• Proposed Designation of Monongahela River as “Impaired” Would Affect Industries in Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • September 14, 2010 | Author: Joseph K. Reinhart
  • Law Firm: Babst Calland - Pittsburgh Office
  • On April 3, 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“Department”) published its draft 2010 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (“Draft Integrated Report”) for public comment. In this Draft Integrated Report, the Department proposed to designate the majority of the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania as “impaired” for TDS, salinity, chlorides, and other inorganics (e.g., sulfates). Impairment status would significantly affect regulated entities that discharge concentrations of these pollutants into the Monongahela River.