Acceptance of Recommendation
[44 Pa.B. 2142]
[Saturday, April 5, 2014]
On March 18, 2014, the Environmental Quality Board (Board) accepted the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) recommendation to maintain the current stream designations of the Upper Perkiomen Watershed. This decision is in response to a rulemaking petition submitted by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, in partnership with Perkiomen Valley Trout Unlimited, Lehigh County Conservation District, Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Montgomery County Conservation District and over 80 copetitioners requesting that the Board amend 25 Pa. Code § 93.9f (relating to Drainage List F) to upgrade the Upper Perkiomen Watershed to Exceptional Value Waters (EV) and Macoby Creek to High Quality Waters (HQ). The petitioner's request included the redesignation of Hosensack Creek (Montgomery County) from Cold Water Fishes (CWF) to EV; Perkiomen Creek (Berks County) from HQ-CWF to EV; Perkiomen Creek (Montgomery County) from Trout Stocking (TSF) to EV; West Branch Perkiomen (Berks County) from CWF to EV; West Branch Perkiomen Creek (Montgomery County) from CWF to EV; and Macoby Creek (Montgomery County) from TSF to HQ.
The previously-referenced recommendation is included in a report that is accessible on the Department's web site at www.dep.state.pa.us (Select ''Public Participation Center'' then ''The Environmental Quality Board'' then ''EQB Meeting Schedule 2014'').
E. CHRISTOPHER ABRUZZO,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-733. Filed for public inspection April 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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