Monday, November 19, 2018

DEP Holds Info Session/Hearing Dec. 12 On Amerikohl Revtai Mining, Reclamation Project Water Quality Permit In Fayette County

On November 19, the Department of Environmental Protection announced it will hold a public information session and hearing on December 12 on the draft discharge permit for the Amerikohl Revtai mining and reclamation project in Fayette County.
The draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit would cover discharges from the proposed Revtai Government Financed Construction Contract, No. 26-17-01, consisting of reclamation of abandoned mine land located in Saltlick Township, Fayette County.
The site has four proposed NPDES outfalls located in Saltlick Township, Fayette County. The proposed discharges are to unnamed tributaries to Little Champion Creek/Little Champion Creek, with a designated use as Cold Water Fisheries.
An informal informational session will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Saltlick Township Municipal Building located at 147 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, and the hearing will follow from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Individuals will have the opportunity to present up to five minutes of oral testimony relevant to the NPDES application and draft NPDES permit during the hearing. Those who wish to present testimony should register in advance by contacting DEP’s community relations coordinator Lauren Fraley by sending email to: or calling 412-442-4203.
Preregistration will be taken through noon on December 11. Individuals will be called to testify in the order they registered. Time permitting, those who did not register will be given the opportunity to testify.
DEP will record testimony and receive written comments throughout the hearing regarding the draft NPDES permit. Testifiers should bring at least one copy of their testimony and exhibits for submission to DEP.
Persons unable to attend the hearing may submit three copies of a written statement and exhibits within 15 days thereafter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, District Mining Operations, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672. Written submittals must contain the following:
-- Name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments.
-- Identification of the proposed draft NPDES Permit No. (PA0278271).
-- Concise statements regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the NPDES Permit.
DEP will receive written comments on the draft NPDES permit during a 30-day comment period or anytime thereafter, up to the date of the public hearing. The draft NPDES permit was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on October 6, 2018 (page 6422).
Copies of the draft NPDES permit are on file for public review, by appointments made via 724-925-5500, at the Department of Environmental Protection, District Mining Operations, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672.
Individuals in need of an accommodation in order to participate in the hearing, as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, should contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how DEP may accommodate your needs.

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