BUREAU OF WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Pennsylvania Code Amendments to implement recommendations embodied in the Bureau of Water Quality Management's Regulatory Basics Initiative (RBI) reports will involve eight separate regulation packages, as follows:

1. Special Protection Waters (Antidegradation) Program

25 PA Code Chapters 16, 92, and 93


2. Modifications to Water Quality Standards

25 PA Code Chapters 16 and 93

It is anticipated that the first draft of the proposed revisions will be developed by

October 18, 1996.



3. Modifications to NPDES Program rules, Water Quality Management Permitting rules and General Water Quality Management Provisions

25 PA Code Chapters 91, 92, 94, 95, 97 and 101.

It is anticipated that the first draft of the proposed revisions will be developed by

October 18, 1996.


4/5. Modifications to Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act Regulations

25 PA Code Chapter 245.

Revisions to Section 245.1 were included in provisions which were approved by the EQB as proposed rulemaking on November 15, 1994 and are scheduled for consideration for final rulemaking by the EQB on July 16, 1996. Revisions to Section 245.2 have been incorporated in revisions presented to the EQB as proposed rulemaking on April 16, 1996. The anticipated date for EQB consideration of final rulemaking is June 17, 1997.


6. Sewage Amendments - Planning, Permitting and Disposal Facilities

25 Code Chapters 71, 72 and 73


7. Comprehensive Sewage Facilities Amendments

25 PA Code Chapters 71, 72 and 73.


8. Municipal Financial Assistance

25 PA Code Chapter 103