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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2008


Stream Redesignation Evaluation of Beaver Creek and Upper Paradise Creek; Water Quality Standards Review

[44 Pa.B. 6149]
[Saturday, September 27, 2014]

 Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that an evaluation will be conducted on the stream section listed to determine the proper aquatic life use designation in this Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards.

Stream Name County Tributary To
Beaver Creek Delaware Brandywine Creek
Paradise Creek Monroe Brodhead Creek

 This assessment of Beaver Creek is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Environmental Quality Board (Board) by Schmid and Company, Inc. on behalf of The Beaver Valley Conservancy. The Beaver Creek basin is currently designated Warmwater Fishes, as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9g (relating to Drainage List G). The petitioner is requesting the basin be assessed for Special Protection. The assessment of upper Paradise Creek is being conducted in response to a rulemaking petition submitted to the Board by the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The upper Paradise Creek basin is currently designated High-Quality Coldwater Fishes, as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9c (relating to Drainage List C). The petitioner is requesting the basin be assessed for Exceptional Value. The Board accepted the rulemaking petitions for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions—statement of policy) on August 19, 2014.

 The petition is available to the public by contacting the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526 and is also accessible on the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: EQB; click ''EQB Meeting Schedule 2014''; see entries under ''August 19, 2014'' under the ''Meeting Agenda/Minutes/Handouts'' heading).

 Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of this stream section are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in the assessment. This assessment may lead to a recommendation to the Board for redesignation.

 Data should be submitted to Mark Brickner, Division of Water Quality Standards, Bureau of Point and Non- Point Source Management, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, Data should be submitted by October 27, 2014. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Mark Brickner at the previous contact information or (717) 787-9637.

 Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Mark Brickner directly at (717) 783-9719 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2008. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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