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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
August 21, 2014

The Commission recently received applications from the sponsors of the following projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11, and/or Article 10.3 of the Delaware River Basin Compact. These projects currently are under review by the Commission staff in consultation with other public agencies. Individuals or organizations having a special interest in any projects or information relating to a project's impact on water and related land resources of the Delaware River Basin are invited to submit written comments to William Muszynski of the Water Resources Management Branch. Please refer to the appropriate docket number, listed below, on all correspondence. Such public hearings as may be required for these projects will be announced at a later date in accordance with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Please refer to the Commission's website to track the status of these projects.

1. Village of Liberty, D-1965-039 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 2 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of the East Branch Mongaup River, above Swinging Bridge Reservoir, at River Mile 261.1 - 23.56 - 8.12 - 0.86 (Delaware River - Mongaup River - East Branch Mongaup River - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Liberty, Sullivan County, New York.

2. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-1966-100 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal (SWWD) and approve an allocation of up to 540 million gallons per month (mgm) to supply the applicant's public water supply from an exisiting surface water intake on the Schuylkill River. The project intake is located in the Schuylkill River Watershed in the Borough of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

3. Weatherly Borough, D-1980-080 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) and to decrease the allocation from 14.267 mgm to 12.4 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system. Existing Wells Nos. 1, 2 and 3 are completed in the Mauch Chunck Formation and located in the Black Creek Watershed in Weatherly Borough, Carbon County Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

4. Village of Monticello, D-1981-038 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 3.1 mgd WWTP, modifications proposed to the WWTP, and the discharge from the WWTP. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Tannery Brook at River Mile 253.64 - 27.3 - 1.91 - 3.24 - 1.54 (Delaware River - Neversink River - Sheldrake Stream - Kiamesha Creek - Tannery Brook) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protected Waters, in the Village of Monticello, Sullivan County, New York.

5. Myerstown Water Authority, D-1981-067 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 34.1 mgm from existing Wells Nos. 3, 5, 6 and 8. Well Nos. 3, 5 and 6 are completed in the Hamburg Formation and Well No. 8 is completed in the Ontelaunee Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Tulpehocken Creek Watershed in Jackson Township and the Borough of Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

6. Pennington Borough, D-1984-033 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and export of up to 6.696 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply from existing Well No. 7 completed in the Passaic Formation. The applicant's distribution system includes four other groundwater sources which are located outside the Delaware River Basin. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project well is located in the Jacobs Creek Watershed in the Borough of Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey.

7. Niagara Drinking Waters Inc., D-1986-083-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 5.89 mgm to supply the applicant's bottling and canning facilty from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, and 3 completed in the Hamburg Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Schuylkill River Watershed in Hamburg Borough, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

8. Gloucester County Utilities Authority, D-1990-074 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 27 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Water Quality Zone 4 of the tidal Delaware River at River Mile 89.7 via Outfall No. DSN004A, in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

9. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1991-086 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 50.0 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system for the Great Valley Division from existing Wells Nos. Hunt Country 21A, Hunt Country 21B, Hunt Country 21C, Hunt Country 21D, Grand Oak 4, Ponoma Park 7, Highland Glen 9 and Pottstown Pike 16. Wells Nos. Hunt Country 21A-D are completed in Baltimore Gniess, Wells Nos. Grand Oak 4 and Ponoma Park 7 are completed in Gneiss, Well No. Highland Glen 9 is completed in Sepentine Schist and Pottstown Pike 16 is completed in Wissahickon Schist. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located within the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Ridley Creek, Chester Creek, Plum Run and Broad Run watersheds, in East Goshen, West Goshen and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

10. Blue Mountain Water Cooperative, D-1993-027-3. An application to renew the approval of a GWD project to continue to supply up to 5.16 mgm of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2 and 5 for purposes of fire suppression, commercial, industrial cooling, and potable use at the applicant's industrial park with no increase in allocation. The wells are completed in the Hamburg Sequence in the Pigeon Creek-Schuylkill River Watershed in Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

11. Blue Bell Country Club, D-1993-059-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and SWWD of up to 6.3 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Wells Nos. 2, 3, 5 and existing Ponds Nos. 1 and 2. Wells Nos. 2 and 3 are completed in the Stockton Formation and Well No. 5 is completed in the Lockatong Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are completed in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Stony Creek Watershed in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

12. Shoemakersville Municipal Authority, D-1993-074 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.75 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 92.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in the Borough of Shoemakersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

13. Artesian Water Company, D-2002-034 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing import project of up to 3.0 mgm from the Chesapeake Bay Basin from the Old County Road, Cheasapeake City Road and Eastern States Well fields, and up to 3.0 mgm from the Susquehanna River Basin from an interconnection with Chester Water Authority to augment water supply to the applicant's public water supply system. The application will also renew the approval of the existing GWD of up to 612.83 mgm. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The water supply system and wellfields are located in New Castle County, Delaware.

14. Milford Township Water Authority, D-2003-037 CP-2. An application to approve new Well No. 6 for inclusion in the applicant's public water supply system and to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 16.04 mgm. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previously approved allocation. Wells Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The wells are completed in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Unami Creek Watershed in Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

15. Penns Grove Sewer Authority, D-2005-029 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's 0.75 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Water Quality Zone 5 of the tidal Delaware River at River Mile 72.0, in Penns Grove Borough, Salem County, New Jersey.

16. Niagara Drinking Waters Inc., D-2006-029-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.1008 mgd Niagara Bottling, LLC industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Kaercher Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 97.87 - 0.17 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Kaercher Creek), in Hamburg Borough, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

17. PSC Environmental Services, (PA) LLC, D-2011-009-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's 0.1 mgd IWTP that receives non-hazardous and hazardous wastes from off-site generators within the continental United States, primarily from Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey (both within and outside the basin) at their facility located in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Approximately 20 percent of the industrial wastewater collected at the facility is pre-treated and conveyed to the Hatfield Township Municipal Authority WWTP for ultimate discharge to the West Branch Neshaminy Creek. The remainder is trucked to other centralized waste treatment facilities, landfills, or cement kilns throughout the United States (most of which is sent to Du Pont Chambers Works, GROWS Landfill, or Keystone Cement; all of which are located within the Basin).

18. Village of Liberty, D-2014-010 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 1.5 mgd Lily Pond water filtration plant (WFP) and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Little Beaver Kill at River Mile 330.70 - 15.94 - 16.17 - 8.27 - 6.0 - 1.89 (Delaware River - East Branch Delaware River - Beaver Kill - Willowemoc Creek - Little Beaver Kill - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Liberty, Sullivan County, New York.

19. Concord Township, D-2014-012 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.0635 mgd Riviera at Concord WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Green Creek at River Mile 82.93 - 8.92 - 3.27 - 0.9 (Delaware River - Chester Creek - West Branch Chester Creek - Green Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

20. Markel Corporation, D-2014-013-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing discharge of up to 0.06 mgd of non-contact cooling water (NCCW) from its Norristown Facility. NCCW will continue to be discharged to Diamond Run Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 22.3 - 0.67 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Diamond Run Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

21. Tinicum Township, D-2014-014 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 2.8 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the tidal portion of Darby Creek at River Mile 85.28 - 1.0 (Delaware River - Darby Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within Water Quality Zone 4, in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
August 21, 2014