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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-2119


Nutrient Credit Trading Program; Notice of Registration

[41 Pa.B. 6748]
[Saturday, December 10, 2011]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) provides notice of the following credit registration recorded under the Nutrient Credit Trading Program (Trading Program). The request for registration was submitted under 25 Pa. Code § 96.8 (relating to use of offsets and tradable credits from pollution reduction activities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed), published at 40 Pa.B. 5790 (October 9, 2010).

 Nutrient credit trading is a market-based program that provides incentives for entities to create nutrient reduction credits by going beyond statutory, regulatory or voluntary obligations and goals by removing nutrients from a watershed. The credits can be traded to help others more cost-effectively meet their obligations or goals. The primary purpose of the Trading Program is to provide for more efficient ways for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permittees to meet their effluent limits for nutrients and sediment. Currently, the focus of the program is on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

 This notice relates to the registration of credits through November 21, 2011. For background information related to these credits, see the Department's certifications published at:

 • 38 Pa.B. 1887 (April 19, 2008)—Chesapeake Nutrient Management

 • 40 Pa.B. 5021 (August 28, 2010)—ElectroCell Technologies, Inc.

 • 41 Pa.B. 661 (January 29, 2011)—Berwick Area Joint Authority

 • 41 Pa.B. 6449 (December 3, 2011)—Lancaster Area Sewer Authority

 The Department has registered the following credits.

Seller/Generator Location of Use Credits Registered Credit Generating
Activity / Generator
Compliance Year
Lancaster Area
Sewer Authority
City of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA 5,260 Nitrogen Lancaster Area Sewer Authority's installed treatment process. October 2010—
September 2011
ElectroCell Technologies, Inc. Borough of Westfield 429 Nitrogen The operation of the
Patz® OZyTM unit on
a farm located in Lancaster County and
the land applied
October 2010—
September 2011
Chesapeake Nutrient Management, LLC Williamstown
Borough Authority, Williamstown, PA
523 Phosphorus Poultry manure export
out of Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
October 2010—
September 2011
Berwick Area
Joint Authority
Mountaintop Area Joint Sanitary Authority, Mountain Top, PA 389 Phosphorous Berwick Area Joint Authority's installed treatment process. October 2010—
September 2011
Lancaster Area
Sewer Authority
City of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 18,283 Nitrogen Lancaster Area Sewer Authority's installed treatment process. October 2010—
September 2011

 For further information about this registration or the Trading Program, contact Ann Roda, Interstate Waters Office, Department of Environmental Protection, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, (717) 787-4726, or visit the Department's web site at (DEP Keywords: ''Nutrient Trading'').


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-2119. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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