General Permits for Beneficial Use of Exceptional Quality Biosolids by Land Application (PAG-07), Beneficial Use of Biosolids by Land Application (PAG-08) and Beneficial Use of Residential Septage (PAG-09); Public Notice of Availability
[39 Pa.B. 3535]
[Saturday, July 11, 2009]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) by this notice is reissuing its General Permits for Beneficial Use of Exceptional Quality Biosolids by Land Application (PAG-07), Beneficial Use of Biosolids by Land Application (PAG-08) and Beneficial Use of Residential Septage (PAG-09) which expired on July 2, 2009, and by this notice are retroactively extended until July 11, 2009, for an additional 5 years. In accordance with the provisions of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001) and the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003), on April 3, 2004, the Department issued general permits for use by eligible persons for the following: (1) the beneficial use of exceptional quality biosolids that will be sold, given away or otherwise distributed in a bag or other container or that will be land applied (PAG-07); (2) the beneficial use of biosolids by land application (PAG-08); and (3) the beneficial use of residential septage by land application (PAG-09). These general permits were scheduled to expire on April 3, 2009, but were extended to July 11, 2009. The permits were published as draft in the Pennsylvania Bulletin at 39 Pa.B. 1062 (February 21, 2009).
The Department received ten unique comments from ten individuals. In addition, the Department received approximately 250 form letters; however, the comments in those form letters related to requests to changes in the regulations therefore, it was not appropriate to address them in the permit language. In response to the comments received the following changes were made in the final form permits: Language was added to PAG-08 and PAG-09 to clarify that soil incorporation shall be conducted to be consistent with a farming operation's conservation plan, and to provide clarity to the PAG-07 and PAG-08 permits, a definition for ''biosolids mixed with residual waste.''
Copies of the final form permits are available by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Division or Water Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, by means of e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (717) 787-8184. The general permits are also available on the Department's web site at www. depweb.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: ''Biosolids Publications''). Persons with a disability may contact the Department by using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDL users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1236. Filed for public inspection July 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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