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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1395


Public Notice of Availability of Revision to Pennsylvania General NPDES Permit for Wet Weather Discharges from Combined Sewer Systems (PAG-6)

[30 Pa.B. 4298]

   On April 1, 2000, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) published proposed revisions to Pennsylvania's General NPDES Permit for Wet Weather Discharges from Combined Sewer Systems (PAG-6), the Notice of Intent (NOI) and other related permit documents for 30-day public review and comment. The comment period ended May 1, 2000. No public comments were received. A copy of the proposed permit package was sent for EPA formal review and approval on April 14, 2000, and on July 18, 2000. The EPA has approved the general permit for final issuance. The Department therefore, by this final public notice, announces the availability of the final CSO general NPDES permit (PAG 6).

   The EPA review of draft general permit documents and the Department's subsequent discussions resulted in the following changes to the April 1, 2000, published draft permit.

   1.  The proposed two Part C permit condition attachments have been integrated into a single permit condition. This is done as the final general permit does not provide for a compliance schedule for completion and implementation of the nine minimum controls (NMC) or the long term control plan (LTCP). Any needed schedules will be included in an appropriate enforcement mechanism.

   2.  Upon review of the NOI and depending upon site-specific situations of a CSO system, the Department may require an individual permit to address water quality concerns through appropriate long term control plan requirements.

   The final general permit documents package has been completed and is available from the Department's Central and Regional Offices. The package can be viewed at or downloaded from the Department web site at:

   For existing CSO Systems with currently approved coverage, the Department may decide, individually or as a group, to revoke or modify existing permits consistent with the revised general permit.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1395. Filed for public inspection August 11, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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