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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:

Northeast Region: Environmental Cleanup & Brown-fields Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915.

Friedland Farms Pad 1, 2229 Glenwood Road, Susquehanna County. Resource Environmental Management, 50 Maple Street, Montrose, PA 18801, on behalf of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, 2000 Park Lane, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate. Soil was contaminated with brine. Future use of the site will be residential. The Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in The Susquehanna County Transcript on February 28, 2018.

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

Silk Mill Properties Inc., 8th Avenue and Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, City of Altoona, Blair County. Mountain Research, LLC, 825 25th Street, Altoona, PA 16601, on behalf of Grappone Law Offices, 411 South Logan Boulevard, Suite 1, Altoona, PA 16602, submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil and groundwater contaminated with VOCs, PAHs and chlorinated solvents. The site will be remediated to the Site-Specific and Residential Statewide Health Standards. Future use of the site will be for commercial and residential purposes. The Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in the Altoona Mirror on May 16, 2018.

HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES


Draft permits prepared, revised or withdrawn under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1003) and Regulations to Operate a Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility.

Southcentral Region: Regional Solid Waste Manager, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

PAD010154045. Envirite of Pennsylvania, Inc., 730 Vogelsong Road, York, PA 17404-6707, York City, York County. As required by 25 Pa. Code § 270a.80(d)(2), the Department is providing public notice of a draft hazardous waste permit prepared for Envirite of Pennsylvania, Inc. This permit will allow for an additional ten (10) year permit term and a number of modifications to the facility including changes to the container storage capacities, addition of storage tanks, filter press, and solids processing and drum management buildings.

 Persons wishing to comment on the draft permit are invited to submit a statement to the Southcentral Regional Office within 45 days from the date of this public notice. Comments received within this 45-day period will be considered in the formulation of the final determination regarding this application. Responses should include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the exact basis of any comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. A public hearing may be held if the Regional Office considers the public response significant.

 In the event DEP receives written notice of opposition to the draft permit and a request for a public hearing within the comment period previously referenced, a hearing shall be scheduled. Public notice of the public hearing shall be given at least 30 days before the hearing. Any requests for a public hearing accompanied by written opposition to the draft permit should be addressed to John Oren, Waste Management Permits Section Chief at the address below.

 When making a determination regarding the issuance of a hazardous waste permit to Envirite of Pennsylvania, Inc., DEP will consider all written comments received during the comment period, any oral or written testimony received during the public hearing (if requested), the requirements of the hazardous waste regulations at 25 Pa. Code Chapters 260a—270a and 40 CFR 260—270 and the DEP's permitting policies.

 At the time that a permit is issued, DEP also will issue a response to comments. This response will specify any provisions of the draft permit which were changed in the final permit decision and the reasons for the change. DEP will prepare a response to all significant comments on the draft permit that are raised during the public comment period or during any hearing. DEP will make the response available to the public as required in 25 Pa. Code § 270a.10(c)(14).

 Following the 45-day comment period and/or public hearing, the Department will make a final determination regarding the proposed permit action. Notice of this action will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin at which time this determination may be appealed to the Environmental Hearing Board.

 Further information on the application and draft permit are available by contacting John Oren, P.E., Permits Section Chief, PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office, Waste Management Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200, phone (717) 705-4906. A copy of the permit application, draft permit and fact sheet are available for review at the Department's Southcentral Regional Office. File reviews may be scheduled by calling 717-705-4732. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984.

RESIDUAL WASTE GENERAL PERMITS


Application(s) Received Under the Solid Waste Management Act; the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (53 P.S. §§ 4000.101—4000.1904); and Residual Waste Regulations for a General Permit to Operate Residual Waste Processing Facilities and the Beneficial Use of Residual Waste other than Coal Ash.

Northeast Region: Regional Solid Waste Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915.

General Permit Application No. WMGR123NE004. Fluid Recovery Services LLC, P.O. Box 232, 5035 Route 110, Creekside, PA 15732. An application for permit modification to increase the storage capacity, improve treated water quality, change operating hours and have spare treatment capacity at this existing oil and gas liquid waste processing facility located in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County. The application was received by the Regional Office on May 29, 2018 and deemed administratively complete on May 31, 2018.

 Persons interested in obtaining more information about the application may contact Roger Bellas, Environmental Program Manager, Waste Management Program, Northeast Regional Office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915 at 570-826-2511. TDD users may contact the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984.

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.


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

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

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

24-083W: Mersen USA (1032 Trout Run Road, St. Marys, PA 15857) for the installation of a wet scrubber for existing Excess Air Ovens, the installation of an additional heated paddle mixer, and modifications to the current Title V Permit. This is an existing Title V facility (24-00083) located at 1032 Trout Run Road in City of St. Marys, Elk County.

 Notice is hereby given pursuant to 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.44(b) and 127.424(b), that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) intends to issue Plan Approval 24-083W to Mersen USA for the installation of a wet scrubber for existing Excess Air Ovens, the installation of an additional heated paddle mixer, and modifications to the current Title V permit at their facility in the City of St. Marys, Elk County. The Plan Approval will subsequently be incorporated into the facility's Operating Permit through an administrative amendment in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.450.

 Plan Approval 24-083W includes three (3) different projects:

 • Project 1 is for the installation of a wet scrubber for existing Excess Air Ovens (Sources 406, 406A, & 406B) to reduce emissions. The ovens will be controlled by means of three existing thermal oxidizers, and proposed SO2 wet scrubber. The wet scrubber is proposed as Best Available Technology (BAT). Based on the information provided by the applicant and DEP's own analysis, the proposed project will result in a potential to emit of approximately 1.3 ton per year of sulfur oxides (SOx), 1.5 ton per year of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 0.3 ton per year of carbon monoxide (CO), 0.6 ton per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 1.8 ton per year of particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10), 1.1 ton per year of particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM-2.5).

 • Project 2 is for the installation of an additional heated paddle mixer. Mersen currently operates 21 heated paddle mixers, 1 slug mixer, and 1 lanly oven (Source 129). The equipment is currently controlled by means of a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), and SO2 Scrubber. The new mixer will use the existing control devices. Based on the information provided by the applicant and DEP's own analysis, the proposed mixer will have a potential to emit approximately 1.4 ton per year of sulfur oxides (SOx), 0.04 ton per year of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 0.2 ton per year of particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10), and 0.1 ton per year of particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM-2.5). Source 129 permit emission limit will not change.

 • Project 3 is for modifications to Title V permit. Source 440 (Batch Graphitizing Furnace # 16) current permit run time limit of 979 hours of operation per 12 month rolling period is replaced by a throughput limit of 1,958.5 tpy per 12 month rolling period. This will not result in an increase of emission because the throughput is not changing. Source 402 (Carbottom Kiln # 1) oxygen percent recording and audio-visual alarm requirement is removed. Sources 1003 & 1004 (Carbon Baking Kilns # 36 & # 37) combined gas flow rate will be recorded instead of individual gas flow rates. Sources 1003, 1004, 145, 146, 147, 148, 402, 403, 403A (Stack 501) SO2 limit based on 12-month rolling total will be increased by 12 tpy to 41.5 tpy. This change will not affect the short-term emission rate of 13.5 lbs/hour based on 30-day rolling average limit.

 The Plan Approval will contain testing, recordkeeping, emission restriction, reporting, and work practice requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements. All conditions from the facility operating permit issued on September 26, 2016 for all affected sources remain in effect unless modified in this plan approval.

 Stack testing of Sources 406, 406A, & 406B (Excess Air Ovens) will be required within 180 days of the plan approval's issuance and must be retested a minimum of once each operating permit term.

 Public notice is required for sources required to obtain a Plan Approval in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.44. In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.44(e)(1), all the pertinent documents regarding this application (applications, review memos, and draft approvals) are also available for review from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Meadville Regional DEP office (Air Quality). Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling the DEP (814) 332-6340.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.44(e)(2), a 30-day comment period, from the date of publication, will exist for the submission of comments. Any person(s) wishing to provide DEP with additional information, which they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of this permit, may submit the information to Regional Air Quality Program Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3494 and must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed plan approval [24-083W: Mersen USA] and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A public hearing may be held, if the Department of Environmental Protection, in its discretion, decides that such a hearing is warranted based on the comments received. All persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing by publication in the newspaper or the Pennsylvania Bulletin or by telephone, where DEP determines such notification is sufficient. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be directed to Eric A. Gus-tafson, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335; Phone (814) 332-6819.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.45, a person may oppose the proposed plan approval by filing a written protest with the Department's Northwest Region.

43-270K: CCL Container (1 Llodio Drive, Hermitage, PA 16148), for authorization to replace an expired plan approval authorizing existing sources. Emissions from the facility will not increase beyond previously authorized emission rates as result of this project. This existing Synthetic Minor facility is located in Hermitage Township, Mercer County. Sources will be re-authorized in a different configuration and grouping. The equipment is considered new sources and is subject to BAT requirements. Public notice is required for sources required to obtain a Plan Approval in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.44. This plan approval will, in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.450, be incorporated into the Title V operating permit through an administrative amendment at a later date.

 The sources' emissions will be captured and controlled via bag house particulate matter filtration and regenerative thermal oxidation. The use of this control equipment achieving the specified emission rates is consistent with current best available technology (BAT).

 The source shall comply with conditions, which will satisfy the requirements of 25 Pa. Code § 127.12b (pertaining to plan approval terms and conditions) and will demonstrate Best Available Technology for the source. Emission rates will be verified via stack testing. Actual VOC emissions rates from all sources associated with this project are estimated to be 8.3 tpy. Potential VOC emission rates are estimated to be 13.6 tpy.

 The Plan Approval will contain testing, recordkeeping, emission restriction, reporting, and work practice requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.44(e)(1), all the pertinent documents regarding this application (applications, review memos, and draft approvals) are also available for review from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Meadville Regional DEP office (Air Quality). Appointments for scheduling a review must be made by calling the DEP (814) 332-6940.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.44(e)(2), a 30-day comment period, from the date of publication, will exist for the submission of comments. Any person(s) wishing to provide DEP with additional information, which they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of this permit, may submit the information to Regional Air Quality Program Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 230 Chestnut Street, Mead-ville, PA 16335-3494 and must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed plan approval [43-270K: CCL Container] and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A public hearing may be held, if the Department of Environmental Protection, in its discretion, decides that such a hearing is warranted based on the comments received. All persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing by publication in the newspaper or the Pennsylvania Bulletin or by telephone, where DEP determines such notification is sufficient. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be directed to Eric Gustafson, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335; Phone (814) 332-6819.

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.45, a person may oppose the proposed plan approval by filing a written protest with the Department's Northwest Region.

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

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

AMS IP18-000197: Envirowaste LLC, (13 E. Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148). The Facility requested an extension for plan approval IP16-000301 because the construction of the project is not complete. Plan approval IP16000301 was issued on January 9, 2017 for installation of Asphalt Grinder and associated units. AMS approved the Plan approval extension on June 4, 2018.

N14-023: IVD, LLC (10101 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19154-2105) administratively amended on May 11, 2018 to incorporate a change of ownership from Delavau LLC to IVD LLC. The Natural Minor Operating Permit (No. N14-023) was originally issued on February 17, 2017.

OP18-00011: St. Christopher's Children Hospital (160 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134) administratively amended on April 13, 2018 to incorporate a change of ownership from Tenet Health System St. Christopher LLC to St. Christopher's Healthcare LLC dba as St. Christopher's Children Hospital. The Synthetic Minor Operating Permit (No. S014-10) was originally issued on April 29, 2015.

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.

23-00084: FPL Energy MH50, L.P. (100 Green Street, Marcus Hook, PA 19061-0426) for a renewal of the Title V Operating Permit in the Borough of Marcus Hook, Delaware County. The facility is primarily used for providing steam to processes at the Sunoco Refinery and electrical energy to the grid. As a result of potential emissions of nitrogen oxides, 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 adopt any new regulations and 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, record-keeping and reporting.

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

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

55-00005: Wood-Mode, Inc. (One 2nd St., Kreamer, PA 17833) a Title V operating permit renewal for the Kreamer facility located in Middlecreek Township, Snyder County. In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.521, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and intends to issue a renewal of an Air Quality Operating Permit for the previously mentioned facility. This renewal will also incorporate the terms and conditions of Plan Approval 55-00005B. The subject facility has the following potential emissions: 334.73 TPY of CO; <100 TPY of NOx; 4.15 TPY of SOx; 806.34 TPY of PM/PM10; 214.73 TPY of VOCs; 81.27 TPY of total HAPs; and 55,118 TPY of CO2e. The facility's sources include two biomass boilers, one natural gas-fired boiler, various wood handling, working and finishing operations, various storage tanks, lumber drying, veneering and gluing operations, various emergency generator engines, all of which have the potential to emit carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM/PM10), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions above the major emission thresholds. The emission limits and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, recordkeeping 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 40 CFR Parts 52, 60, 63, 64, 68, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 96, 97, 98 and 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145. 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.

17-00001: NRG REMA LLC (Shawville Generating Station, 250 Power Plant Drive, PO Box F, Shawville, PA 16873) a Title V operating permit renewal for the Shawville Generating Station facility in Bradford Township, Clearfield County. In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.521, the Department received an application and intends to issue a renewal of an Air Quality Operating Permit as well as a Phase II Acid Rain permit (TIVOP # 17-00001) for the previously mentioned facility. This facility's key sources are the utility boilers which are currently fired on natural gas. No. 2 oil is also being used as a startup fuel to ignite the gas burners. The air contaminant emissions from utility boilers and other ancillary sources at the facility as reported for the 2016 Air Information Management System (AIMS) submittal are, as follows: 62.17 tons per year (tpy) of carbon monoxide (CO); 101.72 tpy of nitrogen oxides (NOx, expressed as NO2); 13.52 tpy of PM-10; 11.02 tpy of PM2.5; 7.0 tpy of sulfur oxides (SOx, expressed as SO2); and 15.9 tpy of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Negligible amounts of mercury and acid gas emissions were reported by the facility for the 2016 calendar year. Several physical changes authorized via plan approval have occurred during the permit term. Plan Approval No: 17-00001E authorized construction of a cooling tower and 17-00001G authorized modification to the utility boilers to use natural gas as fuel to operate. These plan approvals are now being incorporated into the renewal Title V permit in lieu of an administrative amendment. Moreover, the company is required pursuant to Plan Approval 17-00001F to comply with Plantwide Applicability Limits (PALs) established under 40 CFR Section 52.21(aa) and 25 Pa. Code § 127.218. In addition, the applicable PAL requirements (via Plan Approval 17-00001F) are also being incorporated in the renewal Title V permit in lieu of an administrative amendment. The modified utility boilers remain subject to 40 CFR Parts 72 through 77 (the Acid Rain Programs including the sulfur dioxide (SO2) allowance requirements, the NOx emission reduction program and the Continuous Emission Monitoring requirements). The utility boilers are fired on natural gas only to assure compliance with the Subpart UUUUU requirement of 40 CFR Part 63. In addition, they are affected units subject to 40 CFR 97.430 through 97.435 (TR NOx Annual Trading Program), 97.530—97.535 (TR NOx Ozone Season Trading Program), and 97.630 through 97.635 (TR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program). As gas-fired units, the boilers are required to meet a presumptive RACT NOx emission limitation of 0.10 lb NOx per million Btu heat input pursuant to 25 Pa. Code § 129.97. The emergency and fire pump engines were not modified during permit term and remain subject to provisions for stationary emergency engines in Subpart ZZZZ of 40 CFR Part 63, (related to National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines). Additionally, the startup generators are subject to a limited-use restriction (maximum allowable 100 hours of operation per year) to meet the MACT Subpart ZZZZ requirement. Also, each of these engines is subject to a RACT work practice standard in 25 Pa. Code § 129.97. All applicable Federal and State air quality regulatory requirements including testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and work practice conditions to verify compliance with the applicable requirements have been included in the renewal permit. The applicable requirements were derived from 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121—145. Based on our findings, the Department intends to issue the renewal Title V Permit No: 17-00001 and a Phase II Acid Rain Permit for the operation of the Shawville Generating Station. 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.


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

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

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

09-00062: Oldcastle Precast, Inc. (200 Keystone Drive, Telford, PA 18969) for operation of a concrete casting and coating company located in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County. The permit is for a non-Title V (State only) facility. The facility is classified as a Synthetic Minor for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions and Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions. The permit will include monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

46-00121: Main Line Hospitals, Inc. dba Lankenau Hospital (100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096), for renewal of a State Only, Synthetic Minor Operating Permit in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. The facility operates four dual-fired (natural gas and no. 2 oil fired) boilers and eight diesel-fired emergency electric generators. There have been no physical changes or modifications to these sources since the operating permit was last issued. The steam boilers are now subject to a fuel oil sulfur content of 500 ppm or 0.05%, by weight. The emergency generator engines are subject to a fuel oil sulfur content of 15 ppm or 0.015%, by weight. Lankenau Hospital is categorized as a synthetic minor facility. The permit includes monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements designed to address all applicable air quality requirements.

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

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

39-00005: Vorteq Coil Finishers LLC (2233 26th St, Allentown, PA 18103-6601) intends to issue a State Only (Synthetic Minor) Operating Permit for their facility located in the City of Allentown, Lehigh County. The facility is currently operating under Title V Operating Permit 39-00005; however, the permittee has current site level emissions which restrict the facility well below Title V emission thresholds. The sources at the facility include a paint baking oven, a coater and clean-up operations, and waste solvent reclaim. The sources at the facility are controlled by a regenerative thermal oxidizer. The proposed permit will contain applicable requirements for emission limitations, work practice standards, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting standards used to verify facility compliance with Federal and State air pollution regulations.

40-00008: Offset Paperback Manufacturing (2211 Memorial Hwy, Dallas, PA 18612) The Department intends to issue a State-Only (Natural Minor) Operating Permit for operation of a book manufacturing facility located in Dallas Borough, Luzerne County. The sources include a paper trim process, a series of printing presses, one emergency generator, one fire pump, and one boiler. The proposed permit will contain applicable requirements for emission limitations, work practice standards, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting standards used to verify facility compliance with Federal and State air pollution regulations.

58-00012: Blue Ridge School District (5150 School Rd, New Milford, PA 18834) The Department intends to issue a State-Only (Natural Minor) Operating Permit for operation of a school located in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County. The sources include a wood-fired boiler controlled by a cyclone, an oil-fired boiler, a hot water heater, two propane-fired emergency generators, and one diesel-fired generator. The proposed permit will contain applicable requirements for emission limitations, work practice standards, testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting standards used to verify facility compliance with Federal and State air pollution regulations.

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

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

14-00014: Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. (711 East College Avenue, Bellefonte, PA 16823) for renewal of the State Only (Synthetic Minor) Operating Permits for their Pleas-ant Gap facility in Spring Township, Centre County. The facility is currently operating under Synthetic Minor Operating Permit 14-00014. The facility's main sources include one 560 tons per hour counter flow drum mix asphalt concrete plant, one 350 tons per hour counter flow drum mix asphalt plant, a primary crushing operation, a secondary crushing operation, a limestone conveying system, a railcar loading operation, one 33,000-gallon oil tank, two 30,000 gallon storage tanks, two 4.8 million gallon asphalt liquid tanks, three diesel powered portable crushing and screening plants, three waste oil heaters, two water pumps, one parts washers and site haul roads. The facility's potential emissions are restricted at 50.40 tons per year of carbon monoxide, 37.53 tons per year of nitrogen oxides, 36.14 tons per year of sulfur oxides, 83.24 tons per year of particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 10 microns, 13.52 tons per year of volatile organic compounds, and 6.92 tons per year of total hazardous air pollutants. The asphalt concrete operation and the hot mix asphalt plant # 31 are subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart I—Standards of Performance for Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities. Sources at the facility are also subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOO—Standards of Performance for Non-Metallic Mineral Processing plant. The asphalt storage tank is subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart kb—Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels.

 The emission limits and work practice standards along with testing, monitoring, recordkeeping 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 Parts 60, 63 and 98.

 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.

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

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

65-00789: The Quikrete Companies, Inc./Latrobe Plant (519 Red Barn Lane, Latrobe, PA 15650) Natural Minor Operating Permit is for a facility that manufactures packaged concrete products and is located in Unity Township, Westmoreland County. In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.424 and 127.425, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received an application and is providing notice that it intends to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit for the previously mentioned facility. Sources of emissions at the site consist of one aggregate dryer and the production area of the plant. Emissions at the facility are primarily particulate matter (PM) emissions. Emissions are controlled by two baghouses, one for the aggregate dryer and one for the production area. There are also bin vents on storage silos and a dry-vacuum truck for further emission controls. Emission estimates were provided by the applicant based on the EPA's AP-42 tables. Emissions are projected to be 4.29 tons per year (TPY) NOx, 3.61 TPY CO, 0.03 TPY SOx, 6.10 TPY PM, 0.24 TPY VOC, and zero HAP. The air quality permit includes operation requirements, monitoring requirements, and recordkeeping requirements for the site.

 Those who wish to provide the Department with additional written information that they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of the State-Only Operating Permit may submit the information to Bradley Spayd, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Written comments must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed Operating Permit (11-00789) and concise statements regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the Operating Permit.

 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 by publication in the newspaper or by the Pennsylvania Bulletin, or by telephone, where the Department determines such notification by telephone is sufficient. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be directed to Mr. Mark Gorog, Regional Air Quality Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Region, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For additional information concerning the permit or the issuance procedure, contact Mr. Bradley Spayd, Air Quality Engineering Trainee, at the same address or phone at (412) 442-5227.

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

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

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

43-00339: Supreme Manufacturing Inc, (327 Billy Boyd Road, Stoneboro, PA 16153-1701), the Department intends to issue the renewal of the Natural Minor State-Only Operating Permit to a facility which manufactures conveyor systems, storage tanks and hoppers, located in New Vernon Township, Mercer County. The primary sources at the facility are blasting operations, coating operations, machining operations and welding operations. Potential emissions for the site are below Title V permitting thresholds for all criteria pollutants. The permit contains emission restrictions, along with monitoring, recordkeeping, work practice and additional requirements to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act and the Air Pollution Control Act.

61-00122: Seneca Hardwood Lumber (212 Seneca Hardwood Rd., Cranberry, PA 16319-2526), the Department intends to issue the renewal of the State-Only Operating Permit of a sawmill facility located in Rockland Township, Venango County. Permitted air emission sources at the facility are two (2) wood-fired boilers, miscellaneous woodworking operations, drying kilns, and a parts washer. With PTEs of approximately 49, 40, 22, 2, and 2 TPY for CO, NOx, PM10, SOx, and VOC, respectively, all below major source thresholds, the facility is Natural Minor. The wood-fired boilers are subject to 40 CFR 63 Subpart JJJJJJ that pertains to NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources. In this renewal, only minor changes are made in permit conditions, which include update of applicable provisions of 40 CFR 63 Subpart JJJJJJ as amended in 2016.

PLAN APPROVALS


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

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

Contact: Norman Frederick, P.E., Environmental Engineer Manager—Telephone: 570-826-2409.

 Notice is hereby given in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.44(a) and 127.45(a), that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received and intends to issue a Plan Approval to Geo Specialty Chemicals Inc. (2409 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104) for their facility located in South Whitehall Twp., Lehigh County. This Plan Approval No. 39-00024A will be incorporated into a State Only Permit through an administrative amendment at a later date.

 Plan Approval No. 39-00024A is for the installation of a vacuum dryer and conveyor. The company shall be subject to and comply with 25 Pa. Code § 123.41 for Visible emissions. The company shall be subject to and comply with 25 Pa. Code § 123.2 for Fugitive emissions. The facility is subject to 25 Pa. Code § 127.12(a)(5) Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements. The company shall be subject to and comply with 25 Pa. Code § 123.31 for malodorous emissions. Particulate Emissions will be controlled by the use of a baghouse/cyclone. Particulate emissions will not exceed 0.02 grain/dscf.

 The Plan Approval and Operating permit will contain additional recordkeeping and operating restrictions designed to keep the facility operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

 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 Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.

 Any person(s) wishing to provide DEP with additional information, which they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of this permit, may submit the information to the address shown in the preceding paragraph. Each written comment must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments, identification of the proposed permit No.: 39-00024A and a concise statement regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to the issuance of the permit.

 A public hearing may be held, if the Department of Environmental Protection, in its discretion, decides that such a hearing is warranted based on the comments received. All persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing by publication in the newspaper or the Pennsylvania Bulletin or by telephone, where DEP determines such notification is sufficient. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be directed to Ray Kempa, Chief, New Source Review Section, Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, Phone 570-826-2511 within 30 days after publication date.

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 a degas borehole. Surface Acres Proposed 17.3. Application also includes a request for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on April 17, 2018. Application received: January 17, 2018.

30831303 and NPDES No. PA0013511. Cumberland Contura, LLC, (158 Portal Road, P.O. Box 1020, Waynesburg, PA 15370). To revise the permit for the Cumberland Mine in Wayne Township, Greene County and related NPDES Permit for installation of seventeen (17) GOB-Ventilation Boreholes. Surface Acres Proposed 10.35. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on April 17, 2018. Application received: November 28, 2017.

56841328 and NPDES No. PA0033677. Rosebud Mining Company, (301 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201). To revise the permit for the Mine 78 in Paint Township, Somerset County, Adams and Richland Townships, Cambria County and related NPDES Permit. Underground Acres Proposed 2,292.1, Subsidence Control Plan Acres Proposed 2,292.1. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on April 17, 2018. Application received November 13, 2017.

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

Permit No. 05070101 and NPDES No. PA0262544, J&J Svonavec Excavating Inc., 110 Windermere Lane, Somerset, PA 15501, commencement, operation and restoration of a bituminous surface mine to add 5.5 acres to the permit area for the modification and utilization of the existing passive treatment system in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, affecting 110.0 acres. Receiving stream: East Fork Brewster Hollow Run, classified for the following use: warm water fishes. The first downstream potable water supply intake from the point of discharge is the Saxton Municipal Authority on Raystown Branch Juniata River. Application received: May 25, 2018.

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

17960108. Corey L. Shawver DBA Hilltop Coal Company (12 Dutchtown Road, Houtzdale, PA 16651). Revision to change postmining land use from ''Forestland'' to ''Pastureland or Land Occasionally Cut for Hay'' on a bituminous coal mining permit located in Bigler Township, Clearfield County affecting 13.7 acres. Receiving stream(s): UNT to Muddy Run classified for the following use(s): CWF. There are no potable water supply intakes within 10 miles downstream. Application received: May 23, 2018.

New Stanton District Office: 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672, 724-925-5500.

63120105 and NPDES Permit No. PA0252298. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (1384 State Route 711, Stahlstown, PA 15687). Transfer application of an existing bituminous surface mine permitted by Neiswonger Construction, Inc., located in Somerset Township, Washington County, affecting 50.2 acres. Receiving streams: N. Branch Pigeon Creek and Monongahela River, classified for the following use: WWF. Charleroi is the potable water supply intake within 10 miles downstream from the point of discharge. Transfer application received: May 14, 2018.

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

Permit No. 54850202C27. B-D Mining Company, (10 Gilberton Road, Gilberton, PA 17934), correction to increase the ash placement area of an existing anthracite surface mine, coal refuse reprocessing and refuse disposal operation in Gilberton and Shenandoah Boroughs, Mahanoy and West Mahanoy Townships, Schuylkill County affecting 1,590.0 acres, receiving stream: Mahanoy Creek. Application received: March 30, 2018.

Permit No. 54080201R2. Waste Management & Processors, Inc., (P.O. Box K, Frackville, PA 17931), renewal of an existing anthracite coal refuse reprocessing operation in Mechanicsville, Palo Alto and Port Carbon Boroughs, Schuylkill County affecting 162.0 acres, receiving stream: Little Schuylkill River, classified for the following use: cold water fishes. Application received: May 1, 2018.

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.

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

Permit No. 58010301C2 and NPDES No. PA0224171. Pennsy Supply, Inc., (P.O. Box 3331, Harrisburg, PA 17105), renewal of NPDES Permit for discharge of treated mine drainage from a quarry operation in Bridgewater & Dimock Townships, Susquehanna County affecting 44.78 acres, receiving stream: unnamed tributary to South Branch Wyalusing Creek, classified for the following uses: warm water fishes and migratory fishes. Application received: May 8, 2018.

Permit No. 58080817. Mark G. Walworth, (589 Cabin Hill East, Hallstead, PA 18822), Stage I & II bond release of a quarry operation in Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County affecting 3.0 acres on property owned by William C. Skoronski. Application received: May 14, 2018.

Permit No. 40130801. Piacenti Trucking & Excavating, Inc., (Rear 538 Putnam Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202), Stage I & II bond release of a quarry operation in Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County affecting 0.9 acre on property owned by Gerald Piacenti. Application received: May 9, 2018.

Permit No. 39870302C12 and NPDES No. PA0594326. H & K Group, Inc., (P.O. Box 196, Skippack, PA 19474), renewal of NPDES Permit for discharge of treated mine drainage from a quarry operation in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County affecting 63.7 acres, receiving stream: Jordan Creek to Little Lehigh Creek to Lehigh River, classified for the following uses: trout stocking, migratory fishes and warm water fishes. Application received: May 25, 2018.

Permit No. 5878SM3C8 and NPDES No. PA0595691. H & K Group, Inc., (P.O. Box 196, Skippack, PA 19474), renewal of NPDES Permit for discharge of treated mine drainage from a quarry operation in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County affecting 20.0 acres, receiving stream: Stony Creek to Yellow Run, classified for the following use: exceptional value waters. Application received: May 25, 2018.

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

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

NPDES Permit No. PA0123862 on Surface Mining Permit No. 54803203. Rausch Creek Fuel, LLC, (978 Gap Street, Valley View, PA 17983), transfer of an NPDES Permit for an anthracite coal refuse reprocessing operation in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, affecting 76.0 acres. Receiving stream: East Branch Rausch Creek, classified for the following use: cold water and migratory fishes. Application received: December 8, 2017.

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

 The following outfall discharges to East Branch Rauch Creek.

Outfall No. New Outfall Y/N Type
001 No Stormwater

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

30-Day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Total Suspended Solids 35.0 70.0 90.0
Iron (mg/l) 3.0 6.0 7.0
Manganese (mg/l) 2.0 4.0 5.0
Aluminum (mg/L) 0.75 1.5 1.9
1 The parameter is applicable at all times.

Noncoal NPDES Draft Permits

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

NPDES Permit No. PA0020451 on Surface Mining Permit No. 4873SM1. Magnesita Refractories Co., (425 South Salem Church Road, York, PA 17408), renewal of an NPDES Permit for a limestone and dolomite quarry operation in West Manchester Township, York County, affecting 457.5 acres. Receiving streams: Honey Run and Codorus Creek, classified for the following uses: trout stocking and warm water fishes. Application received: October 5, 2017.

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

 The following outfalls discharge to Honey Run and Codorus Creek.

Outfall No. New Outfall Y/N Type
004 No E & S/Groundwater/Pit Sump
008 No E & S/Groundwater/Pit Sump
009 No Groundwater/Pit Sump

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

30-Day Daily Instantaneous
Parameter Minimum Average Maximum Maximum
pH1 (S.U.) 6.0 9.0
Discharge (MGD) Outfall 004 1.09 3.70
Outfall 008 1.38   4.70 (Not Yet Constructed)
Outfall 009 1.44 4.90
Total Suspended Solids 35.0 70.0 90.0
Oil and Grease (mg/l) Monitor and Report
1 This parameter is applicable at all times.

FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT, SECTION 401

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

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

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


Applications Received under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1—693.27) and section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P.S. § 679.302) and Requests for Certification under section 401(a) of the FWPCA.

WATER OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS

Southeast Region: Waterways and Wetlands Program Manager, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401, Telephone 484-250-5900.

E46-1164: Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority (LPVRSA), 110 Station Avenue, P.O. Box 297, Oaks, PA 19456, Collegeville Borough, Lower Providence Township, Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

 To perform the following water obstruction and encroachment activities within the floodway/floodplain of the Perkiomen Creek (WWF) associated with the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority's (LPVRSA) proposed installation of approximately 17,200 linear feet of sanitary sewer interceptor paralleling existing interceptor:

 1. To construct and maintain approximately 5,300-linear feet of 42-inch diameter pipe, 6,300-linear feet of 48-inch diameter pipe, 2,100-linear feet of 54-inch diameter pipe, and 3,500-linear feet of 60-inch diameter pipe.

 2. To construct and maintain sixty-five (65) new manholes, and appurtenances in the floodway/floodplain of the stream to facilitate the sewer interceptor installation. Rim elevations for the manholes will be within 6-inches from the existing grade.

 3. To construct two temporary crossings across Doe Run (WWF) and an unnamed tributary to Doe Run to facilitate equipment movement and other material transfer associated with the construction of the sewer interceptor.

 4. The project includes approximately 20 stream crossings across Perkiomen Creek and unnamed tributary to the Perkiomen Creek (WWF) commencing and ending at various stations and segments as indicated on project design drawings.

 5. The project includes approximately 0.19 acre of temporary wetlands (PEM) impacts, and approximately 0.011 acre of permanent wetland impacts at stations 62+14 (crossing L7), 66+87 (crossing C6), and 133+48 (crossing C15) to compliment the sewer installation.

 The project site commences at the confluence of the Skippack Creek with the Perkiomen Creek and runs northward ending approximately 1,350 linear feet south of the Germantown Pike Bridge (Perkiomen Bridge, SR 0422) crossing over the Perkiomen Creek (USGS Collegeville, PA Quadrangle Latitude: 40.182421; Longitude: -75.447913).

Northeast Region: Waterways and Wetlands Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915, Telephone 570-826-2511.

E45-614. Carl Martin, 448 Landfill Road, Millersburg, PA 17061, in Barrett Township, Monroe County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.

 To construct and maintain two 16-foot long by 4-foot wide docks, a 16-foot long by 10-foot wide boat lift and a rock jetty that has an area of approximately 757 square feet in Brown's Lake (EV, MF). The project is located approximately 0.63 mile east of the Lake Road and Browns Lake Road intersection. (Skytop, PA Quadrangle, Latitude: 41° 12` 41.54"; Longitude: -75° 10` 54.88").

Southcentral Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Ed Muzic, Section Chief, 717.705.4802.

E22-646: Middle Paxton Township, 10 Elizabeth Avenue, Dauphin, PA 17018 in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District.

 To remove existing structures and to 1.) construct and maintain a 53.0-foot long, 29-foot, 4.5-inch wide single span spread box beam bridge having an under clearance of 2.4 feet over Fishing Creek (WWF, MF), permanently impacting 0.09 acre of palustrine forested wetlands; 2.) install and maintain an 8.0-foot by 9.0-foot R-3 riprap apron in the floodway of Fishing Creek (WWF, MF), all for the purpose of providing increased vehicular safety. The project is located approximately 0.13 mile north of the intersection of Fishing Creek Valley Road and Potato Valley Road (Latitude: 40° 21` 54" N; Longitude: 76° 52` 37" W). To compensate for the wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to create 0.18 of palustrine forested wetlands onsite.

E06-729: Schuylkill River Greenway Association, State Route 724, Douglassville, PA, Union Township, Berks County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.

 To construct a pedestrian trail on an existing bridge, a modular retaining wall and a pedestrian bridge over State Route 724 permanently impacting 1,283 square feet of Sixpenny Creek and its floodway. The project is located at State Route 724 at the intersection with the Schuylkill River Trail in Union Township, Berks County (Latitude 40.2563°, Longitude -75.7695°). All for the purpose of safer crossing of State Route 724.

E22-644: Mr. David Lavery, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, 27 West Chocolate Way, Suite 100, Hershey, PA in Derry Township, Dauphin County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District.

 To 1) construct and maintain stream restoration activities on an approximately 1,200 linear foot reach of Spring Creek (WWF, MF) consisting of grading the stream corridor, stabilizing and seeding the banks, and reconstructing the stream bed with native material, rock boulders, stone deflectors, and rock vane deflectors. 2) install and maintain 68 ride piers each impacting 36 ft2 of floodway of Spring Creek (WWF, MF). 3) remove one former roadway and two pedestrian bridges. 4) install and maintain a 40 ft wide by 200 ft long utility corridor consisting of one four-inch (4") steel natural gas line, two electric line duct bank with four (4), four-inch (4") conduits, and one-telecommunications line duct bank crossing with four (4) four-inch (4") conduits. 5) install and maintain access roads impacting 6,043 ft2 of floodway of Spring Creek (WWF, MF); all for the purpose of constructing a proposed amusement park attraction and renovating existing facilities. The project property is located at 108 Chocolate World Way (Lat: 40° 17` 11" N, Long: 76° 39` 33" W) and is approximately 367.20 acres in size. No wetlands will be impacted by this project.

Southwest Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Dana Drake, Waterways and Wetlands Program Manager, 412-442-4000.

E02-1785, PennDOT District 11-0, 45 Thoms Run Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017, Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh ACOE.

 The applicant is proposing to:

 1. Remove the existing 61` long 36" diameter CMP/RCP culvert carrying SR 2025 over an unnamed tributary to the Youghiogheny River (WWF) having a drainage are of 0.13 square mile; construct and maintain a 68` long 48` diameter replacement RCP culvert on an altered alignment. In addition, place and maintain fill in 174` of this same UNT to the Youghiogheny River and construct and maintain a 168` long relocated replacement channel.

 2. Remove the existing 89` long, 50.5 SF opening, arch and CMP culvert carrying SR 48 over a second UNT to the Youghiogheny River (WWF) having a drainage area of 0.21 square mile; construct and maintain a replacement 76` long, 10` wide, 7.5` underclearance box culvert on existing alignment.

 3. Remove the existing 31` long 18" concrete pipe carrying SR 48 over a third UNT to the Youghiogheny River (WWF) having a drainage area of less than 100 acres; construct and maintain a replacement 55` long 18" diameter concrete pipe on an adjacent alignment.

 4. In addition, place and maintain fill in a de minimis 0.049 acre of PEM wetlands, construct and maintain associated stormwater facilities, and temporarily impact 528` of stream for the purpose of constructing these encroachments.

 Impacts will be mitigated on site. The project is located at the intersection of SR 2025 (Pierce Road) and SR 48, approximately 0.5 mile from the intersection of SR 48 and Lovedale Road in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County (McKeesport, PA Quadrangle; Latitude: 40° 17` 24"; Longitude: -79° 50` 09").

E02-1788, Pleasant Hills Authority, 610 Old Clairton Road, Room 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, South Park Township and Jefferson Hills Borough, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh ACOE District.

 The applicant is proposing to:

 1. Remove 145 LF of a failed gabion basket stream-bank retention wall, along the right descending bank of Lick Run, a tributary of Peters Creek (TSF);

 2. Construct and maintain a replacement and expansion of the aforementioned wall with 245 LF of new concrete modular block wall and 18 LF of riprap to tie the wall into the streambank;

 3. Remove 23 LF of a second 63 LF gabion basket streambank retention wall, along another reach of the right descending bank of Lick Run, a tributary of Peters Creek (TSF);

 4. Construct and maintain a replacement and expansion of the aforementioned wall with 130 LF of a second concrete modular block wall, and place and maintain 310 LF of riprap;

 5. To temporarily remove and replace a fence within the floodplain, along 217 LF of stream channel;

 6. To construct and maintain a temporary stream crossing;

 For the purpose of stabilizing the stream bank to prevent impacts to the Pleasant Hills Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility. The project will cumulatively impact 763 LF of stream channel. Mitigation will occur as restoration. The project is located at the Pleasant Hills Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility at 628 Cochran Mill Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025, along Cochran Mill Road, approximately 1.6 mile south of intersection with Brownsville Road at Broughton, PA (Glassport USGS Topographic Quadrangle: N: 9.7 inches; W: 14.0 inches; Lat: 40° 18` 0.9"; Long: -79° 58` 57.5"; Sub-basin 19C, Pittsburgh ACOE District), in South Park Township and Jefferson Hills Borough, Allegheny County.

E63-715, Castlewood Fields, L.P., 375 Golfside Drive, Wexford, PA 15090, Nottingham Township, Washington County, Pittsburgh ACOE District.

 The applicant is proposing to:

 1. Place and maintain fill in a deminimus 0.01 acre of PEM Wetland (W001);

 2. Construct and maintain a new culvert crossing in a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R002) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 15-inch corrugated plastic pipe and rip-rap apron with a total length of 115-linear feet;

 3. Construct and maintain a new culvert crossing in a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001D) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 36-inch corrugated plastic pipe and rip-rap apron with a total length of 186-linear feet;

 4. Construct and maintain a new culvert crossing in a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001 Lower) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 42-inch concrete pipe and rip-rap apron with a total length of 273-linear feet;

 5. Construct and maintain a new culvert crossing in a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001 Upper) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 15-inch corrugated plastic pipe and rip-rap apron with a total length of 183-linear feet;

 6. Construct and maintain a new culvert crossing in a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001B) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 15-inch corrugated plastic pipe and rip-rap apron with a total length of 49-linear feet;

 7. Construct and maintain a new culvert crossing in a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001C) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 15-inch corrugated plastic pipe and rip-rap apron with a total length of 152-linear feet;

 8. Construct and maintain a reestablished tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001) (WWF) through drawn down Impoundment No. 1. The re-established stream channel will have a total length of 700-linear feet;

 9. Construct and maintain a utility line crossing of a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001 Upper) (WWF). The crossing will consist of a 36'' storm sewer pipe spanning 6-linear feet;

 10. Construct and maintain a utility line crossing of a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R001C) (WWF). The crossing will consist of an 8" sanitary sewer pipe spanning 8-linear feet; and;

 11. Construct and maintain a utility line crossing of a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R002) (WWF). The crossing will consist of an 8'' sanitary sewer pipe spanning 7-linear feet; and;

 12. Construct and maintain four erosion and sediment pond outfalls to a tributary to Peters Creek (aka R002, R001 Upper, R001 Lower and R001) (WWF).

 The project will permanently impact 996-linear feet of stream and 0.01-acre of deminimus wetland. 0.41-acre of floodway will permanently be impacted by the proposed activities. Proposed mitigation for the project is the restoration of 700-linear feet of stream channel through the project. The structure and activities are requiring authorization for the Castlewood Fields residential development located north of Venetia Road (SR 1006), east of Thomas Road (SR 1053) and west of the Walnut Ridge Plan in Nottingham Township, Washington County. (Hackett, PA Quadrangle; Latitude: 40° 14` 23.72"; Longitude: -80° 5` 20.71"; Sub-basin: 19C; Pittsburgh Corps District).

E63-718, PennDOT District 12-0, 825 N. Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, PA 15401, California Borough, Washington County, Pittsburgh ACOE District.

 The applicant is proposing to:

 Remove the existing 14` wide bridge with a minimum underclearance of 6.27` carrying SR 2030 over Gorby Run (TSF) having a drainage area of 1.01 square mile; construct and maintain a 52.8` wide replacement bridge with a minimum underclearance of 5.45` in the same location. In addition, construct and maintain roadway associated stormwater facilities and temporarily impact 502' of Gorby Run for the purpose of constructing these encroachments. Stream mitigation will occur onsite. This project is located approximately 2 miles northwest of California, PA near the intersection of SR 2030 (California Drive) and North California Drive in California Borough, Washington County (California, PA Quadrangle; Latitude: 40° 5` 6.5797"; Longitude: -79° 55` 27.5977").

District Oil & Gas Operations: Eastern Oil & Gas District, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.

E5829-132: Apolacon Township, Repsol Oil and Gas USA, Inc., 337 Daniel Zenker Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845; Apolacon Township, Susquehanna County, ACOE Baltimore District.

 To construct, operate, and maintain:

 1) a timber mat bridge crossing and channel repair impacting 23 lineal feet of an unnamed tributary to Apalachin Creek (CWF-MF) (Friendsville, PA Quadrangle; Latitude: 41° 58` 42" N, Longitude: 76° 05` 36" W),

 2) a stream restoration and timber mat bridge crossing impacting 115 lineal feet of an unnamed tributary to Apalachin Creek (CWF-MF) (Friendsville, PA Quadrangle; Latitude: 41° 58` 34" N, Longitude: 76° 05` 31" W).

 The Thorne to Hillis ROW Repair project consists of restoring approximately 138 lineal feet of impacted stream channel in Apolacon Township, Susquehanna County. The project will result in 138 lineal feet of stream impacts to restore aquatic habitat impacted by a slope failure within and adjacent to the Thorne to Hillis Pipeline right of way.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Cambria District: Contact Person: Patrick M. Webb, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931-4119.

EA1709-004. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931. Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Project, in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Baltimore ACOE District.

 The applicant proposes to backfill a 0.84-acre hazardous waterbody that originates from an abandoned alkaline coal mine seep. It is proposed to drain the 0.84-acre discharging alkaline coal mine seep fed hazardous waterbody, relocate and extend the alkaline coal mine seep through an underdrain and backfill the area with the onsite adjacent acidic coal mine spoil materials. There are no associated wetlands on site due to the acidic coal mine spoils and steep to vertical topography. No wetland mitigation is proposed and none is required. (Wallaceton Quadrangle 40° 58` 4" N, 78° 19` 34" W).

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