PADEP/EQB Propose Overhaul of State NPDES Program Requirements

DEP LogoThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) have proposed a complete reorganization and overhaul of the current Pennsylvania program regulations for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, monitoring and compliance.  As the public notice says, “The primary goal of the proposed rulemaking was to rebuild the regulation from scratch.” The new proposed requirements are set forth ina proposed rulemaking published in the February 13, 2010 Pennsylvania Bulletin. The proposed rules can be found online at http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol40/40-7/276.html.  Public comments on this proposal may be submitted to the Environmental Quality Board at any one of the following addresses: U.S. Mail: EQB, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477; Electronically: RegComments@state.pa.us; Street Address: 16th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.  Comments must be received by the Environmental Quality Board by March 15, 2010.

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