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LAND RECYCLING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

UNDER ACT 2, 1995
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Acknowledgment of Notices of Intent to Remediate Submitted under the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P.S. §§ 6026.101—6026.907)

 Sections 302—305 of the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (act) (35 P.S. §§ 6026.302—6026.305) require the Department to publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin an acknowledgment noting receipt of Notices of Intent to Remediate. An acknowledgment of the receipt of a Notice of Intent to Remediate is used to identify a site where a person proposes to, or has been required to, respond to a release of a regulated substance at a site. A person intending to use the background standard, Statewide health standard, the site-specific standard or intend to remediate a site as a special industrial area shall file a Notice of Intent to Remediate with the Department. A Notice of Intent to Remediate filed with the Department provides a brief description of the location of the site, a list of known or suspected contaminants at the site, the proposed remediation measures for the site and a description of the intended future use of the site. A person who demonstrates attainment of one or a combination of cleanup standards or receives approval of a special industrial area remediation identified under the act will be relieved of further liability for the remediation of the site for contamination identified in reports submitted to and approved by the Department. Furthermore, the person shall not be subject to citizen suits or other contribution actions brought by responsible persons not participating in the remediation.

 Under sections 304(n)(1)(ii) and 305(c)(2) of the act, there is a 30-day public and municipal comment period for sites proposed for remediation using a site-specific standard, in whole or in part, and for sites remediated as a special industrial area. This period begins when a summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the site. For the following site, proposed for remediation to a site-specific standard or as a special industrial area, the municipality, within which the site is located, may request to be involved in the development of the remediation and reuse plans for the site if the request is made within 30 days of the date specified as follows. During this comment period, the municipality may request that the person identified as the remediator of the site develop and implement a public involvement plan. Requests to be involved and comments should be directed to the remediator of the site.

 For further information concerning the content of a Notice of Intent to Remediate, contact the environmental cleanup program manager in the Department regional office listed before the notice. If information concerning this acknowledgment is required in an alternative form, contact the community relations coordinator at the appropriate regional office. TDD users may telephone the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.

 The Department has received the following Notices of Intent to Remediate:

Southcentral Region: Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields Program Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Phone 717.705.4705.

Former Firestone Motors Site, 330 South Third Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043, Borough of Lemoyne, Cumberland County. BL Companies, 4242 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill, PA 17011, on behalf of Macy Holdings, LLC, 700 Ayers Avenue, Lemoyne, PA 17403, submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil and groundwater contaminated with Inorganics. The site will be remediated to the Site-Specific Standard. Future use of the site is to be used as a recycling center. The Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in the The Patriot News on March 12, 2017.

Former Allison Hill Automotive Property, 47 South 14th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Skelly and Loy, Inc., 449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17111, on behalf of Redevelopment Authority of the City of Harrisburg, 10 North Second Street, Suite 405, Harrisburg, PA 17101, and Hamilton Health Center Community Services, Inc., 110 South 17th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil contaminated with PAHs, Inorganics and 1,2,4-TMB. The site will be remediated to the Site-Specific Standard. Future use of the site will be used as a residential business. The Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in the The Patriot News on April 25, 2017.

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

Former Bechtel's Dairy & Restaurant Property, Lewisburg Borough, Union County. Converse Consultants, 2738 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801, on behalf of WRT Realty Company, 5071 Lycoming Mall Drive, Montoursville, PA 17754, has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil and groundwater contaminated with unleaded gasoline. Future use of the site is expected to be non-residential. The applicant proposes to remediate the site to meet the Statewide Health and Site-Specific Standards.

OPERATE WASTE PROCESSING OR DISPOSAL AREA OR SITE


Application Received Under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1003), the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (53 P.S. §§ 4000.101—4000.1904) and Regulations to Operate Solid Waste Processing or Disposal Area or Site.

Southeast Region: Regional Solid Waste Manager, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401.

Permit Application No. 100930. Philadelphia City Streets Department, Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1676. This permit application is for 10-year permit renewal to continue operation under Solid Waste Permit No. 100930 at the Northwest Transfer Station, a municipal waste transfer facility located at 5201 Umbria Street, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County. The application was received by the Southeast Regional Office on April 19, 2017.

 Comments concerning the application should be directed to the Waste Management Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, (DEP) Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401-4915. Persons interested in obtaining more information about the general permit application may contact the Southeast Regional Office by telephone at 484.250.5960. TDD users may contact the DEP through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654.5984. Public comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice and may recommend revisions to, and approval or denial of the application.

Northcentral Region: Regional Solid Waste Manager, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Permit Application No. 301315. Talen Energy, 835 Hamilton Street, Suite 150, Allentown, PA, 18101, Derry Township, Montour County. The renewal is for the existing Ash Basin # 1 used for disposal of residual waste. The application was received by Northcentral Regional office on April 17, 2017.

 Comments concerning the application should be directed to Lisa D. Houser, P.E., Facilities Manager, Williamsport Regional Office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Persons interested in obtaining more information about the permit application may contact the Williamsport Regional Office, (570) 327-3740. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Public comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice and may recommend revisions to, and approval or denial of the application.

AIR QUALITY

PLAN APPROVAL AND OPERATING PERMIT APPLICATIONS

 The Department has developed an ''integrated'' plan approval, State Operating Permit and Title V Operating Permit program. This integrated approach is designed to make the permitting process more efficient for the Department, the regulated community and the general public. This approach allows the owner or operator of a facility to submit permitting documents relevant to its application for all sources related to a facility or a proposed project, affords an opportunity for public input, and provides for a decision on the issuance of the necessary permits.

 The Department received applications for Plan Approvals or Operating Permits from the following facilities.

 Copies of the application, the Department's analysis, all pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application and subsequently prepared proposed plan approvals/operating permits are available for public review during normal business hours at the appropriate Department Regional Office. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling the appropriate Department Regional Office. The address and phone number of the Regional Office is listed before the application notices.

 Persons wishing to file a written protest or provide comments or additional information, which they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of a permit, may submit the information to the Department's Regional Office. A 30-day comment period from the date of this publication will exist for the submission of comments, protests and information. Each submission must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Plan Approval/Operating Permit including the permit number and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the permit.

 A person wishing to request a hearing may do so during the 30-day comment period. A public hearing may be held, if the Department, in its discretion, decides that a hearing is warranted based on the information received. Persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing by publication in the newspaper, the Pennsylvania Bulletin or by telephone, when the Department determines this type of notification is sufficient. Requests for a public hearing and any relevant information should be directed to the appropriate Department Regional Office.

 Permits issued to the owners or operators of sources subject to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter D or E, or located within a Title V facility or subject to 25 Pa. Code § 129.51(a) or permits issued for sources with limitations on their potential to emit used to avoid otherwise applicable Federal requirements may be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval as a revision to the State Implementation Plan. Final Plan Approvals and Operating Permits will contain terms and conditions to ensure that the sources are constructed and operating in compliance with applicable requirements in the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P.S. §§ 4001—4015), 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145, the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 7401—7671q) and regulations adopted under the Federal Clean Air Act.

 Persons with a disability who wish to comment and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact the regional office listed before the application. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.

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.

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

Contact: David Balog, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 814-332-6328.

27-015A: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC—Compressor Station 307 (44264 Route 66, Marienville, PA 16239), for the proposed installation of RACT II controls for Source 135 (A5C 3500 HP Pipeline Compressor Engine) in Howe Township, Forest County. This is a Title V facility.

62-141H: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation—Roystone Compressor Station (1878 Route 6, Sheffield, PA 16347), for the proposed replacement of the existing in-stack flares in the dehydrator units (Source 049 & Source 050) with a new thermal oxidizer for RACT II compliance in Sheffield Township, Warren County. This is a Title V facility.


Intent to Issue Plan Approvals and Intent to Issue or Amend Operating Permits under the Air Pollution Control Act 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, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401.

Contact: James A. Beach, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 484-250-5920.

46-0230: East Norriton Plymouth Whitpain Joint Sewer Authority (ENPWJSA, 200 Ross Street, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462) for the installation of a packed bed wet scrubber with mist eliminator (Control Device CD03) to reduce Hydrogen Chloride and Sulfur Dioxide emissions from the existing multiple hearth incinerator (Source ID 001) at the wastewater treatment plant located in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County. ENPWJSA was considered a Title V facility as of March 21, 2014 due to applicability of the USEPA's Emission Guidelines (EG) for Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) units constructed prior to October 14, 2010 as found in 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart MMMM. The facility-wide potential to emit for all criteria pollutants is less than major source threshold levels. The Title V Operating Permit No. 46-00230 is pending at this time. The installation of the proposed scrubber will not trigger New Source Review or Prevention of Severe Deterioration for any criteria pollutant, including Greenhouse Gases. Sources are not subject to Compliance Assurance Monitoring pursuant to 40 CFR Part 64. The requirements of 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart O—Standards of Performance for Sewage Treatment Plants and 40 CFR Part 503—Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge apply to the facility; the requirements of 40 CFR Part 61 Subpart C—National Emission Standard for Beryllium (Be) apply to the facility; the requirements of 40 CFR Part 61 Subpart E—National Emission Standard for Mercury (Hg) apply to the facility; the requirements of 40 CFR Part 62 Subpart LLL apply to the facility. The plan approval will include monitoring, testing, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

46-0061: PA Dept. of Corrections/Graterford SCI (Route 29, Graterford, PA 19426) for three previously installed emergency electric generators in Skippack Township, Montgomery County. The facility is a high security State prison and operates under Title V operating permit No. 46-00061. This plan approval for the three emergency engines (Source Id No. 101 in current operating permit No. 46-00061) replaces previously issued plan approval No. 46-329-014 (issuance date—06/26/1996). The conditions in this plan approval were derived for the actual sources that were installed under the previous plan approval. The emergency electric generator is subject to the requirements of NESHAP in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ. The plan approval contains monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting, and work practice standards designed to keep the sources operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

46-0294: Crazy Aaron Enterprises, Inc. (201 Sabine Ave., Suite 100, Narberth, PA 19072) a plan approval to relocate an existing, previously permitted putty manufacturing equipment and operations to Norristown Borough, Montgomery County. Previously permitted sources consist of four mixing blenders. A new mixer will also be installed, as well as a new packed tower scrubber. All process off gases will be vented to the packed tower scrubber. The primary pollutant of concern, and a byproduct of the putty manufacturing process is methanol, which is a volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP). The project has the potential to emit 8.05 tons per year of VOC and 7.70 tons per year of HAP. The proposed facility will be classified as a minor facility based on its potential emissions. The plan approval will include monitoring, record keeping, and reporting requirements designed to address all applicable air quality regulations.

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

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

14-00002T: Graymont (PA) Inc. (965 East College Avenue, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823) for the construction of twenty-seven pieces of quicklime and hydrate handling equipment, a new haul road associated with the Lime Handling Building and for the installation of four fabric collectors, at the Pleasant Gap site located in Spring Township, Centre County.

 The Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) review of the information submitted by Graymont (PA), Inc. indicates that the air contamination sources to be constructed will comply with all regulatory requirements pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants including 25 Pa. Code §§ 123.1, 123.13 and 123.41, and the best available technology requirement (BAT) of 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.1 and 127.12. Based on this finding, the Department proposes to issue a plan approval for the proposed constructions.

 The emissions from the proposed project will not exceed the following limits:

 • Hydrate handling fabric collectors C311F and C311G-0.005 gr/dscf for particulate matter, PM-10 and PM2.5; 5% opacity based on any 6-minute average block;

 • Quicklime handling fabric collector C314A and C314B-0.004 gr/dscf for particulate matter, 0.003 gr/dscf for PM-10, and 0.002 gr/dscf for PM2.5; 5% opacity based on any 6-minute average block.

 In addition to the emission limitations, the following is a brief description of the conditions the Department intends to place in the plan approval in order to ensure compliance with all applicable air quality regulatory requirements:

 1. Within 30 days of vendor selection of each fabric collector installed under this plan approval, the permittee shall submit to the Department the following information for each fabric collector: identification of make and model, final design specifications (in order to verify consistency with the design specifications proposed in Plan Approval Application 14-00002T), recommended maintenance and minimum pressure drop.

 2. Within a 180 days of startup of the additional Hydrate handling operations authorized under this plan approval, the permittee shall demonstrate compliance for Hydrate Bin 410-BE-276, controlled by fabric collector C311F, using applicable testing procedures, analyses, and other methods.

 3. Within a 180 days of startup of the Quicklime handling operations authorized under this plan approval, the permittee shall demonstrate compliance for the sources controlled by fabric collector C314A, using applicable testing procedures, analyses, and other methods.

 4. The permittee shall, on a quarterly basis, conduct 30-minute testing for determining compliance with the applicable opacity restrictions, based on Test Method 9 of Appendix A-4 to Part 60 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation on each fabric collector, along with appropriate recordkeeping.

 5. The permittee shall operate instrumentation that continuously monitors the differential pressure of each fabric collector.

 6. The permittee shall conduct daily inspections, during daylight hours, that consist of a visual observation of each fabric collector stack, along with appropriate recordkeeping.

 7. The permittee shall record the differential pressure of each fabric collector to verify the differential pressure is within the manufacturer's recommended specifications. The differential pressure shall be recorded once in any calendar week.

 8. The permittee shall inspect each fabric collector and perform necessary repairs and/or bag replacements on the control device if its pressure drop is outside the fabric collector's design pressure range.

 9. The permittee shall maintain each fabric collector, including their respective differential pressure monitoring instrumentation, in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.

 10. The air compressors supplying air to each fabric collector shall be equipped with air dryers and oil traps in order to reduce water and contaminants from the compressed air used in the bag cleaning apparatus.

 11. With respect to the paved roads that provide ingress/egress to/from the Lime Handling Building the permittee shall properly maintain the roads; keep and maintain an operable water truck onsite to flush and sweep the paved roads at a reasonable frequency to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne; maintain appropriate records.

 The facility is a major (Title V) facility. If the Department determines that the sources are constructed and operated in compliance with the plan approval conditions and the specification of the application for Plan Approval 14-00002T, the requirements established in the plan approval will be incorporated into Title V Operating Permit 14-00002 pursuant to the administrative amendment provisions of 25 Pa. Code § 127.450.

 All pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the Department's Northcentral Regional office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling 570-327-0550.

17-00071A: Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. (3985 East Harrison Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526) has applied for plan approval to construct a CO2 Recovery/Dry Ice Manufacturing plant in Clearfield Borough, Clearfield County with the Department. The proposed construction will include feed gas conditioning equipment and a CO2 scrubber which will be controlled by a recuperative thermal oxidizer (RTO); two (2) cooling towers; a closed-loop ammonia refrigeration system; an ammonia receiver tank for the closed-loop refrigeration system; and the liquid CO2 storage and distribution operations. The proposed plant will synthesize a portion of the gas generated from the existing, adjacent ethanol plant's fermentation scrubber (feed gas) into liquid CO2/dry ice. Additionally, the liquid CO2 used to manufacture dry ice may also be brought to the site via truck deliveries.

 Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. (Continental) is proposing to construct the plant on the same property as the existing ethanol plant. Due to the physical proximity and proposed contractual obligations between the two facilities, it is required to determine whether they constitute a single source or facility for purposes of the Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting program and the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)/Title V permitting programs. Based on the information provided by Continental, the Department determined that the proposed plant and the existing ethanol plant should not be considered as a single source or facility in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements governing each of those permitting programs.

 The Potential to Emit (PTE) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the sources associated with the proposed construction was determined to be approximately 1.7 tpy. The PTE Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) was determined to be approximately 0.4 tpy. The PTE NOx (expressed as NO2) was determined to be approximately 0.66 tpy. The PTE Carbon Monoxide (CO) was determined to be approximately 0.32 tpy. The PTE SOx (expressed as SO2) was determined to be less than 0.01 tpy. The PTE PM-10 was determined to be approximately 1.18 tpy. The PTE PM2.5 was determined to be approximately 1.18 tpy. The potential emission of greenhouse gas (GHG), expressed as CO2e, from the proposed plant was calculated to be equal to approximately 11,150 tons per year (tpy) based on 8,760 hours of operation.

 In accordance with the Department's single source determination, the proposed plant was considered as its own facility/stationary source for the purposes of evaluating the applicable regulatory requirements to the sources associated with it. The sources do not have the Potential to Emit equal to or above the applicable major thresholds, according to the emission calculations provided in the plan approval application. Thus, the NNSR, PSD and Title V permitting programs do not apply to the proposed construction.

 The proposed CO2 scrubber is subject to the Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements as codified in 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.1 and 127.12. The uncontrolled potential emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from the CO2 scrubber process are equal to approximately 18.6 pounds per hour (lb/hr) and 3.9 lb/hr, respectively. Continental has proposed that control of the emissions of VOCs and HAPs from the CO2 scrubber using the proposed recuperative thermal oxidizer (RTO) can meet a destruction removal efficiency (DRE) standard set at 98%, based on the vendor documentation provided in the plan approval application. The plan approval will include stack testing performance requirements to demonstrate that the performance of the RTO satisfies BAT.

 The proposed cooling towers will be equipped with drift eliminators that can achieve a maximum drift loss equal to 0.001%. Based on this specification and 8,760 hours of operation, the PM-10 emission from each cooling tower will be less than 0.6 tpy and of minor significance in accordance 25 Pa. Code § 127.14(a)(8). Continental will be required pursuant to the plan approval to maintain the cooling tower equipment in accordance with the manufacturer recommended specifications. Additionally, Continental will not be permitted to add any VOC-containing chemicals to the water used in the cooling towers which will be sourced from the municipality's domestic water supply.

 Continental will continuously monitor process operating conditions such as, but not limited to, temperature and pressure to maximize production/CO2 recovery efficiency which will minimize GHG emissions from the proposed construction to the maximum extent possible in accordance with BAT.

 In addition to the BAT requirements, the project is also subject to the prohibition of fugitive emissions and malodors as codified in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 123. All plant access roads and parking areas will be required to be paved and maintained to prevent fugitive particulate matter from becoming airborne in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 123.1. The ammonia level in the closed-loop refrigeration system will be monitored daily. Any signs of ammonia leaks shall be promptly inspected and addressed by Continental's plant personnel.

 The Department's review of the information submitted by the facility indicates that the proposed construction will comply with all applicable Federal and State air quality regulatory requirements. The following is a summary of some the additional requirements/conditions that the Department proposes to include in the plan approval to assure the proposed sources are operated in compliance with all applicable air quality regulatory requirements.

 The plan approval includes emission restrictions for NOx, CO, VOCs, SOx, PM10, PM2.5, and HAPs. Stack testing on the proposed RTO for VOCs and HAPs is required no later than 180 days from the date of startup. The temperature of the RTO's combustion chamber shall be continuously monitored to verify that it is maintained above the minimum temperature for 98% DRE at all times of operation including startups and shutdowns. The facility will also be required to monitor the RTO's stack daily to verify that no visible emission is being released into the outdoor atmosphere. The plan approval also includes recordkeeping, reporting and work practice conditions to verify compliance with all applicable air quality regulatory requirements.

 Based on the findings presented above, the Department proposes to issue a plan approval for the proposed construction. If the Department determines that the sources are constructed and operated in compliance with the plan approval conditions including the specifications in the application, the plan approval will be incorporated into a State-Only operating permit which shall be submitted by Continental no later than 120 days upon request by the Department.

 All pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the Department's North Central Regional office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling 570-327-0550.

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

Contact: Alan Binder, P.E., Environmental Engineer Manager—Telephone: 412-442-4168.

11-00356E: Equirans, L.P. (625 Liberty Ave., Suite 1700, EQT Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3114) Notice is hereby given in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.44-127.46 that the Department intends to issue Air Quality Plan Approval: PA-11-00356E to allow the following changes: 1) Installation of engine control upgrades and oxidation catalysts on Source IDs 101-103, 2) installation of oxidation catalysts on Source IDs 104-105, 3) revision of Section D, Condition # 005 of the existing Title V operating permit for Source IDs 101-105 to eliminate the hours of operation restrictions but demonstrate compliance with existing tons per year limits using actual stack test data and actual hours of operation, 4) incorporation of Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 129.96—129.100, and 5) clarification of the rated capacity for Source IDs 101—103 as 2,040 brake horsepower (bhp) each at Rager Mountain/Laurel Ridge Transmission Station located in Jackson Township, Cambria County.

 There are no potential to emit (PTE) differences from the physical changes authorized by this plan approval. Air contamination sources included in this authorization are subject to State regulations including 25 Pa. Code §§ 123.1, 123.2, 123.31, 129.97, and 129.100; and Federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) including 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart ZZZZ for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines. Plan Approval has been conditioned to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements not already included in TV-11-00356. This includes presumptive Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) standards and testing, work practice, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting conditions where applicable. Once compliance with the Plan Approval is demonstrated, the applicant will update its pending Title V Operating Permit application in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Subchapters F and G. Rager Mountain/Laurel Ridge Transmission Station remains a Title V facility based upon its PTE for NOx and CO. PTE from the facility will be 249.23 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 109.92 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), 38.2 tons of VOC, 16.0 tons of particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10), 16.0 tons of particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5), 0.36 ton of sulfur oxides (SOx), 9.27 tons of formaldehyde, 19.37 tons of total hazardous air pollutants (HAP), and 75,891 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) per year.

 Equitrans' Plan Approval application, the Department's Air Quality Review Memorandum, and the Proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for this project are available for review by any interested party at the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To request a review of the Plan Approval Application, to receive an electronic copy of the Department's Air Quality Review Memorandum, or to receive an electronic copy of the Department's proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for this project, a person may contact the Department at 412-442-4000.

 A person may oppose the proposed plan approval by filing a written protest with the Department through Nick Waryanka, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional written comments may also be submitted. Each protest or set of written comments must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Plan Approval (PA-11-00356E) and a concise statement of the objections to the plan approval modification and the relevant facts upon which the objections are based.

 All comments must be received prior to the close of business 30 days after the date of this publication.

 A public hearing may be held, if the Department, in its discretion, decides that such a hearing is warranted based on the information received. All persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing in writing or by publication in the newspaper and the Pennsylvania Bulletin, or by telephone, where the Department determines such notification by telephone is sufficient.

 For additional information, you may contact Nick Waryanka at 412-442-4172.

Department of Public Health, Air Management Services: 321 University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Contact: Edward Wiener, Chief—Telephone: 215-685-9426.

AMS IP17-000009 (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Roberts Complex, located at 4301 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140) for installation of two natural gas-fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Generator Unit rated at 6,113 hours power (hp) to produce steam and electricity for use within the Midvale bus facility located at 4301 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140. A portion of the electricity generated by the CHP will also be used as supplemental electricity for regional railcars.

 Major project activities will include: installation of two Generator Units rated at 6,113 hp each equipped with a Selective Catalytic reduction (SCR) and Oxidation Catalyst (OC) System. The SCR is used to reduce NOx emissions and the OC to reduce Carbon Monoxide (CO), Volatile Organic compound (VOC) and Formaldehyde (CH2O).

 From this project, there will be potential emission increase of 21.7 tons per year (tpy) of NOx, 27 tpy of CO, and 16.3 tpy of VOCs. The plan approval will contain emission limits, work practice standards, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to ensure operation within all applicable requirements.

 Anyone affected by the proposed plan approval may submit written comments for a public hearing by mail to Air Management Services, 321 University Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Attn: Debra Williams within thirty (30) days from today. Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted.

 AMS will hold a public hearing to accept public comments on June 27, 2017, at 6 PM at the Panati Playground located at 3101 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Persons with a disability who desire to attend the meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact Henry Kim at (215) 685-9439 to discuss how AMS may accommodate their needs.

OPERATING PERMITS


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

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

Contact: Thomas Joseph, P.E., Facilities Permitting Chief—Telephone: 412-442-4336.

65-00354 Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, L.P. (1734 Old Route 66, Delmont, PA 15626), In accordance with Pa. Code 25 §§ 127.441, 127.425, and 127.521, the Department is providing notice that they intend to issue a renewed Title V Operating Permit for the continued operation of a bulk gasoline transfer terminal, known as the Delmont Terminal, located in Salem Township, Westmoreland County.

 The facility is a bulk gasoline transfer terminal. The main sources at this facility are four gasoline, storage tanks, with storage capacities between 502,152 and 2,570,715 gallons (1-barrel petroleum = 42 US gallons), one 314,244 gallon transmix storage tank, two 888,384 and 1,342,488 gallons, distillate tanks, two ethanol tanks (99,180 & 100,072 gallons), and equipment for gasoline and distillate loading racks. Annual gasoline throughput is limited to a maximum of 483,296,354 gallons. Annual distillate throughput is limited to a maximum of 1,545,169,992 gallons. Apart from the larger distillate tank, all storage tanks have internal floating roofs. Emissions from the loading racks are controlled by a Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU). When the VRU is not available, these emissions are controlled by a Vapor Combustion Unit (VCU).

 Annual facility-wide potential emissions during Normal Operation, when the VRU is in service, are 52.0 tons of VOC and 2.1 tons of the sum of all HAPs. Annual facility-wide potential emissions during Alternative Operation, when the VCU is utilized, are 102.4 tons of VOC, 20.5 tons of CO, 8.2 tons of NOx, and 4.2 tons of the sum of all HAPs. Sources at the facility are subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ka—Standards of Performance for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 18, 1978, and Prior to July 23, 1984, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart XX—Standards of Performance for Bulk Gasoline Terminals, 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart BBBBBB—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Category: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities, and 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145. No equipment or emission changes are being approved by this action. The permit includes emission limitations and operational, monitoring, testing, recordkeeping, workpractice, and reporting requirements for the facility.

 Sunoco Partners' Title V Only Operating Permit renewal application, the Department's Air Quality Review Memorandum, and the proposed Air Quality Title V Operating Permit for this project are available for review by any interested party at the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To request a review of the Title V Operating Permit renewal application, to receive an electronic copy of the Department's Air Quality Review Memorandum, or to receive an electronic copy of the Department's proposed Air Quality Title V Operating Permit for this project, a person may contact Bob Novak at robernovak@pa.gov or 412.442.4000.

 Those who wish to provide the Department with additional written information that they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of this Title V Operating Permit may submit the information to Martin L. Hochhauser, P.E., 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 TVOP-65-00354) and 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 § 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.


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

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

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

19-00031: Press Enterprise, Inc. (3185 Lackawanna Avenue, Bloomsburg, PA 17815) to issue a modified State only operating permit for their facility located in Scott Township, Columbia County. The facility is currently operating under State Only Operating Permit 19-00031. This operating permit revision is to increase the amount of fountain solution additive that may be used in the two heatset web offset lithographic printing presses incorporated in Sources P101 and P102 from 5,600 gallons to 8,600 gallons in any 12 consecutive month period. The State only operating permit contains all applicable regulatory requirements including monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting conditions.

 No emission or equipment changes are being proposed by this action. The emission limits, throughput limitations and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements have been included in the operating permit to ensure the facility complies with all applicable Federal and State air quality regulations.

 All pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the Department's Northcentral Regional office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling 570.327.0550.

12-00008: GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. (1 Airport Road, PO Box 493, Emporium, PA 15834) to issue a renewal State Only Operating Permit for their facility located in Borough of Emporium, Cameron County. The facility's main sources include 12 sintering furnaces, 19 forging line furnaces, 10 finishing lines with shot blasting operation and Two (2) furnaces with one endothermo gas generator.

 The facility has potential emissions of 4.97 tons per year (tpy) of particulate matter/particulate matter with an effective aerodynamic diameter of less than or equal to 10 micrometer, 3.33 tpy of nitrogen oxides, 5.86 tpy of carbon monoxide, 13.25 tpy of volatile organic compounds including hazardous air pollutants and 0.02 tpy of sulfur oxides. The potential emissions at the facility decreased slightly since last issuance of the permit, due to removal of five furnaces and one pan washer.

 The emission limits, throughput limitations and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements have been included in the operating permit to ensure the facility complies with all applicable Federal and State air quality regulations. These operating permit conditions have been derived from the applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145 as well as 40 CFR Part 60.

 All pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the Department's Northcentral Regional office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling 570-327-0550.

55-00009: Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation (441 W. Market St., Beavertown, PA 17813) to issue a renewal State Only Operating Permit for the Beavertown Plant located in Beavertown Borough, Snyder County. The facility is currently operating under State Only Operating Permit 55-00009. The facility's main sources include one 14.2 MMBtu/hr natural gas/# 2/# 4 fuel oil fired boiler, one 10.1 natural gas/# 2/# 4 fuel oil fired boiler, one 31 bhp propane fired emergency generator engine, one paint spray booth, one 100 hp emergency fire pump engine, one Safety Kleen cleaning station, one woodwaste trailer load out operation, and various woodworking equipment.

 The facility has potential emissions of 9.00 TPY of CO; 15.91 TPY of NOx; 27.34 TPY of SOx; 63.50 TPY of PM/PM10; 3.34 TPY of VOCs; 2.93 TPY HAPs; 16,927 TPY GHGs.

 The two boilers are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart JJJJJJ—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers Area Sources. The two emergency engines are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. The cleaning station is subject to 25 Pa. Code § 129.63—Degreasing Operations.

 The emission limits and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements have been included in the operating permit to ensure the facility complies with all applicable Federal and State air quality regulations. These operating permit conditions have been derived from the applicable requirements of Title 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145, as well as 40 CFR Part 63.

 All pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the Department's Northcentral Regional office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling 570-327-0550.

49-00013: Power Plant Greenhouses, LLC (225 Arcos Road, Mount Carmel, PA 17851) to issue a renewal State Only Operating Permit for their Marion Heights Plant located in Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County. The facility is currently operating under State Only Operating Permit 49-00013. The facility's main sources include two 25.1 MMBtu/hr # 2 fuel oil/propane/natural gas-fired boilers.

 The facility has potential/actual emissions of 98.1 tons per year (TPY) of sulfur oxides, 30.4 TPY of nitrogen oxides, 9.2 TPY of carbon monoxide, 3.0 TPY of particulate matter, 0.7 TPY of volatile organic compounds, and 33,959 TPY of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide equivalents). No changes to equipment or emissions are being proposed as part of this operating permit renewal.

 The emission limits, throughput limitations and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements have been included in the operating permit to ensure the facility complies with all applicable Federal and State air quality regulations. These operating permit conditions have been derived from the applicable requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145 as well as 40 CFR Part 63.

 All pertinent documents used in the evaluation of the application are available for public review during normal business hours at the Department's Northcentral Regional office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling 570-327-0550.

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

Contact: David Balog, New Source Review Chief—Telephone: 814-332-6328.

10-00356: Linde Butler Plant (200 Somerset Corp. Blvd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807) for intent to issue a renewal of the State operating permit located in Butler Township, Butler County. The facility operates an air separation plant including an oxygen vaporizer with two natural gas burners, each rated at 26 mmbtu/hr, a mole sieve regenerator with a natural gas burner rated at 2.25 mmbtu/hr, three Ajax boilers (each rated at 9.5 mmbtu/hr) for heating the liquid nitrogen, and a parts washer. The potential emissions from the facility are approximated as follows: NOx—22.3 TPY, CO—17.9 TPY, PM—3.3 TPY, VOC—8.5 TPY, and SO2 —0.3 TPY. The conditions of the previous plan approval were incorporated into the operating permit. The permit contains emission restrictions, recordkeeping, work practice, and additional requirements to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act and the Air Pollution Control Act.

25-00987: Hanes Erie, Inc., (7601 Klier Dr South, Fairview, PA 16415-2449), to renew a State Only Operating Permit for the facility located in Fairview Township, Erie County. The facility is a Synthetic Minor. The primary sources at the facility are 12 paint spray booth lines. Potential emissions are as follows: 45 tpy VOC; 9.9 tpy any single HAP; 24.9 tpy Total all HAPs combined; 2.0 tpy NOx; and 1.7 tpy CO. The renewal permit contains emission restrictions, reporting, recordkeeping, and work practice requirements to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act and the Air Pollution Control Act.

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

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

30841316 and NPDES No. PA0213535. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Bailey Mine & Prep Plant in Richhill Township, Greene County and related NPDES Permit for installation of three degas boreholes. Surface Acres Proposed 25.7. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on May 2, 2017. Application received March 7, 2017.

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

43910102. The Ambrosia Coal & Construction Company (P.O. Box 422, Edinburg, PA 16116) Revision to an existing large industrial minerals mine to change the post-mining land use from pastureland or land occasionally cut for hay to fish and wildlife habitat and/or unmanaged natural habitat in Mill Creek Township, Mercer County. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to Little Sandy Creek, classified for the following uses: CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 28, 2017.

16160106 and NPDES Permit No. PA0259721. Ben Hal Mining, Inc. (389 Irishtown Road, Grove City, PA 16127) Commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface mine and associated NPDES permit in Clarion Township, Clarion County, affecting 58.0 acres. Receiving streams: Two unnamed tributaries to Brush Run, classified for the following uses: CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 27, 2017.

29753-16160106-E-1. Ben Hal Mining, Inc. (389 Irishtown Road, Grove City, PA 16127) Application for a stream encroachment to construct a haul road crossing over unnamed tributary to Brush Run in Clarion Township, Clarion County. Receiving streams: Two unnamed tributaries to Brush Run, classified for the following uses: CWF. There are no potable surface water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 27, 2017.

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

Permit No. 19000201R3. Mid-Valley Coal Sales, Inc., (212 West Cherry Street, Mt. Carmel, PA 17851), renewal of an existing anthracite coal refuse reprocessing and coal refuse disposal operation in Conyngham Township, Columbia County affecting 343.0 acres, receiving stream: North Branch Shamokin Creek, classified for the following use: cold water fishes. Application received: April 28, 2017.

Noncoal Applications Received

Effluent Limits—The following effluent limits will apply to NPDES permits issued in conjunction with a noncoal mining permit:

Table 2

30-day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Suspended solids 10 to 35 mg/l 20 to 70 mg/l 25 to 90 mg/l
Alkalinity exceeding acidity*
pH* greater than 6.0; less than 9.0
* The parameter is applicable at all times.

 A settleable solids instantaneous maximum limit of 0.5 ml/l applied to surface runoff resulting from a precipitation event of less than or equal to a 10-year 24-hour event. If coal will be extracted incidental to the extraction of noncoal minerals, at a minimum, the technology-based effluent limitations identified under coal applications will apply to discharges of wastewater to streams.

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

Permit No. 21140301 and NPDES No. PA0594296, Hempt Brothers, Inc., 205 Creek Road, P.O. Box 278, Camp Hill, PA 17001, renewal of NPDES permit, Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County. Receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Hogestown Run classified for the following use: cold water fishes. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: April 28, 2017.

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

Permit No. 8275SM5C10 and NPDES Permit No. PA0595381. 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 discharge of treated mine drainage from a quarry operation in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County affecting 150.0 acres, receiving stream: Stony Run, classified for the following use: warm water fishes. Application received: May 1, 2017.

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.

 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 limits for noncoal mining activities as provided in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 77 are pH 6 to 9 and other parameters the Department may require.

 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 563-2112-115, Developing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Mining Activities. 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. PA0214337 (Mining Permit No. 17141601), E. M. Brown, Inc., (P.O. Box 767, Clearfield, PA 16830). A new NPDES and mining activity permit for the Winburne AMD Abatement Site in Cooper Township, Clearfield County, formerly permitted under Permit No. 17881601. Surface Acres Affected 3.4. Receiving stream: Sulphur Run, classified for the following use: CWF-MF. Moshannon Creek Watershed TMDL. The application was considered administratively complete on April 22, 2015. Application received February 19, 2015.

 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 001 discharges to: Sulphur Run

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 001 (Lat: 40° 58` 36.4" Long: -78° 9` 7.9") are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
ParameterMinimum Average Maximum Maximum
Flow (mgd) - Report 0.0216 -
pH (S.U.) 6.0 - 9.0
Max
-
Iron (mg/l) - 1.5 3.0 3.8
Manganese (mg/l) - 1.0 2.0 2.5
Aluminum (mg/l) - 0.75 0.75 -
Selenium, total (ug/L) - Report Report -
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) - 35.0 70.0 90.0
Sulfate (mg/l) - Report Report -
Osmotic Pressure (mos/kg) - 84.2 168.4 -
Chloride (mg/l) - Report Report -
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) - Report Report -
Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3) (mg/l) - Report Report -
Acidity, total (as CaCO3) (mg/l) - Report Report -
Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3) (mg/l) 0.0 - - -

Outfall 002 discharges to: Sulphur Run

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 002 (Lat: 40° 58` 35.2" Long: -78° 9` 6.2") are:

30-Day Daily Instant.
ParameterMinimum Average Maximum Maximum
Flow (mgd) - Report 0.0216 -
pH (S.U.) 6.0 - 9.0
Max
-
Iron (mg/l) - 1.5 3.0 3.8
Manganese (mg/l) - 1.0 2.0 2.5
Aluminum (mg/l) - 0.75 0.75 -
Selenium, total (ug/L) - Report Report -
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) - 35.0 70.0 90.0
Sulfate (mg/l) - Report Report -
Osmotic Pressure (mos/kg) - 84.2 168.4 -
Chloride (mg/l) - Report Report -
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) - Report Report -
Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3) (mg/l) - Report Report -
Acidity, total (as CaCO3) (mg/l) - Report Report -
Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3) (mg/l) 0.0 - - -

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

NPDES No. PA0249718 (Mining Permit No. 11050101), E.P. Bender Coal Co., Inc., P.O. Box 594, Carrolltown, PA 15722 renewal of an NPDES permit for bituminous coal surface mining in Cresson Township, Cambria County, affecting 197.7 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributary to Bear Rock Run and Burgoon Run, classified for the following use: cold water fishes. This receiving stream is included in the Kiski-Conemaugh TMDL. Application received: December 9, 2016.

 The treatment facility outfalls listed below discharge to unnamed tributary to Bear Rock Run and Burgoon Run:

Outfall Nos. New Outfall (Y/N)
004 N
005 N
006 N
007 N

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfalls are as follows:

Outfalls: (All Weather Conditions) 30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Iron (mg/l) 1.5 3.0 3.7
Manganese (mg/l) 1.0 2.0 2.5
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.75 1.5 1.8
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35.0 70.0 90.0
pH (S.U.): Must be between 6.0 and 9.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

 The stormwater facilities outfall(s) listed below discharge to Unnamed Tributary to Bear Rock Run and Burgoon Run:

Outfall Nos. New Outfall (Y/N)
001 N
002 N
003 N
008 N
009 N

 The proposed effluent limits for the above listed outfalls are as follows:

Outfalls: (All Weather Conditions) 30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Iron (mg/l) 1.5 3.0 3.7
Manganese (mg/l) 1.0 2.0 2.5
Aluminum (mg/l) 0.75 1.5 1.8
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35.0 70.0 90.0
pH (S.U.): Must be between 6.0 and 9.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

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

NPDES No. PA0206628 (Mining permit no. 17910114), River Hill Coal Company, Inc., P.O. Box 141, Kylertown, PA 16847, renewal of an NPDES permit for surface mining with only passive treatment remaining in Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, affecting 4.0 acres. Receiving stream(s): Unnamed Tributary to Dutch Hollow, classified for the following use(s): HQ-CWF, MF. West Branch Susquehanna River Watershed TMDL. Application received: April 4, 2017.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to Unnamed Tributary to Dutch Hollow.

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
MGK-3A 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
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.0
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) 35.0 70. 90.0

Noncoal NPDES Draft Permits

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

NPDES No. PA0279501 (Mining Permit No. 11170801), Thomas J. Bender, P.O. Box 356 Carrolltown, PA 15722, new NPDES permit for discharge of stormwater resulting from shale mining in East Carroll Township, Cambria County, affecting 2.0 acres. Receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Laurel Lick Run, classified for the following use: High Quality—Cold Water Fishes. This receiving stream is included in the Chest Creek Sediment TMDL. Application received: April 17, 2017.

 The outfall listed below discharges to an infiltration gallery:

Outfall Nos. New Outfall (Y/N)
001 (Infiltration Gallery Sampling Port) Y

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

Outfalls: 001 30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) N/A N/A 90.0
pH (S.U.): Must be between 6.0 and 9.0 standard units.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity.

 The outfall listed below discharges to unnamed tributary to Laurel Lick Creek:

Outfall Nos. New Outfall (Y/N)
002 (Emergency Spillway) Y

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

Outfalls: 002 30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Total Suspended Solids (mg/l) N/A N/A 25.0
pH (S.U.): Must be between 6.0 and 9.0 standard units.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity.

 The emergency spillway will only discharge during a 10 year/24 hour precipitation event.

NPDES No. PA0279463 (Mining Permit No. 44170801), William Shafranich, 8782 Back Mountain Road, Milroy, PA 17063, new NPDES permit for noncoal surface mining in Armagh Township, Mifflin County, affecting 5.0 acres. Receiving stream: Unnamed Tributary to Laurel Creek, classified for the following use: High Quality Cold Water Fishes. Application received: January 26, 2017.

 The outfall(s) listed below require a non-discharge alternative:

Outfall Nos. New Outfall (Y/N)
001 Y
002 Y
001A Y
002A Y

 There is no proposed surface discharge from the above listed facilities to the receiving stream due to the implementation of Best Management Practices in the form of infiltration trenches. The only potential point source discharges to surface water are the discharges from the emergency spillways of sediment traps during precipitation that exceeds a 10 yr/24 hr event. Instantaneous maximum BAT limits will be applied to the outfall effluent entering the infiltration trenches for the protection of the groundwater. Effluent limits for the emergency spillways are as follows:

Outfalls: 001A, 002A (Sediment Trap Emergency Spillway)
(During ≥10-yr/24-hr Precip. Event) 30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Average Maximum Maximum
Total Settleable Solids (ml/l) N/A N/A 25.0
pH (S.U.): Must be between 6.0 and 9.0 standard units at all times.
Alkalinity must exceed acidity at all times.

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

NPDES No. PA0241881 (Permit No. 37010301). Allegheny Mineral Corporation (P.O. Box 1022, Kittanning, PA 16201) Renewal of an existing NPDES permit for a large industrial minerals surface mine in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, affecting 205.0 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to Slippery Rock Creek, classified for the following uses: CWF. TMDL: N/A. Application received: March 20, 2017.

 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 tributaries to Slippery Rock Creek:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
TC N
TE N
TE-1 N

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

30-DayDailyInstant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.)6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l)3.0 6.07.0
Manganese (mg/l) 2.04.05.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

 The outfall(s) listed below discharge to unnamed tributaries to Slippery Rock Creek:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
B N
C N
D N
E N
F N

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

30-Day DailyInstant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.)6.0 9.0
Iron (mg/l) 7.0
Alkalinity greater than acidity1
Total Settleable Solids (ml/l) 0.5

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

NPDES No. PA0269735 (Mining permit no. 14810401, Brooks Quarry), Centre Lime & Stone Company, Inc., 118 Bedrock Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823. New NPDES permit for Noncoal Surface Mine in Spring Township, Centre County, affecting 173.8. Receiving stream(s): Logan Branch, classified for the following use(s): CWF. Application received: August 15, 2016.

 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 Logan Branch:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
001 (SWR01) Y
002 (SWR02) Y

 A sampling point has been established on the conveyance channel to 002 (SWR02-Storm Water Retention Basin 02) just before the surface water drainage enters SWR02. This sampling point will monitor the surface water runoff from the onsite asphalt plant. In addition to the BAT effluent limits mentioned above, the proposed effluent limits for outfall(s) 002 (SWR02) will also include:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
Oil and Grease Monitor Only Monitor Only Monitor Only Monitor Only

NPDES No. PA0614181 (Mining permit no. 60840401), New Enterprise Stone & Lime, Inc./dba Eastern Industries, Inc., 3724 Crescent Court West, Suite 200, Whitehall, PA 18052 Renewal of NPDES permit for Noncoal Surface Mine in Buffalo Township, Union County, affecting 218.7 acres. Receiving stream(s): Buffalo Creek, classified for the following use(s): TSF, MF. Application received: September 28, 2016.

 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 Buffalo Creek:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
001 (SPA) N
003 (SPC) N
004 (SPD) N
005 (SPE) N
007 (PPI) N

 A sampling point has been established on the conveyance channel to 001 (SPA-Sediment Pond A) just before the surface water drainage enters SPA. This sampling point will monitor the surface water runoff from the onsite asphalt plant. In addition to the BAT effluent limits mentioned above, the proposed effluent limits for outfall(s) 001 (SPA) will also include:

30-Day Daily Instant.
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
Oil and Grease Monitor Only Monitor Only Monitor Only Monitor Only

NPDES No. PA0069744 (Mining permit no. 6075SM3), New Enterprise Stone & Lime, Inc./dba Eastern Industries, Inc., 3724 Crescent Court West, Suite 200, Whitehall, PA 18052. Renewal of NPDES permit for Noncoal Surface Mine in Union Township, Union County, affecting 414.7 acres. Receiving stream(s): Winfield Creek, classified for the following use(s): TSF, MF. Application received: September 28, 2016.

 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 Winfield Creek:

Outfall No. New Outfall (Y/N)
006 (SPA) N
007 (SPHA) N
013 (SPE) Y
014 (STK) N
015 (TPMB) Y

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

NPDES Permit No. PA0225655 on Surface Mining Permit No. 39880302. Coplay Aggregates, Inc., (21 East 10th Street, Northampton, PA 18067), new NPDES Permit (replacing GP104 No. 39880302GP104) for a limestone quarry operation in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, affecting 21.49 acres. Receiving stream: Coplay Creek, classified for the following use: cold water and migratory fishes. Application received: January 26, 2017.

 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 listed below discharge to Coplay Creek

Outfall No.New Outfall Y/N Type
1 NoGroundwater/Pit Sump

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

30-Day DailyInstantaneous
ParameterMinimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Total Suspended Solids35.070.090.0
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

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