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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1534


Extension of Pennsylvania National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) General Permit (PAG-13)

[38 Pa.B. 4679]
[Saturday, August 23, 2008]

   Under the authority of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001) and sections 1905-A, 1917-A and 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §§ 510-5, 510-17 and 510-20), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is, by this notice, extending for an additional 12 months the availability of the current NPDES PAG-13 Stormwater Discharges from MS4s. The current PAG-13 permit was extended for 12 months at 37 Pa.B. 4928 (September 8, 2007). The current PAG-13 permit is scheduled to expire at midnight March 9, 2009, unless rescinded by the Department at an earlier date. This extension will be effective on March 10, 2009, and will expire at midnight on March 9, 2010. The Department is extending the availability of this permit in order to adequately complete the preparation of the renewal of PAG-13. The Department is also extending, by this notice, all existing MS4 PAG-13 permit approvals, waivers from permit application requirements and exemptions from the MS4 operator designation scheduled to expire. Existing MS4s are authorized to continue to discharge stormwater in accordance with the terms and conditions of the authorized permit and to comply with MS4 permit requirements. Included in this extension is the requirement to continue implementation of the existing program and to provide annual reports on the progress of program implementation.

   The existing PAG-13 permit documents will continue to be available from the Department's regional offices and local county conservation districts until they are replaced or updated. In addition, the permit documents are on file at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Watershed Management, 10th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. This package is also available on the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: Stormwater).

   The permit documents also can be obtained by contacting Penda Powell at (717) 772-5807 or pepowell@state. Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1534. Filed for public inspection August 22, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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