Stream Redesignation Evaluation of Angelica Creek and Saltlick Run; Water Quality Standards Review
[52 Pa.B. 96]
[Saturday, January 1, 2022]
Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a desig-nated use) the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that evaluations will be conducted on the stream sections listed to determine the proper protected use designation in this Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards (WQS).
Stream Name County Tributary to Angelica Creek Berks Schuylkill River Saltlick Run Clearfield West Branch Susquehanna River
The Angelica Creek evaluation is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Environmental Quality Board (Board) by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and the Angelica Creek Watershed Association. On September 21, 2021, 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 Angelica Creek basin is currently designated Coldwater Fishes (CWF), Migratory Fishes (MF), as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9f (relating to Drainage List F). The petitioner is requesting the basin be redesignated to Exceptional Value.
The Saltlick Run evaluation is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Board by RES Coal, LLC. On October 19, 2021, the Board accepted the rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23. The Saltlick Run basin is currently designated High Quality—CWF, MF, as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9l (relating to Drainage List L). The petitioner is requesting the basin be redesignated to CWF.
The petitions are available on the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov (select ''Public Participation,'' then ''Environmental Quality Board,'' then ''2021 Meetings'') or by contacting the Environmental Quality Board, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526. Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of these stream sections are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in these evaluations. These evaluations may lead to recommendations to the Board for redesignation.
Interested persons may submit data through Monday, January 31, 2022. Persons are encouraged to submit data using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to email@example.com. Data may also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Brickner, Water Quality Division, Bureau of Clean Water, P.O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774.
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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-21. Filed for public inspection December 30, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]
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