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25 Pa. Code § 103.1. Definitions.


§ 103.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Alternative processes and techniques—Proven methods which provide for the reclaiming and reuse of water, productively recycle wastewater constituents or otherwise eliminate the discharge of pollutants, or recover energy.

   CWSRF—Clean Water State Revolving Fund—A fund administered by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that provides low-interest loan funds to borrowers for the construction of facilities.

   EPA—The United States Environmental Protection Agency.

   Effluent limitation segment—A section, segment or zone of a stream where water quality standards are met or will be achieved if discharges are treated to meet the secondary treatment requirements specified elsewhere in this title or in the Federal Act or the regulations promulgated thereunder.

   Facilities—Any device or system for the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage, domestic sewage or liquid industrial wastes or necessary to recycle or reuse water at the most economical cost over the useful life of the works. The term includes intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, individual systems, pumping, power and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from the treatment, including land for composting sludge and temporary storage of the compost and land used for the storage of treated wastewater in land treatment systems before land application; or another method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating or disposing of municipal waste or industrial waste, including waste in combined stormwater and sanitary sewer systems.

   Federal Act—The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § §  1251—1387).

   Federal fiscal year—October 1 through September 30.

   Inadequately treated sewage—Sewage receiving less than secondary treatment as defined elsewhere in this title or in the Federal Act or the Federal regulations promulgated thereunder.

   Innovative processes and techniques—Developed methods which have not been fully proven under the circumstances of their contemplated use and which represent a significant advancement over the state of the art in terms of meeting the national goals of cost reduction, increased energy conservation or recovery, greater recycling and conservation of water resources (including preventing the mixing of pollutants with water), reclamation or reuse of effluents and resources (including increased productivity of arid lands), improved efficiency or reliability, or both, the beneficial use of sludges or effluent constituents, better management of toxic materials or increased environmental benefits.

   Intended use plan—A plan identifying the intended uses of the moneys in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and describing how those uses support the goals of the fund.

   Municipality—A city, incorporated town, township, borough, county, municipal authority or other public body created under State law having jurisdiction over the disposal of sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes or a designated and approved management agency under 33 U.S.C.A. §  1288.

   NPDES—The National system for the issuance of permits under section 402 of the Federal Act including, any State or interstate program which has been approved by the EPA, in whole or in part, under section 402 of the Federal Act (33 U.S.C.A. §  1342).

   Project equivalent population—The initial population equivalent which would be served by a project implemented for the rated area at the time that the area is rated.

   Project priority list—The list of identified public sewerage project needs in this Commonwealth established under this subchapter.

   Sewage facilities plan—A plan developed under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. § §  750.1—750.20) for the provision of adequate sewage facilities, adopted by municipal officials and approved by the Department.

   Small municipality—A municipality having a population of 3,500 or less based on the most recent United States Bureau of Census figures.

   Water quality segment—A section, segment or zone of a stream where water quality standards are not met or achieved even if waste discharges are treated to meet the minimum treatment requirements specified elsewhere in this title or the Federal Act or the Federal regulations promulgated thereunder.

   Water quality standards—The combination of water uses to be protected and water quality criteria necessary to protect those uses, as specified in Chapter 93 (relating to water quality standards).


   The provisions of this §  103.1 amended under The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001); and section 16(2) of the Land and Water Conservation and Reclamation Act (32 P. S. §  5116(2)); and The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  510-20).


   The provisions of this §  103.1 adopted September 2, 1971, effective September 3, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1804; amended December 28, 1973, effective December 29, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2957; amended December 21, 1979, effective December 22, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 4158; amended January 2, 1998, effective January 3, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 18. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (237402) and (233553) to (233554).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  103.11 (relating to small municipality projects).

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