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OPERATING PERMITS


Intent to Issue Title V Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter G.

Southeast Region: Air Quality Program, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Contact: Janine Tulloch-Reid, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 484-250-5920

23-00041: Phillips 66 Co. (P. O. Box 2197, TN06098H, Houston, TX 77252-2197) for renewal of the Title V Operating Permit for their Chelsea Tank Farm, a pipeline breakout station for refined petroleum products in Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County.

 This is a major facility for volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions with a potential to emit 51.7 tons per year (12 month rolling sum). The Chelsea Tank Farm comprises eleven (11) storage tanks, pumping stations and pipelines. Minor sources at the facility include an office heater (0.145 MMBtu/hr boiler), an emergency generator (150 kW) and a groundwater and soil remediation system, with emissions controlled by carbon beds and a catalytic oxidizer.

 Regulations promulgated since the last time the Operating Permit was renewed, are included in this issuance. These regulations include the following Subparts from 40 CFR Part 63: Subpart BBBBBB, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants and Pipeline Facilities; Subpart JJJJJJ, NESHAPs for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources; and Subpart ZZZZ, NESHAPs for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. Upon final approval, the permit will be renewed for a period of five (5) years.

 The renewal does not authorize any increase in air emissions of regulated pollutants above previously approved levels. The renewal contains all applicable requirements including monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting.

09-00009: Webcraft, LLC (4371 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914-1805) for renewal of the Title V Operating Permit for installation of a 7.793 mmBtu/hr wood-fired boiler in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County. The initial permit was issued on 8-1-2001 and was subsequently renewed on 7-13-2007. The facility is a direct mail printer that provides targeted advertising, media and marketing services for a diverse range of industries. The company operates seven (7) commercial lithographic printing presses that produce newspaper inserts and advertisements. Based on potential emissions of VOCs, the facility is a major stationary source as defined in Title I, Part D of the Clean Air Act Amendments, and is therefore subject to the Title V permitting requirements adopted in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter G. The proposed Title V Operating Renewal does not reflect any change in air emissions from the facility. The facility is not subject to Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 64. The renewal contains all applicable requirements including monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting.

Northwest Region: Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481

Contact: Matthew Williams, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 814-332-6131

62-00032: Ellwood National Forge—ENF (1 Front Street, Irvine, PA 16329-1801) for renewal of the Title V permit to operate an iron and steel forging products manufacturing in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County. The facility's major emission sources include union iron boiler, natural gas space heaters, package heat boilers (2-muira), PKG degasser boiler, 45T electric arc furnace, ENS annealing furnaces (3), ENF annealing Furnace #5, ENF heat treat (18), ENF heat treat (11), crankshaft file and grind process, vacuum degasser, teeming, scrap handling, slag handling, vehicle travel, shot blast finishing, crankshaft degreasing, ladle furnace, safety kleen degreaser units (4), etch house, pipe mold cleaning machine, and nitride furnaces (5). The potential emissions of the pollutants from the facility are, NOx: 94.90 TPY (tons per year), CO: 506.07 TPY, SOx: 43.41, VOC: 23.60 TPY, PM10: 30.66 TPY and NH3: 10 TPY. Thus, the permit became Title V. The facility is subject to the Compliance Assurance Monitoring Rule (CAM) found in 40 C.F.R. Part 64. Appropriate permit conditions to address the applicable CAM requirements have been included in the permit. The conditions were derived from plan approval 62-032B.


Intent to Issue Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter F.

Northeast Region: Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790

Contact: Ray Kempa, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 570-826-2507

39-00042: Chelsea Sandwich, LLC (P. O. Box 459, Shippers Road, Macungie, PA 18062) for renewal of a State-only Synthetic Minor Operating Permit to operate a Gasoline Loading Rack in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County. The proposed State-only Operating Permit contains applicable requirements for emissions limitations, monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and work practice standards designed to ensure facility compliance with Federal and State air pollution regulations.

39-00096: Behr Processing Corp. (7529 Morris Court, Allentown, PA 18106-9226) for operation of a paint and coating manufacturing facility in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. The source consists a raw storage area, processing equipment, and a filter fabric control device for particulate control. The source is considered a minor emission source of particulate and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. This is a State-Only operating permit. The State-Only operating permit includes emissions, work practice standards and testing, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

Southcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Contact: Thomas J. Hanlon, Facility Permitting Chief—Telephone: 717-705-4862 or Daniel Husted, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 717-705-4863

36-03042: Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. (303 Quarry Road, Peach Bottom, PA 17563) for their stone crushing operations at the Spring Quarry in Fulton Township, Lancaster County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the above mentioned facility. This is a renewal of the facility's State-only (Natural Minor) operating permit issued in 2007.

 The facility's potential annual emissions are estimated at 27.3 tons of Particulate Matter (PM10). The operating permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with the applicable air quality regulations. The facility is also subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOO—Standards of Performance for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Plants.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office, at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period, from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Mr. Thomas Hanlon, Facility Permitting Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4862, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

36-03167: Photonis USA Pennsylvania, Inc. (1000 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601) for the electron tube manufacturing facility in Lancaster City, Lancaster County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the abovementioned facility.

 The subject facility has actual emissions of less than 10 tpy of any one HAP and less than 25 tpy of total HAPs. The Operating Permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with the applicable air quality regulations. Among other items, the conditions include provisions derived from 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart WWWWWW—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Area Source Standards for Plating and Polishing Operations.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office, at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed plan approval, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period, from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Mr. Thomas Hanlon, Facility Permitting Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4862, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

22-05052: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110) for the operation of the Farm Show Complex in the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the abovementioned facility.

 The subject facility has the potential to emit 11.1 tpy PM10, 27.3 tpy of CO, 42.5 tpy NOx, 23.9 tpy SOx, & 2.3 tpy VOC. The operating permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with the applicable air quality regulations. Among other items, the conditions include provisions derived from 40 CFR 63, Subpart JJJJJJ—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources, 40 CFR 60, Subpart Dc—Standards of Performance for Small Industrial—Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units, & 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ—National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office, at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period, from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Tom Hanlon, Facility Permitting Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4862, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

21-05040: Valley Quarries, Inc. (P. O. Box 2009, Chambersburg, PA 17201) for operation of their limestone crushing plant and hot mix asphalt plant at the Shippensburg quarry / blacktop facility in Southampton Township, Cumberland County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit renewal for the abovemen-tioned facility.

 Actual 2011 emissions at the facility are estimated to be 2.1 tons of PM10; 19.3 tons of CO; 4.3 tons of SOx; 5.8 tons of NOx; 1.5 tons of VOCs; and 0.4 ton HAPs. The Operating Permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with the applicable air quality regulations. Among other items, the conditions include provisions derived from 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOO—Standards of Performance for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Plants and 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart I—Standards of Performance for Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office, at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period, from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will exist for the submission of comments, protests or requests for a public hearing.

 Mr. Daniel C. Husted, New Source Review Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4863, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments, protests or requests for a public hearing.

67-03027: Pretium Packaging LLC (1 Devco Drive, Manchester, PA 17345) for their plastic bottle manufacturing facility in East Manchester Township, York County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue a renewal of an Air Quality Operating Permit for the abovementioned facility.

 The subject facility has the following potential emissions: 1 TPY VOC and 0.5 TPY hydrofluoric acid (HF). The Operating Permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with all applicable air quality regulations. The Operating Permit will also incorporate the requirements of Plan Approval No. 67-03027A.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Daniel C. Husted, P.E., New Source Review Chief, may be contacted at 717-705-4863, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

Northcentral Region: Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Contact: Muhammad Q. Zaman, Environmental Program Manager—Telephone: 570-327-3648

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (445 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301-2843) for their Centre Compressor Station in Spring Township, Centre County.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425 the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the abovementioned facility. The subject facility has the following potential emissions: 4.98 TPY of CO; 45.46 TPY of NOx; 1.47 TPY of SOx; 18.11 TPY of PM/PM10; 25.03 TPY of VOC; 9.22 TPY of HAP and 63,649 TPY of CO2e. The operating permit will include emission limits and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements to ensure the facility complies with all applicable air quality regulations. Both turbine compressor engines (Source IDs P102 and P103) are subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart KKKK—Standards of Performance for New Stationary Source—Stationary Combustion Turbines.

 Copies of the application, DEP's analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the PA DEP Northcentral Regional Office at 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, Pa 17701.

 A person may oppose the proposed operating permit, or may provide the Department with additional information to consider in its review, or may request a public hearing, by filing a written protest with the Department at the address listed above. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit by the permit number listed above and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A 30-day comment period from the date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin will exist for the submission of comments or protests.

 Muhammad Q. Zaman, Environmental Program Manager, may be contacted at 570-327-3648, or at PA DEP Air Quality Program, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, Pa 17701, for additional information or for the submission of comments or protests.

Southwest Region: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745

Contact: Barbara Hatch, Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 412-442-4174

11-00436: Penn Cambria School District (201 6th Street, Cresson, PA, 16630). Synthetic Minor Operating Permit renewal for the Penn Cambria Middle School in Gallitzin Boro, Cambria County. Equipment at this facility includes one tri-fuel boiler equipped to burn either coal or fuel oil, a fuel oil-fired boiler, a fuel oil-fired hot water heater and an emergency generator fired on fuel oil. Potential emissions from the facility are based on a limit of burning 1,077 tons of coal per consecutive 12 month period in the tri-fuel boiler and are estimated to be 23.2 tons NOx, 7.3 tons CO, 22.4 tons PM10 and 90.9 tons SO2. Actual emissions from the facility are much lower. The facility is subject to the applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145. The proposed Operating Permit contains applicable emission limits, as well as testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and work practice requirements.

04-00724: DCP Midstream, LP (370 17th Street, Suite 2500, Denver, CO 80202) for continued operation at the Midland Propane Terminal in Industry Borough, Beaver County. This is a State Only Operating Permit Renewal submittal.

03-00170: Sylvan America, Inc. (199 Nolte Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201) for mushroom production at the West Hills Spawn Plant in East Franklin Township, Armstrong County. This is a State Only Operating Permit renewal application submittal.

11-00241: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050), Synthetic Minor Operating Permit for the operation of a wood, oil, and natural gas-fired boiler house at the SCI-Cresson Prison, located in Cresson Township, Cambria County.

 The facility contains air contamination sources consisting of four boilers and one 1,490-bhp emergency diesel generator engine. Wood fuel throughput of the facility is limited to 20,000 tons per year. Sulfur throughput contained in fuel oil is limited to 45 tons per year. This facility has the potential to emit the following type and quantity of pollutants: 22.11 tons per year of PM10, 93.06 tons per year of NOx, 89.50 tons per year of CO, 93.34 tons per year of SO2, and 64,057 tons of CO2e Green House Gases. The facility is limited to a maximum opacity from any processing equipment of 20 percent. The facility is subject to state requirements as well as 40 CFR 60, Subpart Dc—Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units and 40 CFR 63, Subpart JJJJJJ—National Emission Standards for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers. The permit includes emission limitations, and operational, monitoring, testing, reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the facility

 Those who wish to provide the Department with additional written information that they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of this State Only Operating Permit may submit the information to Martin L. Hochhauser, P.E., Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Operating Permit (specify Operating Permit OP-11-00241) and a concise statements regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the Operating Permit.

 All comments must be received prior to the close of business 30 days after the date of this publication. In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.428, prior to issuing an operating permit, the Department may hold a fact-finding conference or hearing at which the petitioner, and a person who has properly filed a protest under 25 Pa. Code § 127.426 (relating to filing protests) may appear and give testimony. The Department is not required to hold a conference or hearing. The applicant, the protestant and other participants will be notified of the time, place and purpose of a conference or hearing, in writing or by publication in a newspaper or the Pennsylvania Bulletin, unless the Department determines that notification by telephone will be sufficient.

Northwest Region: Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481

Contact: Edward Orris, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 814-332-6131

10-00335: Penn United Technology, Inc. (196 Alwine Road, Saxonburg, PA 16056), for a Synthetic Minor Permit to operate a machine tool accessories manufacturing facility located in Jefferson Township, Butler County. The updated emitting sources are, 1) C004: Miscellaneous natural gas usage 2) P002: Mill Room 3) P007: Finish Grinding 4) P008: Equipment/ Parts Cleaning, 5) P101: Spray dryer, 6) P102: Debind Furnace #1, 7) P103: Blue M Furnace, 8) P105: Debind Furnace #2. The facility has taken VOC emission restriction 46 tons per year and became Synthetic Minor. The potential emission of pollutants from the facility are, CO: 0.06 Ton, NOx: 0.85 Ton; PM10: 0.003 Ton; PM2.5: 0.0 Ton; SOx: 0.001 Ton and VOC: 46.0 Ton.

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); 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—1406.20a). Mining activity permits issued in response to such 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. A copy of the application is available for inspection at the district mining office indicated before each application. Notices of requests for 401 Water Quality Certifications are included in individual application notices, as noted.

 Written comments or objections, or requests for an informal conference, or a public hearing, as applicable, on a mining permit application and request for Section 401 water quality certification application 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 address of the district mining office indicated before each application 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.

 Written comments or objections regarding a mining permit application 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.

 A request for an informal conference or a public hearing, as applicable, on a mining permit application, as provided by 25 Pa. Code § 77.123 or § 86.34, must contain the name, address and telephone number of the requestor; the 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.

 When an NPDES number is listed, the mining activity permit application was accompanied by an application for an individual NPDES permit. A separate notice will be provided after the draft NPDES permit is prepared.

Coal Applications Received

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

56120109 and NPDES no. PA0269034. Mountaineer Mining Corporation, 1010 Garrett Shortcut Road, Berlin, PA 15530 commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface and auger mine in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, affecting 127.1 acres. Receiving stream(s): unnamed tributary to/and Schrock Run classified for the following use(s): cold water fishery. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: May 30, 2012.

Greensburg District Mining Office: Armbrust Professional Center, 8205 Route 819, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-925-5500

03050103 and NPDES Permit No. PA0250961. Original Fuels, Inc. (P. O. Box 343, Punxsutawney, PA 15767). Renewal application for continued mining to an existing bituminous surface mine, located in Madison Township, Armstrong County, affecting 140.8 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to Allegheny River, classified for the following use: WWF. The potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge: Allegheny Power. Renewal application received: June 1, 2012.

Knox District Mining Office: P. O. Box 669, 310 Best Avenue, Knox, PA 16232-0669, 814-797-1191

10120102 and NPDES Permit No. PA0259036. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001) Commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface mine in Parker & Perry Townships, Butler and Armstrong Counties affecting 132.0 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to the Allegheny River and unnamed tributaries to South Branch Bear Creek, classified for the following uses: WWF & CWF respectively. There are no potable surface water intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: June 5, 2012.

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

14040103 and NPDES No. PA0243876. River Hill Coal Co., Inc., (P. O. Box 141, Kylertown, PA 16847). Commencement, operation, and restoration of a bituminous surface mine in Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, affecting 46.7 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to North Fork of Beech Creek, classified for the following use: Cold Water Fishery. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: May 30, 2012.

Noncoal Applications Received

Knox District Mining Office: P. O. Box 669, 310 Best Avenue, Knox, PA 16232-0669, 814-797-1191

20020303. Hasbrouck Sand & Gravel, Inc. (12225 Gresham Road, Titusville, PA 16354) Revision to an existing large industrial minerals mine to mine deeper and revise reclamation plan in Oil Creek Township, Crawford County affecting 59.9 acres. Receiving streams: Oil Creek, classified for the following uses: WWF. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is Titusville Municipal Water Authority. Application received: June 5, 2012.

42120302. HRI, Inc. (1750 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801) Commencement, operation and restoration of a large industrial minerals mine in Wetmore Township, McKean County affecting 23.3 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributary to Hubert Run, classified for the following uses: CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: June 4, 2012.

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

08120302 and NPDES No. PA0237868. Eastern Industries, Inc. (4401 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA 18034). Commencement, operation and restoration of a large non-coal surface mine (sand and gravel) operation located in Sheshequin Township, Bradford County affecting 79.84 acres. This application will replace existing SMP No. 08100305. Receiving streams: Susquehanna River classified for Cold Water Fisheries. Application received: May 23, 2012.

MINING ACTIVITY NPDES DRAFT PERMITS

 This notice provides information about applications for a new, amended or renewed NPDES permits associated with mining activity (coal or noncoal) permits. The applications concern industrial waste (mining) discharges to surface water and discharges of stormwater associated with mining activities. This notice is provided in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapters 91 and 92a and 40 CFR Part 122, implementing provisions of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1—691.1001) and the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1251—1376).

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has prepared a draft NPDES permit and made a tentative determination to issue the NPDES permit in conjunction with the associated mining activity permit.

Effluent Limits for Coal Mining Activities

 For coal mining activities, NPDES permits, when issued, will contain effluent limits that are the more stringent of technology-based (BAT) effluent limitations or Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL).

 The BAT limits for coal mining activities, as provided in 40 CFR Part 434 and 25 Pa. Code Chapters 87—90 are as follows:


30-Day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Iron (Total) 3.0 mg/l 6.0 mg/l 7.0 mg/l
Manganese (Total) 2.0 mg/l 4.0 mg/l 5.0 mg/l
Suspended solids 35 mg/l 70 mg/l 90 mg/l
pH* greater than 6.0; less than 9.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity*
*The parameter is applicable at all times.

 In addition, the Department imposes a technology-based aluminum limit of 2.0 mg/l (30 day average) to protect stream uses.

 A settleable solids instantaneous maximum limit of 0.5 ml/l applies to: surface runoff (resulting from a precipitation event of less than or equal to a 10-year 24-hour event) from active mining areas; active areas disturbed by coal refuse disposal activities; mined areas backfilled and revegetated; and all other discharges and drainage (resulting from a precipitation event of greater than 1-year 24-hour to less than or equal to a 10-year 24-hour event) from coal refuse disposal piles. Similarly, modified BAT limits apply to iron, manganese and suspended solids in surface runoff, discharges and drainage resulting from these precipitation events and those of greater magnitude in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 87.102, 88.92, 88.187, 88.292, 89.52 and 90.102.

 Exceptions to BAT effluent limits may be applicable in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 87.102, 88.92, 88.187, 88.292, 89.52 and 90.102.

Effluent Limits for Noncoal Mining Activities

 The BAT limits for noncoal mining activities as provided in 40 CFR Part 436 and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 77 are as follows:

30-day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Suspended solids 35 mg/l 70 mg/l 90 mg/l
Alkalinity exceeding acidity*
pH* greater than 6.0; less than 9.0
* The parameter is applicable at all times.

 Discharges from noncoal mines located in some geologic settings (for example, in the coal fields) may require additional water quality based effluent limits. If additional effluent limits are needed for an NPDES permit associated with a noncoal mining permit, then the permit description specifies the parameters.

 In addition to BAT or WQBEL limits, coal and noncoal NPDES permits establish effluent limitations in the form of implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified in the associated Erosion and Sedimentation Plan, the Reclamation Plan and the NPDES permit application. These BMPs restrict the rates and quantities of associated pollutants from being discharged into surface waters in this Commonwealth.

 More restrictive effluent limitations, restrictions on discharge volume or restrictions on the extent of mining that may occur are incorporated into an NPDES permit when necessary for compliance with water quality standards and antidegradation requirements (in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapters 91—96).

 The procedures for determining the final effluent limits, using a mass-balance equation or model, are found in Technical Guidance Document 362-0600-001, NPDES Program Implementation—Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning Water Quality Management, NPDES Program Implementation, and Related Matters. Other specific factors to be considered include public comments and Total Maximum Daily Load(s). Additional discharge limitations may apply in the event that unexpected discharges occur.

 Discharge rates for surface mining activities are precipitation driven. Discharge rates for proposed discharges associated with underground mining are noted in the permit description.

 Persons wishing to comment on an NPDES draft permit should submit a written statement to the Department at the address of the district mining office indicated before each draft permit within 30 days of this public notice. Comments received within the comment period will be considered in the final determinations regarding the NPDES permit applications. Comments must include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement to inform the Department of the exact basis of a comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based.

 The Department will also accept requests or petitions for a public hearing on NPDES permit applications, as provided in 25 Pa. Code § 92a.82(d). The request or petition for a public hearing shall be filed within 30 days of this public notice and contain the name, address, telephone number and the interest of the party filing the request, and state the reasons why a hearing is warranted. A public hearing may be held if the Department considers the public interest significant. If a hearing is scheduled, a notice of the hearing on the NPDES permit application will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and a newspaper of general circulation within the relevant geographical area. When a public hearing is held, the Department will consider comments from the public hearing in the final determination on the NPDES permit application.

Coal NPDES Draft Permits

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100

NPDES No. PA0213535 (Mining Permit No. 30841316), Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, (PO Box J, 1525 Pleasant Grove Road, Claysville, PA 15323). A renewal to the NPDES and mining activity permit for the Bailey Mine & Prep Plant in Richhill, Aleppo, Gray, and Morris Townships, Greene County and East Finley and West Finley Townships, Washington County. Surface Acres Affected 1375.91, Underground Acres Affected 35,003.92. Receiving Streams: Talley Run, Unnamed Tributary to Owen's Run, Unnamed Tributary to Crabapple Creek, Unnamed Tributary to Enlow Fork, Unnamed Tributary to Robinson Fork, Unnamed Tributary to Spottedtail Run, Crabapple Creek, and Dunkard Fork, all classified for the following use: WWF and Unnamed Tributaries to South Fork Dunkard Fork, Unnamed Tributary to North Fork Dunkard Fork, Barney's Run, Unnamed Tributary to Barney's Run, and Kent Run, all classified for the following use: TSF. The application was considered administratively complete on January 10, 2012. Application received October 28, 2011.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 001 is .252 MGD Outfall 001 discharges to: Talley Run—34081

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 001 Lat: 39° 57` 59" Long: 80° 24` 36" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 1.2 2.3 2.9
Manganese (mg/l) 1.8 3.6 4.5
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.9 1.7 2.1
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 002 is .0226 MGD Outfall 002 discharges to: Talley Run—34081

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 002 Lat: 39° 58` 02" Long: 80° 24` 34" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 0.5 1.0 1.3
Manganese (mg/l) 1.6 3.1 3.9
Aluminum (mg/l) 1.0 1.9 2.4
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 003 is 0.028 MGD Outfall 003 discharges to: Talley Run—34081

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 003 Lat: 39° 58` 13" Long: 80° 24` 42" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 0.5 1.0 1.3
Manganese (mg/l) 0.5 1.1 1.4
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.8 1.7 2.1
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 005 is .016 MGD Outfall 005 discharges to: Talley Run—34081

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 005 Lat: 39° 58` 21" Long: 80° 25` 18" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 006 is 0 MGD Outfall 006 discharges to: Talley Run—34081

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 006 Lat: 39° 57` 49" Long: 80° 24` 18" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
No discharges are permitted from this Outfall

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 007 is 0.029 MGD Outfall 007 discharges to: Talley Run—34081

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 007 Lat: 39° 58` 16" Long: 80° 25` 07" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 012 is 0.019 MGD

 Outfall 012 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Crabapple Creek—29366

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 012 Lat: 39° 56` 04" Long: 80° 25` 47" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 1.5 3.0 3.8
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 013 is 0.005 MGD

 Outfall 013 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Enlow Fork—73950

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 013 Lat: 39° 57` 30" Long: 80° 27` 25" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 014 is 0.010 MGD

 Outfall 014 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Robinson Fork—34001

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 014 Lat: 39° 59` 07" Long: 80° 28` 38" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35 70 90
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 016 is 0.017 MGD

 Outfall 016 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Spotted Run—23720

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 016 Lat: 39° 59` 50" Long: 80° 30` 57" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 017 is 0.049 MGD

 Outfall 017 discharges to: Crabapple Creek—26584

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 017 Lat: 39° 55` 09" Long: 80° 28` 27" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 018 is 0.015 MGD

 Outfall 018 discharges to: Dunkard Fork—34298

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 018 Lat: 39° 53` 56" Long: 80° 28` 57" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 20 is 0.023 MGD

 Outfall 020 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to South Fork Dunkard Fork—52896

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 020 Lat: 39° 53` 09" Long: 80° 29` 18" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 1.8 3.6 4.5
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 30 60 75
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 021 is 0.035 MGD

 Outfall 021 discharges to: Crabapple Creek—26584

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 021 Lat: 39° 55` 31" Long: 80° 27` 36" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 022 is 0.045 MGD

 Outfall 022 discharges to: Crabapple Creek—26584

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 022 Lat: 39° 55` 24" Long: 80° 29` 18" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 023 is 0.012 MGD

 Outfall 023 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to North Fork Dunkard Fork—94521

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 023 Lat: 39° 52` 19" Long: 80° 26` 48" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 024 is 0.008 MGD

 Outfall 024 discharges to: Barney's Run—25849

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 024 Lat: 39° 52` 23" Long: 80° 29` 24" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 1.6 3.2 4.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 025 is 0.007 MGD

 Outfall 025 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Barney's Run—35394

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 025 Lat: 38° 52` 15" Long: 80° 29` 45" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 026 is 0.018 MGD

 Outfall 026 discharges to: Kent Run—80661

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 026 Lat: 39° 53` 52" Long: 80° 25` 53" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 027 is 0.017 MGD

 Outfall 027 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Enlow Fork—93926

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 027 Lat: 39° 56` 51" Long: 80° 26` 56" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 028 is 0.039 MGD

 Outfall 028 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Enlow Fork

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 028 Lat: 39° 57` 07" Long: 80° 26` 56" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 029 is 0.011 MGD

 Outfall 029 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Crabapple Creek—73947

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 029 Lat: 39° 55` 57" Long: 50° 25` 08" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.7 1.4 1.8
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 030 is 0.014 MGD

 Outfall 030 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Crabapple Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 030 Lat: 39° 55` 43" Long: 80° 28` 7" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Total Settable Solids (ml/l) 0.2 0.4 0.5
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

NPDES No. PA0235962 (Mining Permit No. 10101301), Rosebud Mining Company, (301 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201). A new NPDES and mining activity permit for the Donegal Mine in Donegal Township, Butler County. Surface Acres Affected 65.0, Underground Acres Affected 2,086.0. Receiving Streams: Buffalo Creek and an Unnamed Tributary to Buffalo Creek, both classified for the following use: HQ-CWF. The application was considered administratively complete on September 29, 2010. Application received May 13, 2010.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 001 is 2.2 MGD

 Outfall 001 discharges to: Buffalo Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 001 Lat: 40° 55` 23" Long: 79° 43` 55" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 0.33 0.66 0.82
Manganese (mg/l) 0.45 0.89 1.11
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.8 1.6 2.0
Osmotic Pressure (mOs/kg) REPORT
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) REPORT
Sulfates (mg/l) REPORT
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 002 is 0.38 MGD

 Outfall 002 discharges to: Unnamed Tributary to Buffalo Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 002 Lat: 40° 55` 19" Long: 79° 43` 37" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Osmotic Pressure (mOs/kg) REPORT
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) REPORT
Sulfates (mg/l) REPORT
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 003 is 0.12 MGD

 Outfall 003 discharges to: Buffalo Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 003 Lat: 40° 55` 30" Long: 79° 43` 44" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 0.33 0.66 0.82
Manganese (mg/l) 0.45 0.89 1.11
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.8 1.6 2.0
Osmotic Pressure (mOs/kg) REPORT
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) REPORT
Sulfates (mg/l) REPORT
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The proposed average daily discharge rate for Outfall 004 is 0.39 MGD

 Outfall 004 discharges to: Buffalo Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 004 Lat: 40° 55` 31" Long: 79° 43` 46" are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.5
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Osmotic Pressure (mOs/kg) REPORT
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) REPORT
Sulfates (mg/l) REPORT
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

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

NPDES No. PA0614611 on Surface Mining Permit No. 54850202. B-D Mining Company, (10 Gilberton Road, Gilberton, PA 17934), renewal of an NPDES Permit for an anthracite surface mine operation in Mahanoy Township, Gilberton and Shenandoah Boroughs, Schuylkill County, affecting 1,590.0 acres. Receiving streams: Mahanoy Creek Watershed, classified for the following uses: warm water and migratory fishes (TMDL for Metals and pH). Application received: April 5, 2012.

 Non-discharge BMP's shall be in effect.

NPDES Permit No. PA0012360 on Surface Mining Permit No. 54733020. BET Associates IV, LLC, 1233 East Broad Street, P. O. Box 150, Tamaqua, PA 18252.

 This facility is located in Tamaqua, Coaldale, Lansford, Summit Hill and Nesquehoning Boroughs affecting 7,594.4 acres. The facility is located in both Schuylkill and Carbon Counties.

 Description of activity: The application is for an amendment of an NPDES permit for the relocation of an existing mine drainage treatment facility.

 The receiving stream for all outfalls, Panther Creek, is in Watershed 3A, and classified for CWF (Cold Water Fishes) and MF (Migratory Fishes). The nearest downstream public water supply intake for Pottstown Borough Water Authority is located on the Schuylkill River, approximately 68.5 miles downstream. The discharge is not expected to affect the water supply.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

Outfall No. New Outfall Y/N Type
002 Yes E&S
006 Yes E&S

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfalls 1, 3, 4 and 5 for a combined maximum design flow of 32 MGD are:

Parameter Average
Monthly (mg/l)
Maximum
Daily (mg/l)
Instantaneous
Maximum (mg/l)
Mass Units
Average Monthly (lbs/day)
Total Iron 1.50 3.00 3.75 180.10
Total Manganese 1.00 2.00 2.50 168.00
Total Aluminum 0.75 1.50 1.87 90.10
Total Suspended Solids 35.0 70.0 90.0 XXXX
pH not less than 6.0 nor greater than 9.0 standard units at all times
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all time
TDS Monitor and Report

 In addition to the effluent limits, the permit contains the following major special conditions: Offset provisions will be incorporated into the permit for iron, manganese and aluminum mass loadings, to be utilized after the restoration of the Slum Creek Watershed. Slum Creek Watershed is located within the Panther Creek Watershed.

 You may make an appointment to review the DEP files on this case by calling the File Review Coordinator at 570-621-3118.

 The EPA waiver is not in effect.

 The Panther Creek Watershed TMDL Schuylkill and Carbon County, originally approved by USEPA in July, 2002, has been revised to reflect the resumed pumping and associated discharge in the Panther Creek watershed.

Noncoal NPDES Draft Permits

Knox District Mining Office: P. O. Box 669, 310 Best Avenue, Knox, PA 16232-0669, 814-797-1191

NPDES No. PA0258431 (Permit No. 10072802). Natural Sand Company, Inc. (4783 Harlansburg Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057) Renewal of an NPDES permit for a small industrial minerals surface mine in Buffalo Township, Butler County, affecting 5.0 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributary to Little Bull Creek, classified for the following uses: CWF. TMDL: None. Application received: May 2, 2012.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for noncoal mining activities.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to unnamed tributary to Little Bull Creek:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
001 N

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfall(s) are as follows:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Settleable Solids (ml/l) 0.5

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

NPDES No. PA0595381 on Surface Mining Permit No. 8275SM5. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. d/b/a Martin Limestone, Inc., (PO Box 550, Blue Ball, PA 17506), renewal of an NPDES Permit for a Limestone Quarry operation in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, affecting 149.5 acres. Receiving stream: Stony Run, classified for the following use: warm water fishes (No TMDL). Application received: April 30, 2012.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are BAT limits described above for noncoal mining activities.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to Stony Run.

Outfall No. New Outfall Y/N Type
001 No E&S/O.D.

NPDES No. PA0593885 on Surface Mining Permit Nos. 8275SM2, 36970301, 36990301 and 36080302. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. d/b/a Martin Limestone, Inc., (PO Box 550, Blue Ball, PA 17506), renewal of an NPDES Permit for a Limestone Quarry operation in Earl and Ephrata Townships, Lancaster County, affecting 238.0 acres. Receiving streams: Conestoga River and unnamed tributary to Conestoga River, classified for the following use: warm water fishes (No TMDL). Application received: May 16, 2012.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are BAT limits described above for noncoal mining activities.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to Conestoga River and unnamed tributary to Conestoga River:

Outfall No. New Outfall Y/N Type
001 No Pit Discharge
002 No Pit Discharge

NPDES No. PA0223786 on Surface Mining Permit No. 39970301. Lafarge North America, Inc., (5160 Main Street, Whitehall, PA 18052), renewal of an NPDES Permit for a Limestone Quarry operation in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, affecting 211.71 acres. Receiving stream: Coplay Creek Watershed, classified for the following uses: cold water fishes. Application received: May 22, 2012.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are BAT limits described above for noncoal mining activities.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to Coplay Creek Watershed.

Outfall No. New Outfall Y/N Type
1 No O.D.
2 No E&S
3 No E&S/O.D
4 No O.D.

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