Navigation

[48 Pa.B. 885]
[Saturday, February 10, 2018]

[Continued from previous Web Page]

ACTIONS ON COAL AND NONCOAL MINING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS


Actions on 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; 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). The final action on each application also constitutes action on the NPDES permit application and, if noted, the request for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. Mining activity permits issued in response to applications will also address the application permitting requirements of the following statutes: the Air Quality Pollution Act (35 P.S. §§ 4001—4014); the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1—693.27); and the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1002).


Coal Permits Issued

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

32901601 and NPDES No. PA0213586. Millcreek Processing, (P.O. Box 435, Seward, PA 15954). To renew the permit for the Challenger Coal Yard in East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County and related NPDES Permit. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on December 23, 2016. Application received: June 1, 2016. Permit issued: January 19, 2018.

30841319. Murray American Energy, Inc., (46226 National Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950). To transfer the permit for the Blacksville Mine No. 1 in Wayne Township, Greene County from Consolidation Coal Company. No discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on September 21, 2016. Application received: March 7, 2016. Permit issued: January 22, 2018.

03851302 and NPDES No. PA0379302. Rosebud Mining Company, (301 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201). To renew the permit for the Rosebud No. 3 Mine in Perry Township, Armstrong County for post mining treatment only. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on April 28, 2017. Application received: January 17, 2017. Permit issued: January 16, 2018.

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

10120106. Amerikohl Mining, Inc. (202 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001) Renewal of an existing bituminous surface mine in Parker & Fairview Townships, Petrolia Borough, Butler County, affecting 465.7 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributary to South Branch Bear Creek. This renewal is issued for reclamation only. Application received: November 16, 2017. Permit Issued: January 18, 2018.

61120108. Ben Hal Mining Company (389 Irishtown Road, Grove City, PA 16127) Renewal of an existing bituminous surface mine in Richland Township, Venango County, affecting 31.5 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to the Allegheny River. This renewal is issued for reclamation only. Application received: November 20, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

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

65-17-01 and NPDES Permit No. PA0278246. (David L. Patterson, Jr., 12 Short Cut Road, Smithfield, PA 15478). Government Financed Construction Contracted issued for reclamation of approximately 14.4 acres of abandoned mine lands located in Salem Township, Westmoreland County. Receiving stream(s): unnamed tributaries to Beaver Run Reservoir. Application received: May 5, 2017. Contract issued: January 23, 2018.

Noncoal Permits Issued

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

Permit No. 50170801. Kirby W. Kitner Excavating, 7214 Spring Road, New Bloomfield, PA 17068, commencement, operation, and restoration of a small noncoal (industrial minerals) operation in Centre Township, Perry County, affecting 5.0 acres, receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Little Juniata Creek. Permit received: May 26, 2017. Permit issued: January 24, 2018.

PAM417006-GP104. Kirby W. Kitner Excavating, 7214 Spring Road, New Bloomfield, PA 17068. General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on noncoal permit No. 50170801 located in Centre Township, Perry County. Receiving stream: Little Juniata Creek classified for the following uses: cold water fishes, migratory fishes. There are no potable water supplies located within 10 miles downstream. Notice of Intent for Coverage received: May 31, 2017. Coverage approved: January 24, 2018.

PAM418001-GP104. James L. Walls Excavating, 5364 Racetrack Road, St. Thomas, PA 17252. General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Non-Coal Permit No. 28950801 located in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County. Receiving stream: Campbell Run classified for the following uses: Cold Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes. There are no potable water supplies located within 10 miles downstream. Notice of Intent for Coverage received: December 26, 2017. Coverage approved: January 25, 2018.

PAM418004-GP104. Donald L. Weller, 14112 Orchard Ridge Road, Hancock, MD 21750. General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Non-Coal Permit No 28970801 located in Warren Township, Franklin County. Receiving stream: Little Cove Creek classified for the following uses: Cold Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes. There are no potable water supplies located within 10 miles downstream. Notice of Intent for Coverage received: January 5, 2018. Coverage approved: January 25, 2018.

PAM418003-GP104. Thomas J. Sheaffer, 67 Sheaffer Farm Lane, New Bloomfield, PA 17068. General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Non-Coal Permit No. 50940802 located in Wheatfield Township, Perry County. Receiving stream: Unnamed Tributary to Little Juniata Creek classified for the following uses: Cold Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes. There are no potable water supplies located within 10 miles downstream. Notice of Intent for Coverage received: January 4, 2018. Coverage approved: January 25, 2018.

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

PAM617053. Meadville Redi-Mix Concrete, Inc. (P.O. Box 418, Meadville, PA 16335) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 20940301 in Vernon Township, Crawford County. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributary to Van Horne Creek. Application received: December 18, 2017. Permit Issued: January 18, 2018.

PAM617054. Wroblewski Sand & Gravel, Inc. (12989 Half Moon Road, Wattsburg, PA 16442-9328) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Mine Drainage Permit No. 25890301 in Venango Township, Erie County. Receiving streams: West Branch French Creek. Application received: December 22, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

PAM617056. Wroblewski Sand & Gravel, Inc. (12989 Half Moon Road, Wattsburg, PA 16442-9328) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 25930305 in Venango Township, Erie County. Receiving streams: West Branch French Creek. Application received: December 22, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

PAM617055. Wroblewski Sand & Gravel, Inc. (12989 Half Moon Road, Wattsburg, PA 16442-9328) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 25900304 in Venango Township, Erie County. Receiving streams: West Branch French Creek. Application received: December 22, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

PAM617052. Lakeland Sand & Gravel, Inc. (11203 Ellion Road, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Mine Drainage Permit No. 4876SM2 in Venango Township, Erie County. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributary to Crooked Creek. Application received: December 4, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

PAM613003. J.M. DeLullo Stone Sales, Inc. (1247 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, PA 15846-2713) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 33132801 in Washington & Sandy Townships, Jefferson & Armstrong Counties. Receiving streams: Wolf Run. Application received: December 4, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

20172801. Lakeland Sand & Gravel, Inc. (11203 Ellion Road, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316) Commencement, operation and restoration of a small industrial minerals mine in Sadsbury Township, Crawford County, affecting 2.5 acres. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributaries to Mud Run and unnamed tributaries to Watson Run. Application received: September 18, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

PAM617025. Lakeland Sand & Gravel, Inc. (11203 Ellion Road, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316) General NPDES Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Mine Drainage Permit No. 2012801 in Sadsbury Township, Crawford County. Receiving streams: Unnamed tributary to Mud Run and unnamed tributaries to Watson Run. Application received: September 18, 2017. Permit Issued: January 25, 2018.

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

03142001 and NPDES Permit No. PA0278211. Britt Energies, Inc. (P.O. Box 515, Indiana, PA 15701). Revision permit issued for a variance approximate original contour plan to an existing underground noncoal surface mine, located in South Bend Township, Armstrong County, affecting 161.5 acres. Receiving streams: Crooked Creek. Application received: March 9, 2017. Permit issued: January 26, 2018.

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

Permit No. 54170801. Daniel G. Grow, (279 West Cherry Street, Ringtown, PA 17967), commencement, operation and restoration of a quarry operation in Union Township, Schuylkill County affecting 1.15 acre, receiving stream: no discharge to Trexler Run. Application received: August 7, 2017. Permit issued: January 22, 2018.

Permit No. 58170801. Daryl Jay Cook, (1552 Newhart Road, Montrose, PA 18801), commencement, operation and restoration of a quarry operation in Rush Township, Susquehanna County affecting 1.0 acre, receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Middle Branch Wyalusing Creek. Application received: March 1, 2017. Permit issued: January 23, 2018.

Permit No. PAM117007. Daryl Jay Cook, (1552 Newhart Road, Montrose, PA 18801), General NPDES Stormwater Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 58170801 in Rush Township, Susquehanna County, receiving stream: unnamed tributary to Middle Branch Wyalusing Creek. Application received: March 1, 2017. Permit issued: January 23, 2018.

Permit No. 58130301C. F.S. Lopke Contracting, Inc., (3430 SR 434, Apalachin, NY 13732), correction to an existing quarry operation to add 3.6 acres to the permit for a total of 86.6 acres in Harford Township, Susquehanna County, receiving stream: East Branch Martins Creek. Application received: April 20, 2016. Correction issued: January 25, 2018.

Permit No. PAM113034C, F.S. Lopke Contracting, Inc., (3430 SR 434, Apalachin, NY 13732), correction of General NPDES Stormwater Permit for stormwater discharges associated with mining activities on Surface Mining Permit No. 58130301 in Harford Township, Susquehanna County, receiving stream: East Branch Martins Creek. Application received: April 20, 2016. Correction issued: January 25, 2018.

ACTIONS ON BLASTING ACTIVITY APPLICATIONS


Actions on applications under the Explosives Acts of 1937 and 1957 and 25 Pa. Code § 211.124. Blasting activity performed as part of a coal or noncoal mining activity will be regulated by the mining permit for that coal or noncoal mining activity.

Blasting Permits Issued

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

10184101. Wampum Hardware Company (130 Weston Road, Grove City, PA 16127) Blasting Activity Permit for commercial development in Jefferson Township, Butler County. This blasting activity permit expires on December 31, 2018. Permit Issued: January 11, 2018.

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

Permit No. 09184101. American Rock Mechanics, Inc., (7531 Chestnut Street, Zionsville, PA 18092), construction blasting for Weis 227 in Bedminster Township, Bucks County with an expiration date of January 16, 2019. Permit issued: January 22, 2018.

Permit No. 15184101. Rock Work, Inc., (1257 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422), construction blasting for Mayfair in West Bradford Township, Chester County with an expiration date of February 29, 2019. Permit issued: January 22, 2018.

Permit No. 38184102. Keystone Blasting Service, (15 Hopeland Road, Lititz, PA 17543), construction blasting for Bachman Run Phase III in South Annville Township, Lebanon County with an expiration date of December 31, 2018. Permit issued: January 22, 2018.

Permit No. 64184101. Explosive Services, Inc., (7 Pine Street, Bethany, PA 18431), construction blasting for a borrow pit in Clinton Township, Wayne County with an expiration date of January 2, 2019. Permit issued: January 22, 2018.

Permit No. 35184102. John H. Brainard, (P.O. Box 66, Clifford, PA 18413), construction blasting for Glenmaura Senior Center in Moosic Borough, Lackawanna County with an expiration date of December 31, 2018. Permit issued: January 23, 2018.

Permit No. 64184001. Northeast Blasting, (403 Middle Creek Road, Honesdale, PA 18431), construction blasting for Bob Boogertman in Paupack Township, Wayne County with an expiration date of January 11, 2019.

Permit No. 64184002. George W. Sanford, (P.O. Box 95, Deposit, NY 13754), construction blasting for farm road repair on Maple Grove Road in Starrucca Borough, Wayne County with an expiration date of March 31, 2018. Permit issued: January 24, 2018.

Permit No. 38184103. Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc., (P.O. Box 1140, Gardiner, ME 04345), construction blasting for Bell and Evans in Bethel Township, Lebanon County with an expiration date of November 29, 2018. Permit issued: January 26, 2018.

FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT SECTION 401

 The Department has taken the following actions on previously received permit applications, requests for Environmental Assessment approval and requests for Water Quality Certification under section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341).

 Except as otherwise noted, the Department has granted 401 Water Quality Certification certifying that the construction and operation described will comply with sections 301—303, 306 and 307 of the FWPCA (33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1311—1313, 1316 and 1317) and that the construction will not violate applicable Federal and State water quality standards.

 Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal that action to the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501—508 and 701—704. The appeal should be sent to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Board through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Appeals must be filed with the Board within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin unless the appropriate statute provides a different time period. Copies of the appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure may be obtained from the Board. The appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure are also available in Braille or on audiotape from the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483. This paragraph does not, in and of itself, create a right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decisional law.

 For individuals who wish to challenge an action, the appeal must reach the Board within 30 days. A lawyer is not needed to file an appeal with the Board.

 Important legal rights are at stake, however, so individuals should show this notice to a lawyer at once. Persons who cannot afford a lawyer may qualify for free pro bono representation. Call the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483 for more information.


Actions on applications for the following activities filed under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 693.1—693.27), section 302 of the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P.S. § 679.302) and The Clean Streams Law and Notice of Final Action for Certification under section 401 of the FWPCA.

Permits, Environmental Assessments and 401 Water Quality Certifications Issued:

WATER OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS

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

E15-883. Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, 1110 Forrest Avenue, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19904, 2017 Expansion Project, in West Sadsbury Township, Highland Township, Londonderry Township, Penn Township, New London Township, and Franklin Township, Chester County, ACOE Philadelphia District/ACOE Baltimore District.

 To construct and maintain the appurtenant structures and approximately 4.5 miles of 16-inch pipeline (Parkesburg Loop) beginning at Cemetery Road in Parkesburg, PA, Quadrangle N: 39°57`46.23", W: 75°56` 25.77" and ending at Limestone Road in Parkesburg, PA, Quadrangle N: 39°54`9.81", W: 75°54`41.49"; and approximately 1.7 mile of 24-inch pipeline (Fair Hill Loop) beginning at Walker Road in Newark West, DE-MD-PA, Quadrangle N: 39°44`32.78", W: 5°49`51.66" and extending in to Maryland south of Elbow Lane in Newark West, DE-MD-PA, Quadrangle N: 39°43`19.78", W: 75°49`1.61". The proposed project impacts in Chester County include temporary impacts to 75 linear feet of Valley Creek (CWF; MF), 166 linear feet of one unnamed tributary to Valley Creek (CWF; MF), 100 linear feet of Knight Run (TSF; MF), 374 linear feet of five unnamed tributaries to Knight Run (TSF; MF), and 104 linear feet of two unnamed tributaries to Big Elk Creek (HQ-TSF; MF); permanent impacts to 9 linear feet of Valley Creek (CWF; MF), 28 linear feet of one unnamed tributary to Valley Run (CWF; MF), 10 linear feet of Knight Run (TSF; MF), 23 linear feet of three unnamed tributaries to Knight Run (TSF; MF), and 10 linear feet of two unnamed tributaries to Big Elk Creek (HQ-TSF; MF); 2.33 acres of temporary floodway impacts; 0.13 acre of permanent floodway impacts; 0.26 acre of temporary impacts to Palustrine Emergent (PEM); and 0.03 acre of permanent impacts to PEM wetlands. No compensation is being proposed by the applicant for the proposed permanent project impacts in Chester County. The proposed project impacts in this permit application are associated with proposed project of seven buried natural gas pipeline segments totaling approximately 40 miles in Chester County, PA; Cecil County, MD; and New Castle and Sussex Counties, Delaware.

 The issuance of this permit also constitutes approval of a Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)).

E46-1152. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 6, 7000 Geerdes Blvd. King of Prussia, Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is proposing to perform the below listed water obstruction and encroachment activities associated SR 1006, Section MFB Bridge replacement over Skippack Creek:

 To perform the below-listed water obstruction and encroachment activities associated with S.R. 1006, Section MFB Bridge replacement over Skippack Creek:

 1. To replace the existing three-span, rolled steel I-beam bridge with a two-span prestressed concrete spread box beam bridge over Skippack Creek (TSF/MF) (W.U.S. 1).

 2. The removal of the existing structures and their footers from within Skippack Creek (TSF/MF) (W.U.S. 1) and the construction and maintenance of the proposed piers, footers, and associated scour protection for the proposed bridge structural and foundation system.

 3. To construct temporary cofferdams to facilitate the removal of the existing piers and to construct the proposed piers for the replacement bridge structure over the Skippack Creek (TSF/MF) (W.U.S. 1).

 4. To relocate 85 linear feet of an unnamed tributary to Skippack Creek (TSF/MF) (W.U.S. 3) upstream of the proposed bridge.

 The proposed project will have 154 linear feet (0.037 acre/1,631 square feet) of permanent waterway impact and 75 linear feet (0.093 acre/4,062 square feet) of temporary waterway impact. Total of 0.267 acre/11,594 square feet of permanent floodway impact and 0.184 acre/8,014 square feet of temporary floodway impact are proposed. The project is located within Evansburg State Park on Old Forty Foot Road in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County (USGS PA, Collegeville, Quadrangle—Latitude: 40.228513 N, Longitude: 75.380899 W).

 The issuance of this permit also constitutes approval of a Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)).

E46-1154. Providence Place Senior Living, 1528 Sandy Hill Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036, Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, ACOE Philadelphia District.

 To construct and maintain a floodwall about 680-feet long, about 14.5-feet high and 1.33-foot thick within the 100-year floodway/floodplain of the Perkiomen Creek (WWF, MF) associated with the redevelopment of Collegeville Inn property into assisted living facility. The project also includes 5 outfalls and about 7,500-feet long × 8-feet wide recreation trail within the floodway.

 The site is located at about 250 feet southwest of Germantown and Ridge Pikes (Collegeville, PA USGS Quadrangle Latitude: 40.183837; Longitude: -75.446972).

 The issuance of this permit also constitutes approval of a Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341(a)).

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

E52-255. Blooming Grove Hunting & Fishing Club, 123 Old Field Road, Hawley, PA 18428. Blooming Grove Township, Pike County, Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.

 To construct and maintain a stream restoration project in a 5,900-foot reach of Shohola Creek (HQ-CWF, MF) using natural stream channel design techniques for the purpose of improving channel stability, water quality and aquatic habitat. Work will include re-grading of the channel and embankments and the placement of in-stream structures including toe woods, rock toes, log boulder steps/grade control structures, single log vanes, root wads, random boulder placements, digger log vanes, j-hook log vanes, double throat cross log vanes, cross log vanes, mud sill structures, and live stake plantings. The project begins where the Shohola Creek intersects Interstate 84 and extends upstream from that point for approximately 5,900 linear feet (Pecks Pond, PA Quadrangle Latitude: 41° 21` 9"; Longitude: -75° 6` 2") in Blooming Grove Township, Pike County. (Pecks Pond Quadrangle Latitude: 41°21`9"; Longitude: -75°6`2")

E63-696. Edward Dice\Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, 2000 Cliff Mine Road, Park West Two, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. Independence and Blaine Townships, Washington County, Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District.

 To remove the existing structure and to construct and maintain a 31-foot wide single span concrete box beam bridge over Brush Run (HQ-WWF), having a normal span of 65.5 feet and an approximate under clearance of 8.5 feet. The new structure will be placed immediately downstream of the existing structure to allow roadway realignment and intersection improvements along S.R. 0231 and S.R. 331. The project will also include 135 feet of stream relocation, having a 2.5-foot bottom width and 2:1 side slopes, of a Tributary to Brush Run (HQ-WWF) as a result of the road realignment. The project is located along S.R. 0231 Section 000, immediately North of the confluence of Brush Run and Buffalo Creek (West Middletown, PA Quadrangle Latitude: 40°11`43.4"; Longitude: -80°26`53.2").

Northwest Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481.

E37-201, R.G. Steel Corporation, 8301 Mercer Street, Pulaski, PA 16143. Industrial Facility Site Expansion, in Pulaski Township, Lawrence County, ACOE Pittsburgh District (Edinburg, PA Quadrangle N: 41.118927°, W: -80.431375°).

 Conduct earth moving activities resulting in grade changes within the floodway of Buchanan Run as part of the construction and maintenance of a gravel parking, travel lane, and product storage area adjacent to an existing industrial facility at a point approximately 600 feet west of the Pulaski Mercer Road and Mercer Street intersection (Edinburg, PA Quadrangle N: 41.118972; W: -80.431375) in Pulaski Township, Lawrence County.

EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL

 The following Erosion and Sediment Control permits have been issued.

 Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal that action to the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501—508 and 701—704. The appeal should be sent to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Board through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Appeals must be filed with the Board within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin unless the appropriate statute provides a different time period. Copies of the appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure may be obtained from the Board. The appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure are also available in Braille or on audiotape from the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483. This paragraph does not, in and of itself, create a right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decisional law.

 For individuals who wish to challenge an action, the appeal must reach the Board within 30 days. A lawyer is not needed to file an appeal with the Board.

 Important legal rights are at stake, however, so individuals should show this notice to a lawyer at once. Persons who cannot afford a lawyer may qualify for free pro bono representation. Call the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483 for more information.

Northwest Region: Oil and Gas Program Manager, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335.

ESCGP-2 # ESG17-047-0006—Crooked Creek Ridge Road
Applicant Seneca Resources Corporation
Contact Douglas Kepler
Address 5800 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
City Pittsburgh State PA Zip Code 15237
County Elk Township(s) Jones
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Crooked Creek,  Long Branch Crooked Creek, Jenkins Hollow, South  Fork Straight Creek, Middle Fork East Branch Clarion  River, Clarion River & UNTs to Crooked Creek, Long  Branch Crooked Creek, Middle Fork East Branch  Clarion River, South Fork Straight Creek, HQ-CWF

ESCGP-2 # ESX14-019-0018A—AK Steel Well Pad D
Applicant XTO Energy Inc
Contact Melissa Breitenbach
Address 190 Thorn Hill Road
City Warrendale State PA Zip Code 15086
County Butler Township(s) Butler
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Connoqueness-
 ing Creek & UNT to Connoquenessing Creek WWF,  Beaver River

Eastern Region: Oil & Gas Management Program Manager, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-015-17-0035
Applicant Name Chief Oil & Gas LLC
Contact Person Jeffrey Deegan
Address 1720 Sycamore Rd
City, State, Zip Montoursville, PA 17754
County Bradford
Township(s) Leroy
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Turnip Patch  Run (EV, MF) and UNT to Towanda Ck (TSF, MF)
 Secondary—McCraney Run and Towanda Ck

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-081-17-0048
Applicant Name Inflection Energy PA LLC
Contact Person Gregg Saunders
Address 101 W Third St, 5th Fl
City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
County Lycoming
Township(s) Gamble & Eldred
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) Sugarcamp Run  (EV); Calebs Run (EV)
 Secondary—Mill Ck (TSF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-081-17-0057
Applicant Name ARD Operating LLC
Contact Person Stephen Barondeau
Address 33 W Third St, Suite 300
City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
County Lycoming
Township(s) Cogan House
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Long  Run (EV); Larrys Ck (EV)
 Secondary—Long Run (EV); West Branch Susquehanna  River (WWF)

ESCGP-2 # ESG29-081-17-0058
Applicant Name ARD Operating LLC
Contact Person Stephen Barondeau
Address 33 W Third St, Suite 300
City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
County Lycoming
Township(s) McHenry
Receiving Stream(s) and Classification(s) UNT to Browns  Run (HQ-CWF); English Run (HQ-CWF)
 Secondary—Browns Run (HQ-CWF)


STORAGE TANKS

SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION PERMITS


The following Storage Tank Site-Specific Installation Permits, under the authority of the Storage Tank Spill Prevention Act (35 P.S. §§ 6021.304, 6021.504, 6021.1101—6021.1102) and under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 245, Subchapter C, have been issued by the Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields, Director, P.O. Box 8763, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8763.

SSIP
Permit No.
Applicant Name & Address County Municipality Tank
Type
Tank
Capacity
18-23-013 Evonik Corporation
1200 West Front Street
Chester, PA 19013-3438
Attn: Chris Dumont
Delaware City of Chester 1 AST storing sulfuric acid 30,000 gallons
18-51-029 7-Eleven, Inc.
P.O. Box 711
Dallas, TX 75221
Attn: Mark Becker
Philadelphia City of Philadelphia 1 field-constructed UST storing petroleum products 15,000 gallons


SPECIAL NOTICES

Proposed State Water Quality Certification Required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the Equitrans Expansion Project Amendment

Southwest Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Dana Drake, PE, 412-442-4149.

WQ05-001-A1, Equitrans, L.P. (Applicant), 625 Liberty Ave., Suite 1700, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Equitrans Expansion Project Amendment, in Franklin and Jefferson Townships, Greene County, ACOE Pittsburgh District. The proposed project amendment starts at near Crayne School Rd, located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA (Mather, PA Quadrangle N: 39° 54` 44.83"; W: 80° 05` 36.06") and ends at Equitrans' existing Jefferson Compressor Station, in Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA. (Mather, PA Quadrangle N: 39° 54` 36.0"; W: 80° 04` 31.69").

 The previously referenced information relates to a proposed amendment to the Equitrans Expansion Project (EEP or Project) which was previously reviewed under file number WQ05-001, the history of which is detailed as follows:

 On October 27, 2015, Applicant filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C.A. § 717f) seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate its EEP (FERC Docket No. CP16-13-000). This application may be viewed on FERC's website at www.ferc.gov (search eLibrary; Docket Search; CP16-13).

 On October 28, 2015, Applicant requested a State water quality certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department), as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341), to ensure that the construction, operation and maintenance of the Project will protect water quality in Pennsylvania through compliance with State water quality standards and associated State law requirements, which are consistent with the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

 On July 18, 2017, State water quality certification was granted.

 The previously approved Project (DEP File # WQ05-001) was described as follows:

 The H-318 Pipeline segment of the EEP Project, as proposed, includes approximately 4.6 miles, of 20-inch pipeline for the purpose of transporting natural gas from the EQT Gathering, LLC (EQT Gathering) Applegate Gathering system located in Forward Township, Allegheny County, PA to Equitrans' existing H-148 pipeline, in Union Township, Washington County, PA. This portion of the project also involves the installation of permanent aboveground facilities at the existing Applegate Site and new Hartson Launcher/Receiver Facilities which include approximately 0.48 acre of disturbance. The H-318 Pipeline portion of the EEP Project, as proposed, will require approximately 74.1 acres of earth disturbance, and impacts to 80 linear feet of Lobbs Run—WWF (aka S-BB1), 106 linear feet of UNT to Lobbs Run—WWF (aka S-BB1(a)), 99 linear feet of UNT to Lobbs Run—WWF (akaS-BB2), 891 linear feet of Monongahela River—WWF (aka S-BB5), 75 linear feet of Bunola Run—WWF (aka S-BB4), 16 linear feet of Bunola Run—WWF (aka S-BB4 [for workspace]), 75 linear feet of Kelly Run—WWF (aka S-BB3), with a total of 1,342 linear feet of stream impacts to WWF, 1.5 acre of floodway, 0.01 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-BB3 (PEM), 0.014 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-BB10 (PFO), 0.016 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-BB9 (PFO), 0.041 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB3 (PEM), 0.372 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB7 (PEM) for which a Joint Permit Application has been submitted, 0.070 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB6 (PEM), 0.01 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB12-WP (PFO/PSS). Temporary impacts to wetlands on the H-318 pipeline segment of EEP total 0.10 acre, while permanent impacts total 0.51 acre, of that total the H-318 pipeline segment will require permanent impacts converting a total 0.028 acre of PSS or PFO wetland to PEM wetland.

 The H-316 Pipeline segment of the EEP Project, as proposed, includes approximately 2.9 miles, of 30-inch pipeline for the purpose of transporting natural gas from the proposed Redhook Compressor Station located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA to Equitrans' existing H-302 pipeline for delivery to Texas Eastern infrastructure located in Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA or south on Equitrans' existing H-302 pipeline to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) located in West Virginia (WV). This portion of the project also involves the installation of permanent aboveground facilities at the new H-302 Tap and Launcher/Receiver Facility which includes approximately 0.11 acre of disturbance. The above ground facilities will be located within the same project footprint of the proposed H-316 pipeline construction. The H-316 pipeline portion of the EEP Project, as proposed, will require approximately 56 acres of earth disturbance, and impacts to 118 linear feet of S-AA3 (UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF), 106 linear feet of UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA4), 80 linear feet of UNT to UNT 23572 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA8), 189 linear feet of UNT to UNT 23572 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA9), 81 linear feet of UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA10), 113 linear feet of UNT to Ruff Creek—WWF (aka S-AA11), 75 linear feet of Ruff Creek—WWF (aka S-AA12), 147 linear feet of UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA13), 83 linear feet of UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA14), 123 linear feet of South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA15), 6 linear feet of UNT to UNT 26514 South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA24), 9 linear feet of UNT to UNT 26514 South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA23), 7 linear feet of UNT to UNT 26514 South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA22), 4 linear feet of UNT to UNT 26514 South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (S-AA21), 2.5 linear feet of UNT to UNT 26514 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA20), 12 linear feet of UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA17), 2.5 linear feet of UNT to UNT 26514 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA18, with a total of 1,158 linear feet of stream impacts to WWF, 2.75 acres of floodway, 0.035 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-AA4 (PEM), 0.023 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-AA8 (PEM), 0.0007 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-AA10 (PEM), 0.059 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-AA4 (PEM), 0.074 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-AA7 (PEM), and 0.0007 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-AA10 (PEM)). Temporary impacts to wetlands on the H-316 pipeline segment of EEP total 0.06 acre, while permanent impacts total 0.13 acre.

 The Redhook Compressor Station is a proposed natural gas compressor station facility which will be located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA. The Project, as proposed, will require approximately 17.25 acres of earth disturbance and will not impact any wetlands or streams. A proposed permanent access road for the Redhook Compressor Station is anticipated to permanently impact 0.25 acre of floodway for stream UNT to UNT 81118 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-N2).

 The M-80 Pipeline segments of the EEP Project is located in the same right-of-way as H-158 pipeline, and as proposed, includes an approximately 1,175 feet extension, of 6-inch pipeline (M-80 pipeline) and a 12-inch pipeline (H-158 pipeline) located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA. The pipeline currently moves gas to the existing Pratt Compressor station, but will be required to be extended to move gas to the aforementioned proposed Redhook Compressor Station located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA. The M-80 Pipeline portion of the EEP Project, as proposed, will require approximately 11.47 acres of earth disturbance, and impacts to 105 linear feet of UNT 81118 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-AA1) and 165 linear feet of UNT to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (S-AA2), with a total of 270 linear feet of stream impacts to WWF, with a total of 270 linear feet of stream impacts to WWF, 2.25 acres of floodway, and no temporary or permanent wetland impacts.

 The H-158 Pipeline segment of the EEP Project is located in the same right-of-way as M-80 pipeline, and as proposed, includes an approximately 1,175 feet extension, of 12-inch pipeline located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA. The pipeline currently moves gas to the existing Pratt Compressor station, but will be required to be extended to move gas to the proposed Redhook Compressor Station located in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA. The H-158 Pipeline portion of the EEP Project, as proposed, will be installed within the same construction right-of-way as M-80, so will not require any additional acres of disturbance. Impacts from this segment are coupled with and are referenced in the discussion of the M-80 pipeline segment aquatic resource impacts.

 The H-305 Pipeline segment of the EEP Project, as proposed, includes an approximately 504 feet extension, of 24-inch pipeline for the purpose of transporting natural gas from the proposed Redhook Compressor Station to Equitrans' existing H-305 pipeline located at the existing Braden Run Interconnect with Texas Eastern in Franklin Township, Greene County, PA. The H-305 Pipeline portion of the EEP Project, as proposed, will require approximately 0.28 acre of earth disturbance, and impacts to 167 linear feet of UNT to UNT 81118 to South Fork Tenmile Creek—WWF (aka S-N1), 0.36 acre of floodway, and no temporary or permanent wetland impacts.

 The project will cumulatively impact 2,937 linear feet of stream, 7.11 acres of floodways of associated watercourses, 0.16 acre of temporary wetland impacts and 0.64 acre of permanent wetland impacts.

 By order issued October 13, 2017, in Docket No. CP16-13-000 (Order), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized Equitrans, LP to construct and operate its proposed EEP subject to conditions specified in the Order. The Project includes the construction of pipeline, compression, and ancillary facilities.

 The currently proposed project amendment (WQ05-001-A1) was filed with FERC on November 9, 2017, as part of an implementation plan for the EEP. This proposed project amendment includes the elimination of the aforementioned H-318 pipeline segment in Washington and Allegheny Counties, and the modification for the H-316 pipeline segment in Greene County.

 On December 15, 2017, Applicant requested a State water quality certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department), as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341), to ensure that the construction, operation and maintenance of the project amendment will protect water quality in Pennsylvania through compliance with State water quality standards and associated State law requirements, which are consistent with the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

 The applicant proposes to eliminate the aforementioned H-318 pipeline 3.8-mile-long 20-inch pipeline, which has not been constructed, from the original project that received conditional State water quality certification. The H-318 Pipeline segment of the EEP starts Applegate Gathering system located in Forward Township, Allegheny County, PA (Glassport, PA Quadrangle N: 40° 15` 15.28"; W: 79° 57` 45.02") and ends at Equitrans' existing H-148 pipeline, in Union Township, Washington County, PA. (Monongahela, PA Quadrangle N: 40° 14` 27.04"; W: 79° 55` 16.43"). This pipeline proposed 74.1 acres of earth disturbance, and impacts to 80 linear feet of S-BB1 (Lobbs Run—WWF), 106 linear feet of S-BB1(a) (UNT to Lobbs Run—WWF), 99 linear feet of S-BB2 (UNT to Lobbs Run—WWF), 891 linear feet of S-BB5 (Monongahela River—WWF), 75 linear feet of S-BB4 (Bunola Run—WWF), 16 linear feet of S-BB4 [for workspace] (Bunola Run—WWF), 80 linear feet of S-BB3 (Kelly Run—WWF), with a total of 1,347 linear feet of stream impacts to WWF, 1.5 acre of floodway, 0.010 acre of temporary wetland impacts to W-BB3 (PEM), 0.041 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB3 (PEM), 0.372 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB7 (PEM) for which a Joint Permit Application was issued, and 0.070 acre of permanent wetland impacts to W-BB6 (PEM).

 The applicant proposes to remove from the aforementioned H-316 route a 0.9-mile-long segment of 30-inch pipeline, which has not been constructed, from the original project that received State water quality certification. The segment is located from Crayne School Rd, in Morgan Township, Greene County, PA (Mather, PA Quadrangle N: 39° 54` 44.83"; W: 80° 05` 36.06") and ends at Equitrans existing H-302 pipeline, in Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA. (Mather, PA Quadrangle N: 39° 54` 01.56"; W: 80° 05` 14.36"). This segment included approximately 22 acres of earth disturbance, and impacts to 161 linear feet of South Fork Tenmile Creek (WWF) and unnamed tributaries of South Fork Tenmile Creek (WWF) (aka S-AA17, S-AA18, S-AA-10, S-AA20, S-AA21, S-AA22, S-AA-23, S-AA24), 0.06 acre of floodway, 0.001 acre of temporary Palustrine Emergent Wetland impacts, and 0.001 acre of permanent Palustrine Emergent Wetland impacts.

 The applicant proposes to re-route the H-316 pipeline 1.1 miles, of 30-inch pipeline for the purpose of transporting natural gas from the approved Redhook Compressor Station to the existing Jefferson Compressor Station, for delivery to Texas Eastern or south on Equitrans' H-302 pipeline to Mountain Valley Pipeline. The proposed H-316 Pipeline re-route starts at the H-316 natural gas pipeline near Crayne School Road, located in Morgan Township, Greene County, PA (Mather, PA Quadrangle N: 39° 54` 44.83"; W: 80° 05` 36.06") and ends at Equitrans' existing Jefferson Compressor Station, in Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA. (Mather, PA Quadrangle N: 39° 54` 36.03"; W: 80° 04` 31.69"). The H-316 Pipeline Re-route, as proposed, will require approximately 19 acres of earth disturbance, and impacts to 113.7 linear feet of South Fork Tenmile Creek (WWF), 0.405 acre floodway, 0 acre of temporary wetland impacts, and 0.07 acre of permanent Palustrine Emergent Wetland impacts.

 No changes in footprint or impacts are proposed for the previously approved Redhook Compressor Station, H-305, H-158, or M-80 pipelines.

 With the removal of H-318, inclusion of the H-316 re-route and modifications, the project will cumulatively impact 1,443 linear feet of stream, 5.9 acres of floodways of associated watercourses, 0.06 acre of temporary wetland impacts and 0.20 acre of permanent Palustrine Emergent Wetland impacts.

 The Department anticipates issuing a State water quality certification to Applicant for the project amendment that will require compliance with the following State water quality permitting programs, criteria and conditions established pursuant to State law to ensure the Project does not violate applicable State water quality standards set forth in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93:

 1. Discharge Permit—Applicant shall obtain and comply with a Department National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the discharge of water from the hydrostatic testing of the pipeline pursuant to Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law (35 P.S. §§ 691.1—691.1001), and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 92a).

 2. Erosion and Sediment Control Permit—Applicant shall obtain and comply with the Department's Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Processing or Treatment issued pursuant to Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law and Storm Water Management Act (32 P.S. §§ 680.1—680.17), and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 102).

 3. Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permits—Applicant shall obtain and comply with a Department Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permits for the construction, operation and maintenance of all water obstructions and encroachments associated with the project pursuant to Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law, Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P.S. §§ 673.1—693.27), and Flood Plain Management Act (32 P.S. §§ 679.101—679.601.), and all applicable implementing regulations (25 Pa. Code Chapter 105).

 4. Water Quality Monitoring—The Department retains the right to specify additional studies or monitoring to ensure that the receiving water quality is not adversely impacted by any operational and construction process that may be employed by Applicant.

 5. Operation—Applicant shall at all times properly operate and maintain all Project facilities and systems of treatment and control (and related appurtenances) which are installed to achieve compliance with the terms and conditions of this State Water Quality Certification and all required permits, authorizations and approvals. Proper operation and maintenance includes adequate laboratory controls, appropriate quality assurance procedures, and the operation of backup or auxiliary facilities or similar systems installed by Applicant.

 6. Inspection—The Project, including all relevant records, are subject to inspection at reasonable hours and intervals by an authorized representative of the Department to determine compliance with this State Water Quality Certification, including all required State water quality permits and State water quality standards. A copy of this certification shall be available for inspection by the Department during such inspections of the Project.

 7. Transfer of Projects—If Applicant intends to transfer any legal or equitable interest in the Project which is affected by this State Water Quality Certification, Applicant shall serve a copy of this certification upon the prospective transferee of the legal and equitable interest at least 30 days prior to the contemplated transfer and shall simultaneously inform the Department Regional Office of such intent. Notice to the Department shall include a transfer agreement signed by the existing and new owner containing a specific date for transfer of certification responsibility, coverage, and liability between them.

 8. Correspondence—All correspondence with and submittals to the Department concerning this State Water Quality Certification shall be addressed to:

 Dana Drake, PE
Department of Environmental Protection
Southwest Regional Office
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 9. Reservation of Rights—The Department may suspend or revoke this State Water Quality Certification if it determines that Applicant has not complied with the terms and conditions of this certification. The Department may require additional measures to achieve compliance with applicable law, subject to Applicant's applicable procedural and substantive rights.

 10. Other Laws—Nothing in this State Water Quality Certification shall be construed to preclude the institution of any legal action or relieve Applicant from any responsibilities, liabilities, or penalties established pursuant to any applicable Federal or State law or regulation.

 11. Severability—The provisions of this State Water Quality Certification are severable and should any provision of this certification be declared invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the certification shall not be affected thereby.

 Prior to issuance of the final State water quality certification, the Department will consider all relevant and timely comments, suggestions or objections submitted to the Department within 30 days of this notice. Comments should be directed to Dana Drake, PE, Waterways and Wetland Program Manager, at the above address or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD). Comments must be submitted in writing and contain the name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and a concise statement of comments, objections or suggestions on this proposal. No comments submitted by facsimile will be accepted.

Request for Comments on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Developed for Ross Run, Indiana County

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will accept comments as of February 10, 2018 for the proposed TMDL proposed address aquatic life use impairments in Ross Run as noted in the 2016 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated List), initially listed in 2006. Ross Run is a tributary of the Little Mahoning Creek and the larger Allegheny River Basin. The watershed is located in East, North and South Mahoning Townships, Indiana County. The impairments were noted during bioassessments in the watershed (2005 and 2010) and excessive siltation due to grazing-related agriculture was identified as causing impairment to the designated aquatic life use of a High Quality—Cold Water Fishery, (HQ-CWF), in Ross Run. Because this Commonwealth does not currently have water quality criteria for sediment, a TMDL endpoint was identified using a reference watershed approach. Based on a comparison to the similar, nonimpaired watershed, the Mudlick Run, another HQ-CWF, was chosen for comparison and is a tributary to Little Mahoning Creek and the larger Mahoning Creek and Allegheny River Basin, Indiana County (Figure 2.), a 24.6% reduction in sediment loading will allow water quality to be met in the impaired segments of Ross Run.

Table 1. Summary of TMDL for Ross Run in Sediment, lbs/yr. and lbs/day

 TMDL—Total Maximum Daily Load, WLA—Waste Load Allocation, MOS—Margin of Safety LA—Load Allocation, LNR—Loads Not Reduced, ALA—Adjusted Load Allocation

TMDL WLA MOS LA LNR ALA
720,359.3 7,203.6 72,035.9 641,119.8 12,400.0 628,719.8
1,973.6 19.7 197.4 1,756.5 34.0 1,722.5

 Load allocations were distributed to nonpoint sources, with 10% of the TMDL reserved explicitly as a MOS. The WLA is that portion of the total load assigned to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted point source discharges. A search of the Department efacts permit database identified no known point source discharges within Ross Run. To take in account future permit activity, 1% of the TMDL was incorporated into the WLA as a bulk reserve. The LA is that portion of the total load assigned to nonpoint sources, specifically all land use sources other than NPDES permitted point sources. LNR are the portion of the LA associated with nonpoint sources other than agricultural (croplands, hay/pasture), and associated stream banks. It is equal to the sum of modeled loading on forested land use, a quarry, and low development. The ALA represents the remaining portion of the LA distributed among agricultural land and associated stream banks.

 The data and all supporting documentation used to develop the proposed TMDLs are available from the Department. The proposed TMDLs and information on the TMDL program can also be viewed on the Department's web site at www.dep.state.pa.us/watermanagement_apps/tmdl/. To request a copy of any of the proposed TMDLs, contact Scott Alexander, Water Program Specialist, Bureau of Clean Water, Central Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 772-5670, salexander@pa.gov.

 The Department will consider all comments in developing the final TMDLs, which will be submitted to EPA for final approval. Written comments will be accepted at the above address and must be postmarked by 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on February 10, 2018.

Request for Comments on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Developed for Whiteley Creek,
Greene County

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will accept comments as of February 10, 2018, for the proposed TMDL proposed address aquatic life use impairments in as noted in the 2016 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated List), initially listed in 2006. Whiteley Creek is a tributary of the Monongahela River and located in southeastern Greene County, near Kirby, primarily within Whiteley Township. The impairments were noted during bioassessments in the watershed (2005 and 2010) and excessive siltation due to agriculture was identified as causing impairment to Whiteley Creek's designated aquatic life use of Trout Stocked Fishery (TSF) (headwaters to S.R. 2011 bridge) and Warm Water Fishery (WWF) (from the bridge to the Monongahela). This Commonwealth does not currently have water quality criteria for sediment, so TMDL endpoint was identified using a reference watershed approach. Based on a comparison to the similar, nonimpaired, headwaters of Dunning Creek, Bedford County, a 53.3% reduction in sediment loading will allow water quality objectives to be met in the impaired segments of Whiteley Creek (Table 1).

Table 1. Summary of TMDL for Whiteley Creek in Sediment, lbs/yr. and lbs/day

 TMDL—Total Maximum Daily Load, WLA—Waste Load Allocation, MOS—Margin of Safety LA—Load Allocation, LNR—Loads Not Reduced, ALA—Adjusted Load Allocation

TMDL WLA MOS LA LNR ALA
5,521,338.4 1,249,319.6 552,133.8 3,719,885.0 227,600.0 3,492,285.1
55,213.4 3,422.8 1,512.7 10,191.5 623.6 9,567.9

 Load allocations were distributed to nonpoint sources, with 10% of the TMDL reserved explicitly as a MOS. The WLA is that portion of the total load assigned to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted point source discharges. A search of the Department efacts permit database identified seventeen known point source discharges within Whiteley Creek. To take in account future permit activity, 1% of the TMDL was incorporated into the WLA as a bulk reserve. The LA is that portion of the total load assigned to nonpoint sources, specifically all land use sources other than NPDES permitted point sources. LNR are the portion of the LA associated with nonpoint sources other than agricultural (croplands, hay/pasture), and associated stream banks. It is equal to the sum of modeled loading on forested land use, a quarry, and low development. The ALA represents the remaining portion of the LA distributed among agricultural land and associated stream banks.

 The data and all supporting documentation used to develop the proposed TMDLs are available from the Department. The proposed TMDLs and information on the TMDL program can also be viewed on the Department's web site at www.dep.state.pa.us/watermanagement_apps/tmdl/. To request a copy of any of the proposed TMDLs, contact Scott Alexander, Water Program Specialist, Bureau of Clean Water, Central Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 772-5670, salexander@pa.gov.

 The Department will consider all comments in developing the final TMDLs, which will be submitted to EPA for final approval. Written comments will be accepted at the above address and must be postmarked by 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on February 10, 2018.

Erosion and Sediment Control Permit Modification

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) provides notice of request for a permit modification for the following listed Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control Permit, currently under review for Pennsylvania Pipeline Project (PPP)/Mariner East II.

NPDES Permit No. Applicant Name & Address Counties DEP Regional Office
ESG0500015001 Sunoco Pipeline, LP (SPLP)
535 Fritztown Road
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Delaware and Chester Southeast Region

 This request, received October 11, 2017, is entitled Major Modification 1—East Swedesford Road—HDD S3-381. It involves a change in installation methodology for a portion of the project as a result of concerns raised by Aqua America (Aqua), the local water authority, regarding their Hillside Drive production well along East Swedesford Road.

 Specifically, the proposed changes include an open trench installation with five conventional bore sections and one short HDD. The HDD will be conducted from Stream S-B79 and Lincoln Highway which is over 2,300 feet from Swedesford Road. Conventional bores will be added at Stations 15111+00 to 15112+25 (Exton Lane), Stations 15113+75 to 15117+00 (utilities avoidance), Stations 15121+00 to 15122+25 (E. Swedesford Road), and Stations 15135+00 to 15137+00 (sensitive area by stream S-B81) and 15137+00 to 15141+00 (stream S-B81 and wetland WL-B71).

 Through the utilization of these alternative installation methods, SPLP proposes to avoid impacts to local resources and sensitive areas.

 For more detailed information regarding the Southeast (ESG0500015001) Chapter 102 permit application related to this proposed project, which is available in the Department's regional office and available online at dep.pa.gov/pipelines, contact John Hohenstein, (484) 250-5160 to request a file review. The Department will accept written comments on this Chapter 102 permit modification request through Monday, March 12, 2018. Comments on the application can be e-mailed or sent by postal mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast Regional Office, Waterways and Wetlands Program, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401, ra-epww-sero@pa.gov.

Erosion and Sediment Control Permit Modification

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) provides notice of request for a permit modification for the following listed Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control Permit, currently under review for Pennsylvania Pipeline Project (PPP)/Mariner East II.

NPDES Permit No. Applicant Name & Address Counties DEP Regional Office
ESG0500015001 Sunoco Pipeline, LP (SPLP)
535 Fritztown Road
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Delaware and Chester Southeast Region

 This request, received October 18, 2017, is entitled Major Modification 2—North Pottstown Pike—HDD S3-370. This modification request is a change in installation methodology for a portion of the project following more in-depth hydrogeology analysis and seismic testing.

 Specifically, the proposed changes include an open trench installation with four conventional bore sections. Conventional bores will be added at Stations 15083+50 to 15085+50 (CH-0209 Parking Lot), Stations 15088+50 to 15089+50 (Stream S-C61), Stations 15092+00 to 15093+00 (Stream S-C59) and Stations 15093+50 to 15096+00 (Pottstown Pike/PA HWY 100).

 After obtaining additional information, SPLP proposed to use these alternatives methods to avoid impacts to local resources and sensitive areas.

 For more detailed information regarding the Southeast (ESG0500015001) Chapter 102 permit application related to this proposed project, which is available in the Department's regional office and available online at dep.pa.gov/pipelines, contact John Hohenstein, (484) 250-5160 to request a file review. The Department will accept written comments on this Chapter 102 permit modification request through Monday, March 12, 2018. Comments on the application can be e-mailed or sent by postal mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast Regional Office, Waterways and Wetlands Program, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401, ra-epww-sero@pa.gov.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-220. Filed for public inspection February 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.


Navigation

webmaster@PaBulletin.com