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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-2131



Acceptance of Rulemaking Petition for Study

[36 Pa.B. 6608]
[Saturday, October 28, 2006]

   On October 17, 2006, the Environmental Quality Board (Board) accepted two rulemaking petitions for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions--statement of policy).

   The first petition, submitted by the Shermans Creek Conservation Association, requests the Board redesignate Sherman Creek (main stem, from the confluence of Cisna Run to the confluence of the Susquehanna River) in Perry County from Warm Water Fishes (WWF), as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9o to Exceptional Value (EV).

   The second petition, submitted by Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc., on behalf of Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, requests the Board redesignate Grinnage Run from its headwaters to its confluence with Grays Fork in Gray and Richhill Townships, Greene County, from High-Quality WWF (HQ-WWF) as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9v to (WWF).

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d(a) (relating to processing petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is required to publish a notice of intent to assess candidate waters before performing survey work. The Department's assessment notices for Sherman Creek and Grinnage Run will appear in a future issue or issues of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   The previously referenced petitions are available to the public by contacting the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 and are accessible on the Department's website at (DEP Keywords: ''EQB'').


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-2131. Filed for public inspection October 27, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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