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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 in 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 of Environmental Protection 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)

General Permit Type--PAG-2

Facility Location &PermitApplicant Name &ReceivingContact Office &
Municipality No. Address Water/Use Telephone No.
Warrington Township
Bucks County
PAR10D564 Katz Builders/
Developers
1800 Street Rd.
Warrington, PA 18976
Little Neshaminy Creek (WWF, MF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Hilltown Township
Bucks County
PAR10D582 Heritage Building Group
3326 Old York Rd.
Suite A100
Furlong, PA
Pleasant Spring (TSF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Richland Township
Bucks County
PAR10D590 Daniel Soliday
P. O. Box 197
Perkasie, PA 18944
UNT to Beaver Run (TSF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Lower Makefield Township
Bucks County
PAR10D597 Octagone Center
CN4000 Forsgate Drive
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Brock Creek (WWF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Northampton Township
Bucks County
PAR10D611 Toll Brothers, Inc.
3103 Philmont Avenue
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Neshaminy Creek (WWF, MF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
West Rockhill Township
Bucks County
PAR10D642 Heritage Building Group
3326 Old York Rd.
Suite A100
Furlong, PA
East Branch Perkiomen Creek (TSF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Warrington Township
Bucks County
PAR10D646 Katz Builders/
Developers
1800 Street Road
Warrington, PA 18976
West Branch Neshaminy Creek (WWF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Lower Pottsgrove Township
Montgomery County
PAR10T832 Lower Pottsgrove Township
2199 Buchert Road
Pottstown, PA 19464
Sanatoga Creek (WWF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Upper Gwynedd Township
Montgomery County
PAR10T793 Danella Realty
407 Norristown Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Wissahickon Creek (TSF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Montgomery Township
Montgomery County
PAR10T840 CY Heritage Inn of Montgomeryville
1201 Page Drive
Fargo, ND 58103
Little Neshaminy Creek (WF, M) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Worcester Township
Montgomery County
PAR10T838 Robert Shemonski
350 Grove Street
Bridge, PA 19405
Skippack Creek (TSF) Southeast Regional Office
Suite 6010, Lee Park
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 832-6000
Lackawanna County
Old Forge Borough
PAR10N136 Anthony Pero
Old Forge Borough
314 S. Main St.
Old Forge, PA 18518
Lackawanna River WWF Lackawanna County Conservation District
(570) 281-9495
Maidencreek Township
Berks County
PAR10C416 Roy Timpe, Chairperson
Maidencreek Township Board of Supervisors
1 Quarry Rd.
Blandon, PA 19510
Willow Creek (CWF) Berks County Conservation District
1238 Co. Welfare Rd.
P. O. Box 520
Leesport, PA 19533
(610) 372-4657
Cumru and Spring Townships
Berks County
PAR10C413 Brian Gilkey, Agent
Dick Corp
P. O. Box 10896
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Wyomissing Creek (CWF) Berks County Conservation District
1238 Co. Welfare Rd.
P. O. Box 520
Leesport, PA 19533-0520
(610) 372-4657
East Pennsboro Township
Cumberland County
PAR10H283 Hoffer Properties
Norman Hoffer
110 Sunset Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17112
UNT to Susquehanna River WWF Cumberland County Conservation District
43 Brookwood Avenue Suite 4
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-7812
Centre County
Huston and Worth Townships
PAR10F126 Freestone Golf Course
R. R. 2
Port Matilda, PA 16870
UNT Bald Eagle Creek TSF Centre County Conservation District
414 Holmes Ave., Suite 4
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-6817
Clinton County
Wayne Township
PAR101925 Brodart Co.
Clinton County Industrial Park
P. O. Box 360
McElhattan, PA 17748
W. Br. Susquehanna River WWF Clinton County Conservation District
216 Spring Run Rd.
Rm. 104
Mill Hall, PA 17751-9543
(570) 726-3798
Lycoming County
Muncy Borough
PAR103950 Muncy School District
46 South Main St.
Muncy, PA 17756
Glade Run WWF Lycoming County Conservation District
542 County Farm Rd. Suite 202
Montoursville, PA 17754
(570) 433-3003
Tioga County
Morris Township
PAR106642 Babb Creek Watershed Assoc.
James Barr
2538 Highway Rt. 405
Muncy, PA 17756
UNT to Wilson Creek and Basswood Run
Basswood Run CWF
Tioga County Conservation District
29 East Ave.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-1801

General Permit Type--PAG-3

Facility Location &PermitApplicant Name &ReceivingContact Office &
Municipality No. Address Water/Use Telephone No.
Lackawanna County
Taylor Borough
PAR502206 Environmental & Recycling Services, Inc.
1100 Union Street
Taylor, PA 18517
Saint Johns Creek CWF DEP--NERO
Water Management
2 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
(570) 826-2511
Cumberland County
Camp Hill Borough
PAR123546 ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.
1000 North 30th Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Cedar Run CWF DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 705-4707
Lancaster County
Lancaster City
PAR113542 Thomson Industries
2 Channel Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
Conestoga River WWF DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 705-4707
Middlecreek Township
Snyder County
PAR224828 Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc.
P. O. Box 247
Kreamer, PA 17833
Middle Creek (TSF) Northcentral Regional Office
Water Management Program
208 West Third Street Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-3666
Canton Borough
Bradford County
PAR124805 H. Rockwell & Son, Inc.
P. O. Box 197
Canton, PA 17724
Mill Creek (CWF) Northcentral Regional Office
Water Management Program
208 West Third Street Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-3666
Lawrence Township
Clearfield County
PAG214804 Swisher Concrete Products, Inc.
P. O. Box 55
Clearfield, PA 16803
West Branch Susquehanna River (WWF) Northcentral Regional Office
Water Management Program
208 West Third Street Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-3666
Adams Township
Butler County
PAR118316 Lectromat, Inc.
P. O. Box 608
Mars, PA 16046-0608
Breakneck Creek DEP--NWRO
Water Management
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
(814) 332-6942
City of Hermitage
Mercer County
PAR208336 CCL Container Inc.
Hermitage
1 Llodio Drive
Hermitage, PA 16148-9015
Unnamed tributary to Shenango River Basin and City of Hermitage Pond/Industrial Park Flood Control DEP--NWRO
Water Management
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
(814) 332-6942

General Permit Type--PAG-4

Facility Location &PermitApplicant Name &ReceivingContact Office &
Municipality No. Address Water/Use Telephone No.
Berks County
Richmond Township
PAG043567 Richard Youse
P. O. Box 85
Virginville, PA 19564-0085
UNT Maidencreek/WWF DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 705-4800
Perry County
Southwest Madison Township
PAG043578 Edna J. Bishop
R. R. 2, Box 67
Loysville, PA 17047
UNT Shermans Creek/WWF DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 705-4800
Clinton County
Crawford Township
PAG044993 Andrew G. Sember
83 Rowe Road
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
UNT to Antes Creek (WWF) Northcentral Regional Office
Water Management Program
208 West Third Street Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-3666
LeBoeuf Township
Erie County
PAG048797 Julie Schwindt
3102 Elmwood Avenue
Erie, PA 16508
Unnamed tributary to French Creek DEP--NWRO
Water Management
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
(814) 332-6942
LeBoeuf Township
Erie County
PAG048803 Peter J. and Donna J. Vuksta
40 Blue Mountain Manor
Saugertis, NY 12477
Unnamed tributary to French Creek DEP--NWRO
Water Management
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
(814) 332-6942
Greene Township
Erie County
PAG048793 Josh Paris
2124 East Road
Erie, PA 16509
Unnamed tributary of Walnut Creek DEP--NWRO
Water Management
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
(814) 332-6942

General Permit Type--PAG-5

Facility Location &PermitApplicant Name &ReceivingContact Office &
Municipality No. Address Water/Use Telephone No.
Blair County
Hollidaysburg Borough
PAG053563 ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company
P. O. Box 288
Fort Washington, PA 19034
UNT to Brush Run WWF DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 705-4707

General Permit Type--PAG-8 (SSN)

Facility Location &PermitApplicant Name &Site Name &Contact Office &
Municipality No. Address Location Telephone No.
Rapho Township
Lancaster County
PAG083546 Mount Joy Borough Authority
P. O. Box 25
Mount Joy, PA 17552-0025
JMG & Sons--Milton Grove Farm
Rapho Township
Lancaster County
DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200
(717) 705-4707

General Permit Type--PAG-12

Facility Location &PermitApplicant Name &ReceivingContact Office &
Municipality No. Address Water/Use Telephone No.
Mifflin County
Derry and Decatur Townships
PAG123548 John E. Lindsey
Lindsey Swine Farm
395 Lindsey Lane
Lewistown, PA 17044
UNT to Meadow Creek CWF DEP--SCRO
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200
(717) 705-4700

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY PERMITS

   The Department of Environmental Protection has taken the following actions on applications received under the Safe Drinking Water Act for the construction, substantial modification or operation of a public water system.

   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.

SAFE DRINKING WATER


Actions taken under the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P. S. §§ 721.1--721.17).

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

   Permit No. 1501505,  Public Water Supply.

Applicant Superior Water Company
2960 Skippack Pike
Worcester, PA 19490
Township North Coventry
County Chester
Type of Facility PWS
Consulting Engineer Superior Environmental
Management Corporation
P. O. Box 127
Worcester, PA 19490
Permit to Construct Issued April 18, 2002

   Operations Permit issued to Ambler Borough Water Department, 122 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 (PWSID #1460020) Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County on April 18, 2002, for the operation of facilities approved under Construction Permit #4600509.

   Operations Permit issued to Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority, 7811 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19059 (PWSID #1090026) Middletown Township, Bucks County on April 22, 2002, for the operation of facilities approved under Construction Permit #0900507

   Permit No. 0902502,  Minor Amendment. Public Water Supply.

Applicant Philadelphia Suburban Water Company
762 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Borough Chalfont
County Bucks
Type of Facility PWS
Consulting Engineer Philadelphia Suburban Water Company
762 Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Permit to Construct Issued April 16, 2002

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

   Operations Permit issued to Pennsylvania American Water Company, 800 West Hersheypark Drive, P. O. Box 888, Hershey, PA 17033-0888, PWS I. D. #2580026, Thompson Borough, Susquehanna County, on April 9, 2002, for the operation of facilities approved under Construction Permit # Minor Amendment.

   Operations Permit issued to Lake Walter Land Owner's Association, P. O. Box 111, Springville, PA 18844, PWS I. D. #2580032, Springville Township, Susquehanna County on April 5, 2002, for the operation of facilities approved under Construction Permit #5897502.

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

   Permit No. 1401503.  Public Water Supply.

Applicant The Pennsylvania State University
Office of Physical Plant
University Park, PA 16802-1118
Township College Township
County Centre
PWSID 4140095
Type of Facility PWS--permit for blending of Wells 33, 34 and/or 35 by blending with water from Wells 14, 16, 17, 24, 33, 34 and/or 35 due to potentially elevated tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in Wells 33--35
Consulting Engineer John W. Gaudlip
University Systems Engineer
The Pennsylvania State University
Office of Physical Plant
University Park, PA 16802-1118
Permit to Operate Issued April 15, 2002

   Permit No. 1701502.  Public Water Supply.

Applicant Covington-Karthaus-Girard Area Authority
P. O. Box 104
Frenchville, PA 16836
Township Covington Township
County Clearfield
Type of Facility PWS--approval to construct iron and manganese sequestering treatment for Wells #1 and #2
Consulting Engineer Hess & Fisher Engineers, Inc.
36 North Second Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Permit to Construct Issued April 15, 2002

   Permit No. Minor Amendment.  Public Water Supply.

Applicant Catawissa Borough Municipal Authority
P. O. Box 54
Catawissa, PA 17820-0054
Borough Catawissa Borough
County Columbia
Type of Facility PWS--approval to replace air scour system on filters, add a second soda ash injection point and change coagulant chemicals from alum to DelPAC
Consulting Engineer Alfred Benesch & Company
400 One Norwegian Plaza
P. O. Box 1090
Pottsville, PA 17901
Permit to Construct Issued April 15, 2002

WATER ALLOCATIONS


Actions taken on applications received under the Act of June 24, 1939 (P. L. 842, No. 365) (35 P. S. § 631--641) relating to the acquisition of rights to divert waters of this Commonwealth.

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

   WA-15-67G,  Water Allocations, Philadelphia Suburban Water Company, 762 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, Wallace Township, Chester County. Philadelphia Suburban Water Company has been granted the right to withdraw up to 27% of stream flow, so as not to exceed a withdrawal of 4.0 million gallons per day from the East Branch Brandywine Creek.

SEWAGE FACILITIES ACT PLAN APPROVAL


Plan Approvals Granted under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 750.1--750.20a).

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

Plan Location:

Borough orBorough or
Township Township Address County
Williams Township 655 Cider Press Road
Easton, PA 18042
Northampton

   Plan Description: This project proposes 350 residential units and 5 golf courses related structures on a 327 acre tract. A new collection system for the subdivision will connect into a manhole in Cedarville Road installed as part of the Lehigh Valley Stadium. The Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority will provide conveyance and treatment facilities for the proposed 101,000 gpd of sewage flows. Easton Suburban Water Authority will provide public water to the project. The proposed development is located at Morgan Hill Road and US Route 78 in Williams Township, Northampton County. Required NPDES Permits or WQM Permits must be obtained in the name of the municipality or authority as appropriate.

HAZARDOUS SITES CLEANUP UNDER THE ACT OF OCTOBER 18, 1988

Proposed Remedial Response

RSR-Jones Chemical Site

City of Erie, Erie County

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) (35 P. S. §§ 6020.102--6020.1303), is proposing an interim response action for the RSR-Jones Chemical Site (site).

   The site is located in the City of Erie, Erie County, PA and is approximately 6.5 acres in size. The site can be found at 42°06`28.2" north latitude and 80°06`29.0" west longitude on the Erie South topographic quadrangle. The site is bordered on the east by industrial facilities and on the north by an unnamed tributary (drainage ditch) to Cascade Creek which flows southwest to northeast in a shallow open channel parallel to and between, the site and tracks of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (B&LE RR). The drainage ditch passes through a culvert beneath the tracks into a connection of the Cascade Creek underground conduit approximately 100 feet northeast of the site. To the west of the site is a portion of the Cascade Creek conduit, which enters a surface stream channel approximately 0.8 mile north of the site. Cascade Creek is a tributary to Presque Isle Bay in Lake Erie, approximately 1.4 miles downstream (north) of the site.

   The site consists of six operable units (OU): OU1, a sludge disposal area comprised of a 1-foot thick layer of brown or tan sand covering a gray sludge which is 9 to 19 feet thick, extending approximately 12 feet above the surrounding grade and covering an area of approximately 1.6 acres; OU2, a former tank farm area, located on the southeast side of the site and previously used by a chemical repackaging and distribution business for the storage of chemicals such as sulfuric acid, toluene and hydrochloric acid; OU3, a former drum storage area, located in the northwest corner of the site; OU4, historical fill, ranging from 4 to 12 feet thick and comprised of predominately sandy soil, with some sludge, silty or clayey soil, gravel, clinkers, brick and glass; OU5, groundwater beneath the site and surface water in the drainage ditch flowing along the northern edge of the site through a shallow, open channel into a culvert near the northern corner of the site and into Cascade Creek at a manhole northeast of the site; OU6, sediment in the drainage ditch.

   This proposed response addresses OU1, OU5 and OU6 as they pertain to OU1; OU2--OU6, as they pertain to OU2--OU4, will be addressed in a separate proposed response.

   The sludge disposal area was the result of Erie Chemical Works, also known as Erie Chemical Company, Kalbfleisch Corporation, Stovant Corporation and American Cyanamid & Chemical Corporation manufacturing ''alum'' and ''satin white'' chemical products. Alum was manufactured by reacting bauxite ore with water and sulfuric acid in a digester. The mixture was pumped to a settling tank to separate the alum solution from residual ''muds.'' The alum solution was decanted from the tank and the muds were rinsed with water to recover and recycle alum and sulfuric acid. The mud was pumped to an impoundment or pit on the western portion of the present-day site, which Cyanamid constructed for the disposal of the waste sludge material from their chemical manufacturing operations. The pit was approximately 10 feet deep and about 1.5 acres in surface area. As the pit became filled with sludge, drums containing an unidentified, dark amber, resin-like material were used around the perimeter as berms to increase the capacity of the pit. These berms allowed the sludge to be piled approximately 7 to 8 feet above the adjacent ground level for a total depth of approximately 17 feet. Currently, Erie Warehouse owns all the land occupied by the site, except for the B&LE RR property. The majority of the sludge disposal area is located on Erie Warehouse property; however, part of the sludge pile is on property owned by B&LE RR.

   Past investigations have found, among other metals and VOCs: aluminum, lead, copper, mercury and zinc in the sludge disposal area; chloroform, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,2-dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene in groundwater; lead, mercury, aluminum, 1,1-dichloroethane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethene, vinyl chloride and toluene in surface water; copper, lead, zinc, aluminum, methylene chloride, chloroform, trichloroethene and tetrachloroethylene in sediments. These substances are ''hazardous substances'' as defined under section 103 of HSCA (35 P. S. § 6020.103).

   The concentrations of these hazardous substances at the site pose an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment. To reduce or eliminate the threat to human health and the environment from the waste sludge, contaminated soils, surface water, sediments and groundwater, the Department proposes that an interim response action be conducted at the site.

   The Department's two main objectives of the proposed interim response action at the site are: 1) to protect the public and environmental receptors from direct contact with site-related hazardous substances; and 2) to eliminate the ongoing release and threat of release of hazardous substances into the environment from waste and associated contaminated soil.

   The Department considered four alternatives for the proposed interim response action for OU1 at the site:

   1.  No Action--the existing vegetation and soil covering the sludge disposal area would remain and no additional work would be performed.

   2.  Cap in Place--the sludge disposal area would be covered with an impermeable cap, to minimize the infiltration of water to prevent any leaching of contaminants into the upper aquifer. It would also reduce access to direct contact with the contaminated sludge.

   3.  Consolidate and Pave--the sludge disposal area would be consolidated under a surcharge (that is, adding extra weight to the top of the sludge disposal area to consolidate the waste material) and paved.

   4.  Removal for Offsite Disposal--the sludge disposal area would be excavated and removed from the site for disposal offsite and the area regarded and leveled with clean fill.

   The Department considered four alternatives for the interim response action for OU5, as it relates to OU1, at the site:

   1.  Monitored Natural Attenuation--under this alternative, monitored natural attenuation would be used as a remedy for the groundwater after source-control measures for OU1 have been implemented. Actual public exposure to groundwater contaminants is limited and natural attenuation is expected to further reduce groundwater contaminant concentrations in a reasonable time.

   2.  Eliminate Groundwater Discharge--under this alternative, eliminating the groundwater discharge to the drainage ditch via excavation of contaminated sediments from and installation of a French drain, the drainage ditch would eliminate the primary source of contaminants.

   3.  Redirect Groundwater Flow--under this alternative, groundwater flow would be redirected around the entire site to limit the further contamination of groundwater and surface water by installing an impermeable vertical barrier at the upgradient (that is, southern) boundary of the site.

   4.  Pump and Treat--under this alternative, groundwater would be pumped from a series of wells or trenches, treated to remove contaminants and discharged.

   The Department considered two alternatives for the interim response action for OU6, as it relates to OU1, at the site:

   1.  Line Drainage Ditch--under this alternative the top 1 to 2 feet of sediments would be removed and replaced with clean fill.

   2.  Remove Sediments--under this alternative, the drainage ditch would be lined with material such as cement or surface water channeled through a culvert.

   In light of the objectives for the site, the Department evaluated each alternative to determine: the extent to which each alternative protects the public health and the environment; the extent to which each alternative complies with or otherwise addresses the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act, The Clean Streams Law and other applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs); the extent to which each alternative is feasible, effective, implementable and permanent; and the relative cost of each alternative.

   Based on the previous comparative analysis and under section 505(a) of HSCA (35 P. S. § 6020.505(a)), the Department proposes to implement the following alternatives for OU1, the sludge disposal areas, and OU5 and OU6, the groundwater/surface water and sediment in the railroad ditch, respectively, as they pertain to OU1 at the site:

   OU1--sludge disposal area--combination of Alternatives 2 and 3--capping with either clay soil cover or pavement and groundwater and surface water monitoring.

   OU5--groundwater and surface water--combination of Alternatives 1 and 2--monitored natural attenuation and elimination of groundwater discharge.

   OU6--sediment in drainage ditch--combination of Alternatives 1 and 2--removal of sediments, followed by lining of ditch.

   The Department's proposed response will: protect public health and the environment; comply with or otherwise address ARARs; be feasible, implementable, permanent and effective; and be cost effective.

   This notice is being provided under section 506(b) of HSCA (35 P. S. § 6020.506(b)). The administrative record, which contains the information that forms the basis and documents the selection of this response, is available for public review and comment. The administrative record is located at the Department's Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 and is available for review Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone the office for an appointment at (814) 332-6648.

   The administrative record will be open for comment for 90 days from the publication date of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Persons may submit written comments into the record during this time only, by delivering them or sending them to Christine Dougherty, Project Manager, Knox District Office, White Memorial Building, P. O. Box 669, Knox, PA 16232-0669.

   The Department will hold a public meeting on June 25, 2002, at 6:30 p.m., if requested by one or more members of the public. The meeting's purpose will be for the Department to answer the public's questions concerning the proposed response at the site. The meeting will be held at the Blasco Public Library, 160 E. Front Street, Erie, PA. Also, the public will have an opportunity to present oral comments, for inclusion into the administrative record, regarding the chosen response, at a public hearing following the public meeting. Persons wishing to present oral comments must register with Christine Dougherty before June 4, 2002, by calling (814) 797-1191 or by writing. If no one requests a meeting or hearing, the meeting or hearing will not be held. Persons interested in finding out if anyone has requested a public meeting or registered to present oral comments at the public hearing should contact Christine Dougherty at the previous number.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the meeting or hearing and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings, should call Christine Dougherty or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.

Proposed Consent Order and Agreement

Chem-Fab Site
Doylestown, Bucks County

   Under section 1113 of HSCA (35 P. S. § 6020.1113), notice is hereby provided that the Department has entered into a Consent Order and Agreement (CO&A) with Extra Space of Doylestown, LLC (Extra Space), for reimbursement of certain response costs incurred to remediate hazardous substances released and threatened to be released on its property located at 390 North Broad Street, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA. Extra Space's property is located adjacent to the Chem-Fab HSCA Site, 300 North Broad Street, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA. Between 1965 and 1994, Chem-Fab, Inc. conducted electroplating and etching operations on its property and had a history of pollution incidents involving spills of chromic acid wastes.

   In 1995, the EPA conducted a response action at the Site and removed several drums and containers of hazardous wastes, previously abandoned on the site. The EPA pumped and disposed of approximately 8,400 gallons of liquid wastes from an underground storage tank on the site. This liquid waste was corrosive and contained hazardous levels of chromium.

   The Extra Space property is northeast and topographically down gradient of the Chem-Fab HSCA Site. The Department's investigative response actions on the Chem-Fab HSCA Site and the Extra Space property have verified that soil and groundwater on these properties have been impacted by the release and threat of release of hazardous substances originating from Chem-Fab, Inc.'s activities. Based on this information, the Department has determined that further response actions are necessary to abate the release and threat of release of hazardous substances on the Extra Space property.

   The Department has determined that it is in the public interest to resolve its claim against Extra Space. There-fore, Extra Space has agreed to reimburse the Department for certain response costs in the amount of $11,000 and shall receive contribution protection from claims related to its ownership of this property.

   This notice is provided under section 1113 of HSCA, which states that, ''settlement shall become final upon the filing of the Department's response to the significant written comments.'' The CO&A, which contains the specific terms of the agreement, is available for public review and comment. The agreement can be examined from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department's Southeast Regional Office, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428, by contacting April Flipse at (610) 832-5937 or by e-mail at aflipse@state.pa.us or Gina M. Thomas at (610) 832-6300 or by e-mail at githomas@state.pa.us. A public comment period on the CO&A will extend for 60 days from today's date. Persons may submit written comments regarding the agreement within 60 days from the publication date of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, by submitting them to April Flipse at the previous address.

Proposed Consent Order and Agreement

RSR-Jones Chemical Site
City of Erie, Erie County

   Under section 1113 of HSCA, notice is hereby provided that the Department has agreed to a Consent Order and Agreement (CO&A) by and between Cytec Industries, Inc. (Cytec), Erie Warehouse Properties (EWP) and Hardinger Transfer Co., Inc. (Hardinger) (collectively Settlors) and the Department concerning the cleanup of the RSR-Jones Chemical Site (Site). The Site is located on a 7,556-acre parcel at 1399 West 18th Street in City of Erie, Erie County. A portion of the Site is located within a special industrial area.

   In the past, wastes and other materials containing hazardous substances were spilled and disposed at the Site and these hazardous substances contaminated the environment at the Site. The Department has identified six operable units (OU) at the Site: 1) sludge disposal area; 2) former tank farm area; 3) former drum storage area; 4) historic fill area; 5) groundwater and surface water; and 6) sediment. This CO&A addresses OU-1, the sludge disposal area, OU-5, groundwater and surface water and OU-6, sediment, to the extent they are affected by the sludge disposal area. American Cyanamid disposed of the wastes and other materials in the sludge disposal area. Settlor Cytec, by agreement with American Cyanamid, has agreed to address American Cyanamid's environmental liability at the Site. Settlors EWP and Hardinger intend to reuse the sludge disposal area as a parking area and as an outdoor goods storage area following capping. The hazardous substances present at the Site include: aluminum, lead, copper, mercury and zinc in the sludge disposal area; chloroform, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,2-dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene in groundwater; lead, mercury, aluminum, 1,1-dichloroethane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethene, vinyl chloride and toluene in surface water; copper, lead, zinc, aluminum, methylene chloride, chloroform, trichloroethene and tetrachloroethylene in sediments. Each of these substances is defined in section 103 of HSCA as a ''hazardous substance.''  The Settlors propose to design and construct a cap over the sludge disposal area and conduct long-term operation, monitoring and maintenance of that cap and groundwater and surface water at the Site. The Department anticipates these actions will mitigate the threat to human health and the environment posed by the hazardous substances at the Site.

   The specific terms of this settlement are set forth in the Agreement with the Settlors. The Department will receive and consider comments relating to the Agreement for 60 days from the date of this notice. The Department has the right to withdraw its consent to the Agreement if the comments concerning the Agreement disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Agreement is inappropriate, improper or not in the public interest. After the public comment period, the Department's settlement with the Settlors shall be effective upon the date that the Department notifies the Settlors, in writing, that this Agreement is final and effective in its present form and that the Department has filed a response to significant written comments to the Agreement or that no comments were received.

   The Agreement is available for inspection and copying at the Department's office at 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA. Comments may be submitted, in writing to Christine Dougherty, Project Manager, Knox District Office, White Memorial Building, P. O. Box 669, Knox, PA 16232-0669, (814) 797-1191. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania Relay Service at (800) 645-5984.

LAND RECYCLING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

UNDER ACT 2, 1995

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The following final reports were submitted under the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P. S. §§ 6026.101--6026.908).

   Provisions of Chapter 3 of the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act) require the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) to publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin a notice of submission of final reports. A final report is submitted to document cleanup of a release of a regulated substance at a site where one of the Act's remediation standards. A final report provides a description of the site investigation to characterize the nature and extent of contaminants in environmental media, the basis for selecting the environmental media of concern, documentation supporting the selection of residential or nonresidential exposure factors, a description of the remediation performed and summaries of sampling analytical results which demonstrate that remediation has attained the cleanup standard selected.

   For further information concerning the final report, contact the Environmental Cleanup Program Manager in the Department Regional Office under which the notice of receipt of a final report appears. If information concerning a final report is required in an alternative form, contact the Community Relations Coordinator at the appropriate Regional Office listed. TDD users may telephone the Department through the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.

   The Department has received the following final reports:

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

   George H. and Jane P. Freischmidt Family Trust, Marple Township, Delaware County. Thomas J. Martinellli, JMT Environmental Technologies, 267 Daniel Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064, on behalf of Freischmidt Family Trust, 19 Worthington Dr., West Grove, PA 19390, has submitted a Final Report concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. The report is intended to document remediation of the site to meet the Statewide Health Standard.

   Lyman Property, Parkside Borough, Delaware County. Martin Liebhardt, Mulry & Cresswell Environmental, Inc., 169 Horseshoe Pike, Suite 1, Glenmoore, PA 19343, has submitted a Final Report concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The report was submitted within 90 days of the release of the contaminant and is intended to document remediation of the site to meet the Statewide Health Standard.

   M.R. Properties Associates, L.P., Ridley Township, Delaware County. Samuel J. Kucia, Environmental Consulting, Inc., 1232 Forty Foot Road, P. O. Box 1345, Kulpsville, PA 19443-1345, has submitted a Final Report concerning remediation of site soil and groundwater contaminated with lead, heavy metals, BTEX and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The report is intended to document remediation of the site to meet the Statewide Health Standard.

   Dickman Sargeant Energy Corp. (Former) Site, Penndel Borough, Bucks County. Charlene R. Drake, React Environmental Services, Inc., 6901 Kingsessing Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19142, has submitted a Final Report concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with naphthalene and benzene; and site groundwater contaminated with naphthalene, benzene, ethylbenzene and MTBE. The report is intended to document remediation of the site to meet Statewide Health, Background and Site-Specific Standards.

   Jefferson Smurfit Corporation (US), Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County. John F. VanWagenen, P.G., Center Point Tank Services, Inc., 536 E. Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA 19518, has submitted a Final Report concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The report was submitted within 90 days of the release of the contaminant and is intended to document remediation of the site to meet the Statewide Health Standard.

   Northeast Regional Field Office, Joseph A. Brogna, Environmental Cleanup Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790, (570) 826-2511.

   Brown Residence, Forks Township, Northampton County. James S. Meenan, III, Environmental Scientist, Marshall Miller & Associates, 3913 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 1306, Camp Hill, PA 17011 has submitted a Final Report (on behalf of Elsi Brown, Klein Road, Easton, PA 18040) concerning the remediation of soils found or suspected to have been contaminated with no. 2 fuel oil constituents. The report was submitted to demonstrate attainment of the Statewide health standard.

   Northcentral Region: Environmental Cleanup Program Manager, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

   Dillon Floral Corporation, Scott Township, Columbia County. EarthRes Group, Inc. on behalf of Dillon Floral Corporation, P. O. Box 180, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 has submitted a Cleanup Plan concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with (pesticides) dieldrin. The Cleanup Plan was submitted in partial fulfillment of the Site-Specific Standard.

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