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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-205



Acceptance of Rulemaking Petition for Study

[35 Pa.B. 705]

   On January 18, 2005, the Environmental Quality Board (Board) accepted a rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions--statement of policy). The petition, submitted by Patrick M. McClure, requests the Board redesignate Fishing Creek in Lancaster County, as identified in 25 Pa. Code § 93.9o (relating to drainage list O), from its present designation of High Quality (HQ)-Cold Water Fishes (CWF) to Exceptional Value Waters (EV).

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d(a) (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is required to publish a notice of intent to assess candidate waters for HQ or EV Waters redesignation before performing survey work. This notice includes a request that interested persons submit to the Department any information concerning the water quality of Fishing Creek in Lancaster County.

   The referenced 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 accessible on the Department's website at, DEP Keyword: EQB (January 18, 2005, meeting).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-205. Filed for public inspection January 28, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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