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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1441


Stream Redesignation Evaluation of Sherman Creek; Water Quality Standards Review

[37 Pa.B. 4492]
[Saturday, August 11, 2007]

Mainstem; from Cisna Run to Confluence with Susquehanna River

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designed use) the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that an evaluation will be conducted on the stream section listed to determine the proper aquatic life use designation in this Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards.

Stream Name County Tributary To Current Requested Designated Use
Sherman Creek--Mainstem;
from Cisna Run to confluence with Susquehanna River
Perry Susquehanna River WWF EV

   Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of this stream section are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in the assessment. This assessment may lead to a recommendation to the Environmental Quality Board (Board) for redesignation.

   Data should be submitted to Tony Shaw, Division of Water Quality Standards, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, Data should be submitted no later than September 10, 2007. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Tony Shaw at (717) 787-9637.

   This assessment is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Board by the Shermans Creek Conservation Association, Inc. On October 17, 2006, the Board accepted the rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa.  Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Qualify Board Policy for Processing Petitions--Statement of Policy). The Sherman Creek mainstem from Cisna Run to its confluence with Susquehanna River is currently designated Warm Water Fishes (WWF), as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9o (relating to Drainage List O). The petitioner is requesting that this section of the Sherman Creek mainstem be redesignated as Exceptional Value waters (EV).

   The petition is available to the public by contacting the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 and is also accessible on the Department's website at (DEP Keywords: EQB (EQB Meeting Agendas/Handouts/Minutes; 2006; October 17, 2006)).

   Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Tony Shaw directly at (717) 787-9637 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1441. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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