Authorities, Regulations and Guidance

This page includes links to DRBC authorities, regulations, and guidance. For more information on DRBC programs (Water Supply and Conservation, Project Review/Permitting, etc...), please click on the 'Programs' tab at the top of this page.

Delaware River Basin Compact (pdf 171 KB; creates the DRBC)

Administrative Manual/Rules of Practice and Procedure (pdf 90 KB)

Delaware River Basin Water Code (pdf 1.3 MB)

Basin Regulations

Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (pdf 178 KB)

Comprehensive Plan (pdf 1.1 MB)

Penalty Matrix (pdf 60 KB; approved via DRBC Resolution 2009-13)

Administrative Agreements (Administrative Agreements are between the DRBC and the four basin states)

Recently Approved Rule(s)

Rulemaking(s) Pending DRBC Approval