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4 Pa. Code § 118.6. Implementation of reductions by self-supplied industrial and commercial water users.

§ 118.6. Implementation of reductions by self-supplied industrial and commercial water users.

 (a)  As necessary to respond to drought or water shortage conditions, during the effective period of the Governor’s proclamation of drought emergency, the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator may order equitable reductions of water withdrawal and use by self-supplied industrial and commercial facilities within the designated drought emergency area. In determining the amount of equitable reductions, the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator will consider the following, in priority order:

   (1)  The relative impact of water use reductions upon:

     (i)   Public health and safety, including pharmaceutical processes.

     (ii)   Food and raw fiber production, including protection of perishable raw or processed products.

     (iii)   Delivery of electric generation services.

     (iv)   Maintenance of employment.

   (2)  The measures and efforts previously undertaken by self-supplied industrial and commercial facilities to conserve water or to provide for water storage and releases, and the ability of users to implement additional conservation measures.

 (b)  Each owner or operator of each self-supplied commercial or industrial facility shall implement, under the contingency plans required under §  118.5 (relating to contingency plans—self supplied commercial and industrial users) measures that are necessary to achieve the withdrawal and use reductions ordered by the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator.

 (c)  Notice of orders issued by the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator to implement reductions will be provided to affected users by notice published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and in newspapers of general circulation in the affected area and by service of the notice by mail or other means within 48 hours of issuance of the order.


   The provisions of this §  118.6 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 page (229889).

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