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4 Pa. Code § 118.5. Contingency plans—self supplied commercial and industrial water users.

§ 118.5. Contingency plans—self supplied commercial and industrial water users.

 (a)  Preparation and submission.

   (1)  Within the time frame specified in the Governor’s proclamation of drought emergency or order issued during an emergency by the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator, the owner or operator of a commercial or industrial facility which withdraws ground or surface water within the designated drought emergency area in excess of an average of 100,000 gallons per day in any 30 day period shall develop and adopt, and have available for inspection at the facility, a drought contingency plan under this section.

   (2)  Within the time frame specified in the Governor’s proclamation of drought emergency or order issued during an emergency by the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator, the owner or operator of a commercial or industrial facility which withdraws ground or surface water within the designated drought emergency area in excess of an average of 500,000 gallons per day in any 30 day period shall develop, adopt and submit a drought contingency plan to the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator.

   (3)  During the effective period of the Governor’s proclamation of drought emergency, the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator may order the owner or operator of any commercial or industrial facility not included in paragraph (2) whose source of water is located within the designated drought emergency area, to develop, adopt and submit a drought contingency plan to the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator within the time frame specified in the order.

 (b)  Contents. Drought contingency plans for self-supplied commercial and industrial facilities shall, at a minimum, contain the following:

   (1)  The name, address and telephone number of the owner or operator of the facility and officers or other persons responsible for directing actions undertaken under the drought contingency plan.

   (2)  A description of the ground and surface water sources utilized by the facility, including interconnections with public water supply agencies, and the locations and yields of those sources.

   (3)  A description of the processes utilizing water at the facility.

   (4)  Data regarding the monthly average and peak day rate of total withdrawal and use and the monthly average and peak day rate of consumptive water use at the facility during the previous calendar year or most recent 12 month period for which the data is available.

   (5)  A description of the method, location and rates of waste water disposal from the facility.

   (6)  A description of measures previously undertaken to conserve water at the facility or to provide for water storage and releases, and potential measures which could be implemented to reduce water use under emergency conditions. The descriptions should include information regarding the impacts of the measures on the production, employment and economics of the facility, including consideration for protection of perishable raw or processed products.

   (7)  A plan of actions which can be undertaken at the facility in response to drought or water shortage conditions to achieve a phased reduction of total withdrawal and use by amounts of 5%, 15%, 25%, 35% and 50% of the rates of water withdrawal and use existing during nondrought periods.

Source

   The provisions of this §  118.5 amended May 17, 1985, effective May 10, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 1825; amended July 6, 2001, effective July 7, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3520. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (229888) to (229889).

Cross References

   This section cited in 4 Pa. Code §  118.6 (relating to implementation of reductions by self-supplied industrial and commercial water users).



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