Stream Evaluation of Logan Spring Run (Hunting- don County and Blair County), Bermudian Creek (Adams County) and Fishing Creek (Clinton County, Centre County, Union County and Lycoming County); Water Quality Standards Review
[48 Pa.B. 3491]
[Saturday, June 9, 2018]
Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use) the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that an evaluation will be conducted on the Logan Spring Run basin, the Bermudian Creek basin and the Fishing Creek basin to determine the proper protected use designations in the Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards.
Logan Spring Run is a tributary to the Little Juniata River. The majority of the Logan Spring Run basin located in Warriors Mark Township, Huntingdon County. A small portion of the basin, the farthest downstream reaches, is located in Snyder Township, Blair County. The Logan Spring Run evaluation is being conducted as part of an NPDES permit renewal. Logan Spring Run is currently designated Warm Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes (WWF, MF).
Bermudian Creek is a tributary to Conewago Creek located in the lower Susquehanna River basin. The entire Bermudian Creek basin encompasses portions of Washington, Warrington and Franklin Townships, York County, as well as portions of Latimore, Huntington, Tyrone and Redding Townships, Adams County. The portion of the Bermudian Creek basin being evaluated is from the source to unnamed tributary (UNT) 08727. The Bermudian Creek evaluation is being conducted due to a potential inconsistency between the Fish and Boat Commission Wild Trout Waters classification and the current WWF, MF designation for portions of the basin.
Fishing Creek is a tributary to Bald Eagle Creek located in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin. The Fishing Creek basin encompasses portions of Lamar, Bald Eagle, Crawford, Logan, Greene and Castanea Townships, and Loganton and Mill Hall Boroughs, Clinton County; Gregg, Miles, Marion, Potter, Walker and Spring Townships, Centre County; Limestone and Washington Townships, Lycoming County; and Lewis Township, Union County. The Fishing Creek evaluation is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Environmental Quality Board (Board) by the Lloyd Wilson Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The petition was accepted for further evaluation at the January 16, 1996, Board meeting. Preliminary evaluations were completed in 1997 and a draft evaluation report was composed, but final recommendations were never delivered to satisfy the rulemaking petition.
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 Board for redesignation.
Data should be submitted to Mark Brickner, Division of Water Quality, Bureau of Clean Water, P.O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Data should be submitted within 30 days of this notice. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Mark Brickner at (717) 787-9637.
Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Mark Brickner 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. 18-891. Filed for public inspection June 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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