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Nutrient Credit Trading Program; Actions; Administrative Extension

[49 Pa.B. 4601]
[Saturday, August 17, 2019]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has approved a 1-year administrative extension from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020, of the following previously approved certifications of pollutant reduction activities to generate nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) credits under 25 Pa. Code § 96.8 (relating to use of offsets and tradable credits from pollution reduction activities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed) that were set to expire on September 30, 2019. Proposed pollutant reduction activities include the following agriculture best management practices (BMP): continuous no-till planting methods (CNT), planting cover crops, conservation tillage, grass buffers, riparian forest buffers, off-stream watering with and without fencing, precision grazing and horse pasture management. These certification administrative extension approvals authorize the generation of N or P credits, or both, for use by facilities with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits in the compliance year in which the credits are generated. This approval is valid until September 30, 2020, provided the pollution reduction activities are implemented, maintained and verified in accordance with the plans contained in the original approved certification requests.

Cert. ID Generator Site Contact Name BMP Name N
Credits
P
Credits
Cert.
Letter
Cert.
Exp.
298 LYCOMING COUNTY Barbour Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Off-Stream Watering without Fencing, Precision Grazing, Riparian Forest Buffer 229 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
219 LYCOMING COUNTY Bischcroft CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 12,363 0 9/15/15 9/30/20
300 LYCOMING COUNTY Bosch CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 646 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
354 LYCOMING COUNTY Dincher Riparian Forest Buffers, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing 625 0 9/30/17 9/30/20
299 LYCOMING COUNTY Brown, Er. Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Off-Stream Watering without Fencing, Precision Grazing, Riparian Forest Buffer 227 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
301 LYCOMING COUNTY Brown, Ev. Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Off-Stream Watering without Fencing, Precision Grazing, Riparian Forest Buffer 206 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
302 LYCOMING COUNTY Fogelman CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 368 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
316 LYCOMING COUNTY Gavitt CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Riparian Forest Buffer, Rotational Grazing 332 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
303 LYCOMING COUNTY Harvey CNT, Cover Crops 243 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
317 LYCOMING COUNTY Jarrett CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 377 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
318 LYCOMING COUNTY Knepp CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 179 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
308 LYCOMING COUNTY Koons CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 172 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
356 LYCOMING COUNTY McCoy CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Riparian Forest Buffers, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Precision Grazing 646 0 9/30/17 9/30/20
218 LYCOMING COUNTY Lambert CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 5,853 0 9/15/15 9/30/20
355 LYCOMING COUNTY London CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Riparian Forest Buffers, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Precision Grazing 185 0 9/30/17 9/30/20
309 LYCOMING COUNTY Mowery CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 546 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
310 LYCOMING COUNTY Reitz Horse Pasture Management, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Precision Grazing 1,410 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
241 LYCOMING COUNTY Rogers CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 85 0 9/15/15 9/30/20
243 LYCOMING COUNTY Schrack CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Riparian Forest Buffer 11,000 0 9/15/15 9/30/20
321 LYCOMING COUNTY Sherman CNT, Cover Crops, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Precision Grazing, Riparian Forest Buffer 90 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
357 LYCOMING COUNTY Snyder CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Riparian Forest Buffer 632 0 9/30/17 9/30/20
312 LYCOMING COUNTY Styer CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 57 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
304 LYCOMING COUNTY Tebbs CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 2,194 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
313 LYCOMING COUNTY Ulmer CNT, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops 3,551 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
314 LYCOMING COUNTY Vandine CNT, Cover Crops 122 0 7/29/16 9/30/20
315 LYCOMING COUNTY Worthington CNT, Cover Crops, Off-Stream Watering with Fencing, Riparian Forest Buffer, Rotational Grazing 223 0 7/29/16 9/30/20

 Persons aggrieved by this action may appeal, under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act (35 P.S. § 7514) and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501—508 and 701—704 (relating to Administrative Agency Law), to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457.

 TDD users may contact the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.

 Appeals must be filed with the Board within 30 days of receipt of notice of this action unless the appropriate statute provides a different time. This paragraph does not, in and of itself, create any right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decisional law.

 Copies of the appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure may be obtained at http://ehb.courtapps.com or by contacting the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483. The appeal form and the Board's rules are also available in braille and on audiotape from the Secretary to the Board.

 Important legal rights are at stake. Individuals should show this document 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. A lawyer is not needed to file an appeal with the Board.

 For individuals who wish to challenge this action, appeals must be filed with and be received by the Board within 30 days of receipt of notice of this action.

 For further information about this action or the Nutrient Credit Trading Program, contact the Division of Operations, Bureau of Clean Water, Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, RA-EPPANutrientTrad@pa.gov, (717) 787-6744 or visit the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov/nutrient_trading.

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1238. Filed for public inspection August 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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