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PLAN APPROVALS


Plan Approval Applications Received under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter B that may have special public interest. These applications are in review and no decision on disposition has been reached.

   Northeast Region: Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790; Contact: Mark Wejkszner, Acting New Source Review Chief, (570) 826-2531.

   48-301-045:  Falk Funeral Home, Inc. (163 Main Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073) for construction of a human crematory and associated air cleaning device at their facility at 1418 Main Street, Hellertown Borough, Northampton County.

   48-322-004:  IESI PA Bethlehem Landfill Corp. (2335 Applebutter Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015-6004) for the expansion of the landfill and the replacement of the air cleaning device at their facility on Applebutter Road, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County.

   Southcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Contact: Ronald Davis, New Source Review Chief, (717) 705-4702.

   06-5005A:  Eastern Industries, Inc. (4401 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA 18034) for modification of a batch asphalt plant controlled by a fabric collector by adding waste derived liquid fuel in Oley Township, Berks County.

   36-03121A:  Cadmus Journal Services--Lancaster (1991 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042) for installation of one web press to be connected to the existing pollution control equipment at their Lancaster Press facility in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

   Northcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701; Contact: David Aldenderfer, Program Manager, (570) 327-3637.

   41-305-004G:  Keystone Filler and Manufacturing Co. (214 Railroad Street, Muncy, PA 17756) for installation of an air cleaning device (a fabric collector) on two carbon product railcar loading stations in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County.

   41-0001B:  Stroehmann Bakeries, L.C. (3375 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, PA 17701) for installation of a replacement air cleaning device (a catalytic oxidizer) on two bread baking ovens in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County.

   Southwest Region: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745; Contact: William Charlton, New Source Review Chief, (412) 442-4174.

   03-00234A:  Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001) for installation of a portable coal crusher at Yount Mine in Madison Township, Armstrong County.

   32-00368A:  TJS Mining, Inc. (R. D. 1, Box 260D, Shelocta, PA 15774) for installation of coal prep plant in South Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

   Department of Public Health, Air Management Services: 321 University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Contact: Thomas Barsley, Chief, (215) 685-9428.

   AMS 03007:  Clean Earth of Philadelphia, Inc. (South 61st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19153) for permitting various control devices and to authorize use of no. 2 fuel oil as backup fuel in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County.


Intent to Issue Plan Approvals and Intent to Issue or Amend Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter B. These actions may include the administrative amendments of an associated operating permit.

   Southeast Region: Air Quality Program, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428; Contact: Edward Brown, Facilities Permitting Chief, (610) 832-6242.

   09-0080A:  Milford Enterprise, Inc. (450 Commerce Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951) for installation of a silk screening process at their facility in Milford Township, Bucks County. This facility is a non-Title V facility. The installation of this source will result in an increase of 4.7 tons of VOC per year. The Plan Approval will contain recordkeeping and operating restriction designed to keep the facility operating within the allowable emissions and all applicable air quality requirements.

   Southcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Contact: Yasmin Neidlinger, Facilities Permitting Chief, (717) 705-4702.

   06-05188A:  Cummins Power System (2727 Ford Road, Bristol, PA 19007-6895) for construction of a peaking electric generator at the Muhlenberg Substation of Metropolitan Edison in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County. The generating facility is a non-Title V (State-only) facility. The generator and facility will be required to limit the unit and facility emissions by limiting the hours of operation. The applicant will be required to limit the new and existing generators to 438 hours per year per unit. The facility will be removing four existing generators. The facility's new PTE will be 1.3 tons per year of particulate, 20.8 tons per year of NOx, 3.0 tons per year of SOx, 4.7 tons per year of CO and 3.0 tons per year of VOCs. The applicant will be required to monitor the hours of operation and emissions from each unit. The approval will include monitoring, work practices, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the source operating within applicable air quality requirements.

   22-05007:  The Harrisburg Authority (One Keystone Plaza, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17101) for physical modifications to the Harrisburg Materials, Energy, Recycling and Recovery Facility in the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County. The modifications limit the capacity of each municipal waste combustor unit to less than 250 tons of waste per day. The modifications also include the installation of water injection and activated carbon injection systems to control dioxin/furan emissions.

   Estimated potential emissions from the de-rated operation of the facility are as follows:

Pollutant Tons per year
Particulate matter 165.4    
Sulfur oxides 284.3    
Nitrogen oxides 414.8    
Carbon monoxide   74.9    
Dioxin/furan     0.011

   The plan approval will contain conditions for operating, testing, monitoring and recordkeeping for the de-rated operation of the units until June 18, 2003.

   36-05127A:   Martin Limestone, Inc. (404 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA 17522) for addition of equipment to process recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) at their Burkholder Asphalt Plant on Martindale Road in Earl Township, Lancaster County. This batch mix hot asphalt plant is a non-Title V facility. The addition of RAP to the process will not significantly increase the plants previous emissions of 99.9 TPY of CO, 30 TPY of NOx, 22 TPY of SOx, 7 TPY of VOCs and 2.4 TPY of PM. Martin Limestone, Inc. will restrict their annual production to a maximum of 499,970 tons. This plan approval will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the sources operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   Northcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701; Contact: David Aldenderfer, Program Manager, (570) 327-3637.

   55-00005A:  Wood-Mode, Inc. (1 Second Street, Kreamer, PA 17833) for modification of a wood cabinet finishing operation at their facility in Middlecreek Township, Snyder County. The respective facility is a major facility for which a Title V Operating Permit (55-00005) has been issued.

   The respective wood cabinet finishing operation is identified as the ''Main Line automated line'' and consists of ten automatic reciprocator-equipped spray booths and associated flash-off areas and drying ovens. The operation of the Main Line automated line results in the emission of VOCs, many of which are also hazardous air pollutants, which are controlled by a regenerative thermal oxidizer. The proposed modification is a requested increase in the allowable VOC emission rate for the Main Line automated line from the current limit to which the line is subject, 61.9 tons in any 12 consecutive month period, to 66.9 tons in any 12 consecutive month period. The entire 5.0 tons per 12 consecutive month period VOC emission increase could also conceivably be hazardous air pollutants (although, based on historical data, it is more likely that the percentage of this 5.0 ton VOC emission increase that would also be hazardous air pollutants will be approximately 65%).

   Under the New Source Review requirements of 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.201--127.217, because of the amount of de minimis increases in the potential to emit VOCs which have been accrued by this facility to date, the 5.0 ton per 12 consecutive month period increase in the allowable VOC emission rate which is being requested by Wood-Mode, Inc. will require the use of 54.72 tons per year (12 consecutive month period) of VOC emission reduction credits (ERCs). To satisfy this requirement, Wood-Mode, Inc. proposes to use 28.45 tons per year of ERCs obtained from Cabinet Industries, Inc. in Danville Borough, Montour County and 26.27 tons per year of ERCs obtained from DMi Furniture, Inc. in Gettysburg, Adams County.

   The Department's review of the information contained in the application indicates that the Main Line automated line, as modified, will comply with all applicable requirements pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants including the requirements of 25 Pa. Code §§ 129.52 and 129.101--129.107, the best available technology requirements of 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.1 and 127.12 and the requirements of Subpart JJ of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (National Emission Standards for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations, 40 CFR 63.800--63.808). Based on this finding, the Department intends to approve the application and issue plan approval for the proposed modification.

   The following is a summary of the conditions the Department proposes to place in the plan approval to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements:

   1.  The VOC emissions from the spray booths and associated flash-off areas and drying ovens incorporated in the Main Line automated finishing line shall not exceed a combined total of 66.9 tons in any 12 consecutive month period.

   2.  Under the New Source Review requirements of 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.201--127.217, the modification approved herein requires the use of 54.72 tons per year (12 consecutive month period) of VOC ERCs. To satisfy this requirement, Wood-Mode, Inc. will use 28.45 tons per year of ERCs generated by Cabinet Industries, Inc. in Danville Borough, Montour County, on November 22, 1995, and transferred to Wood-Mode, Inc. on July 20, 1999, and 26.27 tons per year of the 85.2 tons per year of ERCs generated by Dmi Furniture, Inc., Gettysburg, Adams County, on December 1, 1995, and transferred to Wood-Mode, Inc. on May 12, 1997.

   3.  The conditions and requirements specified in Title V Operating Permit 55-00005 which have applicability to the Main Line automated finishing line remain unchanged and in effect unless superseded or amended by a condition contained herein. If there is a conflict between a condition or requirement contained in this plan approval and a condition or requirement contained in Title V Operating Permit 55-00005 which applies to the Main Line automated finishing line, the Main Line automated finishing line shall operate under the condition or requirement contained in this plan approval rather then the conflicting condition or requirement contained in Title V Operating Permit 55-00005.

   12-399-011A:  GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. (R. R. 2, Box 47, Cameron Road, Emporium, PA 15834) for installation of an air cleaning device on a sintered powdered metal parts steam treating operation operating under Operating Permit 12-399-011 at the company's Barton Street facility (Plant 2) in Emporium Borough, Cameron County.

   The steam treating operation is used to steam treat sintered powdered metal parts which have been dipped in various synthetic lubricants. The proposed air cleaning device is an electrostatic precipitator which will replace an identically-sized electrostatic precipitator destroyed in a fire. There will be no change in the resultant emission of particulate matter, or any other air contaminant, from this operation.

   The Department's review of the information contained in the application indicates that the steam treating operating will continue to comply with all applicable operating permit conditions as well as with all applicable regulatory requirements pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants following the installation of the electrostatic precipitator. Based on this finding, the Department intends to approve the application and issue plan approval for the installation of the electrostatic precipitator.

   The following is a summary of the conditions the Department proposes to place in the plan approval to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements:

   1.  An appropriate electrostatic precipitator preventative maintenance schedule shall be posted and followed. It shall include cleaning of the electrostatic precipitator ionizers, plates and filters.

   2.  Parts processed through the steam treating operation shall not be dipped in or treated with anything prior to steam treating other than Markee MK-144, Markee MK Gold and/or Chemtool Lubricut 4250 unless prior Department approval to do otherwise has first been obtained.

   3.  No more then 20 gallons of Chemtool Lubricut 4250 shall be used in any 12 consecutive month period for dipping parts processed through the steam treating operation.

   4.  Records shall be maintained of the identity of the materials the parts processed through the steam treating operation are dipped in prior to steam treating. Records shall also be maintained of the amount of each different material used each month for this purpose. All records shall be retained for 5 years and shall be made available to the Department upon request.

   Northwest Region: Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481; Contact: Eric Gustafson, Facilities Permitting Chief, (814) 332-6940.

   10-021K:  Indspec Chemical Corp. (133 Main Street P. O. Box 307, Petrolia, PA 16050) for minor modification of a plan approval to reflect the old and new Flaker systems connected to a scrubber with only one system to operate at any given time in Petrolia Borough, Butler County. The conditions of this plan approval will supercede plan approval 10-313-028B. The permit contains limitations pertaining to fugitive, odor, visible and particulate emissions. The Plan Approval and Operating Permit will contain additional recordkeeping and operating restrictions designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements. The facility currently has Title V Operating Permit No. 10-00021. This plan approval will, in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.450, be incorporated into the Title V operating permit through an administrative amendment at a later date.

   Department of Public Health, Air Management Services: 321 University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Contact: Edward Braun, Chief, (215) 685-9476.

   02165:  Sunoco, Inc. (3144 Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145) for installation of a 169 mmBtu/hr boiler temporarily while a boiler of same capacity is under maintenance in Boiler House 22. No emission increases are expected from this project. The plan approval will contain operating and recordkeeping requirements to ensure operation within all applicable requirements.

OPERATING PERMITS


Intent to Issue Title V Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter G.

   Southeast Region: Air Quality Program, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428; Contact: Edward Brown, Facilities Permitting Chief, (610) 832-6242.

   09-00028:  FiberMark, Inc. (45 North Fourth Street, Quakertown, PA 18951) for an Administrative Amendment to Title V Operating Permit No. TVOP-09-00028 in Quakertown Borough, Bucks County. The permit is being amended to incorporate changes approved under Plan Approval Nos. PA-09-0028, PA-09-0028A and PA-09-0028C (for two graphic arts lines and a surface coating line). The facility's other major emission points include three boilers, four make-up air units, three saturators, two coaters and clean-up and other operations. The amended Title V Operating Permit will contain all necessary monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and work practice standards to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   Southcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Contact: Yasmin Neidlinger, Facilities Permitting Chief, (717) 705-4702.

   06-05064:  Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals, LP (1801 Market Street 3/10PC, Philadelphia, PA 19103) for operation of the bulk liquid petroleum fuel storage and loading at Montello Terminal in Spring Township, Berks County. This action is a renewal of the Title V Operating Permit issued in 1998. The facility's major sources of emissions are associated with the storage and loading operations at the terminal. The operations primarily emit VOCs and HAPs. The facility will employ proper controls to limit emissions and operate under the MACT requirements found in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart R. The Title V operating permit contains monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   06-05100:  Calpine Construction Finance Co., Inc. (5115 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA 19605) for operation of two natural gas fired combined cycle turbines controlled by low NOx combustion and a SCR control device at their facility in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County. The facility is subject to Title V and IV (Acid Rain). This permit limits the emissions of sulfur dioxide to the allowances owned by the applicant for each unit during each calendar year under the Phase II Acid Rain regulation and 25 Pa. Code § 127.531.

   21-05026:  Carlisle SynTec, Inc. (P. O. Box 7000, Carlisle, PA 17013) for operation of a rubber roofing manufacturing facility in Carlisle Borough, Cumberland County. The roofing manufacturing produces VOC emissions, which are restricted to 50 tons annually; the facility's boiler plant produces sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides. The Title V Operating Permit will contain emission limits along with appropriate monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility operates in accordance with the applicable air quality requirements. This Title V Operating Permit has been renewed.

   28-05028:  Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (4350 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146) for operation of two natural gas/low-sulfur distillate oil fired simple cycle turbines at their facility in Guilford Township, Franklin County. The facility is subject to Title V and IV (Acid Rain). This permit limits the emissions of sulfur dioxide to the allowances owned by the applicant for each unit during each calendar year under the Phase II Acid Rain regulation and 25 Pa. Code § 127.531.

   Northcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701; Contact: Muhammad Zaman, Program Manager, (570) 327-0512.

   08-00003:  CraftMaster Manufacturing, Inc. (P. O. Box 311 Towanda, PA 18848) for issuance of a revised Title V Operating Permit of their reconstituted wood products production facility in Wysox Township, Bradford County. The Title V Operating Permit revision addresses concerns with existing permit conditions including monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements established in the Title V Operating Permit. This revision also will be used to correct misidentified sources and include air emission sources that were not included in the original issuance of the Title V Operating Permit. This Title V Operating Permit contains all applicable regulatory requirements including monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting conditions.


Intent to Issue Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter F.

   Southeast Region: Air Quality Program, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428; Contact: Edward Brown, Facilities Permitting Chief, (610) 832-6242.

   46-00195:  F. J. Janoski (2944 Felton Road, East Norriton, PA 19401) for operation of a non-Title V (State-only) facility in East Norriton Township, Montgomery County. The facility's sources are five underground storage tanks. The permit will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   46-00094:  Highway Materials, Inc. (5100 Joshua Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462) for operation of the asphalt paving mixture plant in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County. The permit is for a non-Title V (State-only) facility. Highway Materials has elected to cap their VOCs and NOx to Minor Source threshold levels (less than 25 tons per year each). The permit will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the plant operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   46-00093:  Bryn Mawr Hospital (130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010), for operation of their facility's boilers and emergency generators that are restricting their major source emissions of NOx to less than 24.9 tons per year in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.

   15-00092:  Mainline Hospitals, Inc. d/b/a Paoli Memorial Hospital (255 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301), for operation of six boilers and two emergency generators that are restricting their major source emissions of NOx to less than 24.9 tons per year at their facility in Willistown Borough, Chester County.

   46-00200:  John Middleton, Inc. (418 West Church Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406) for operation of their tobacco products facility in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County. The permit is for a non-Title V (State-only) facility. The facility's mains sources include: two steam-heated tobacco dryers, a thermal oxidizer, the Top Dressing Storage and Mixing area, the Top Dressing Application and Flavor Retention area, a 250-Hp waste heat boiler, 200-Hp boiler and a 60-Hp boiler. The facility has the potential to emit VOC emissions greater 24.9 TPY. The permit will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   15-00080:  Johnson Matthey, Inc. (1401 King Road, West Chester, PA 19380-01467) for operation of their Precious Metals Division in West Whiteland Township, Chester County. The permit is for a non-Title V (State-only) facility. The facility's mains sources include: a copper stripping room, a metal melt room, a coated wire room, an acid metal-stripping room, two vertical packed tower scrubbers and two Vertical wet scrubbers. The facility is a minor source of HAPs. The permit will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   15-00095:  Longwood Gardens, Inc. (401 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501) for operation of a nonprofit horticulture business in East Marlborough Township, Chester County. The permit is for a non-Title V (State-only) facility. The facility's mains sources include: two 800 kW diesel-fired emergency generators, a 200-kW emergency diesel-fired generator, a 55-kW emergency diesel-fired generator and three combination boilers that burn natural gas and No. 6 fuel oil. The facility has the potential to emit NOx emissions greater 24.9 TPY. The permit will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   Northeast Region: Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790; Contact: Michael Safko, Facilities Permitting Chief, (570) 826-2531.

   48-309-119:  ESSROC Cement Corp. (3251 Bath Pike, Nazareth, PA 18064) for operation of an air cleaning device on the cement transfer system at the Nazareth 1 Plant, Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County.

   Southcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Contact: Yasmin Neidlinger, Facilities Permitting Chief, (717) 705-4702.

   01-05015:  Lee Metal Products (P. O. Box 6, Littlestown, PA 17340) for operation of their metal furniture surface coating facility in Littlestown Borough, Adams County. The annual emissions of VOCs from the facility are approximately 27 tons per year. The facility's State-only operating permit shall contain additional recordkeeping and operating restrictions designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   22-03053:  ConAgra Flour Milling Co. (99 Second Street, Highspire, PA 17034) for operation of a flourmill in Highspire Borough, Dauphin County. The facility has the potential to emit 97.5 tons per year of PM10 and less than 1 ton per year of NOx, SOx, CO, VOCs and HAPs. The State-only operating permit shall contain testing, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, emission restrictions and work practice standards designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

   Southwest Region: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745; Contact: Mark Wayner, Facilities Permitting Chief, (412) 442-4174.

   65-00891:  Firestone Building Products Co. (525 Congressional Boulevard, Carmel, IN 46032) for renewal of the manufacturing of plastic foam products in Youngwood Borough, Westmoreland County.

   56-00261:  Gilmour Manufacturing (P. O. Box 838, Somerset, PA 15501-0838) for operation of their lawn equipment manufacturing facility in Somerset Township, Somerset County.

   03-00218:  DLR Mining, Inc. (3065 Airport Road, Indiana, PA 15701) for operation of a caterpillar generator--remote power source in Burrell Township, Armstrong County.

   Northwest Region: Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481; Contact: Eric Gustafson, Facilities Permitting Chief, (814) 332-6940.

   43-00329:  White Rock Silica Sand Co., Inc. (7013 Atlantic Lake Road; Hartstown, PA 16131) for operation of a Natural Minor operating permit for emissions from a quarry sandstone crushing and sizing operation in Hempfield Township, Mercer County.

COAL AND NONCOAL MINING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS

   Applications under the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. §§ 1396.1--1396.19a); the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. §§ 3301--3326); and The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001); the Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act (52 P. S. §§ 30.51--30.66); and The Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act (52 P. S. §§ 1406.1--1406.21). 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, 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 identified in this notice for the respective coal and noncoal applications. In addition to the previous, 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 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

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

   56030101 and NPDES Permit No. PA0249360. Tomcat Coal, 309 Coalyard Road, Rockwood, PA 15557 for commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface mine and for discharge of treated mine drainage in Milford Township, Somerset County, affecting 33.2 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to/and South Glade Creek classified for WWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received January 6, 2003.

   32030101 and NPDES Permit No. PA0249378. P & N Coal Company, Inc., P. O. Box 332, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 for commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface mine and for discharge of treated mine drainage in Montgomery Township, Indiana County, affecting 182.2 acres. Receiving streams: Cush Creek classified for CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received January 13, 2003.

   11970201 and NPDES Permit No. PA0234648. Maple Coal Company, 2591 Wexford-Bayne Road, Suite 204, Sewickley, PA 15143 for permit renewal for continued operation of a bituminous surface and beneficial use of ash mine and for discharge of treated mine drainage in Barr and Blacklick Townships, Cambria County, affecting 47.1 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to/and Elk Creek classified for CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received January 14, 2003.

   32980102 and NPDES Permit No. PA0234672.  Sky Haven Coal, Inc., R. D. 1, Box 180, Penfield, PA 15849, for permit renewal for reclamation only and for continued restoration of a bituminous surface mine and for discharge of treated mine drainage in Montgomery Township, Indiana County, affecting 64.6 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to Cush Creek and Cush Creek classified for HQ-CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received January 21, 2003.

   32000104 and NPDES Permit No. PA0235318. Alverda Enterprises, Inc., P. O. Box 87, Alverda, PA 15710, permit revision to add 12.1 acres to the SMP. Total SMP acres goes from 43.2 to 55.3 in Pine Township, Indiana County. Receiving streams: Yellow Creek (unnamed tributary) classified for CWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is Central Indiana County Water Authority Yellow Creek Surface Water Withdrawal. Application received January 15, 2003.

   56870201 and NPDES Permit No. PA0598097.  J. R. Coal Sales, Inc., 882 Wyndemere Way, Naples, FL 34105, permit renewal for reclamation only and continued restoration of a bituminous coal refuse reprocessing surface mine and for discharge of treated mine drainage in Boswell Borough, Somerset County, affecting 19.9 acres. Receiving streams: Quemahoning Creek classified for CWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is Cambria/Somerset Authority Quemahoning Dam Surface Water Withdrawal. Application received January 21, 2003.

   11990103 and NPDES Permit No. PA0235091.  Paul F. Becker Coal Company (1593 Old Route 22, Duncansville, PA 16635), permit revision to add 6.2 acres. Total SMP acres goes from 15.0 to 21.2 in Elder Township, Cambria County. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to Brubaker Run classified for CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received January 22, 2003.

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

   37840104 and NPDES Permit No. PA0602388. Kerry Coal Company (R. R. 2, Box 2139, Wampum, PA 16157). Renewal of an existing bituminous surface strip, auger and tipple refuse disposal operation in Little Beaver and Darlington Townships, Lawrence and Beaver Counties, affecting 655.6 acres. Receiving streams: six unnamed tributaries of the North Fork of Little Beaver Creek and the North Fork of Little Beaver Creek, classified for HQ-CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application for reclamation only. Application received January 16, 2003.

   61980103 and NPDES Permit No. PA0227846.  Ben Hal Mining Company (389 Irishtown Road, Grove City, PA 16127). Revision to an existing bituminous surface strip operation in Irwin Township, Venango County affecting 111.0 acres. Receiving streams: five unnamed tributaries to Scrubgrass Creek, classified for CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Revision to add 5.0 acres for extracting coal and 7.0 acres to the permit area. Application received January 17, 2003.

   16970106 and NPDES Permit No. PA0227587. Renewal of an existing bituminous surface strip operation in Perry Township, Clarion County affecting 14.6 acres. Receiving streams: Dunlap Creek, classified for WWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application for reclamation only. Application received January 21, 2003.

   33010105 and NPDES Permit No. PA0242004. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001). Revision to an existing bituminous surface strip and auger operation in Young and McCalmont Townships, Jefferson County affecting 204.6 acres. Receiving streams: three unnamed tributaries to Elk Run and Elk Run, classified for CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Revision to add 1.1 acres for extracting coal and 1.1 acres to the permit area. Application received January 22, 2003.

Noncoal Applications Received

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

   01870301C5 and NPDES Permit PA0593931. Vulcan Construction Materials, Inc. (1200 Urban Center Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242), correction to an existing quarry operation and renewal of NPDES Permit for discharge of treated mine drainage in Berwick, Conewago and Oxford Townships, Adams County, affecting 1,292.7 acres, receiving streams: North Stream and Slagle Run, classified for WWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is Hanover Borough. Application received January 17, 2003.

   01870301T2 and NPDES Permit PA0593931. Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC (1200 Urban Center Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242), transfer of an existing quarry operation and NPDES Permit from Vulcan Construction Materials, Inc. in Berwick, Conewago and Oxford Townships, Adams County affecting 1,292.7 acres, receiving streams: North Stream and Slagle Run. Application received January 17, 2003.

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 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 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

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

   E09-848.  Department of Transportation, 7000 Geerdes Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406-1525, Tinicum and Bedminster Townships, Bucks County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

   To construct and maintain a 24-foot wide, twin span bridge, having a clear span of 85 feet over the Tohickon Creek (CWF) on Dark Hollow Road (SR 1013, Section 10S) (Lumberville, PA Quadrangle N:  11.45 inches; W:  17.25 inches), in Bedminster and Tinicum Townships, Bucks County. The existing twin spans bridge was removed under Emergency Permit No. EP0902314. The proposed bridge will be closely matched to the existing bridge and the vertical and horizontal profiles of the road will remain unchanged.

   E46-931.  Plymouth Township, 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, Philadelphia ACOE District.

   To construct and maintain a single span bridge structure over Saw Mill Run Creek, comprised of concrete box beams, a reinforced concrete slab on reinforced concrete abutments and wing-walls. The proposed structure will span 48 feet, have a roadway width of 38 feet and an under clearance of 7 feet 6 inches. Class R-8 riprap will be placed at each abutment for scour protection. This structure will replace an existing bridge structure that spans 20 feet, has a roadway width of 24 feet and an under clearance 7 feet 6 inches (Lansdale, PA Quadrangle N:  0.90 inch; W:  8.29 inches).

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

   E39-419.  William C. Reiss, 430 East Main Street, Macungie, PA 18062-1713, in Macungie Borough, Lehigh County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.

   To construct and maintain a 24-inch diameter outfall pipe and a 32-inch by 6-inch diameter outfall pipe and a 32-inch by 46-inch outfall pipe with rock aprons in the floodway of Swabia Creek (HQ-CWF). The project is located approximately 600 feet upstream of Swabia Creek's intersection of SR 0100 (Main Street) (Allentown West, PA Quadrangle N:  2.85 inches; W:  9.05 inches).

   E45-441.  Stroudsburg Area School District, 123 Linden Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, in Stroud Township, Monroe County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.

   To place fill in approximately 0.29 acre of PFO wetlands for the purpose of constructing a proposed access road and to construct and maintain the following water obstructions and encroachments: (1) a road crossing consisting of two CMP arch culverts, one having a span of 51.8 feet and underclearance of 24.1 feet and the other having a span of 22.9 feet and underclearance of 14.0 feet in Flagler Run (HQ-CWF) and 0.13 acre of adjacent PFO wetlands; (2) various utility line stream crossing of Flagler Run and adjacent wetlands; and (3) two stormwater outfall structures in the floodway of Flagler Run. This work is associated with the proposed Stroudsburg Area School District Middle School and is located southwest of the existing school campus along SR 2011 (Chipperfield Drive) (Stroudsburg, PA Quadrangle N:  22.4 inches; W:  15.3 inches).

   E52-182.  David Holbert, 125 Rocky Riff Farm Road, Lackawaxen, PA 18435, in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.

   To authorize two stone retaining walls approximately 190 feet long, varying in height from 3 to 6 feet, constructed in the floodway of the Delaware River. The purpose of the project is to shoreup the banks to stop erosion and as well as to provide pedestrian access to the shore of the Delaware River. The project is located at an existing bar/hotel/restaurant known as the Lackawaxen House, approximately 200 feet south of the roebling bridge along the right bank of the Delaware River (Shohola, PA-NY Quadrangle N:  19.25 inches; W:  15.12 inches).

   E64-814.  Luzerne County Board of Commissioners, Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, in Butler Township, Luzerne County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

   To modify and maintain an existing single span steel bridge having a clear span length of approximately 42 feet across Nescopeck Creek (CWF). The work includes replacing the deteriorated steel girders, beams and timber deck. The structure is known as County Bridge No. 54703 and is located along Deep Hole Road, T-364 (Sybertsville, PA Quadrangle N:  4.07 inches; W:  4.78 inches).

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

   E21-346.  Harold Ramage, 135 Tyler Run Road, York, PA 17403 in Lower Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, ACOE Baltimore District

   To construct and maintain a road crossing consisting of a 5-foot diameter by 25-foot long corrugated metal pipe at a point approximately 1,800-feet due south of the intersection of SR 997 and SR 233 and within the Scenic View Subdivision at Lot 5 (Newville, PA Quadrangle N:  18.85 inches; W:  9.7 inches) in Lower Mifflin Township, Cumberland County.

   E22-448:  Lower Paxton Township, 75 South Houcks Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To construct and maintain two 36-inch sanitary sewer crossings and a temporary road crossing of a tributary to Beaver Creek (Nyes Run) (WWF) and a sewer manhole and a temporary road crossing in wetlands at a point along Nyes Road (Harrisburg East Quadrangle N:  7.0 inches; W:  1.9 inches) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The amount of wetland impact is considered a de minimis impact of 0.002 acre and wetland mitigation is not required.

   E36-732.  To construct and maintain a stream restoration project within Cocalico Creek (WWF) for the purposes of stream bank stabilization, improved sediment transport, establishment of riparian buffers and improved 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, beginning at the bridge along Church Road and extending approximately 2,200 feet northward along Church Road (Ephrata, PA Quadrangle N:  12.0 inches; W:  6.3 inches) in Ephrata Borough, Lancaster County.

   E38-138.  Lisa Myers, Department of Transportation, District 8-0, 2140 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103.

   To remove the existing bridges and then to construct and maintain the northbound and southbound bridges of SR 0081, Section 023 at Segment 0920, Offset 1897 and Segment 092, Offset 1986 respectively over Swatara Creek (WWF). The northbound has a 7-foot span with a total length of 950.33 feet with an underclearance of 73 feet. The southbound has a 9-foot span with a total length of 967.64 feet with an underclearance of 84 feet located at the Village of Inwood (Indiantown Gap, PA Quadrangle N:  18.72 inches; W:  3.75 inches; N:  18.72 inches; W:  3.86 inches) in Swatara and Union Townships, Lebanon County.

   E67-733.  East Manchester Township, 5080 N. Sherman Street Extended, Mt. Wolf, PA 17347 in East Manchester Township, York County, ACOE Baltimore District.

   To construct and maintain a 48-inch reinforced concrete pipe culvert in an unnamed tributary to Hartman Run (WWF) (York Haven, PA Quadrangle N:  8.9 inches; W:  12.9 inches) in East Manchester Township, York County.

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

   E08-401.  Department of Transportation, Engineering District 3-0, 715 Jordan Avenue, Montoursville, PA 17754. Bridge Replacement, in Stevens Township, Bradford County, ACOE Baltimore District (LeRaysville, PA Quadrangle N:  4.35 inches; W:  0.45 inch).

   To remove the existing single span steel Pratt through truss which is 146 feet long, with a waterway opening which is 140 feet wide and an underclearance ranging between 6.4 feet and 10.8 feet, a curb-to-curb width of 12.5 feet with no hydraulic skew to the stream and to construct and maintain a two-span prestressed adjacent box beam bridge on the same alignment as the existing bridge with a cross-sectional open area of approximately 1,440 feet and an underclearance varying between 5.4 feet to 13.0 feet over Wyalusing Creek (WWF) and to construct a temporary low-flow crossing consisting of six 48 inch corrugated metal pipes downstream of the existing bridge. The project will permanently impact .0066 acre of combination palustrine emergent/palustrine scrub wetlands and .0242 acre of palustrine emergent wetlands while impacting approximately 120 feet of waterway.

   E18-349.  David E. Keller, 14 Charles Lane, Lock Haven, PA 17745. Streambank Fill, in Woodward Township, Clinton County, ACOE Baltimore District (Lock Haven, PA Quadrangle N:  7.5 inches; W:  11.7 inches).

   To maintain a 48-foot long by 6-foot high by 3-foot to 12-foot wide volume of soil and rock fill protected by a mowed grass surface and a toe of bank stone wall on the elevated left flood bench and streambank located 0.2 mile up T-402 from its intersection SR 1001 (Farrandville Road). This project has impacted 48 linear feet of the elevated floodplain of an unnamed tributary to the West Branch Susquehanna River (WWF).

   E57-100.  Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Bridge Replacement, in Davidson Township, Sullivan County, ACOE Baltimore District (Redrock, PA Quadrangle N:  11.10 inches; W:  14.53 inches).

   To construct and maintain two 83 inch by 57 inch by 30 foot long CMP arch culvert pipes depressed 1 foot in the streambed with 12 inch thick hand laid stone headwalls in Blackberry Run (HQ-CWF). The project will not impact wetlands while impacting approximately 60 feet of waterway.

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

   E04-291.  Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development (BCCED), 250 Insurance Street, Suite 300, Beaver, PA 15009. Big Beaver Borough, Beaver County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To place and maintain fill in 0.48 acre of wetlands (PEM/PSS) located within the Stockman Run (WWF) and Beaver River (WWF) watersheds for the purpose of developing the BCCED Route 18 Business Park. The project is located on the northeast side of the Route 18 and the Turnpike Interchange (SR 76). To meet the wetland replacement requirement, the applicant proposed to construct 1.60 acres of wetlands. This replacement includes compensation for 1.04 acres of wetlands previously filled at the site under a different owner (Beaver Falls, PA Quadrangle N:  12.7 inches; W:  9.6 inches).

   E65-818.  Swank Development Group, LP, 200 Hunt Valley Road, New Kensington, PA 15068. Washington Township, Westmoreland County, ACOE Pittsburgh District.

   To construct and maintain a 64-foot long, 24-foot by 8.5 foot metal arch culvert with natural bottom in Pine Run (WWF) located on a proposed road along SR 380 near its intersection with SR 780. Also, to place and maintain fill in 0.1 acre of wetland. The project is part of the proposed Sierra Commercial Industrial Park (New Kensington East, PA Quadrangle N:  51 inches; W:  0.75 inch).

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

   E10-370,  County of Butler, P. O. Box 1208, Butler, PA 16003-1208, Snyder Bridge Replacement, in Mercer Township, Butler County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Barkeyville, PA Quadrangle N:  0.6 inch; W:  14.5 inches).

   To construct and maintain the Snyder Bridge in Mercer Township, Butler County. The project involves the removal of two existing corrugated metal pipes, 3 foot 6 inches in diameter surrounded by a 24-foot by 7-foot stone headwall, which spans McMurry Run (CWF). The existing pipes will be replaced with a multiplate low profile culvert measuring 10 foot 7 inches wide at the base by 4 foot 2 inches high, placed on concrete footings with an open bottom. The existing crossing provides a total opening area of 19 feet 3 inches, with the proposed low profile culvert increasing the total opening area to 35 feet 10 inches.

   E25-668,  Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc., 851 Robison Road East, Erie, PA 16509, Lakeview Landfill Stream Relocation, in Summit Township, Erie County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Erie South, PA Quadrangle N:  10.5 inches; W:  1.25 inches).

   Construct and maintain a stream relocation of an unnamed tributary (Trib-1) to Walnut Creek (CWF; MF) to facilitate the expansion of the Lakeview Landfill. Flows would be diverted from Trib-1 to the relocated stream channel, which will connect to another unnamed tributary to Walnut Creek (Trib-1A). The total length of Trib-1 within the project area is 5,240 feet, with 4,941 feet to be relocated. Approximately 150 feet of Trib-1 contained in the project area will be left in place immediately upstream of Footemill Road and another 150 feet will remain in place in the headwaters area and will feed the relocated stream. The stream relocation plan will provide 5,825 feet of mitigation for the proposed 4,941 feet of impact to Trib-1. The 5,825 feet mitigation includes the relocated stream channel (3,390 feet), stream channel construction for flow through wetland replacement areas (745 feet), stream channel construction to provide groundwater flows, culvert removal and associated stream construction (250 feet) and riparian buffer establishment (150 feet).

   The project will also result in impacts to 14 PEM and PSS wetland areas totaling 2.61 acres. The wetland impacts will be mitigated through the construction and maintenance of eight wetland replacement areas totaling 3.47 acres. All wetland replacement areas are located in the project area.

   E25-669,  Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority, 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Suite 201, Erie, PA 16507-2405. Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority--Erie City Water Authority Administration Complex Sheet Piling, in the City of Erie, Erie County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Erie North, PA Quadrangle N:  1.5 inches; W:  13.3 inches).

   To construct and maintain steel sheet piling on an approximately 180-foot long section of an existing concrete pier wall in Presque Isle Bay (WWF) at the Erie City Water Authority Administration Complex approximately 0.5 mile northwest of the intersection of State Street and the Bayfront Highway.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

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

   EA10-019,  Aquascape Wetland and Environmental Services, 147 South Broad Street, Grove City, PA 16127, Camp Lutherlyn Mine Drainage Treatment Project, in Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Evans City, PA Quadrangle N:  22.2 inches; W:  3.0 inches).

   To construct and maintain a passive treatment system to treat abandoned mine discharge impacting Semiconon Run (WWF) in Connoquenessing Township, Butler County. The project will consist of two collection channels, a 0.11 acre holding pond and a 0.25 acre constructed treatment wetland. A 0.10-acre PEM wetland will be impacted for the construction of the project and temporary impacts are anticipated to unnamed tributaries to Semiconon Run. The project anticipates eliminating more that 1 ton of pollution from the stream each year and will help restore approximately 2.4 miles of Semiconon Run.

   Cambria Office: Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931.

   EA1009-001.  Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Project in Cherry Township, Butler County, Pittsburgh ACOE District (West Sunbury Quadrangle--Site 1: N:  13.6 inches; W:  4.4 inches; Site 2: N:  14.2 inches; W:  5.3 inches; Site 3: N:  21.1 inches; W:  3.1 inches).

   The applicant proposes to backfill two abandoned surface mine highwalls: Site 1, which includes a 1,200-foot long dangerous highwall and Site 2, which includes an 800-foot long dangerous highwall. The project will include the backfilling of: (1) 0.70 acre of PEM wetland; (2) 1.61 acres of PUB open water body at Site 1; (3) 0.02 acre of PEM wetland; and (4) 0.64 acre of PUB open water body at Site 2. Site 2 will also include the construction of 0.65 acre of PUB pond. Site 3, located approximately two aerial miles from the reclamation activity and within the same watershed (Slippery Rock Creek), will consist of the construction of 2.06 acres of PEM wetland. The replacement wetland will be constructed in an area previously drained, currently in use as pasture and severely impacted by over-grazing. The project proposes to directly affect a total of 0.72 acre of wetland and 2.25 acres of open water. Open water creation of 0.65 acre is proposed. Wetland creation of 2.06 acres is proposed of the 2.06 acres, 0.72 acre will be used as 1:1 mitigation for the wetland impacts related to this project. The remaining 1.34 acres of constructed wetlands will be considered advanced compensatory mitigation for future abandoned mine reclamation projects in the area.

   EA1709-001.  Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Project in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Baltimore ACOE District (Wallaceton Quadrangle N:  17.5 inches, W:  10.8 inches).

   The applicant proposes to backfill an abandoned surface mine which includes a 650-foot long dangerous highwall. The project will include the backfilling of 0.26 acre of PEM wetland. A 0.26 acre PEM replacement wetland will be constructed immediately adjacent to the reclamation. The project will directly impact 0.26 acre of wetland. Wetland creation of 0.26 acre is proposed to compensate for wetland impacts.

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

   D11-037EA.  Reade Township Municipal Authority, 1032 Skyline Drive, P. O. Box 506, Blandburg, PA 16619. Reade Township, Cambria County. ACOE Baltimore District.

   Project proposes to breach and remove the Powell Run Weir Dam across Powell Run (CWF) for the purpose of restoring the stream to a free flowing condition. The dam is located approximately 2,700 feet southeast of the intersection of SR 0865 and Mountaindale Road (SR 1024) (Blandburg, PA Quadrangle N:  10.2 inches; W:  4.2 inches).

   D11-038EA.  Reade Township Municipal Authority, 1032 Skyline Drive, P. O. Box 506, Blandburg, PA 16619. Reade Township, Cambria County. ACOE Baltimore District.

   Project proposes to breach and remove the Powell Run Intake Dam across Powell Run (CWF) for the purpose of restoring the stream to a free flowing condition. The dam is located approximately 2,500 feet southeast of the intersection of SR 0865 and Mountaindale Road (SR 1024) (Blandburg, PA Quadrangle N:  10.25 inches; W:  4.35 inches).

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