Nutrient Credit Trading Program; Certification and Inter-Basin Trading Requests
[44 Pa.B. 5628]
[Saturday, August 23, 2014]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) provides notice of the following requests that have been submitted under the Nutrient Credit Trading Program (Trading Program). See 25 Pa. Code § 96.8 (relating to use of offsets and tradable credits from pollution reduction activities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed), published at 40 Pa.B. 5790 (October 9, 2010).
Credit Certification Requests
The following requests are being reviewed by the Department. The Department will accept written comments on these proposed pollutant reduction activities for 30 days.
Applicant Pollutant Reduction
Valley Joint Sewer Authority. (Bradford County) (NPDES
Permit No. PA-0043681)
This certification request is for nutrient reduction credits to be generated from the pollutant reduction activity of the township's installed wastewater treatment process.
Inter-Basin Trading Request
The Department has received a request under the Trading Program for use of credits generated in a river basin other than the river basin in which the credit user is located. See 25 Pa. Code § 96.8, published at 40 Pa.B. 5790.
Applicant Inter-Basin Trade Description St. Thomas Township Authority (Franklin
Permit No. PA0081001)
This request is to allow St. Thomas Township Authority to purchase credits from the Susquehanna Basin. St. Thomas wishes to purchase credits from New Oxford Municipal Authority.
Interested persons must submit written comments on these requests by Monday, September 22, 2014. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail, but comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to Jay Braund, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on these certification requests or the Trading Program, contact Jay Braund at (717) 772-5636 or email@example.com or visit the Department's web site at www.dep.state.pa.us (Keyword: ''Nutrient Trad-ing'').
E. CHRISTOPHER ABRUZZO,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1783. Filed for public inspection August 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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