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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-646


Stream Redesignation Evaluations; Water Quality Standards Review

[31 Pa.B. 2074]

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d (relating to public notice of receipt of evaluation or assessment of waters for High Quality (HQ) or Exceptional Value (EV) Waters redesignation) the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) hereby gives notice that evaluations of all or portions of the streams listed are being conducted. The particular segments to be evaluated are described following the table. Stream evaluations for designated uses other than HQ or EV are also listed. Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of these waters are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in the assessments. These assessments may lead to recommendations to the Environmental Quality Board for redesignation.

   Data should be submitted to Robert F. Frey, Division of Water Quality Assessment and Standards, Bureau ofWater Supply and Wastewater Management, P. O. Box 8555, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8555, e-mail Data should be submitted no later than May 14, 2001. Questions concerning these evaluations can be directed to Robert Frey at (717) 787-9637.

Stream Name County Tributary To HQ/EV
Clarion River Clarion Allegheny River
Fishing Creek
Clinton Bald Eagle Creek X
Indian Creek Fayette Youghiogheny River
Indian Spring
Chester/Lancaster Pequea Creek X
Maiden Creek
Lehigh/Berks Maiden Creek X

   The Clarion River segment to be evaluated is from the Piney Reservoir to the mouth. This reach is currently designated Cold Water Fishes (CWF) and will be evaluated to determine the proper use designation.

   The Fishing Creek tributaries that will be evaluated include: Mill Creek, Bull Run, Bear Run, Little Fishing Creek, Roaring Run, Cedar Run and Long Run.

   The portion of Indian Creek from the confluence of Champion Creek to the mouth is not currently listed in the water quality standards (Chapter 93 of the Department's Rules and Regulations). This segment will be evaluated to determine the proper use designation.

   The Indian Spring Run basin is currently designated CWF. It is being evaluated for redesignation to High Quality (HQ) or Exceptional Value (EV) Waters.

   The Maiden Creek tributaries being evaluated include: Maiden Creek headwaters, also known as Ontelaunee Creek, in Lehigh County, School Creek, Stony Run, Pine Creek, Furnace Creek, Sacony Creek and Moselem Creek.

   Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Robert Frey directly at (717) 787-9637 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-646. Filed for public inspection April 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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