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25 Pa. Code § 91.15. Basin-wide compliance.

§ 91.15. Basin-wide compliance.

 (a)  In general, the Department will require sources of pollutants in a basin, watershed or surface waters as defined in Chapter 93 (relating to water quality standards) to concurrently comply with the water quality standards and protection levels in Chapters 16, 93 and 95 (relating to water quality toxics management strategy—statement of policy; water quality standards; and wastewater treatment requirements).

 (b)  Notwithstanding subsection (a), if certain sources of pollutants especially affect the public interests, the Department may act to require the abatement of the sources of pollution individually in the general order of degree of adverse effect upon the public interest.

 (c)  It is the policy of the Department to require concurrent similar action by all parties in the same category with respect to stream pollution.

 (d)  Each case of pollution will be considered by itself, without reference to other alleged or actual polluters.


   The provisions of this §  91.15 amended under section 5 of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §  691.5); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  510-20).


   The provisions of this §  91.15 adopted September 2, 1971, effective September 3, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1804; amended January 28, 2000, effective January 29, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 521. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (225897).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  91.14 (relating to time for constructing treatment works).

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