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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
June 29, 2015

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 click here to track the status of these projects.

1. PSEG Nuclear, LLC, D-1973-193 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing PSEG Hope Creek Generating Station (HCGS) and its surface water withdrawal (SWWD) and consumptive water use. The SWWD of approximately 2.0 billion gallons per 30 days (bg/30 days) will contine to be used for cooling tower make-up, of which approximately 0.39 bg/30 days is consumptively used. The application also includes a facility description update to reflect current operations at the HCGS. The cooling tower blowdown discharge combines with treated effluent from the PSEG wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) prior to discharge, and is being reviewed under a concurrent application, No. D-1987-070-4. The existing facility will continue to withdrawal from and discharge to the Delaware River Water Quality Zone 5 and is located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

2. Deposit Village, D-1974-057 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.7 million gallons per day (mgd) Village of Deposit WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to the West Branch Delaware River at River Mile 330.71 - 14.5 (Delaware River - West Branch Delaware River) and is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Deposit, Broome County, New York.

3. Spring City Borough, D-1974-061 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.6 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 41.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Spring City Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

4. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1975-078 CP-4. An application to approve new Well No. 6 for inclusion in the applicant's Waymart public water supply distribution system and to approve an increase in the total system groundwater withdrawal allocation from 11.68 mgm to 22.28 mgm. The application will also renew the approval of an existing importation of 0.494 mgd of groundwater from the Susquehanna River Basin. Wells Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are completed in the Duncannon, Polar Gap and Packerton members of the Catskill Formation and are located in the Van Auken Watershed in Waymart Borough and Canaan Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

5. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc., D-1976-021 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.1 mgd Mast Hope WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of the Delaware River at River Mile 279.8 - 0.04 (Delaware River - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

6. U.S. Steel Real Estate, D-1978-068-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 1.0 mgd WWTP (MP No. 203), 65 mgd industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) (MP No. 103), and their combined discharge at Outfall No. 003. Additionally, the applicant has requested the continuation of a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Determination that will continue to allow TDS effluent concentrations of up to 1,100 mg/l (monthly average), 2,200 mg/l (Daily Maximum), and 2,750 mg/l (Instantaneous Maximum), as well as a discharge of noncontact cooling water (NCCW) to be monitored via MP No. 103. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Water Quality Zone 2 of the Delaware River at River Mile 127.0, in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

7. Reading Alloys, Inc., D-1979-044-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing discharge of up to 0.24 mgd of NCCW. Effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Spring Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 76.8 - 6.65 - 5.9 - 3.9 - 1.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Tulpehocken Creek - Blue Marsh Reservoir - Spring Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, in South Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

8. Nestlé Purina Petcare Company, D-1983-018-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.53 mgd IWTP and its discharge. The applicant has also requested approval to modify the IWTP by replacing the influent screening, adding equalization tanks, and adding mixers to the aerated lagoon, while maintaining the hydraulic capacity. The modifications meet the Commission's definition of substantial alterations or additions. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Jordan Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 16.25 - 0.67 - 11.16 - 0.54 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Little Lehigh River - Jordan Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001,within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

9. PSEG Nuclear, LLC, D-1987-070 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of existing discharges associated with the Hope Creek Generating Station, including treated effluent from the 0.050 mgd WWTP and approximately 53.9 mgd of cooling tower blowdown. Treated wastewater effluent and cooling tower blowdown will continue to be combined prior to discharge to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 5 at River Mile 50. The project is located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

10. Amity Township, D-1990-078 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 4.0 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and DRBC will continue to base effluent limitations upon a discharge flow of 2.2 mgd. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 58.35 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

11. Mount Pocono Municipal Authority, D-1991-027 CP-2. An application to modify and expand the applicant's existing WWTP and its discharge. The modification consists of upgrading the existing WWTP treatment facilities, expanding the design flow from 0.4 mgd to 0.5 mgd, and constructing new spray-irrigation facilities for land discharge of the WWTP effluent. The modified WWTP will discharge treated effluent to Forest Hills Run from November 16 to March 15 and when conditions are not suitable for land discharge. The discharge to surface water will continue to be to Forest Hills Run, which is a tributary of Paradise Creek, which is a tributary of Brodhead Creek, at River Mile 213.0 - 10.6 - 4.4 - 4.9 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - Paradise Creek - Forest Hills Run). The new spray discharge facilities will discharge to proposed spray fields to be located in the Forest Hills Run Watershed. The project is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Borough of Mount Pocono, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

12. Exeter Township, D-1992-003 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 7.1 mgd WWTP and to approve a TDS variance of 1,500 mg/l. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 65.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River), in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

13. Sullivan Infra West, Inc., D-1992-010-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.2 mgd Kutschers Country Club WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Anawana Brook at River Mile 253.64 - 27.3 - 1.65 - 5.3 - 2.25 (Delaware River - Neversink River - Sheldrake Stream - Anawana Brook - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York.

14. Bernville Corporation, D-1992-027-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing SWWD of up to 8.3 mgm to irrigate the applicant's Heidelberg Country Club from existing Intake No. 1 on the Tulpehocken Creek. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project intake is located in the Tulpehocken Creek Watershed in Jefferson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

15. Talamore at Oak Terrace, Inc., D-1993-030-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 5.17 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Wells PW-1 and Water Tower. Existing Wells PW-1 and Water Tower are completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Park Creek Watershed in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

16. Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority, D-1994-018 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing importation of up to 0.72 mgd of groundwater from the Atlantic Basin from exisiting Well No. 14 to supply water to the applicant's Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park Complex. The application will also renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 30 mgm to the docket holder's theme park complex from existing Wells Nos. 7, 10 and ASR-12 completed in the Upper Potomac-Raritan-Magothy Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Crosswicks Creek Watershed in the Jackson Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

17. United Water Delaware, D-1996-050 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and SWWD of up to 30 mgd (930 mgm) to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Well Christiana No. 1 and surface water intakes Stanton No. 1, Stanton No. 2, Stanton No. 2A and Christiana No. 1. Well Christiana No. 1 is completed in the Potomac Formation. The application will also renew the approval of a Tidal Capture Structure (TCS) located on White Clay Creek, a tributary of the Christina River, at River Mile 70.73 - 10.3 - 1.8 (Delaware River - Christina River - White Clay Creek). The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The water supply system is located in New Castle County, Delaware.

18. Concord Township, D-1997-019 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 1.8 mgd Central WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to West Branch Chester Creek at River Mile 82.93 - 8.9 - 5.4 (Delaware River - Chester Creek - West Branch Chester Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

19. Johnson Matthey, Inc., D-1999-038-4. An application to renew the applicant's existing 0.08 mgd IWTP and its discharge. The applicant also requested to renew a total dissolved solids determination and IWTP effluent limit of 20,000 mg/l (monthly average) and 40,000 mg/l (daily maximum). The project IWTP will remain at 0.08 mgd and will continue to discharge to the Schuylkill River via the Matsunk Creek culvert at River Mile 92.47 - 21.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

20. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc., D-2002-042-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.6 mgd Whitehaven WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 71.9 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in White Haven Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

21. Lower Makefield Township, D-2002-048 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 7.68 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Wells Nos. PW-1, PW-2 and PW-3 completed in the Stockton and Lockatong formations. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Delaware River Watershed in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

22. Chadds Ford Township Sewer Authority, D-2005-022 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.15 mgd Turner's Mill WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Harvey Run at River Mile 70.73 - 1.5 - 14.6 - 0.66 (Delaware River - Christiana River - Brandywine Creek - Harvey Run) via Outfall No. 001, in Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

23. Alsace Township, D-2006-005 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.071 mgd Alsace Township WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to an unnamed tributary of the Little Manatawny Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 54.15 - 16.7 - 4.7 - 1.9 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Manatawny Creek - Little Manatawny Creek - UNT of the Little Manatawny Creek), in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

24. Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, D-2006-006 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.05 mgd Hampton Commons WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Marsh's Farm Creek, which is a tributary of Paulins Kill, at River Mile 207 - 37.3 - 0.5 (Delaware River - Paulins Kill River - Marsh's Farm Creek), and is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Hampton Township, Sussex County, New Jersey.

25. Bedminster Municipal Authority, D-2006-010 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.246 mgd Pennland Farms WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Deep Run Creek at River Mile 157.0 - 4.7 - 7.1 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Tohickon Creek - Deep Run Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

26. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, D-2009-004 CP-2. An application to renew and approve an expansion of the discharge of NCCW and process water from the docket holder's Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES). The NAVSSES currently withdraws water from the Navy Reserve Basin, which is located on the tidal Schuylkill River in Delaware River Water Quality Zone 4, for temporary and intermittent, land-based tests of ship systems and discharges up to 24.0 mgd of NCCW from Outfall 001 to the Navy Reserve Basin and up to 0.60 mgd of process water from Outfall 005 directly to the Delaware River Water Quality Zone 4. The docket holder proposes to expand the capacity of the ship systems tests to discharge up to 108.0 mgd of NCCW from Outfall 001 to the Navy Reserve Basin. The discharge from Outfall 005 will remain at 0.60 mgd. The facility is located in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

27. Kinsley Group Family, LP, D-2010-005-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.2 mgd Kinsley Shopping Center (KSC) WWTP and its discharge. The PADEP and DRBC have based effluent limitations on a discharge flow of 0.0178 mgd. Treated effluent will continue to be land discharged into grade seepage beds in the Weir Creek Watershed near River Mile 183.66 - 40.88 - 6.30 - 6.51 - 7.40 - 2.40 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Pohopoco Creek - Beltzville Reservoir - Pohopoco Creek - Weir Creek), within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

28. Reading Area Water Authority, D-2010-009 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 35 mgd Maiden Creek water filtration plant (WFP) and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Maiden Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 85.63 - 0.24 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

29. MHP Li'l Wolf, LP, D-2015-005 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.038 mgd Li'l Wolf MHP WWTP and its discharge. The applicant also requests approval to modify and expand the WWTP to 0.07 mgd. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Coplay Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 21.05 - 9.86 - 0.62 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Coplay Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

30. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, D-2015-007 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existng 0.025 mgd Washington Crossing Historic Park Upper WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Water Quality Zone 1E of the Delaware River at River Mile 146.63, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

31. Indian Head Camp, D-2015-008 CP-1. An application to approve the new 0.045 mgd Indian Head Camp WWTP and its proposed discharge via spray irrigation. The new WWTP facilities will consist of a pumping station, an aerated storage lagoon, chlorine contact disinfection, and two spray fields. The proposed spray-fields discharge will be located in the Little Equinunk Creek Watershed, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Manchester Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

32. Cochecton Town, D-2015-009 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.21 mgd Lake Huntington WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Ten Mile River at River Mile 284.2 - 7.6 - 1.6 (Delaware River - Ten Mile River - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Cochecton, Sullivan County, New York.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
June 29, 2015