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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1321



Draft Stream Evaluation Report; Public Comment Period Extension

[48 Pa.B. 5416]
[Saturday, August 25, 2018]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice, under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), that the public comment period for the Draft Stream Evaluation Report has been extended through Monday, October 15, 2018.

Stream Name County Tributary to
Unnamed Tributary (UNT) to Whetstone Run Delaware Whetstone Run

 The Department conducted an evaluation of the UNT to Whetstone Run located in Marple Township, Delaware County, in response to a petition submitted to the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) by the Darby Creek Valley Association. On October 18, 2016, the EQB accepted the petition for further evaluation. The entire Whetstone Run basin is currently designated Warm Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes. The petition requests the UNT to Whetstone Run be redesignated to High Quality—Warm Water Fishes, Migratory Fishes.

 The draft report is available for review on the Department's eComment web site at

 The Department has asked the previously listed local jurisdictions to make a copy of this notification available to any interested citizens, including those who own real property in the previously listed municipalities and to any other parties the municipalities believe may be interested in this evaluation and draft report.

 Interested persons may submit comments through Monday, October 15, 2018. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at or by e-mail to Written comments may be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. All comments received on the draft report during the public comment period will be reviewed and considered in the Department's evaluation.

 For further information, contact Mark Brickner, Division of Water Quality at or (717) 787-9637. Persons with a disability may use the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1321. Filed for public inspection August 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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