25 Pa. Code § 86.54 - Public notice of permit revision

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

A permit revision request shall be subject to the notice requirements of § 86.31 (relating to public notices of filing of permit applications) under the following circumstances:

(1) For surface mining activities:
(i) Discharging to a different watershed not previously receiving a discharge from the operation or a change in water handling procedure. Water handling includes, but is not limited to, treatment facility design or use of other treatment techniques not identified by the EPA as Best Available Technology Economically Achievable (BAT) in 40 CFR Part 434 (relating to coal mining point source Category BPT, BAT, BCT limitations and new source performance standards) and additional discharge points.
(ii) The addition of auger mining to the operation.
(iii) The addition of coal refuse disposal, beneficial use of coal ash or biosolids, or residential septage for land reclamation to the operation.
(iv) The change of postmining land use.
(v) A physical change in the mine configuration is proposed. Physical changes include, but are not limited to, stream diversion structures, new or expanded road systems and elimination of public roads.
(vi) The addition of blasting to the operation.
(2) For underground mining activities:
(i) Discharging to a different watershed not previously receiving a discharge from the operation or a change in the water handling procedure. Water handling includes, but is not limited to, treatment facility design, or use ofother treatment technologies not identified by the EPA as BAT in 40 CFR Part 434 and additional discharge points.
(ii) A physical change in the mine configuration is proposed. Physical changes include, but are not limited to, stream diversion structures, new or expanded road systems, elimination of public roads, new mine openings excluding boreholes and acreage modifications.
(iii) A change to the postmining land use or subsidence control plan is proposed.
(3) For coal refuse disposal activities:
(i) Discharging to a different watershed not previously receiving a discharge from the operation or a change in the water handling procedure. Water handling includes, but is not limited to, treatment facility design, or use of other treatment technologies not identified by the EPA as BAT in 40 CFR Part 434 and additional discharge points.
(ii) A physical change in the coal refuse disposal configuration which is proposed. Physical changes include, but are not limited to, stream diversion structures, new or expanded road systems-except roads on the fill-elimination of public roads, new disposal areas and acreage modifications.
(iii) A change in the postmining land use.

Notes

25 Pa. Code § 86.54
Amended by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 50, No. 11. March 14, 2020, effective 3/14/2020

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