Nutrient Trading - all dated 2005 - still worthwhile?????

On October 3, 2005 DEP published technical guidance for its proposed Nutrient Trading Program.  The guidance document remained open for public comment until December 31, 2005.  Farm Bureau submitted extensive written comments and encouraged members to do the same. Several PFB members also took the opportunity to comment on the Department's proposed program at public listening sessions held late last  fall.  Throughout the past several months, PFB has continued to participate in the numerous working groups and committees created to flesh out trading program details. 

      For up-to-date information on the trading program, please visit the DEP web site


DEP TDMLs

The Department of Environmental Protection this week published notice dated 2007 it has finalized Total Maximum Daily Load plans for 62 watersheds in 25 counties (PA Bulletin page 77):  http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol36/36-1/36-1.pdf

Here's a list of the TMDLs finalized by county location:

Montour Run - Allegheny
Moon Run - Allegheny
Raccoon Creek - Allegheny/Beaver/Washington
Burgetts Creek - Allegheny/Beaver/Washington
Limestone Run - Armstrong
Huskins Run - Armstrong
Long Valley Run - Bradford
Seaton Creek - Butler
Blacks Creek - Butler
Spring Run - Cambria
Bens Creek - Cambria
Elk Creek - Cambria
Brubaker Run WS - Cambria
S Br Blacklick Creek - Cambria/Indiana
Logway Run - Centre
Sterling Run - Centre
North Fork Beech Creek - Centre
McGourvey Run - Clarion
Big Run - Clearfield
Surveyor Run WS - Clearfield
Little Surveyor Run - Clearfield
Curleys Run - Clearfield
Deer Creek - Clearfield
Woods Run (Moose Run) - Clearfield
Grimes Run - Clearfield
Hartshorn Run - Clearfield
Lick Run - Clearfield
Fork Creek - Clearfield
North Branch Upper Morgan Run - Clearfield
North Camp Run - Clearfield
Sanbourn Run - Clearfield
Little Anderson Creek - Clearfield
Kratzer Run - Clearfield
Anderson Creek - Clearfield
Amos Branch - Clinton
Birch Island Run - Clinton
Little Birch Island Run - Clinton
Middle Branch Big Run - Clinton
Daguschahonda Run - Elk
Iron Run - Elk
UNT Trout Run - Elk
Dents Run - Elk/Cameron
Newmyer Run - Fayette
Aylesworth Creek - Lackawanna
Powderly Creek - Lackawanna
Wilson Creek- Lackawanna
Lackawanna River - Lackawanna/Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wayne
Otter Run - Lycoming
Mill Creek - Schuylkill
Muddy Branch Creek - Schuylkill
W Branch Schuylkill River - Schuylkill
Cucumber Run WS - Somerset
Oven Run - Somerset
Loyalsock Creek - Sullivan/Lycoming
Tioga River - Tioga
Brush Creek - Westmoreland
McCune Run - Westmoreland
Getty Run - Westmoreland
Monestary Run - Westmoreland
Fourmile Run - Westmoreland
Saxman Run - Westmoreland
Union Run - Westmoreland

For more copies of the final TMDLs, visit the DEP TMDL webpage or contact Dorothy Harris by sending email to: doharris@state.pa.us or calling 717-772-5807. correct contact?