Stream Redesignation Evaluation of Stony Run; Water Quality Standards Review
[44 Pa.B. 2708]
[Saturday, May 3, 2014]
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 to determine the proper aquatic life use designation in this Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards.
Stream Name County Tributary To Stony Run—Basin Fayette Indian Creek
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 Mark Brickner, Division of Water Quality Standards, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, firstname.lastname@example.org. Data should be submitted within 30 days of this notice. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Mark Brickner at (717) 787-9637.
This assessment is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Board by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law on behalf of the Mountain Watershed Association. On February 18, 2014, the Board accepted the rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions—statement of policy). The Stony Run basin is currently designated Coldwater Fishes, as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9w (relating to Drainage List W). The petitioner is requesting the Stony Run basin be redesignated to Exceptional Value.
The petition is available to the public by contacting the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 and is also accessible on the Department's web site at www.dep.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: EQB; click ''EQB Meeting Schedule 2014''; see entries under ''February 18, 2014'' under the ''Meeting Agendas/Minutes/Handouts'' heading).
Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Mark Brickner at the previously listed phone number or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.
E. CHRISTOPHER ABRUZZO,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-928. Filed for public inspection May 2, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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