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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-2218


Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Credit Trading Interim Final Policy and Guidelines Comment Period Extension

[35 Pa.B. 6590]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is extending the public comment period for the Interim Final Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Credit Trading Policy (DEP ID: 392-0900-001). The Department will now accept comments on the interim final policy until December 31, 2005.

   On October 1, 2005, the Department issued interim policy guidelines for the trading of nutrient and sediment reduction credits at 35 Pa.B. 5431 (October 1, 2005). These guidelines were created to help the Department reach short term goals related to the Chesapeake Bay and long term goals of reducing the impairment of existing waterways; producing positive water quality effects locally and downstream; and enhancing aquatic habitats and protecting natural resources.

   Written comments on the interim final guidelines should be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Water Planning Office, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063 or by e-mail to Ann Smith at or Andrew Zemba at azemba@state. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

   Questions concerning the interim final policy or the extension of the public comment period should be directed to Ann Smith or Andrew Zemba at (717) 772-4785 or at the respective e-mail addresses listed previously.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-2218. Filed for public inspection December 2, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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