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DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Draft Stream Evaluation Report for Tohickon Creek; Public Comment Period Extension

[49 Pa.B. 2402]
[Saturday, May 11, 2019]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice, under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), that the Draft Tohickon Creek Stream Evaluation Report is available for public comment. An initial notification was disseminated on April 13, 2019, with a 30-day comment period ending on May 13, 2019. Based on multiple requests, the Department is extending the comment period for an additional 60 days, through July 11, 2019.

 Tohickon Creek is a freestone tributary to the Delaware River. The Tohickon Creek evaluation was conducted in response to a petition from Marion and Neil Kyde on behalf of the Tinicum Conservancy that was accepted for study by the Environmental Quality Board on September 19, 1995. The petition requests the lower mainstem portion of Tohickon Creek be redesignated to Exceptional Value. With the exception of the Warm Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes designation of Deep Run, the lower Tohickon Creek basin is currently designated Cold Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes. The petitioned mainstem originates at Lake Nockamixon Dam in Nockamixon and Bedminster Townships, Bucks County and flows southeast through Tinicum and Plumstead Townships until it empties into the Delaware River.

 The draft report is available for review on the Department's eComment web site at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment.

 The Department has asked local jurisdictions to make a copy of this notification available to any and all interested citizens, including those who own real property in the previously listed municipalities and to any other parties the municipalities believe may be interested in this evaluation and draft report.

 Interested persons may submit comments on the draft report through Thursday, July 11, 2019. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. Written comments can also be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Comments received on the draft report during the public comment period will be reviewed and considered in the Department's evaluation.

 For further information, contact Mark Brickner, Division of Water Quality, at mbrickner@pa.gov or (717) 787-9637. Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 can contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-697. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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