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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1250


Stream Redesignation Evaluation; Water Quality Standards Review

[34 Pa.B. 3650]

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designed use), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that an evaluation will be conducted on the stream section listed in this notice to determine the proper aquatic life use designation in the Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards.

Stream Name
Tributary To
Wissahickon Creek-- Basin, from the source near Lansdale to the State Route 0073 (Skippack Pike) bridge crossing near Fort Washington Montgomery Schuylkill River

   Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of this stream section are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in the assessment. This assessment may lead to a recommendation to the Environmental Quality Board (Board) for redesignation.

   Data should be submitted to Bob Frey, Division of Water Quality Assessment and Standards, Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater Management, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, Data should be submitted no later than 30 days following publication of this notice. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Bob Frey at (717) 787-9637.

   This assessment is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Board by the Upper Gwynedd Township Commissioners. The portion of the Wissahickon Creek basin to be evaluated is currently designated Trout Stocking. The petitioners are requesting redesignation to Warm Water Fishes.

   Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Bob Frey directly at the previously mentioned telephone number 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. 04-1250. Filed for public inspection July 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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