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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1934


Proposed Watershed Redesignation; Public Hearing

[26 Pa.B. 5658]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Land and Water Conservation, will be holding a public hearing regarding a proposed watershed redesignation for stormwater management planning purposes.

   The Cumberland County Commissioners have requested the redesignation of the Yellow Breeches Creek into two separate watersheds for purposes of stormwater planning under the Storm Water Management Act of 1978. The DEP, in consultation with the Cumberland County Planning Commission, has already designated 10 watersheds within Cumberland County. These watersheds were approved by the Environmental Quality Board. This requested resignation would result in Cumberland County having 11 watersheds for planning purposes.

   The redesignated watersheds, which may be referred to as ''Yellow Breeches Creek (Upper)'' and ''Yellow Breeches Creek (Lower)'' would be partitioned at the confluence with Mountain Creek north of Mount Holly Springs Borough. The ''Yellow Breeches Creek (Upper)'' would encompass the watershed area of the Yellow Breeches Creek upstream of Mountain Creek with the ''Yellow Breeches Creek (Lower)'' encompassing the remainder of the watershed excluding Mountain Creek, which is already a designated watershed.

   The redesignation will enable Cumberland County to undertake watershed stormwater planning in the upper portion of the Yellow Breeches Creek under the Storm Water Management Act of 1978, without studying the entire Yellow Breeches Creek. The remaining portion of the Yellow Breeches Creek Watershed and the other designated watersheds in Cumberland County will remain the same.

   The DEP will hold a public hearing for the purpose of accepting comments on the redesignation of this watershed. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. on December 18, 1996 at the South Middleton Township Building, 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

   Persons wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Durla Lathia of the DEP, Bureau of Land and Water Conservation, P. O. Box 8555, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 783-7577, by December 11, 1996, to reserve a time to present testimony. Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes for each witness and written copies of the testimony should be submitted at the hearing. Each organization is requested one witness to present testimony on its behalf. Anyone wishing to present written comments directly to DEP may do so within 30 days following the hearing.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Durla Lathia at (717) 783-7577. TDD users may contact the DEP through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1 (800) 654-5984.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1934. Filed for public inspection November 15, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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