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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1889d

[34 Pa.B. 5689]

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Certification to Perform Radon-Related Activities in this Commonwealth

   During September 2004, the Department of Environmental Protection, under the Radon Certification Act (63 P. S. §§ 2001--2014) and regulations promulgated thereunder in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 240, has certified the following persons to perform radon-related activities in this Commonwealth. The period of certification is 2 years. For a complete list of persons currently certified to perform radon-related activities in this Commonwealth and for information as to the specific testing devices that persons certified for testing or laboratory are certified to use, contact the Bureau of Radiation Protection, Radon Division, P. O. Box 8469, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8469, (800) 23RADON.

Name          Address Type of Certification
A-1 Realty Services, Inc. 2879 Pricetown Road
Temple, PA 19560
John Bertone 420 William Street
Downingtown, PA 19335
James Bucciarelli
Certified Testing Services
474 Easton Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Testing and Mitigation
J. L. Camp Inspection Services, Inc. 6006 Forest Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Mark Dilts 2844 Slifer Valley Road
Riegelsville, PA 18077
Andrew Dionne 421 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
Stephen Fiorelli 700 Braxton Road
Ridley Park, PA 19078
John Gogal
Keystone Inspection Service
P. O. Box 204
Sciota, PA 18354
Dennis Huson P. O. Box 255
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Robert Klebanoff 325 West Second Avenue
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Richard D. Malin & Assoc., Inc. 2075 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Wesley Morgan 176 Churchill Road
Turtle Creek, PA
James Rodkey 74 Derbyshire Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
Jeffrey Schlaline 800 Locust Grove Road
York, PA 17402
Joseph Schwab 1341 N. Delaware Avenue
Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Robert Shields
Ameritech Environmental
Services, Inc.
107 Summit Place
Landsdale, PA 19446
Testing and Mitigation
Mark Tafeen, M.D.
3300 Corporate Avenue
No. 112
Weston, FL 33331
Michael Tyrell 720 Sourwood Lane
Collegeville, PA 19426
Diana Vaccarello P. O. Box 373
Murrysville, PA 15668
James Wandless 1424 West 30th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Public Meeting for Source Water Assessment; Mountain Water Association

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will hold a public meeting on October 26, 2004, for the Source Water Assessment for Mountain Water Association. The Source Water Protection Assessment Program (SWAP) meeting will be held on October 26, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Water Association Office, 2799 Morgantown Road, Smithfield, PA.

   The purpose of this meeting is to provide a review of the draft SWAP Report and an opportunity for the public to voice any additional concerns or make suggestions regarding the assessment of the groundwater source within the Brownfield Hollow Watershed. This watershed is the source of public water supplied by the Mountain Water Association.

   The Safe Drinking Water Reauthorization of 1996 required states to develop a SWAP to assess drinking water sources that serve public water systems for their susceptibility to pollution and to use this information as a basis for building voluntary, community-based remedies to drinking water contamination. The SWAP assessments are of raw water quality, not of finished water quality and are not intended as a measure of water supplier compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. These source water assessment public meetings will assist the Department in gaining vital information about the watershed in the vicinity of groundwater sources and in gaining public support for the assessments. The ultimate goal of the assessments is to support and promote the development of voluntary, local source water protection programs and to reduce the threat of contamination of public drinking water.

   For more information about the public meeting, contact Helen Humphreys-Short, Community Relations Coordinator, (412) 442-4183. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings should call Helen Humphreys-Short at (412) 442-4183 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department can accommodate their needs.

Request for Comment and Notice of Public Meeting for the Proposed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Developed for Long Valley Run in Bradford County

   The Department and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) are holding a public meeting on October 18, 2004, at 7 p.m. at the Stoll Natural Resource Center, Lake Road, Towanda, PA. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and accept comments on the proposed TMDL developed for Long Valley Run in Bradford County. In accordance with the requirements of section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, several stream segments in the watershed have been identified as impaired due to high levels of metals, from acid mine drainage.

Stream Code Stream Name Miles Degraded
30360 Long Valley Run 1.6


   The proposed plan provides calculations of stream's total capacity to accept metals (aluminum, iron, manganese and acidity), pH and maintain levels below water quality criteria. The applicable water quality criteria are as follows:

Parameter Criterion Value       Total Recoverable/Dissolved
Aluminum 0.75       Total Recoverable
Iron 1.5
      Total Recoverable
Manganese 1.0       Total Recoverable
pH 6.0--9.0       N/A

   The primary pollutant source for the watershed is abandoned mine workings. This watershed was mined for coal throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The affects of this are still present. All on the allocations made in the TMDL are load allocations, which are made to nonpoint sources of pollution.

   The TMDL was developed using Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) to determine long-term average concentrations that each stream segment could accept and still meet water quality criteria 99% of the time. MCS allows for the expansion of a data set based on its statistical makeup. Since there was no critical flow condition where criteria were exceeded, the Department used the average flow to express the loading values in the TMDL.

   The TMDL sets allowable loading rates for metals and acidity at specified points in the watershed. The basis of information used in the establishment of this TMDL is, SRBC collected, 604(b) report data collected during 2002 and 2003.

   The data and all supporting documentation used to develop the proposed TMDL are available from the Department. The proposed TMDL and information on the TMDL program can be viewed and printed on the Department's website: To request a copy of this TMDL, contact Lee McDonnell, Department of Environmental Protection, Water Quality Assessment and Standards, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 783-2938.

   Written comments will be accepted at the previous address and must be post marked by December 16, 2004. Persons who plan to make a presentation at the public meeting should notify the Department by 4 p.m. on October 15, 2004. The Department will consider all comments in developing the final TMDL, which will be submitted to the EPA for approval.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1889. Filed for public inspection October 15, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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