Limestone Products, Inc. (R. R. 1 Box 1682, Herndon, PA 17830), correction to an existing quarry operation and NPDES Permit in Little Mahanoy and Lower Jordan Townships, Northumberland County affecting 221.0 acres, receiving stream: Upper Fidlers Run, classified for the following use: WWF. Application received March 6, 2002.

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

   41022801. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., P. O. Box 135, 325 West Aaron Drive, State College, PA 16804. This application for permit supersedes George E. Logue, Inc., permit number 41900801, located in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County affecting 5 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to Graffius Run, tributary to Susquehanna River. Application received February 2, 2002.

   18020801. Benson W. Probst, 668 German Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745. Commencement, operation and restoration of a Small Industrial Minerals (Topsoil) permit in Dunnstable Township, Clinton County affecting 2.7 acres. Receiving streams: Big Plum Run to Susquehanna River, tributary to Susquehanna River. Application received February 19, 2002.

   17020801. Michael Buhler, 148 Grant Road, Ridgway, PA 15853. Commencement, operation and restoration of a Small Industrial Minerals (Shale) permit in Huston Township, Clearfield County affecting 2 acres. Receiving streams: Horning Run, tributary to Bennetts Branch. Application received February 6, 2002.

FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT, SECTION 401

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

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

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


Applications Received under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. §§ 693.1--693.27) and section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P. S. § 679.302) and Requests for Certification under section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)).

WATER OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS

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

   E35-355. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 4-0, P. O. Box 111, Scranton, PA 18501, in Spring Brook Township, Lackawanna County, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

   To remove the existing structure; construct and maintain a 184-foot long reinforced concrete box stream enclosure depressed 1-foot below stream elevation, having cell deminsions of 9-foot x 6-foot in Rattlesnake Creek (HQ-CWF); and to place fill in a de minimis area of wetlands less than or equal to 0.05 acre. The project is located at the intersection of S.R. 0690 and S.R. 2019. (Moscow, PA Quadrangle N:  12.9 inches; W:  11.7 inches).

   E64-230. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 4-0, P. O. Box 111, Scranton, PA 18501, in Preston Township, Wayne County, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

   To remove the existing structure and to construct and maintain an 11-foot by 8-foot reinforced concrete box culvert across a narrow portion of Lake Como (HQ-CWF). The project is located on S.R. 4033, approximately 0.9 mile west of its intersection with S.R. 0247 (Lake Como, PA-NY Quadrangle N:  18.6 inches; W:  14.0 inches).

   E64-229. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 4-0, P. O. Box 111, Scranton, PA 18501, in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.

   To remove the existing structure and to construct and maintain a 76-inch by 48-inch elliptical reinforced concrete culvert, depressed 1-foot below streambed elevation, across the tributary to Kinneyville Creek (HQ-CWF). The project is located on S.R. 4033 approximately 0.3 mile northeast of its intersection with S.R. 0247 (Lake Como, PA-NY Quadrangle N:  18.6 inches; W:  11.2 inches).

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

   E22-440. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 8-0, 2140 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To fill in 0.69 acre of wetland and to construct and maintain: (1) a concrete bridge having a normal clear span of 80 feet with a 70 degrees skew and a minimum underclearance of 10.7 feet across an unnamed tributary to Beaver Creek (Nyes Run (WWF); and (2) a concrete box culvert having a normal clear span of 20 feet with a 61.8 degrees skew and a minimum underclearance of 8 feet at the channel of an adjacent unnamed tributary to relocate Union Deposit Road (SR 3020) located near its intersection with Nye Road (Harrisburg East, PA Quadrangle N:  6.95 inches; W:  1.9 inches) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The applicant is required to provide 0.67 acre of replacement wetlands.

   E36-727. Gary Trostle, Hammer Creek Watershed Association, 21 Buch Mill Road, Lititz, PA 17543 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To construct and maintain a stream restoration project within the Hammer Creek (TSF) Watershed for the purposes of stream bank stabilization, improve sediment transport, creating additional wetlands, establishment of riparian buffers and improve aquatic habitat while implementing a natural stream channel design approach consisting of the following construction activities: channel relocation, stream and floodway excavation and filling, installation of rock vanes, cross vanes and J-hooks, riprap, root wad and log spur placement, ford improvements and cattle crossing installations beginning with the initial project phase to be located at a point or points beginning approximately 2,700 feet downstream of SR 501 to 375 feet upstream of Snavely Mill Road (Lititz, PA Quadrangle N:  14.2 inches; W:  5.7 inches) in Warwick Township, Lancaster County.

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

   E17-365. Martin A. Belella, R. R. 2, Box 242A, Clearfield, PA 16830. Construct truck/trailer wash in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, ACOE Baltimore District (Clearfield, PA Quadrangle N:  7.9 inches; W:  2.9 inches).

   To construct a truck/trailer wash along the south side of SR 879, about 0.25 mile north of I-80, Exit 120. The applicant is proposing to fill 0.02 acre of palustrine wetland to facilitate construction of the installation.

   E57-087A. Game Commission, P. O. Box 220, Dallas, PA 18612. State Game Lands Number, 13 Forestry Management Road Crossing Bloody Run, in Davidson Township, Sullivan County, ACOE Baltimore District (Elk Grove, PA Quadrangle N:  10.5 inches; W:  7.3 inches).

   To amend existing Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit E57-087 to authorize the construction, operation and maintenance of minor road crossing Bloody Run (HQ-CWF) for forestry management operations in State Game Lands Number 13. The minor road crossing shall be constructed with a corrugated steel arch culvert pipe that has a minimum span of 9.3-feet, rise of 6.2-feet and length of 40-feet. The road crossing shall also be constructed with the culvert pipe depressed a minimum of 0.5-foot, a rock scour pool at the outlet and R-4 rock lining of the upstream and downstream roadway embankment. Construction of the road crossing shall be conducted during stream low flow. The construction of the road crossing will not impact wetlands while impacting 50-feet of Bloody Run. This permit also authorizes the removal of soil, rock and timber slash from floodplain, floodway and flood channel areas for the restoration of the flood carrying capacity of the waterway.

   E57-098. Muncy Creek Watershed Association, Inc., P. O. Box 47, Muncy, PA 17756. Gavit Site, in Davidson Township, Sullivan County, ACOE Baltimore District (Sonestown, PA Quadrangle N:  17.25 inches; W:  10.25 inches).

   The permit application proposes to stabilize a 500 linear foot reach of stream. The stream bank stabilization project will utilize in stream structures such as Cross-Veins, J Hooks and Single Leg deflectors. This project is located on Muncy Creek, CWF.

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

   E02-478-A2. Edward L. Baust, Sr., Peggy's Harbor and Boat Club, Foot of Liverpool Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To amend permit E02-2478 which authorized the operation and maintenance of an existing boat docking facility originally permitted under E0277701, to construct and maintain an expansion to the boat marina and to operate and maintain a walkway. The marina is located along the right bank of the Ohio River (WWF) near Mile Point 1.6. This amendment will authorize the operation and maintenance of an expansion to the boat docking facility and to construct and maintain an expansion to the existing walkway. The new total length of the marina will be 2,256 feet. (Pittsburgh West, PA Quadrangle N:  14.6 inches; W:  4.8 inches).

   E02-1369. Dormont Appliance Centers, 3447 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Ross Township, Allegheny County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To operate and maintain a concrete structure approximately 70` long and having a span of 14` and rise of 8` and an attached downstream concrete structure approximately 50` long and having a span of 13` and rise of 7` within Girty's Run (WWF). The structures are located in the parking lot of the Dormont Appliance Centers located on the west side of Babcock Boulevard approximately 200` north of its intersection with Bernice Avenue. The removal of the original deteriorating upstream structure and the construction of the replacement structure is authorized under EP0202202. (Emsworth, PA Quadrangle N:  7.3 inches; W:  3.6 inches).

   E56-313. Conemaugh Township Supervisors, 1120 Tire Hill Road, Johnstown, PA 15905. Conemaugh Township, Somerset County and Stonycreek Township, Cambria County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To construct and maintain in-channel whitewater rafting enhancements including riprap flow diversions, drop structures and excavation of pool areas below existing channel invert in and along approximately 600 feet of Stony Creek (WWF). The project is located at Greenhouse Park off of S.R. 403 (Johnstown, PA Quadrangle N:  5.1 inches; W:  6.5 inches).

   E63-526. Dolores Dosse, P. O. Box 57, Venetia, PA 15367-1333. Peters Township, Washington County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To construct and maintain a 36 inch diameter culvert 80 feet in length in an unnamed tributary to Peters Creek (TSF) and associated wetlands for the purpose of providing access to the Great Meadows Residential Development. The project is located on Scenic Ridge Drive, approximately 40 feet east from the intersection of Scenic Ridge Drive and Great Meadows Drive (Hackett, PA Quadrangle N:  22.2 inches; W:  6.6 inches).

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

   E10-349, Ridge Development, L.P., 3468 Broadhead Road, Monaca, PA 15061, Reilly Site, in Adams Township, Butler County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Mars, PA Quadrangle N:  12.0 inches; W:  7.5 inches).

   Grading of the site to create benches for future development, allow for future widening of S.R. 228 in Adams Township, Butler County just east of Seven Fields Borough. The project is on a tract of land approximately 44 acres with 37 acres being disturbed. There are five small existing wetland areas located near the southeast corner of the site totaling approximately 0.16 acre. The proposed wetland mitigation area will be located in a low area at the northeast corner of the property.

   E10-356, Highway Equipment Company, 22035 Perry Highway, Zelienople, PA 16063, Butler County Ravine Fill, in Jackson Township, Butler County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Mars, PA Quadrangle N:  22.4 inches; W:  16.2 inches).

   A 3.66-acre expansion to its existing storage area used for heavy equipment. The expansion project will necessitate the filling of a ravine containing the extreme headwaters portion of an unnamed tributary to Brush Creek (WWF). Brush Creek is located approximately 2.5 miles to the southwest of the project site. The unnamed tributary has a drainage area of approximately 15 acres before the downstream end of the project area. The floor of the ravine contains two palustrine-emergent wetlands having a total area of 0.043 acre. Prior to filling the ravine, a 42-inch reinforced concrete pipe will enclose approximately 340 feet of the unnamed tributary. The total acreage of the project is 3.66 acres.

   E20-516, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, 1100 State Street, Erie, PA 16501. SC-621, French Creek Crossing, in Cambridge Springs Borough, Crawford County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Cambridge Springs, PA Quadrangle N:  10.2 inches; W:  8.3 inches).

   The installation of a 4-inch plastic pipeline across French Creek (WWF). This new pipeline will be installed approximately 250 feet east of the S.R. 1025 Bridge in the Borough of Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. The construction method is directional bore. The total pipeline construction length is approximately 800 feet and construction will disturb 0.5 acre.

   E42-289, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 2-0, 1924-30 Daisy Street, P. O. Box 342, Clearfield, PA 16830. T- 329, across East Branch Tunungwant Creek, in Lafayette Township, McKean County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Lewis Run, PA Quadrangle N:  21.6 inches; W:  2.9 inches).

   To remove the existing structure and to construct and maintain a Composite P/S Concrete Spread Box Beam bridge having a clear span of 65 feet and an underclearance of 6.75 feet on a 70-degree skew across East Branch Tunungwant Creek on T-329 approximately 3 miles northwest of Lewis Run. This project includes placement of fill in a de minimis area of wetland (0.045 acre) with roadway approach widening.

   E61-252, Richard Clark, Box 11, Utica, PA 16362, Richard Clark Dock, in Utica Borough, Venango County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Utica, PA Quadrangle N:  11.3 inches; W:  11.1 inches).

   Improvement and maintenance of an existing boat located on the right bank of French Creek (WWF) in the Borough of Utica, Venango County. The original dock was constructed in 1973 and consisted of a wood post face with fill behind the posts. The vertical signature of the dock is 31.5 feet in length and 7.25 feet in width (outward from the stream bank). A stairway descends the stream bank to the dock. The improvements involve placing plastic pipe vertically in front of the dock face and pour concrete on top of the dock.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

   Central Office: Bureau of Waterways Engineering, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Floor 3, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

   D28-002EA. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 8451, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8451. Southampton Township, Franklin County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To breach and remove the Stony Point Dam across Furnace Run (CWF) for the purpose of restoring the stream to a free flowing condition. The dam is located approximately 2,500 feet south of the intersection of Middle Ridge Road and Linsay Lot Road in Michaux State Forest (Scotland, PA Quadrangle N:  20.7 inches; W:  0.2 inch).


ACTIONS

FINAL ACTIONS TAKEN UNDER THE CLEAN STREAMS LAW AND THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT--NPDES AND WQM PART II PERMITS
INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND SEWERAGE WASTEWATER

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has taken the following actions on previously received permit applications and requests for plan approval. The actions are listed in two categories. Section I lists all municipal and industrial permits and section II lists oil and gas related permits.

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

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

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


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

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

   WQM Permit No. 1501423, Sewerage, Borough of Phoenixville, 145 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. This proposed facility is located in Phoenixville Borough, Chester County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Construction and operation of a sanitary sewer interceptor known as French Creek Interceptor Phase I.

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

   NPDES Permit No. PA-0028495, Industrial Waste, Rhodia, Inc., 275 Keystone Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017. This proposed facility is located in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: to renew permit to discharge treated wastewater to Monocacy Creek.

   WQM Permit No. 5401403, Sewerage, Pusti Margia Vashnav Samaj of North America, 347 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724. This proposed facility is located in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Applicant is proposing a phased construction of a sewage collection system, pump station and extended aeration sewage treatment plant.

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

   WQM Permit No. 2101410, Sewage, Monroe Township Municipal Authority, 1220 Boiling Springs Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. This proposed facility is located in Monroe Township, Cumberland County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Authorization for the construction/operation of Sewers and Appurtenances.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0022233, Sewage, Dr. Raymond Hale, Arendtsville Municipal Authority, P. O. Box 43, Arendtsville, PA 17303-0043. This proposed facility is located in Arendtsville Borough, Adams County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Authorization to discharge to Conewago Creek in Watershed 7F.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0086703, Amendment #2, Industrial Waste, NGK Metals Corporation, 150 Tuckerton Road, P. O. Box 13367, Reading, PA 19612. This proposed facility is located in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Permit Amendment with Authorization to discharge to Laurel Run in Watershed 3-C.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0086398, Groundwater Cleanup, US Army Corp of Engineers, 285 18th Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070-5016. This proposed facility is located in Fairview Township, York County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Authorization to discharge at Marsh Run Park to Marsh Run Creek in Watershed 7-E.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0246409, CAFO, Bill Achor, Wenger's Feed Mill, Inc., 101 West Harrisburg Avenue, Rheems, PA 17570. This proposed facility is located in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Authorization to discharge at the Egg Basket to Little Chickies Creek in Watershed 7G.

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

   NPDES Permit No. PA0218863, Industrial Waste, Duke Energy North America, 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056-5310 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Fayette Energy Facility--Duke Energy, German Township, Fayette County to receiving waters named Monongahela River (001) and unnamed tributary 41154 (002).

   NPDES Permit No. PA0096717, Sewage, Penn Cambria School District, 201 6th Street, Cresson, PA 16630-1363 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Penn Cambria Primary School STP, Lilly Borough, Cambria County to receiving waters named Bear Rock Run.

   NPDES Permit No. PA0204994, Sewage, Central Indiana County Joint Sanitary Authority, 30 East Wiley Street, Homer City, PA 15748 is authorized to discharge from a facility located at Central Indiana County Joint Sanitary Authority STP, Center Township, Indiana County to receiving waters named Two Lick Creek.

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

   NPDES Permit No. PA0103471, Sewage, Shenango Township Municipal Authority, P. O. Box 266, West Middlesex, PA 16159. This proposed facility is located in Shenango Township, Mercer County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: This facility is authorized to discharge to the Shenango River.

   WQM Permit No. 4389401-A1, Sewerage Amendment, Shenango Township Municipal Authority, P. O. Box 266, West Middlesex, PA 16159. This proposed facility is located in Shenango Township, Mercer County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: This project is for the rerating of a wastewater treatment plant. No construction is necessary at this time.


II.  Oil and Gas Management Permit Actions under The Clean Streams Law Act (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001).

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

   NPDES Permit No. PA0112623, Industrial Waste, J. J. Bucher Producing Corporation, 108 Pleasant Street, Bolivar, NY 14715-1015. This existing facility is located in Shinglehouse Borough, Potter County.

   Description of Proposed Action/Activity: Authorization for an existing discharge to Oswayo Creek.

NPDES STORMWATER INDIVIDUAL PERMITS--(PAS)

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

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

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

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

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


NPDES
Permit No.
Applicant Name
& Address
County Municipality Receiving
Water/Use
PAS10D123 Ashley Development Corporation
559 Main Street, Suite 300
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Bucks Springfield Township Cooks Creek (EV)
PAS10G396 General Residential Properties, Inc.
666 Exton Commons
Exton, PA 19341
Chester Charlestown Township Pigeon Creek (HQ-TSF)
PAS10G485 Newlin Homes
1657 Warpath Road
West Chester, PA 19347
Chester Londonderry Township East Branch Big Elk Creek (HQ-TSF-MF)
PAS10G487 Suburbia Shopping Center, LP
1030 West Germantown Pike
P. O. Box 19409
Fairview Village, PA 19409
Chester North Coventry Township Pigeon Creek (HQ-TSF)
PAS10G497 Roger Evans
135 Watson Mill Road
Landenberg, PA 19350
Chester New London Township Tributary to Hodgson Run (HQ-TSF-MF)
PAS10G503 Kings Tables
70 King Road
Honey Brook, PA 19344
Chester Honey Brook Township West Branch Brandywine Creek (HQ-TSF)

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

NPDES
Permit No.
Applicant Name
& Address
County Municipality Receiving
Water/Use
PAS10S021-R1 Blue Mountain Lake
Associates, L.P.
1 Blue Mountain Lake
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Monroe Stroud and Smithfield Townships Sambo Creek HQ-CWF
PAS10U163 T & S Development Corp.
623 Selvaggio Dr.
Suite 200
Nazareth, PA 18064
Northampton Palmer and Bethlehem Townships Bushkill Creek HQ-CWF

APPROVALS TO USE NPDES AND/OR OTHER GENERAL PERMITS

   The following parties have submitted: (1)  Notices of Intent for Coverage under (1)  General NPDES Permits to Discharge Wastewater into the Waters of the Commonwealth. The approval for coverage under these general NPDES permits is subject to applicable effluent limitations. Monitoring, reporting requirements and other conditions set forth in the general permit: (2)  General Permits for Beneficial Use of Sewage Sludge or Residential Septage by Land Application this Commonwealth; (3)  General NPDES Permit Authorizing the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities to Waters of the Commonwealth; (4)  Notification for First Use Application of Sewage Sludge.

   The approval of coverage for land application of sewage sludge or residential septage under these general permits is subject to pollutant limitations, pathogen and vector attraction reduction requirements, operational standards, general requirements, management practices and other conditions set forth in the respective permit. The Department approves the following coverage under the specific General Permit.

   The EPA Region III Administrator has waived the right to review or object to this permit action under the waiver provision 40 CFR 123.23(d).

   The application and related documents, effluent limitations, permitting requirements and other information are on file and may be inspected and arrangements made for copying at the contact office noted.


List of NPDES and/or Other General Permit Types

PAG-1 General Permit for Discharges From Stripper Oil Well Facilities
PAG-2 General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated With Construction Activities (PAR)
PAG-3 General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater From Industrial Activities
PAG-4 General Permit for Discharges From Single Residence Sewage Treatment Plant
PAG-5 General Permit for Discharges From Gasoline Contaminated Ground Water Remediation Systems
PAG-6 General Permit for Wet Weather Overflow Discharges From Combined Sewer Systems (CSO)
PAG-7 General Permit for Beneficial Use of Exceptional Quality Sewage Sludge by Land Application
PAG-8 General Permit for Beneficial Use of Nonexceptional Quality Sewage Sludge by Land Application to Agricultural Land, Forest, a Public Contact Site or a Land Reclamation Site
PAG-8 (SSN) Site Suitability Notice for Land Application under Approved PAG-8 General Permit Coverage
PAG-9 General Permit for Beneficial Use of Nonexceptional Quality Sewage Sludge by Land Application to Agricultural Land, Forest or a Land Reclamation Site
PAG-9 (SSN) Site Suitability Notice for Land Application under Approved PAG-9 General Permit Coverage
PAG-10 General Permit for Discharge Resulting from Hydrostatic Testing of Tanks and Pipelines
PAG-11 (To Be Announced)
PAG-12 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

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