Stream Redesignation Evaluations; Water Quality Standards Review
[42 Pa.B. 3027]
[Saturday, May 26, 2012]
Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4b(a)(2)(ii) (relating to qualifying as High Quality or Exceptional Value Waters), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that it is undertaking evaluations of data submitted to the Department by the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) pertaining to stream segments added to the Commission's Class A list. The Commission is requesting that 50 stream segments throughout this Commonwealth that meet their requirements for Class A Wild Trout Waters be redesignated as High Quality—Cold Water Fishes (HQ-CWF).
Stream Name County Tributary To Balliet Run Luzerne Wapwallopen Creek Bear Run Venango South Sandy Creek Big Rift Creek Tioga Tioga River Big Spring Creek Cumberland Conodoquinet Creek Big Wapwallopen Creek Luzerne Wapwallopen Creek Bow Creek Luzerne Big Wapwallopen Creek Burgess Brook Wyoming North Branch Mahoopany Creek Catasuaqua Creek Northampton, Lehigh Lehigh River Cedar Run Centre Marsh Creek Coles Creek Columbia, Luzerne, Sullivan Fishing Creek Conety Run Luzerne Little Nescopeck Creek Creasy Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek Gaylord Creek Susquehanna North Branch Wyalusing Creek Halter Creek Blair Frankstown Branch Juniata River Harveys Run Clinton Bald Eagle Creek Hay Creek Berks Schuylkill River Higgins Run Somerset Quemahoning Creek Hunter Creek Carbon Buckwha Creek Laurel Run (Port Matilda) Centre Bald Eagle Creek Letort Spring Run Cumberland Conodoquinet Creek Lewis Creek Luzerne Lackawanna River Lick Run Columbia Little Fishing Creek Little Juniata River Blair, Huntingdon Juniata River Little Nescopeck Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek Logan Run Forest Tionesta Creek Long Run Luzerne Nescopeck Creek Martins Creek Northampton Tobyhanna Creek Middle Spring Creek Cumberland Conodoquinet Creek Mill Creek Potter Allegheny River Plum Creek Blair Halter creek Rock Creek Susquehanna Tunkhannock Creek Rock Run Tioga Babb Creek Sandy Run Blair Little Juniata River Satterlee Run Bradford South Branch Towanda Creek Saucon Creek Lehigh Lehigh River Sherman Creek Wayne West Branch Delaware River UNT Monocacy Creek Berks Monocacy Creek UNT 01950 to Tulpehocken Creek (Womelsdorf) Berks Tulpehocken Creek UNT 2299 to Bear Creek (West) Schuylkill Bear Creek UNT 28137 to Nescopeck Creek (Kester CK) Luzerne Nescopeck Creek UNT 28138 to Nescopeck Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek UNT 28152 to Nescopeck Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek UNT 64019 to Allegheny Creek Berks Allegheny Creek UNT Coles Creek ''Fallow Hollow'' Columbia Coles Creek UNT Coles Creek ''Hess Hollow'' Columbia Coles Creek UNT to Delaware River Northampton Delaware River UNT to Freeman Run Westmoreland Freeman Run UNT to Laurel Run ''Wheelbarrow Run'' Luzerne Laurel Run Wapwallopen Creek Luzerne Susquehanna River Willow Creek Berks Maiden Creek
Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of these stream sections are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in the assessment. These assessments may lead to recommendations to the Environmental Quality Board for redesignation.
Data should be submitted to Tony Shaw, Division of Water Quality Standards, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, email@example.com. Data should be submitted no later than 30 days following publication of this notice. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Tony Shaw at (717) 787-9637.
More information on stream redesignation notifications is available online at www.dep.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: ''Stream Assessment Notifications'').
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.
MICHAEL L. KRANCER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-981. Filed for public inspection May 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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