Recent Bulletin Updates

Below, find updates on coal and gas activity from the recent issues of the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Call our office at 724-229-3550 if you see anything of concern. 

PA BULLETIN NOTICES

Saturday, August 27, 2016

 

 

COAL MINING ACTIVITY PERMITS RECEIVED

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30081601 and NPDES No. PA0235792. Coresco, LLC, (103 Corporate Drive, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501). To renew the permit for the Overland Conveyor in Dunkard Township, Greene County and related NPDES permit. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on August 9, 2016. Application received February 1, 2016.

30841317 and NPDES No. PA0213527. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Enlow Fork Mine in Richhill Township, Greene County and related NPDES permit to revise 246 currently permitted underground acreage and subsidence control plan area for longwall mining. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on August 12, 2016. Application received March 1, 2016.

 

COAL PERMITS ISSUED

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30841317 and NPDES No. PA0213527. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Enlow Fork Mine in East Finley and South Franklin Townships, Washington County, Richhill Township, Greene County and related NPDES permit to revise currently permitted underground and subsidence control acres to longwall mining. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on May 20, 2016. Application received February 23, 2016. Permit issued August 5, 2016.

 

63831302 and NPDES No. PA0213608. The Washington County Coal Company (formerly Eighty-Four Mining Company), (46226 National Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950). To renew the permit for the Washington County Mine (formerly Mine No. 84) in Somerset, South Strabane, Amwell, North Bethlehem and West Bethlehem Townships, Washington County. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on January 15, 2013. Application received April 5, 2012. Permit issued August 10, 2016.

 

 

 

PA BULLETIN NOTICES

Saturday, August 20, 2016

 

COAL APPLICATIONS RECEVIED

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100

30031301 and NPDES No. PA0235610. Dana Mining Company of PA, LLC, (103 Corporate Drive, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501). To revise the NPDES permit for the 4-West Mine in Dunkard, Monongahela, Perry and Whiteley Townships, Greene County to add Outfall 007. Receiving Stream: Monongahela River, classified for the following use: WWF, N. The application was considered administratively complete on August 2, 2016. Application received June 8, 2016.

 

COAL NPDES DRAFT PERMITS

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

NPDES No. PA0235610 (Mining Permit No. 30031301), Dana Mining Company of PA, LLC, (103 Corporate Drive, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501). A renewal to the NPDES and mining activity permit for the 4-West Mine in Dunkard, Whiteley, Perry and Monongahela Townships, Greene County. Surface Acres Affected 78.0. Receiving stream: Dunkard Creek, classified for the following use: WWF. Dunkard Creek TMDL. Receiving stream: UNT to Meadow Run, classified for the following use: WWF. Dunkard Creek TMDL. Receiving stream: UNT to Glade Run, classified for the following use: WWF. Dunkard Creek TMDL. Receiving stream: Watkins Run, classified for the following use: WWF. Dunkard Creek TMDL. The application was considered administratively complete on July 29, 2016. Application received October 24, 2014.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

 The facility location of the non-discharge alternatives are listed below:

Outfall 002 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 002 (Lat: 39° 45` 21" Long: -80° 3` 56") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

2.0

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

1.5

3.0

3.75

Manganese

(mg/l)

-

1.0

2.0

2.5

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

0.75

0.75

-

Total Suspended Solids

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

50.0

100.0

-

Bromide

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

 The permittee is authorized to discharge during the period from Permit Effective Date through 36 Months After Permit Effective Date.

Outfall 001 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 001 (Lat: 39° 45` 21" Long: -80° 0` 35") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

Report

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

3.0

6.0

7.5

Manganese

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Suspended Solids

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

 The permittee is authorized to discharge during the period from 37 Months After Permit Effective Date through Permit Expiration Date.

Outfall 001 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 001 (Lat: 39° 45` 21" Long: -80° 0` 35") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

Report

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

3.0

6.0

7.5

Manganese

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

0.75

0.75

-

Total Suspended Solids

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

Outfall 003 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 003 (Lat: 39° 45` 39" Long: -80° 1` 30") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

Report

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

3.0

6.0

7.5

Manganese

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

0.84

1.67

-

Total Suspended Solids

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

 The permittee is authorized to discharge during the period from Permit Effective Date through 36 Months After Permit Effective Date.

Outfall 004 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 004 (Lat: 39° 45` 15" Long: -80° 2` 48") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

Report

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

3.0

6.0

7.5

Manganese(d)

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Suspended Solids(d)

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

 The permittee is authorized to discharge during the period from 36 Months After Permit Effective Date through Permit Expiration Date.

Outfall 004 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 004 (Lat: 39° 45` 15" Long: -80° 2` 48") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

Report

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

1.5

3.0

3.75

Manganese(d)

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

0.75

0.75

-

Total Suspended Solids(d)

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

Outfall 005 discharges to: Dunkard Creek

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 005 (Lat: 39° 45` 15" Long: -80° 2` 48") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

Report

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

3.0

6.0

7.0

Manganese(d)

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Suspended Solids(d)

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

131

262

328

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

 The EPA Waiver is not in effect.

NPDES No. PA0235610 (Mining Permit No. 30031301), Dana Mining Company of PA, LLC, (103 Corporate Drive, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501). A revision to the NPDES and mining activity permit for the 4-West Mine in Dunkard, Monongahela, Perry, and Whiteley Townships, Greene County to add Outfall 007. Receiving stream: Monongahela River, classified for the following uses: WWF, N. Monongahela River TMDL. The application was considered administratively complete on August 2, 2016. Application received June 8, 2016.

 Unless otherwise noted for a specific outfall, the proposed effluent limits for all outfalls in this permit are the BAT limits described above for coal mining activities.

 The facility location of the non-discharge alternatives are listed below:

Outfall 007 discharges to: Monongahela River

 The proposed effluent limits for Outfall 007 (Lat: 39° 46` 16" Long: -79° 56` 02") are:

 

 

 

30-Day

Daily

Instant.

Parameter

 

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Maximum

Flow

(mgd)

-

Report

2.0

-

pH

(S.U.)

6.0

-

 9.0

Max

-

Iron

(mg/l)

-

3.0

6.0

7.0

Manganese

(mg/l)

-

2.0

4.0

5.0

Aluminum

(mg/l)

-

0.75

0.75

-

Total Suspended Solids

(mg/l)

-

35.0

70.0

90.0

Sulfate

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Osmotic Pressure

(mos/kg)

-

Report

Report

-

Bromide

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Chloride

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Total Dissolved Solids

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Acidity, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

-

Report

Report

-

Alkalinity Net, total (as CaCO3)

(mg/l)

0.0

-

-

-

 The EPA Waiver is not in effect.

 

 

COAL PERMITS ISSUED

 

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30841312 and NPDES No. PA0013790. The Monongalia County Coal Company, (46226 National Road, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950). To transfer the permit for the Monongalia County Mine in Wayne, Jackson and Gilmore Townships, Greene County and related NPDES permit from Consolidation Coal Company, Blacksville Mine No. 2 to the Monongalia County Coal Company, Monongalia County Mine. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on January 8, 2016. Application received August 7, 2015. Permit issued July 29, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

PA BULLETIN NOTICES

Saturday, August 13, 2016

 

Coal Applications Received

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30841316 and NPDES No. PA0213535. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Bailey Mine & Prep Plant in Richhill Township, Greene County and related NPDES permit for installation of a degas borehole. Surface Acres Proposed 2.9. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 27, 2016. Application received March 4, 2016.

11841301 and NPDES No. PA0001317. ArcelorMittal Pristine Resources, LLC, (PO Box 36, 129 Bethlehem Road, Revloc, PA 15948). To renew the permit for the Cambria Slope Mine No. 33 in Cambria, Allegheny, Munster, Portage, Summerhill and Croyle Townships, Cambria County and related NPDES permit for water treatment and reclamation. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 26, 2016. Application received February 7, 2014.

30841317 and NPDES No. PA0213527. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Enlow Fork Mine in Richhill Township, Greene County and Morris Township, Washington County and related NPDES permit for construction of the 8 North 1 Portal Site, a sewage treatment plant, six boreholes and 1 NPDES Outfall. Surface Acres Proposed 83.1. Receiving Stream: Unnamed Tributary to Ten Mile Creek, classified for the following use: TSF. The application was considered administratively complete on July 26, 2016. Application received March 11, 2016.

30031301 and NPDES No. PA0235610. Dana Mining Company of PA, LLC, (308 Dents Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26501). To renew the permit for the 4-West Mine in Dunkard, Perry and Whiteley Townships, Greene County and related NPDES permit. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 29, 2016. Application received October 24, 2014.

30841316 and NPDES No. PA0213535. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Bailey Mine & Prep Plant in Richhill Township, Greene County and related NPDES permit for full extraction mining under Polen and Kent Run in Panels 3L through 5L and perform stream restoration/remediation. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 29, 2016. Application received February 23, 2016.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

 

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Protection, District Mining Operations, 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, has received a request for a public hearing on the draft NPDES Permit for the Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, LLC, 1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317, revision to the NPDES permit (NPDES No. PA0092894—Mining Permit No. 30810703) published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, Volume 46, No. 24 on June 11, 2016. The revision is for one (1) NPDES outfall located in Richhill Township, Greene County.

 The draft NPDES permit lists the following NPDES outfall:

 Outfall 101-Lat: 39° 58` 35.7" Long: 80° 22` 45.9"—UNT to Booth Run.

The Department will hold a public hearing on the revised draft NPDES permit application at the Morris Township Community Center, Nineveh, PA on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The nature of the public hearing is to solicit concerns and comments regarding the revised draft NPDES permit for the Bailey Coal Refuse Disposal Areas No. 1 and No. 2, for the CRDA No. 7 & No. 8 support area to construct a sediment pond and Outfall 101. The public hearing will be held in accordance with 25 Pa.Code § 92a.83.

 The public hearing is being held at the request of Center for Coalfield Justice, to state their concerns about the issuance of the NPDES permit and associated documentation that the Department utilizes to make a determination for effluent limits, effects on the receiving stream and infringement of Pennsylvanian's environmental rights.

 A Department representative will be available to receive both written and oral testimony regarding the draft NPDES permit. Testimony will be placed into public record for the draft NPDES permit and considered by Department staff in the review process. A court stenographer will be present to document the expressed concerns.

 If you are a person with a disability wishing to attend this public hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact Bonnie Herbert at 724.769.1100 to discuss how we may accommodate your needs. If necessary, you may use the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service by calling 1.800.654.5984 (TDD Users) or 1.800.654.5988 (Voice users) and request that your call be relayed to Bonnie Herbert at 724.769.1100.

 Copies of the draft NPDES permit are on file for public review, by appointment, at the Department of Environmental Protection, District Mining Operations, 25 Technology Drive, California Technology Park, Coal Center, PA 15423, Phone: 724.769.1100.

 

 

 

PA BULLETIN NOTICES

Saturday, August 6, 2016

 

 

Coal Applications Received

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100

56841328 and NPDES No. PA0033677. Rosebud Mining Company, (301 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201). To revise the permit for the Mine 78 in Paint Township, Somerset County, Adams and Croyle Townships, Cambria County and related NPDES permit for addition of a sludge disposal borehole and associated pipelines at the St. Michael Treatment Plant. Surface Acres Proposed 7.3. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 19, 2016. Application received August 21, 2015.

30121301 and NPDES No. PA0236195. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Harvey Mine in Richhill and Morris Townships, Greene County and related NPDES permit to revise 2,380 underground and subsidence control acres from development to longwall mining. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 18, 2016. Application received November 10, 2016.

30121301 and NPDES No. PA0236195. Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To revise the permit for the Harvey Mine in Richhill, Morris and Washington Townships, Greene County and related NPDES permit to revise 2325 underground and subsidence control boundary from development only to longwall mining. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on July 21, 2016. Application received March 14, 2016.

 

 

Coal Permits Issued

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30950701 and NPDES No. PA0215619. The Monongalia County Coal Company, (46226 National Road, Saint Clairsville, OH 43950). To transfer the permit for the Hughes Hollow Slurry Impoundment in Wayne and Gilmore Townships, Greene County and related NPDES permit to transfer from Consolidation Coal Company to The Monongalia County Coal Company. No discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on December 30, 2015. Application received August 7, 2015. Permit issued July 18, 2016.

 

PA Bulletin Notices

Saturday, September 10, 2016

 

AIR QUALITY

General Plan Approval and Operating Permit Usage Authorized under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P.S. §§ 4001—4015) and 25 Pa.Code Chapter 127 to construct, modify, reactivate or operate air contamination sources and associated air cleaning devices.

 

Southwest Region: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745.

Contact: Edward Orris, P.E., Environmental Engineer Manager—Telephone: 412-442-4161.

GP5-30-00228A: CONE Midstream Partners, LP (1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317) on August 25, 2016, to allow the construction and operation of the proposed sources which include one (1) Caterpillar compressor rated at 2,370 bhp controlled by an oxidation catalyst, two (2) dehy units each rated at 200 MMscfd and associated reboilers each rated at 2.86 MMBtus/hr controlled by enclosed flares each rated at 6.0 MMBtus/hr; one (1) emergency blow down flare rated at 150 MMBtus/hr; one (1) Cummins emergency generator rated at 755 bhp, and to allow the continued operation of the previously installed four (4) Caterpillar engines each rated at 2,370 bhp controlled by oxidation catalysts and four (4) storage tanks of various capacities at their existing Hopewell Compressor Station located in Center Township, Greene County.

 

EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL

Southwest Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745.

ESCGP-2 No.

Applicant Name &

Address

County

Municipality

Receiving Water/Use

ESG0012415001-2

Range Resources—

Appalachia, LLC

3000 Town Center Blvd.

Canonsburg, PA 15317

Washington County

North Strabane Township

Little Chartiers Creek (HQ-WWF)

and Chartiers Creek (WWF)

ESG0012516001-1

EQM Gathering OPCO, LLC

625 Liberty Avenue

Suite 1700

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Washington County

Amwell Township,

North Bethlehem Township,

Somerset Township and

South Strabane Township

Pigeon Creek (WWF);

Little Chartiers Creek (HQ-WWF);

Redd Run (WWF);

Shipe Run (WWF);

Little Tenmile Creek (TSF)

 

PA Bulletin Notices

 [46 Pa.B. 5779]

[Saturday, September 3, 2016]

 

Coal and Non-Coal Mining Activity Applications

 

Coal Applications Received

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30841601. Consol Mining Company LLC, (CNX Center, 1000 Consol Energy Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317). To renew the permit for the Robena Preparation Plant in Monongahela Township, Greene County. No discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on August 16, 2016. Application received March 4, 2016.

 

0743705 and NPDES No. PA0214752. Dana Mining Company of PA, LLC, (103 Corporate Drive, Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501). To renew the permit for the Mundell Hollow Refuse Disposal Area in Dunkard Township, Greene County and related NPDES permit. No additional discharges. The application was considered administratively complete on August 17, 2016. Application received April 25, 2016.

 

Actions on Coal and Non-Coal Mining Activity Applications

 

Coal Permits Issued

 

California District Office: 25 Technology Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-769-1100.

30101302 and NPDES No. PA0236047. Dana Mining Company of Pennsylvania, LLC, (308 Dents Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26501). To operate the Garards Fort Mine in Greene and Dunkard Townships, Greene County a new underground mine and related NPDES permit. Surface Acres Proposed 35.9, Underground Acres Proposed 1,383.5, Subsidence Control Plan Acres Proposed 1,383.5. In conjunction with this approval, the Department is granting 401 Water Quality Certification certifying that the approved activities will comply with the applicable provisions of sections 301—303, 306 and 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341) and will not violate applicable Federal and State water quality standards. Receiving Stream: Whiteley Creek, classified for the following uses: WWF. The application was considered administratively complete on May 24, 2011. Application received July 28, 2010. Permit issued August 15, 2016.

 

New Stanton District Office: 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672, 724-925-5500.

30960101 and NPDES Permit No. PA0201626. C J & L Coal (P.O. Box 133, Jefferson, PA 15344). Permit renewal issued for reclamation only to an existing bituminous surface mine, located in Morgan Township, Greene County, affecting 136 acres. Receiving stream: unnamed tributary to South Fork of Ten Mile Creek. Application received: July 7, 2016. Renewal permit issued: August 18, 2016.

 

New Stanton District Office: 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672, 724-925-5500.

63090601 and NPDES Permit No. PA0251712. Mon River Aggregates, LLC (P.O. Box 435, Millsboro, PA 15348). Transfer permit from Author J. Boyle issued to an existing large noncoal surface mine, located in East Bethlehem Township, Washington County, affecting 50.3 acres. Receiving streams: unnamed tributaries to Ten Mile Creek and Ten Mile Creek. Application received: October 29, 2014. Permit issued: August 22, 2016.

 

Erosion and Sediment Control

 

Southwest Region: Waterways & Wetlands Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745.

ESCGP-2 No.

Applicant Name &

Address

County

Municipality

Receiving

Water/Use

 

ESG0012415001-2

Range Resources—

Appalachia, LLC

3000 Town Center Blvd.

Canonsburg, PA 15317

Washington County

North Strabane Township

Little Chartiers Creek (HQ-WWF)

and Chartiers Creek (WWF)

ESG0012516001-1

EQM Gathering OPCO, LLC

625 Liberty Avenue

Suite 1700

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Washington County

Amwell Township,

North Bethlehem Township,

Somerset Township, and

South Strabane Township

Pigeon Creek (WWF);

Little Chartiers Creek (HQ-WWF);

Redd Run (WWF);

Shipe Run (WWF);

Little Tenmile Creek (TSF)

 

 

 

Availability of the Fiscal-Year Report for the Draft Reclamation Fee O & M Trust Account

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability of a draft Fiscal-Year Report (report) for the Reclamation Fee O & M Trust Account. This account was established to provide the money for the operation and maintenance of mine drainage treatment facilities at mine sites with post mining discharges at ABS Legacy Sites as defined in 25 Pa. Code § 86.1 (relating to definitions). This report is required by 25 Pa. Code § 86.17 (relating to permit and reclamation fees). The report contains a financial analysis of the revenue and expenditures from the account for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and provides projections for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The report and any comments provided will be reviewed with the Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board at the meeting scheduled for October 20, 2016. The draft report can be viewed on the Department's web site at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment.

 The Department must receive all comments on or by Monday, October 3, 2016. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment. Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov or by mail to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.