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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1526



Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Old Frankford Creek Siphon Elimination Project

[51 Pa.B. 5878]
[Saturday, September 11, 2021]

 This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) (16 U.S.C.A. § 1455(d)(14)), relating to public participation in consistency determinations. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) Coastal Resources Management Program has received notice that the Philadelphia Water Department (applicant) is proposing the Old Frankford Creek Siphon Elimination Project (Project).

 The proposed Project entails the replacement of an existing four-barrel pipe siphon in the City of Philadelphia Water Department's Upper Delaware—Low Level Intercepting Sanitary Sewer under the Old Frankford Creek. The upstream and downstream sections of this intercepting sewer consist of an 11`-3" × 10`-0" box sewer. The Project site is located approximately 900 feet upstream of the Old Frankford Creek's confluence with the Delaware River. There is proposed to be approximately 1,803 square feet of permanent impact which will be associated with the placement of the box sewer section. Also proposed is approximately 8,053 square feet of temporary impact which will be associated with temporary flume pipes for carrying flow and the two temporary 63-inch high-density polyethylene pipes for the temporary sewer bypass. Approximately 2,495 square feet of permanent floodway impacts are proposed to occur as a result of the box sewer and the stormwater 18-inch reinforced concrete pipe. Approximately 26,783 square feet of temporary floodway impacts are proposed to occur to areas located within the limits of disturbance. The Applicant is applying to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for a Federal permit under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, (33 U.S.C.A. § 1344) to authorize this project.

 This Project is subject to Department review for Federal consistency because it is an activity requiring a Federal license or permit and will have reasonably foreseeable effects on this Commonwealth's coastal resources or uses.

 In accordance with section 307 of the CZMA (16 U.S.C.A. § 1456) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations at 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart D (relating to consistency for activities requiring a Federal license or permit), the applicant has certified that the proposed activity will be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable enforceable policies of the Commonwealth's NOAA-approved Coastal Resources Management Program. Interested parties may request a copy of the Federal Consistency Certification from the Department contact listed as follows.

 Questions regarding this review should be directed to Matthew Walderon, Federal Consistency Coordinator, at or (717) 772-2196.

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before Monday, September 27, 2021, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at or by e-mail to Written comments can be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1526. Filed for public inspection September 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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