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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1111



Zinc Corporation of America v. DEP; EHB Doc. No. 97-054-MG

[28 Pa.B. 3337]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) and Zinc Corporation of America (ZCA) have agreed to a settlement of the above matter regarding its facility located in Palmerton Borough, Carbon County.

   The Department issued an NPDES Permit to ZCA on February 1, 1996, and amended it on January 24, 1997 (1997 Permit), authorizing discharge to the Aquaschicola Creek and the Lehigh River in accordance with the effluent limitations, monitoring requirements and other conditions set forth in the Permit. ZCA filed a timely appeal challenging the effluent limitations for zinc on Outfall 025.

   The parties have agreed to a settlement, the major provisions of which include:

   1.  Within 30 days following entry of the Consent Adjudication and Order, the Department shall prepare and submit for publication a draft amendment to the 1997 Permit which provides a monitoring and reporting requirement for zinc on Outfall 025. Following publication and the public comment period, the Department shall take final action on the amendment.

   2.  All other terms and conditions of the 1997 Permit remain the same.

   Copies of the full agreement are in the hands of:

   Barbara L. Smith, Assistant Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Department of Environmental Protection, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790, (717) 826-2519;

   John N. Moore, Esquire, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 887-4000;

and at the Offices of the Environmental Hearing Board and may be reviewed by any interested party on request during normal business hours.

   Any person aggrieved by the above settlement has a right to appeal to the Environmental Hearing Board, Rachel Carson Market Street State Office Building, 400 Market Street, 2nd Floor, P. O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457. Appeals shall be filed within 20 days of this publication.

   If information concerning this notice is required in an alternative form, please contact the Secretary to the Board at (717) 783-3483. TDD users may telephone the Board through the AT&T Pennsylvania Relay Center at 1 (800) 654-5984.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1111. Filed for public inspection July 10, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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