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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-2084


Availability of Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm- water Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (PAG-02)

[47 Pa.B. 7645]
[Saturday, December 16, 2017]

 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 is publishing as final the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) PAG-02 General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Association with Construction Activities (PAG-02 General Permit), for renewal for 2 years.

 The PAG-02 General Permit is intended to provide NPDES permit coverage to persons proposing earth disturbance activities involving 1 acre or more of earth disturbance to satisfy Commonwealth (25 Pa. Code § 102.5 (relating to permit requirements)) and Federal (40 CFR 122.26(b)(14)(x) and (b)(15) (relating to storm water discharges (applicable to State NPDES programs, see § 123.25)) regulations, who are eligible to use the PAG-02 General Permit.

 The PAG-02 General Permit will become effective at 12 a.m. on December 8, 2017, and will expire at 11:59 p.m. on December 7, 2019. All permittees with existing coverage under the PAG-02 General Permit will be automatically covered under the reissued General Permit on December 8, 2017, and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the reissued General Permit unless notified in writing by the Department that a new Notice of Intent (NOI) must be submitted. Applicants for new coverage under the PAG-02 General Permit must submit an NOI.

 Notice of the availability of a draft PAG-02 General Permit was published at 47 Pa.B. 6884 (November 4, 2017). A 30-day comment period was provided and interested parties were directed to submit comments to the Department's eComment system. The Department received comments during the comment period and a comment and response document has been developed to address all comments submitted.

 No significant changes were made to the final PAG-02 General Permit (3800-PM-BCW0405c) and associated documents.

 The PAG-02 General Permit package can be accessed through the Department's eLibrary web site at (select ''Permit and Authorization Packages,'' then ''Clean Water,'' then ''PAG-02 General Permit'').

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 92a.84(c)(3) (relating to public notice of general permits), the Department will publish notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin every approval of coverage under the PAG-02 General Permit.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-2084. Filed for public inspection December 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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