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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-2370


Extension of Pennsylvania National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems General Permit (PAG-13)

[40 Pa.B. 7159]
[Saturday, December 11, 2010]

 Under The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1—691.1001) and sections 1905-A, 1917-A and 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §§ 510-5, 510-17 and 510-20), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is, by this notice, extending for an additional 6 months the availability of the current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) General Permit (PAG-13). The current PAG-13 permit was last extended for 9 months at 40 Pa.B. 4714 (August 14, 2010) and is scheduled to expire at midnight on December 9, 2011. This 6-month extension will be effective on December 10, 2011, and will expire at midnight on June 11, 2012.

 The Department is extending the availability of this permit to provide additional time for the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region III office and the Department to complete coordination on the renewal of PAG-13, to provide time for municipal outreach on the revised permit and to provide municipalities time to prepare their permit applications and supporting information. By this notice, the Department also is extending all existing PAG-13 permit approvals, waivers from permit application requirements and exemptions from the MS4 operator designation scheduled to expire. Existing operators of regulated small MS4s who are using the general permit are authorized to continue to discharge stormwater in accordance with the terms and conditions of the general permit. Included in this extension is the requirement to continue implementation of the existing program and to provide annual reports on the progress of program implementation.

 Permittees covered by an individual permit shall continue to implement the requirements of their permit and shall request a renewal of coverage based on the expiration date and terms and condition of their permit.

 The existing PAG-13 permit documents will continue to be available from the Department's regional offices until they are replaced or updated. In addition, the permit documents are on file at the Department's Bureau of Watershed Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, 10th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. This package also is available on the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: Stormwater).

 The permit documents also can be obtained by contacting Penda Powell at or (717) 772-5807. Persons with a disability may use the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2370. Filed for public inspection December 10, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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