Public Notice of Draft NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (PAG-13); Extension of Public Comment Period
[45 Pa.B. 4840]
[Saturday, August 15, 2015]
Notice of the availability of the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (PAG-13) was published at 45 Pa.B. 2674 (May 30, 2015) and the comment period ended on July 29, 2015.
The Department is, by this notice, extending the public comment period for the draft PAG-13 General Permit through August 31, 2015. All comments received after the initial July 29, 2015, comment period closing, and before midnight on Monday, August 31, 2015, will be considered.
The PAG-13 General Permit is intended to provide NPDES permit coverage to existing or proposed regulated small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) for discharges of stormwater to surface waters of the Commonwealth. The existing PAG-13 General Permit in effect at this time, effective March 16, 2013, will expire on March 15, 2018, and remains in full force and effect until that date. See 41 Pa.B. 5042 (September 17, 2011). The Department is proposing to reissue a final PAG-13 General Permit to become effective on March 16, 2018.
To access the draft General Permit and related documents, visit www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us (select ''Permit and Authorization Packages,'' then ''Point and Non-Point Source Management,'' then ''National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System—NPDES,'' then ''Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems—MS4s,'' then ''Draft PAG-13 General Permit''). A link to these documents is also available at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment under the ''Open Comment Periods'' section.
The Department is seeking comments on the draft PAG-13 General Permit (3800-PM-BPNPSM0100d) and accompanying documents through August 31, 2015.
Interested persons may submit written comments by August 31, 2015. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Commentators are urged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment for policies at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment. Written comments can also be submitted to the 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, RA-EPPAMS4@pa.gov.
Questions regarding the draft PAG-13 General Permit should be directed to Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, (717) 787-8184, RA-EPPAMS4@pa.gov.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1503. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]
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