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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-824



Acceptance of Rulemaking Petition for Study

[34 Pa.B. 2517]

   On April 20, 2004, the Environmental Quality Board (Board) accepted a rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions--statement of policy). The petition, submitted by the Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Alliance for Wetlands and Wildlife, the Commissioners of Clarion County and Reliant Energy Mid-Atlantic Power Holdings LLC (collectively, Clarion River Petitioners), requests the Board redesignate the main stem of the Clarion River from the inlet of Piney Lake to the confluence with the Allegheny River from Cold Water Fishes to Warm Water Fishes.

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d(a) (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is required to publish a notice of intent to assess candidate waters before performing survey work. The Department's assessment notice for the Clarion River, as identified previously, will appear in a future issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   The previously referenced petition submitted by the Clarion River Petitioners is available to the public by contacting the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 or by accessing the Department's website: (DEP Keyword:  EQB (under ''Meeting Agendas/Handouts/Minutes'' choose ''2004'' then ''April 20, 2004'').


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-824. Filed for public inspection May 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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