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District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Small Diameter Distribution Main Rehabilitation: Contract 11

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY-- REGION 3
Office of Infrastructure and Assistance (3WP50)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Categorical Exclusion: August 25, 2015

Comments will be accepted until: September 25, 2015


NOTICE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 3 has concluded that the following project is consistent with the categories of actions eligible for a categorical exclusion. This means that an environmental information document will not be required, and an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement will not be prepared for this project.

 

Official Project Name:

Small Diameter Distribution Main Rehabilitation: Contract 11
Drinking Water Improvements
Project FS-993814-13

Project Location:
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
5000 Overlook Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20032


NEED AND DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of the proposed project is to replace, on a priority basis, approximately 8.4 miles of “small diameter” water mains, water mains that are 12 inches or less in diameter which were installed between 1920 and 1950, in various portions of the District of Columbia. This work will be performed in three separate construction contracts identified as 11a, 11b, and Constitution Avenue Area and detailed in the attached tables.

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA aka “DC Water”) water system contains approximately 1,300 miles of pipe, of which, 1,060 miles are 12-inch diameter and smaller. The median age of all the water mains in the DC Water system is 77 years with a median installation date of 1933. Approximately 740 miles of the distribution mains are unlined cast iron pipe which are among the most problematic in the system.

Unlined cast iron pipe had been the material of choice for water distribution systems prior to the mid-1940s. Over time, corrosion within these unlined cast iron pipes commonly occurs and the inside of the pipes become encrusted and tuberculated. The degree of encrustation and tuberculation vary by location and age of pipe; however, these processes have historically caused: deterioration in water quality (e.g. “red water” and “muddy water” complaints), the potential for increased bacteriological growth within the system through the development of biofilms, the reduction in the hydraulic capacity of the pipe causing low pressure zones, pipe failure, and increased pumping and maintenance costs.

To eliminate these and other issues, DC Water has implemented a small diameter water main rehabilitation program. This program is included in the approved DC Water System Facilities Plan dated September 2000 and DC Water System Facilities Plan Update dated June 2009. This ongoing program consists of an annual review of candidate water mains for possible rehabilitation and/or replacement using the criteria above as well as the consideration of age, pipe material, frequency of repairs, system design, customer complaints, construction logistics, and coordination with street repaving work. The objective of DC Water’s maintenance program is to replace pipes when the conditions warrant it or to clean and line unlined cast iron pipes which are in otherwise sound condition. When pipes are replaced, the replacement of associated appurtenances, such as valves, fire hydrants and house service lines in public space are included in the construction work scope.

This project is entitled to receive grant funding under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (Public Law 104-182). EPA has determined that the District of Columbia may receive 80% grants for such infrastructure improvement purposes. Accordingly, DC Water, being the responsible authority for the distribution of water within the District, may receive these grants. The estimated cost for this project is $24,109,591 making it eligible for a Federal grant of 80%, or $19,287,673. DC Water will provide the remaining 20% in local matching funds or any unfunded balance for this project through water and sewer revenues.

DC Water has also posted a detailed description of each of its planned projects in its Capital Improvement Program (2010–2019) on its website. The plans and specifications are available for review by the public at DC Water’s Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant site.

For this project specifically and for drinking water projects generally, the public has had the opportunity to participate and comment on them since they were included in District of Columbia Combined Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 Intended Use Plan and in the Combined Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 Project Priority List. These documents were disseminated for a 30 day public comment on May 19, 2015 though e-mails to every Advisory Neighborhood Association group as well as to the Mayor, City Council and appropriate city agencies. It was also posted on the websites of EPA and DC Water. During this period, no letters, telephone calls or e-mails were received relative to these documents. Consequently, EPA approved both documents which allowed for the funding of projects listed on them.

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:

The proposed project is necessary to insure the quality, quantity, and safety of the drinking water supplied to the people of the District of Columbia.

The proposed project will take place in various sections of the District of Columbia. The existing environmental setting of the water service area is predominantly urban residential. The water mains to be removed and replaced are located below grade in streets or in urban right-of ways. These areas were previously disturbed during the original construction of the water distribution system.

Based on our evaluation and in past similar projects, impacts from the implementation of the proposed project would be short-term, construction-related impacts that could be readily mitigated through prudent and proper construction practices.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the EPA decision is available upon request. Please notify the contact below if you are aware of any reason why the decision should be revoked.


Comments should be sent to:

Kenneth C. Pantuck
pantuck.kenneth@epa.gov
Office of Infrastructure and Assistance (3WP50)
EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 814-5769


Interested parties may contact the above EPA representative to learn more about this action.

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District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Large Valve Replacements: Contract Number 12

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY-- REGION 3
Office of Infrastructure and Assistance (3WP50)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Categorical Exclusion: August 25, 2015

Comments will be accepted until: September 25, 2015


NOTICE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 3 has concluded that the following project is consistent with the categories of actions eligible for a categorical exclusion. This means that an environmental information document will not be required, and an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement will not be prepared for this project.

 

Official Project Name:

Large Valve Replacements: Contract Number 12
Drinking Water Improvements
Project FS-993812-12

Project Location:
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
5000 Overlook Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20032


NEED AND DESCRIPTION:

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s drinking water system serves a resident population of approximately 550,000 people. Commuters, tourists, and visitors increase this to about 1,000,000 on a typical day, and up to 1,200,000 during peak summer months.

The proposed project consists of the replacement of eight large diameter valves, generally 16-inches in diameter or larger, and associated appurtenances that were found to be either defective or inoperable in the District of Columbia’s water distribution system. See “Attachments” section for a detailed construction description and location map of these valves.

The distribution system contains several thousand valves, which are used to maintain and control the flow of water through the system. The valves serve two primary functions: maintenance of operating pressures in the system and the ability to bypass and isolate sections of the system for maintenance and repairs. Due to the importance of these functions, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (aka “DC Water” or “DC WASA”) has an ongoing valve maintenance program, which consists of regularly scheduled checking or “exercising” of the valves to ensure pdefective and inoperable, and in need of replacement. The purpose of this project is to replace a portion of these large diameter defective valves.

The proposed project work was developed pursuant to recommendations in the past U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sanitary Surveys to protect the drinking water quality in the District. The completion of this project will improve the reliability of the system by having currently inoperable valves restored to functionality, which will provide DC Water with the ability to isolate smaller sections of the distribution system should maintenance or emergency repairs be required. This will help to protect drinking water quality by allowing smaller sections of the system to be isolated and lower the potential for water quality problems from system breaks. The project will also reduce leakage from defective valves.

Valves to be replaced are buried and will require excavation. Work locations are in city streets or in public right-of-ways. Detailed work locations are listed in the Attachments. Additionally, the contract drawings are available for review at the offices of DC Water.

The construction sequence of valve replacement is typically as follows:

. Customers are notified in advance of system shut-downs for the work through area Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC’s), door hangers, and posted notices. Shut down time is minimized and scheduled to avoid high-demand periods for the water system.

. The valve is isolated from the water distribution system by the operation of other valves.

. The area around the valve is excavated to provide access for removal and replacement. Excavations are dewatered and shored as required by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration. If the area is in the street, the area is coned off and traffic is protected and maintained in accordance with DDOT and DC Water’s standard requirements.

. The new valve, and sections of pipe which were temporarily taken out of service, are disinfected in accordance with American Water Works Association guidelines and DC Water’s standard requirements.

. The new valve and sections of pipe are put back into service and the area around the valve is restored to pre-existing conditions.

While six of the eight valves will be replaced by the above described methodology, two others will be abandoned and left in place for logistical and cost reasons and new valves will be installed in close proximity.

If the proposed project is not completed, the potential exists for water quality degradation due to microbiological problems from both outward contamination and flow reductions. Valves that are broken in the closed position create unnecessary dead ends with poor water circulation that can result in diminished disinfectant residual and the potential for microbial growth. In addition, operation of the pressurized system will be more difficult without a network of working valves and a larger area then necessary will be impacted when repair or maintenance is required. Moreover, operation and maintenance costs will increase and the water distribution system will become less reliable.

The available alternatives to the one proposed are limited. A “no action” alternative and repair of the valves were evaluated. The valves to be replaced were originally installed between 1905 and 1999 with the majority installed prior to the 1960’s. In many cases the age of the valves makes obtaining repair parts difficult. Also, it is not possible to assess the repairability of the valves until they are fully excavated, which would then require an excessively long interruption of service while new parts are obtained and installed. As a practical matter, each valve will be removed from service and replaced with a new valve purchased under the contract. The old valve will be taken to the DC Water utility yard for condition assessment. If found to be repairable, it will be overhauled, placed in stock and available for future field installation. Non-repairable valves will be disposed of as scrap for recycling and new ones ordered.

This project is entitled to receive grant funding under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (Public Law 104-182). EPA has determined that the District of Columbia may receive 80% grants for such infrastructure improvement purposes. Accordingly, WASA, being the responsible authority for the distribution of water within the District, may receive these grants. The estimated cost for Contract Number 12 is $1,924,750 making it eligible for a Federal grant of 80%, or $1,347,325. DC Water will provide the remaining 20% in local matching funds or any unfunded balance for this project through water and sewer revenues.

For this project specifically and for drinking water projects generally, the public has had the opportunity to participate and comment on them since they were included in District of Columbia Combined Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 Intended Use Plan and in the Combined Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 Project Priority List. These documents were disseminated for public comment on May 19, 2015 though e-mails to every Advisory Neighborhood Association group as well as to the Mayor, City Council and appropriate city agencies. It was also posted on the websites of EPA and DC Water. During this period, no letters, telephone calls or e-mails were received relative to these documents. Consequently, EPA approved both documents which allowed for the funding of projects listed on them.

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:

The proposed project is necessary to insure the quality, quantity, and safety of the drinking water supplied to the people of the District of Columbia.

The proposed project will take place in various sections of the District of Columbia. The existing environmental setting of the water service area is predominantly urban residential. The valves to be removed and replaced are located below grade in streets or in urban right-of ways. These areas were previously disturbed during the original construction of the water distribution system.

Based on our evaluation, impacts from the implementation of the proposed project would be short-term, construction-related impacts that could be readily mitigated through prudent and proper construction practices. The areas where construction is to take place have been previously disturbed from typical urban development including utilities, roadways, sidewalks and other related facilities.

Water service will not be disrupted during construction. Since all of the construction work will take place on the facility property, it is not expected to have any direct impact on the public. The only noticeable impact on the public may be additional construction and vehicular traffic entering and leaving the site.

Short-term, construction-related impacts for these projects will be associated with air quality, utilities, noise and visual resources impacts. Mitigation for construction activities will be described in the General Requirements of the contract documents. The General Requirements direct the selected construction contractors to adhere to specific provisions that will insure and safeguard property, utilities, historical/archaeological discoveries, preconstruction surveys, environmental controls (erosion and dust control and water pollution prevention), and trench excavation techniques. The contract documents have been approved by EPA.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the EPA decision is available upon request. Please notify the contact below if you are aware of any reason why the decision should be revoked.


Comments should be sent to:

Kenneth C. Pantuck
pantuck.kenneth@epa.gov
Office of Infrastructure and Assistance (3WP50)
EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 814-5769


Interested parties may contact the above EPA representative to learn more about this action.

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Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility

Hopewell, Va

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103


Date of Notice: August 11, 2015
NPDES Permit No.:VA006630
DOCKET NUMBER:: CWA-03-2015-0218

Comments will be accepted until September 21, 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), and 40 CFR � 22.45(b) notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permit.


RESPONDENT:

City of Hopewell
231 Hummel-Ross Road
Hopewell, Va. 23860

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: : EPA alleges that the Respondents: 1) discharged pollutants in concentrations or amounts contrary to specific effluent limitations in its VPDES Permit on at least 42 occasions between December 2008 and April 2015. The Permit effluent limits violated include: a) ammonia-monthly average concentration, maximum concentration and load limits; b) CBOD5 � monthly average load, maximum load, average concentration and maximum concentrations limits; c) TSS � average concentration. maximum concentration, average loading, maximum loading limits; d) E. coli � average concentration limit; e)Chlorine � instantaneous minimum limit; and f) Dissolved Oxygen � weekly average minimum concentration. These violations were discovered during an NPDES investigation of Respondents' waste water.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER::: Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file a CAFO requiring the payment of a $50,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed penalty are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Andrew Seligman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-2097
seligman.andrew@epa.gov


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Underground Injection Control Permit PAS2D030BCLE

Sammy- Mar LLC

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
Water Protection Division, Office of Drinking Water and Source Water Protection
Ground Water & Enforcement Branch (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Public comments on the Draft Permit will be accepted until September 10, 2015


DESCRIPTION: On December 3, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region III (Region) issued a public notice requesting comment on the proposed issuance of an Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit, PAS2D030BCLE, to Sammy-Mar LLC (Sammy-Mar). Comments raised during the public comment period ending January 21, 2015, raised questions regarding, among other things, the maps provided, the locations of mined areas and other gas production wells within the one-mile radius of the proposed well and additives used to maintain the proposed injection well. Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. 124.14(b), the Region is reopening the public comment period on this draft permit. The Region requests public comment on its findings that the proposed injection well, as permitted, is unlikely to pose a risk to ground water through the additional gas wells and mined areas identified on the revised maps, or as a result of the well additives. The Region has supplemented the record with additional information including documents related to these matters. After this second public comment period ends, in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 124, the Region will publish a response to the comments received during both the first comment period that ended on January 21, 2015, and this second comment period.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Information on the issue on which the Region is requesting comment is available for public inspection during normal business hours at:

EPA Region III
Ground Water & Enforcement Branch (3WP22)
Office of Drinking Water and Source Water Protection
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: A copy of the new information, the supplement to the statement of basis and amended draft permit is also available for review at the Huston Township Municipal Building, 11837 Bennetts Valley Highway, Suite 1, Penfield, Pennsylvania 15849. In addition, the public notice, amended draft permit and supplement to the statement of basis can be found at the following EPA Region III website: http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/public_notices.htm.

Please mail public comments to the EPA address listed above, to the attention of Roger Reinhart, until September 10, 2015. You may also send comments during the same time period to the following email address: reinhart.roger@epa.gov. Interested persons may obtain further information by contacting Roger Reinhart at the address listed above or by phone at 215-814-5462.


Sammy-MarsupplementalSOB28-5-15.pdf (2 pp, 21.21kb k)

Sammy-MaramendedDraftPermit(2).PDF(16 pp, 15.31 mb)

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WCS Construction, LLC

William C. Smith & Co.

880 New Jersey Avenue, LLC

Washington, DC

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103


Date of Notice: July 29, 2015
NPDES Permit No.:DCR10A983 (Expired)
DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0012

Comments will be accepted until August 28, 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations related to discharges to waters of the United States in the District of Columbia of stormwater associated with construction activity.


RESPONDENT:

WCS Construction, LLC
William C. Smith & Co
880 New Jersey Avenue, LLC
1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20003

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: EPA Region III alleges that WCS Construction, LLC, William C. Smith & Co., 880 New Jersey Avenue, LLC failed to obtain the necessary NPDES permits for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity and/or also failed to implement appropriate best management practices (BMPs) (per Notice of Intent Form No. DCR10A983) in relation to discharges of stormwater associated with construction activity located at 880 New Jersey Avenue, SE, in Washington, D.C.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER::Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of an $18,000.00 penalty.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within thirty (30) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this thirty (30) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Ingrid Hopkins
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-5346
hopkins.ingrid@epa.gov


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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, REGION 3
Water Protection Division, Office of Drinking Water and Source Water Protection
Ground Water Enforcement Branch (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL (UIC) PROGRAM

Notice of Final Permit for Windfall Oil and Gas


The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, announced on July 30,2015, the issuance of a final permit under the authority ofthe federal UIC regulations at 40 CPR Parts 124, 144, 145, 146 and 147 to Windfall Oil and Gas of Falls Creek, Pennsylvania. This permit authorizes the construction and operation of a UIC Class II-D commercial brine disposal injection well, the Zelman #1, located in Brady Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

EPA Region III previously issued a final permit for this well on October 31, 2014, after holding a public hearing on this proposed permit on December 10, 2012, at the Brady Township Community Center in Luthersburg, PA, and receiving written comments on the permit during two comment periods. After Region III issued the permit, several petitioners appealed the permit to the EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). At the request of Region III, the EAB remanded the permit to the Region on June 10,2014. Following the remand, the EPA Region III evaluated oral testimony presented at the hearing as well as written comments received during the public comment period. Because this evaluation did not reveal substantial new questions which were not already subject to public comment during the two comment periods, the Region did not announce a third comment period for the draft permit. The Final permit was appealed to the EAB and the EAB denied the petitioners appeal on June 12,2015. There was a motion for reconsideration by the EAB by several petitioners, but that was denied by EAB on July 16, 2015.

EPA Region III is announcing the final permit issuance for UIC permit PAS2D020BCLE which will be effective on July 30, 2015. Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. � 124.19(1), the issuance of this permit constitutes final agency action for the purpose of judicial review. All administrative appeals have been exhausted, and any further challenges to the permit decision must be made in federal appellate court as provided in 42 U.S.C. � 300j-7. EPA Region III is issuing the same final permit to Windfall Oil and Gas as the permit issued on October 31, 2014. The final permit is available for review at the following EPA Region III website:

Windfall Final Permit (PDF) (14pp, 14.30MB)

iIndividuals interested in further information regarding this permit decision may contact Karen D. Johnson by email johnson.karend@epa.gov, by telephone at 215-814-5445, or through regular mail at the above address.


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Brookland South Campus LLC

& Bozzuto Development Company

Greenbelt, Maryland

Notice of Administrative Penalty Complaint and
Opportunity for Public Comment

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: July 23, 2015

NPDES Permit No.: DCR12A041

DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0045

Comments will be accepted until September 1, 2015.


NOTICE: In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g) AND 40 CFR � 22.45, notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, has filed an Administrative Penalty Complaint and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing (APO) Monroe Street Market APO signed and Date Stamped (PDF) (22 pp, 20.52 MB) proposing to assess an administrative civil penalty against the Respondents named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES Construction General Permit at a facility known as Monroe Street Market, in the District of Columbia.


RESPONDENT:

Brookland South Campus LLC
6406 Ivy Lane Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Bozzuto Development Company
6406 Ivy Lane Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770


SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: EPA alleges that the Respondents failed to: 1) post notice of NPDES Permit coverage, 2) install erosion and sediment controls, 3) maintain erosion and sediment controls, 4) minimize the track-out of sediment from vehicles exiting the site; 5) control discharges from stockpiled sediment or soil; 6) minimize the discharge of pollutants from equipment and vehicle washing, 7) comply with pollution prevention standards for storage of construction products, materials, and wastes, 8) comply with pollution prevention standards for handling of construction products, materials, and wastes 9) provide an effective means of eliminating the discharge of water from the washout and clean out of concrete, 10) properly conduct, document, and maintain records of site self-inspections, 11) include required information in SWPPP, 12) submit a complete and accurate NOI prior to commencing construction activities, 13) meet the deadline for NOI submittal. These failures constitute violations of Section 301(a) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1311(a). These violations were discovered during an NPDES inspection of Respondents' construction site known as Monroe Street Markets in the Northeast section of Washington, D.C. that includes private retail, commercial, and residential uses, which is bounded by Michigan Avenue, Monroe Street NE, 7th Street NE, Bunker Hill Road NE, and Lawrence Street NE.

ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING:: Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III is proposing to assess a penalty of $177,500.

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed penalty are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.

All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the APO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.

REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS :: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Rebecca Crane
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Mail Code: 3WP42
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-2389
Crane.Rebecca@epa.gov

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Greenlight WVO LLC

Beltsville, Maryland

Notice of Intent to File Consent Agreement and Final Order
Assessing Administrative Penalty and Opportunity for Public Comment

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III

Oil and Prevention Branch (3HS61)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103


Date of Notice: July 16, 2015

DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0220

Comments will be accepted until August 24, 2015.

NOTICE: : EPA Region III today offers for public comment the issuance of a proposed penalty of $40,000 against Greenlight WVO, LLC (Respondent). The proposed penalty is for violations of Section 311(j) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. � 1321(j), and its implementing regulations at 40 C.F.R. Part 112, Oil Pollution Prevention regulations, for Respondent's facility located at 11508 East Maple Street, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 (the "Facility"). The public comment period will be open from July 16 to August 24, 2015.

DESCRIPTION:EPA is alleging the following violations: 1) failure to have the SPCC Plan certified by a Professional Engineer; 2) failure to provide to provide a statement of full approval from management at the level of authority to commit the necessary resources to fully implement the SPCC Plan; 3) failure to provide a facility diagram in the SPCC Plan; 4) failure to designate a facility response coordinator and include relevant contact information in the SPCC Plan; 5) failure to maintain written procedures and inspection and test records for a period of three years; 6) failure to ensure drainage from undiked areas is controlled and could be retained in the event of an oil discharge; and 7) failure to provide sufficient impervious secondary containment for all bulk storage containers. The combined proposed penalty for these violations is $40,000.00.

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount or basis of the proposed penalty are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. All comments received within this forty-day period will be considered in the formulation of the final order. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the author and concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based. All comments should be addressed to:

Lydia Guy
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the proposed penalty assessment may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk identified above.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:: Contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Jennifer Nearhood
U.S. EPA, Region III (3RC50)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-814-2649
Nearhood.Jennifer@epa.gov

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CSX Transportation, Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: July 9, 2015
NPDES Permit Nos.:MD0057371, MD0000221, MD0000264
DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0054

Comments will be accepted until August 18 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permits.


RESPONDENT:

CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: : EPA Region III alleges that CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) failed to: maintain good housekeeping practices at the Chesapeake Bay Piers facility, now known as Curtis Bay Piers; cover certain trash hoppers at the Brunswick Yard; and conduct a sampling event during a discharge at the Riverside Yard, in violation of its NPDES permits.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER:: Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of a $45,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Peter Gold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029
215-814-5236
gold.peter@epa.gov


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District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Washington, D.C.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: July 9, 2015
NPDES Permit Nos.:DCR12A022
DOCKET NUMBER:: CWA-03-2015-0054

Comments will be accepted until August 18 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permit.


RESPONDENT:

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20032

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: : EPA Region III alleges that the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority failed to maintain appropriate concrete washout and stockpile maintenance procedures in violation of its NPDES permit. These alleged violations were discovered during an inspection of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's CSO 19 construction site.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER:: : Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of a $12,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Peter Gold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029
215-814-5236
gold.peter@epa.gov


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Charles County

La Plata, Maryland

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: July 9, 2015
NPDES Permit Nos.: MD0068365
DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0013

Comments will be accepted until August 18 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permit.


RESPONDENT:

Charles County
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, Maryland 20646

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: : EPA Region III alleges that Charles County failed to inspect all of its post construction stormwater best management practices on a triennial basis in violation of its NPDES permit.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER:: Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of a $25,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Peter Gold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029
215-814-5236
gold.peter@epa.gov


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PUBLIC NOTICE

EPA Proposes Total Phosphorus TMDL for the Wissahickon Creek Watershed � Notice of Availability, Solicitation of Public Comment, and Extension of Public Comment Period

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III (EPA) plans to establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for total phosphorus in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed. The TMDL will establish reductions necessary to address the poor stream health caused by excessive total phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants, stormwater runoff, and other sources. The Wissahickon Creek drains approximately 64 square miles in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. Major tributaries of Wissahickon Creek include Cresheim Creek, Sandy Run, Willow Creek, Trewellyn Creek, and Pine Run. Municipalities impacted by this action include Abington, Ambler, Cheltenham, Horsham, Lansdale, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery, North Wales, Philadelphia, Springfield, Upper Dublin, Upper Gwynedd, Upper Moreland, Whitemarsh, Whitpain, and Worcester.

EPA welcomes input from the public and interested parties regarding the proposed TMDL. EPA made the proposed TMDL available on May 20, 2015. Based on a request for additional information to be made publically available during the comment period and an extended comment period, EPA is making additional information related to the modeling effort used in the TMDL development process available to support review of the proposed TMDL. A draft of the Total Phosphorus TMDL for the Wissahickon Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania and the model related files are available on EPA's website at http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/. Hard copies of the draft TMDL report can also be requested. Please direct questions to Ms. Ashley Toy at (215) 814-2774 or toy.ashley@epa.gov. EPA is making the additional information available for thirty (30) days, and is extending to the public comment period for the proposed TMDL from July 4, 2015 to July 30, 2015. All written comments should be emailed or postmarked by July 30, 2015 to Ms. Lenka Berlin (contact information below). Please reference "Wissahickon Creek TMDL" on all submitted comments.

Ms. Lenka Berlin
US EPA Region III, 3WP30
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
berlin.lenka@epa.gov

The manuals for the Loading Simulation Program in C++ (LSPC) and the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) models are publically available on EPA's website at http://www.epa.gov/athens/wwqtsc/html/lspc.html and http://www.epa.gov/athens/wwqtsc/html/efdc.html, respectively.
These manuals are not subject to the solicitation for public comment


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C&D Coal Company, LLC

Tazwell, VA

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: June 25, 2015
NPDES Permit Nos.:PA235873
DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0051

Comments will be accepted until August 3, 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) C and D Cafo signed (12pp,5.40 MB) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permit.


RESPONDENT:

C&D Coal Company, LLC
145 Ivy Ln
Tazwell, VA 24651

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: EPA's review of C&D's compliance with its NPDES permit (PA235873) revealed approximately 100 effluent limit exceedances at C&D's Kingston-West Mine, in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania between October 2012 and September 2013. Pollutant parameters exceeded were aluminum, iron, TSS, and manganese.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER:: : Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of a $30,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Chad Harsh
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029
215-814-2633
harsh.chad@epa.gov


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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
Water Protection Division, Office of Drinking Water and Source Water Protection
Ground Water & Enforcement Branch (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Bell Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

EXCO Resources (PA), LLC Permit # PAS2D205BCLE

The Public Hearing has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.

Public comments on the Draft Permit will be accepted until July 7, 2015.

NOTICE:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III (EPA) plans to �reissue one Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit to EXCO Resources (PA), LLC (EXCO) under the authority of the Federal UIC regulations at 40 C.F.R. Parts 124, 144, 146, and 147. This permit is necessary to operate the Class II-D noncommercial brine disposal injection well. �

NEED and DESCRIPTION:
EXCO submitted an application to renew their existing UIC Class II disposal injection well permit.� The well is currently used for the injection of fluids produced in association with EXCO's conventional and unconventional oil and gas production operations. �The injection well is located in Bell Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. �EPA has developed a draft permit which allows EXCO to continue to operate a brine disposal well to inject produced fluids from EXCO's oil and gas operations into the Ridgeley sandstone and Shriver chert formations of the Oriskany Group at a depth of approximately 7,295 feet.�

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT:
EPA requests public comment on its findings that the proposed injection activity in the draft permit is unlikely to pose a risk to underground sources of drinking water. �Please mail public comments on the draft UIC permit to the EPA address listed above to the attention of Brian Poe, or e-mail comments to poe.brian@epa.gov, by Tuesday July 7, 2015.� A public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Mahaffey Volunteer Fire Hall.� Requests to hold a public hearing must be in writing and received by EPA in the office listed above by Friday June 30, 2015.� When requesting a public hearing, please state the nature of the issues you propose to raise.� EPA expressly reserves the right to cancel this hearing unless a significant degree of public interest, specific to the proposed underground injection permit, is evidenced by the above date.�

AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION:
The Administrative Record for this draft permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the offices of U.S. EPA Region III, at the address shown above. All information submitted by the applicant, unless deemed confidential, is included in the Administrative Record and is available to the public for review.� Copies of the permit application, the draft permit, and the statement of basis are available for review and inspection at the DuBois Public Libary (http://www.duboispubliclibrary.org/). �The draft permit and the statement of basis are also available for viewing at http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/public_notices.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Interested persons may obtain further information by contacting Brian Poe at the address listed above or by phone at 215-814-5471.�

EXCO Resources Statement of Basis - PDF (6 pp, 116 k)

EXCO Draft Permit - PDF (15 pp, 122 k)

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Skanska Facchina Joint Venture

Washington, D.C.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: May 14, 2015
NPDES Permit Nos.: DCR12A022
DOCKET NUMBER: CWA-03-2015-0080

Comments will be accepted until June 24, 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO)11tthStreetCorridorPublicNotice (2pp,16.81KB) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondent named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permit.


RESPONDENT:

Skanska Facchina Joint Venture
11th Street Corridor Project
Washington, D.C. 20003

SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS:: Skanska Facchina Joint Venture failed to maintain storm drain inlet protection and failed to properly store and handle petroleum products onsite and minimize their exposure to stormwater. These failures constitute a violation of Sections 301(a) and 402 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. �� 1311(a) and 1342. These violations were discovered during a February 2013 NPDES inspection of Skanska Facchina's 11th Street Corridor Construction site located in Washington, DC.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER:: Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of a $10,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings. As a result of EPA's enforcement action, Skanska Facchina has made several enhancements to its construction program.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Peter Gold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029
215-814-5236
gold.peter@epa.gov


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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
Water Protection Division, Office of Drinking Water & Source Water Protection
Ground Water & Enforcement Branch (3WP22)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Public Comments will be accepted until Monday May 6, 2015


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a draft final Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit VAS2D955BBUC for Range Resources-Pine Mountain, Incorporated (Range-Pine Mountain) under the authority of the UIC regulations at 40 CFR Parts 124, 144, 146, and 147. The permit is necessary for the construction and operation of one private Class li-D injection well to dispose of produced fluids generated in association with oil or gas production operations.


Description: Range-Pine Mountain submitted a UIC permit application to EPA in February 2014. After review and resolution of application deficiencies, EPA was able to develop a draft final permit. Range-Pine Mountain plans to construct well #900146 as an injection well to dispose of fluids produced in association with oil and gas production generated from their own operations. Injection will occur into the Weir formation. The injection well is located in the Prater District, Buchanan County, Virginia. A permit is required to meet the provisions of the EPA administered UIC Program in Virginia.


Opportunity for Comment: �EPA requests public comment on its findings that the proposed injection activity in the draft permit is unlikely to pose a risk to underground sources of drinking water. Please mail public comments on the draft UIC permit to the EPA address listed above to the attention of Roger Reinhart, or email comments to reinhart.roger@epa.gov by May 6, 2015. A public meeting has been tentatively scheduled/or Wednesday May 6, 2015, at 7:00PM at the Buchanan County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors' Room, Walnut & Main Streets, Grundy, Virginia. Requests to hold a hearing must be received by EPA in the office listed above by Friday, May 1, 2015. When requesting a public hearing, please state the nature of the issues you propose to raise. EPA expressly reserves the right to cancel this hearing unless a significant degree of public interest, specific to the proposed underground injection permit, is evidenced by the above date.


Availability of Information:� The Administrative Record for this draft permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office ofU.S. EPA Region III, at the address shown above. The Administrative Record includes the permit application and other information submitted by the applicant, the draft permit, the statement of basis, and all documents cited in the statement of basis and other documents contained in the supporting file for the draft permit. A copy of the permit application, draft permit, and statement of basis for this permitting action are available for review at the Buchanan County Public Library, Poe Town Road, Grundy, Virginia.

Draft Permit - PDF (14pp, 12.63.MB)

Statement of Basis - PDF (6pp, 1.8 MB)

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Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Norfolk, Virginia

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER ASSESSING ADMINISTRATIVE
AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY--REGION III
Water Protection Division, Office of NPDES Permits and Enforcement, NPDES Enforcement Branch (3WP42)
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Date of Notice: March 26, 2015
NPDES Permit Nos. : PA0246620, VAR050332, VA0052639, and WV0001244
DOCKET NUMBER:CWA-03-2015-0078

Comments will be accepted until May 15, 2015.

In accordance with Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, is proposing to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) CAFONSRC (12pp, 12.35MB) assessing an administrative civil penalty against the Respondents named below, for alleged violations of its NPDES permit.


RESPONDENT:

Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510


SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS: EPA Region III alleges that Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSRC) failed to retain certain records in connection with annual compliance inspections and monthly visual inspections pursuant to the Preparedness, Prevention, and Contingency Plan for the Rutherford Intermodal Yard; and discharged stormwater on one occasion each from the Rutherford, Portlock, Weller and Williamson Yards exceeding applicable effluent limitations in the NPDES permits for those facilities in violation of Section 402 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1342. Certain of these alleged violations were discovered during inspections of NSRC's rail yards while others were self-reported by NSRC.


PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER:: : Based on the foregoing and having taken into account the penalty factors set forth in Section 309(g) of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. � 1319(g), EPA Region III proposes to file the CAFO requiring the payment of a $25,000.00 penalty. The CAFO both commences and concludes these proceedings.


OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT: : Persons wishing to comment on the amount of the penalty or legal or factual basis for the proposed CAFO are invited to submit a statement to the EPA Regional Administrator, addressed to the attention of the Regional Hearing Clerk (address below), within forty (40) days of the date of this public notice. Comments received within this forty (40) day period will be considered. All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the basis for any comment and any relevant facts on which it is based.


All comments should be addressed to:
Regional Hearing Clerk (3RC00)
U.S. EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 


AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION:: Information relevant to the CAFO may be requested through the Regional Hearing Clerk.


REGISTERY OF INTERESTED PERSONS: Any person interested in a particular case or group of cases may leave his/her name, address, and telephone number on a registry of interested persons which will be maintained in each file. The list of names will be maintained as a means for persons with an interest in the case to contact others with the same interest.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representative to learn more about this action.

Peter Gold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Mail Code: 3WP42
Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029
215-814-5236
gold.peter@epa.gov


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PUBLIC SOLICITATION OF WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

Nutrient and Sediment Impairment Data for Goose Creek Watershed, Chester County, PA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 3 is soliciting the public for information regarding nutrient and sediment impairments for the Goose Creek watershed in Chester County, PA. EPA is especially interested in �data for the following parameters:� dissolved oxygen, percent dissolved oxygen saturation, pH, algal biomass, algal community composition (nutrient tolerant/intolerant taxa), cellular nutrient content (C:N:P), copper sulfate and/or other algaecide, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, ortho-phosphate, nitrate, total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, pebble counts and habitat evaluation data, including embeddedness, sediment deposition, bank erosion, bank stability, and bank vegetative protection. �EPA is also seeking continuous water quality monitoring data of pH and dissolved oxygen to evaluate diurnal fluctuations of those parameters. The data and information gathered in this solicitation will be used, where appropriate, to support EPA's decision to retain or withdraw the Goose Creek nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) established in 2008. Specifically, data collected will be used to determine if Goose Creek, which is listed as impaired by Pennsylvania under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, is impaired due to nutrients, sediment or both.� Information on the Goose Creek TMDL can be found at:�

http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/pa_tmdl/GooseCreekNutrient/index.html

Anyone, including but not limited to, private citizens, state agencies, federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses and educational institutions, possessing information on nutrient and sediment impairment for the Goose Creek watershed may provide information.

For purposes of this solicitation, information is any documentation describing the past, current and/or anticipated water quality condition of a surface water body. Data is considered to be a subset of information that consists of reports of measurements of specific environmental characteristics. The data and information may pertain to physical, chemical, and/or biological conditions of the Goose Creek watershed.

Goose Creek WatershedAll data submitted for consideration must also include the quality assurance/ quality control monitoring procedures followed. At a minimum, the data must have been collected using applicable Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Assessment Methodology, protocols, and third party data requirements which can be found at the following site:

http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/water_quality_standards/10556/
2013_assessment_methodology/1407203

Third party data requirement are in the document found at the following site:

http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Water/Drinking%20Water%20and%20Facility%20Regulation/
WaterQualityPortalFiles/Methodology/2013%20Methodology/Outside%20Agency%20Data.pdf
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Information provided should conform to the following considerations:

  • The name of the entity or person providing the information.
  • Mailing address, phone number, and email address for a contact person who can answer questions about any of the information provided.
  • Bibliographic citations for all information provided.
  • Data in electronic form, in a spreadsheet or database if possible. �Please specify the format and define any codes or abbreviations used in your database. Where appropriate and possible, two hard copies of information should be provided.
  • A description of and reference to your quality assurance procedures including Quality Assurance Project Plans and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Metadata for all data, i.e., when measurements were taken, locations, number of samples, detection limits, analytical methods used for any laboratory analysis, etc.
  • Documentation of laboratory certification for water chemistry data.
  • In addition, for data from citizen volunteer water quality monitoring efforts:
    • The name of your group;
    • Indication of any training in water quality assessment completed by members of your group;

Data will be considered if postmarked before September 1, 2015 and should be sent to EPA as it becomes available.� EPA prefers data in electronic format.

Please send any information and data you wish to provide to:

Bill Richardson (3WP30)
Office of Standards, Assessment & TMDLs
1650 Arch Street
Middle Atlantic Region
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richardson.William@epa.gov

For further information regarding this solicitation, please contact Bill Richardson at (215) 814-5675, or email Richardson.William@epa.gov.

 

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