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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1635


General NPDES Permit for Wet Weather Overflow Discharges from Combined Sewer Systems (PAG-06); Public Notice of Availability

[38 Pa.B. 4959]
[Saturday, September 6, 2008]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) by this notice is reissuing its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Wet Weather Overflow Discharges from Combined Sewer Systems (PAG-06) for an additional 5 years. This General Permit is issued under the authority of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.101) and sections 1905-A, 1917-A and 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §§ 510-5, 510-17 and 510-20) and will expire on September 6, 2013. The General Permit will continue to not be applicable to discharges into waters designated as ''special protection'' under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93 (relating to water quality standards). The discharges are required to be covered through an individual permit.

   Notice requesting comments on the proposed General Permit was published at 38 Pa.B. 844 (February 9, 2008). During the 30-day public comment period, the Department received comments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Department prepared a Comment and Response document, which summarizes EPA's comments and the changes that were made to the final general permit. The Comment and Response document is available from the Department in addition to the final general permit package.

   The General Permit package is available from the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Division of Water Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8774, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, (717) 787-8184 and the Department's web site at www. (DEP Keywords: ''NPDES Permits''; then select ''General Permits'').

   Persons with a disability may contact the Department by using the AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1635. Filed for public inspection September 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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