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25 Pa. Code § 90.14. Surface water information.

§ 90.14. Surface water information.

 (a)  Surface water information shall contain a description of the surface waters, including the name of the watershed which will receive water discharges, the location of surface water bodies such as streams, lakes, ponds and springs, deep mine discharges and seeps, the locations of water discharges into a surface body of water and descriptions of surface drainage systems sufficient to identify the seasonal variations in water quantity and quality within the proposed permit and adjacent areas.

 (b)  Surface water information shall include the following:

   (1)  The surface elevations and rate of flow of springs, seeps and deep mine discharges located within and adjacent to the proposed permit area.

   (2)  Minimum, maximum and average discharge conditions, which identify critical low flows and peak discharge rates of streams sufficient to identify seasonal variations.

   (3)  Water quality data to identify the characteristics of surface waters in, discharging into or which will receive flows of surface or groundwater from the proposed permit area, sufficient to identify seasonal variations, showing:

     (i)   Total dissolved solids in milligrams per liter or specific conductance in micromhos per centimeter corrected to 25°C.

     (ii)   Total suspended solids in milligrams per liter.

     (iii)   Acidity in milligrams per liter.

     (iv)   Alkalinity in milligrams per liter.

     (v)   pH in standard units.

     (vi)   Total iron in milligrams per liter.

     (vii)   Total manganese in milligrams per liter.

     (viii)   Sulfates in milligrams per liter.

     (ix)   Total aluminum in milligrams per liter.

     (x)   Other information as the Department determines is relevant.


   The provisions of this §  90.14 amended under the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. § §  1396.1—1396.19a); The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  510-20).


   The provisions of this §  90.14 adopted December 19, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4789, effective July 31, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2382; amended July 30, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2473, effective July 31, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2382; amended June 15, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 3383, effective July 27, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3316; amended December 15, 1995, effective December 16, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 5821. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (180921) to (180922).

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