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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-2237


Proposed Revisions to Pennsylvania NPDES General Permit for Discharges from Small Flow Treatment Facilities (PAG-4)

[33 Pa.B. 5784]

   Under the authority of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001) and the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §§ 1251--1376), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes to review and revise the term of its NPDES General Permit for Discharges from Single Family Residence Sewage Treatment Plants and retitle it the NPDES General Permit for Discharges from Small Flow Treatment Facilities (PAG-4). The current General Permit will expire on February 5, 2004.

   The proposed revisions reflect changes due to the revisions to the Small Flow Treatment Facilities Manual (DEP ID: 362-0300-002) technical guidance document, published as final at 33 Pa.B. 5783 (November 22, 2003).

   The proposed permit document package is available on the Department's website at (DEP Keyword: Participate). The proposed permit document package is also available by contacting the Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater Management, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, (717) 783-3795,

   The Department invites public comments on the proposed revisions. Comments must be submitted to the Department by December 22, 2003. If there is significant public interest in the General Permit, or if requested, the comment period may be extended at the discretion of the Department for an additional 15-day period. Only comments received within the specified period will be considered in the formulation of the final documents for this General Permit. If significant issues of public interest are raised, the Department may schedule a public meeting or hearing. Written comments should be submitted to the previous address. The comments will also be accepted by e-mail to Comments will not be accepted by facsimile or on voice mail.

   Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users). Following the specified comment period, the Department will review all submitted comments, prepare a written comments and response document and prepare a final documents package for the General Permit. Availability of the final General Permit documents will be announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Individuals who would like to receive a copy of the final documents may request them by contacting the previous address or telephone number.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2237. Filed for public inspection November 21, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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