Public Notice of the Availability of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges from Petroleum Product Contaminated Groundwater Remediation Systems (PAG-05)
[43 Pa.B. 7506]
[Saturday, December 21, 2013]
Under 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), by this notice, informs the public of the availability of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) PAG-05 General Permit for Discharges from Petroleum Product Contaminated Groundwater Remediation Systems. The General Permit will become effective at 12 a.m. on December 29, 2013.
The PAG-05 General Permit is intended to provide NPDES permit coverage to petroleum product contaminated groundwater remediation systems (PPCGRS) that discharge treated effluent to waters of the Commonwealth. PPCGRSs are systems installed to remove pollutants from groundwater to acceptable standards under State or Federal regulatory programs.
Notice of the availability of a draft PAG-05 General Permit was published at 43 Pa.B. 5770 (September 28, 2013). A 30-day comment period was provided for as part of the draft permit publication. No public comments were received.
The proposed Notice of Intent (NOI) fee for coverage under this General Permit is $100 per year the PPCGRS is in operation. The NOI fee will be paid in installments, with the initial fee of $100 submitted with the NOI for permit coverage and an installment of $100 to be submitted with the annual report, if the PPCGRS will be in operation the following year. The Department anticipates that once coverage under the General Permit is authorized, coverage will continue without the need to submit an NOI for renewal of coverage as long as the PAG-05 General Permit is renewed, unless the Department specifically requires the submission of an NOI in writing.
The following changes were made to the final PAG-05 General Permit in comparison to the draft PAG-05 General Permit published at 43 Pa.B. 5770:
• The deadline to submit registration documents to participate in the Department's electronic Discharge Monitoring Report system following permit coverage was increased from 30 days to 90 days.
• The due date for annual reports was modified from December 31 to January 28. This will allow a full calendar year of activities to be reflected in the annual report.
The permit document package can be accessed through the Department's eLibrary web site at www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us by selecting ''Permit and Authorization Packages,'' then ''Point and Non-Point Source Management,'' then ''National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System—NPDES,'' then ''General Permits'' and ''PAG-05—Discharges From Petroleum Product Contaminated Groundwater Remediation Systems.''
For PAG-05 General Permit NOIs, the Department will publish notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for approvals of coverage only (see 25 Pa. Code § 92a.84(c)(3) (relating to public notice of general permits)).
E. CHRISTOPHER ABRUZZO,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-2376. Filed for public inspection December 20, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]
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