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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-981


Stream Redesignation Evaluations; Water Quality Standards Review

[42 Pa.B. 3027]
[Saturday, May 26, 2012]

 Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4b(a)(2)(ii) (relating to qualifying as High Quality or Exceptional Value Waters), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice that it is undertaking evaluations of data submitted to the Department by the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) pertaining to stream segments added to the Commission's Class A list. The Commission is requesting that 50 stream segments throughout this Commonwealth that meet their requirements for Class A Wild Trout Waters be redesignated as High Quality—Cold Water Fishes (HQ-CWF).

Stream Name County Tributary To
Balliet Run Luzerne Wapwallopen Creek
Bear Run Venango South Sandy Creek
Big Rift Creek Tioga Tioga River
Big Spring Creek Cumberland Conodoquinet Creek
Big Wapwallopen Creek Luzerne Wapwallopen Creek
Bow Creek Luzerne Big Wapwallopen Creek
Burgess Brook Wyoming North Branch Mahoopany Creek
Catasuaqua Creek Northampton, Lehigh Lehigh River
Cedar Run Centre Marsh Creek
Coles Creek Columbia, Luzerne, Sullivan Fishing Creek
Conety Run Luzerne Little Nescopeck Creek
Creasy Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek
Gaylord Creek Susquehanna North Branch Wyalusing Creek
Halter Creek Blair Frankstown Branch Juniata River
Harveys Run Clinton Bald Eagle Creek
Hay Creek Berks Schuylkill River
Higgins Run Somerset Quemahoning Creek
Hunter Creek Carbon Buckwha Creek
Laurel Run (Port Matilda) Centre Bald Eagle Creek
Letort Spring Run Cumberland Conodoquinet Creek
Lewis Creek Luzerne Lackawanna River
Lick Run Columbia Little Fishing Creek
Little Juniata River Blair, Huntingdon Juniata River
Little Nescopeck Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek
Logan Run Forest Tionesta Creek
Long Run Luzerne Nescopeck Creek
Martins Creek Northampton Tobyhanna Creek
Middle Spring Creek Cumberland Conodoquinet Creek
Mill Creek Potter Allegheny River
Plum Creek Blair Halter creek
Rock Creek Susquehanna Tunkhannock Creek
Rock Run Tioga Babb Creek
Sandy Run Blair Little Juniata River
Satterlee Run Bradford South Branch Towanda Creek
Saucon Creek Lehigh Lehigh River
Sherman Creek Wayne West Branch Delaware River
UNT Monocacy Creek Berks Monocacy Creek
UNT 01950 to Tulpehocken Creek (Womelsdorf) Berks Tulpehocken Creek
UNT 2299 to Bear Creek (West) Schuylkill Bear Creek
UNT 28137 to Nescopeck Creek (Kester CK) Luzerne Nescopeck Creek
UNT 28138 to Nescopeck Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek
UNT 28152 to Nescopeck Creek Luzerne Nescopeck Creek
UNT 64019 to Allegheny Creek Berks Allegheny Creek
UNT Coles Creek ''Fallow Hollow'' Columbia Coles Creek
UNT Coles Creek ''Hess Hollow'' Columbia Coles Creek
UNT to Delaware River Northampton Delaware River
UNT to Freeman Run Westmoreland Freeman Run
UNT to Laurel Run ''Wheelbarrow Run'' Luzerne Laurel Run
Wapwallopen Creek Luzerne Susquehanna River
Willow Creek Berks Maiden Creek

 Persons who have technical data concerning the water quality, instream habitat or biological condition of these stream sections are encouraged to make it available to the Department for consideration in the assessment. These assessments may lead to recommendations to the Environmental Quality Board for redesignation.

 Data should be submitted to Tony Shaw, Division of Water Quality Standards, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, Data should be submitted no later than 30 days following publication of this notice. Questions concerning this evaluation can be directed to Tony Shaw at (717) 787-9637.

 More information on stream redesignation notifications is available online at (DEP Keyword: ''Stream Assessment Notifications'').

 Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Tony Shaw directly at (717) 787-9637 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-981. Filed for public inspection May 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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