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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
December 18, 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 click here to track the status of these projects.

1. Hawley Area Authority, D-1981-029 CP-2. An application to approve modifications to the applicant's existing 0.2 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), which consists of adding a vertical automatic fine screen, replacing the existing mechanical surface aerators with fine bubble aerators, and replacing the existing chlorine contact disinfection system with an ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system. The WWTP will remain at a flow of 0.2 mgd and continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lackawaxen River, at River Mile 277.7 - 16.2 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River), within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

2. Jim Thorpe Borough, D-1981-071 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater withdrawal (GWD) project to continue to supply up to 14.57 million gallons per month (mgm) of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 4 and the consolidation of a surface water withdrawal project described in DRBC Docket No. D-90-22 CP to continue to supply up to 28.675 mgm of surface water from an intake on Mauch Chunk Creek and intakes on Reservoirs Nos. 1 and 3 on Silkmill (Ruddles) Run for use in the docket holder's public water system. There is no requested increase to the groundwater or surface water allocations contained in its previous approvals. The wells are completed in the Mauch Chunk formation and the wells and surface water sources are located in the Mauch Chunk Creek - Lehigh River Watershed in the Borough of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

3. Kutztown Borough, D-1983-023 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of a GWD project to continue to supply up to 62.0 mgm of groundwater for the purpose of public water supply from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3A and 4 without an increase in the previously approved allocation. The wells are completed in the Epler Formation in the Sacony Creek Watershed in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

4. Town of Fallsburg, D-1985-074 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.7 mgd Loch Sheldrake WWTP and its discharge. The application also requests approval to expand the WWTP to 1.013 mgd. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Sheldrake Stream at River Mile 253.64 - 27.3 - 9.83 (Delaware River - Neversink River - Sheldrake Stream) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Fallsburg, Sullivan County, New York.

5. Lower Moreland Township Authority, D-1987-052 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.279 mgd Chapel Hill WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Southampton Creek at River Mile 109.75 - 16.1 - 0.71 - 0.5 (Delaware River - Pennypack Creek - Southampton Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

6. Schuylkill County Municipal Authority, D-1990-049 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of a surface water withdrawal (SWWD) and water importation and exportation project to continue to supply up to 186 mgm of surface water from six existing reservoirs for public water supply to 14 municipalities located in the Delaware River Basin (DRB) and Susquehanna River Basin (SRB). The applicant imports up to 4.712 mgm of water from the Gordon Well located in the SRB and exports up to 31 mgm of water from the DRB to its service areas located in the SRB. There is no requested increase to the withdrawal, importation or exportation allocations contained in the previous approval. The DRB surface water reservoirs are located on Indian Run, Wolf Creek, Kauffman Run, Pine Run, Mud Run and a UNT to Mill Creek, all tributaries to the Schuylkill River in Branch, New Castle, Ryan and Blythe townships in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

7. Six Flags Great Adventure, D-1996-006-2. An application to renew the approval of a GWD and SWWD and water importation project to continue to supply up to 11.98 mgm of groundwater and surface water from 19 wells and 2 surface water intakes located in the Delaware River Basin and groundwater from one well located in the Atlantic Basin for non-potable water supply purposes at the applicant's existing amusement park. There is no requested increase to the withdrawal or importation allocations contained in the previous approval. The project wells located in the DRB are completed in the Red Bank Sand, Vincetown, and Mount Laurel aquifers in the Middle Crosswicks Creek Watershed in Jackson Township, Ocean County and Millstone Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Out-of-basin Well No. IR-1 is completed in the Englishtown aquifer in the Upper Toms River Watershed (Atlantic Basin) in Jackson Township. The surface water withdrawals are from Lahaway Creek, a tributary of Crosswicks Creek and a constructed irrigation lagoon in Jackson Township. The project withdrawals are regulated by NJDEP in accordance with the Administrative Agreement between DRBC and NJDEP, Section IV.C.4, enacted on December 18, 2009. The importation remains reviewable by the Commission under Section 3.8 of the Delaware River Basin Compact.

8. Allied Utility Services, Inc., D-1996-025 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.075 mgd Schnecksville North WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Coplay Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 21.05 - 10.6 - 0.7 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Coplay Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

9. Chalfont-New Britain Township Joint Sewage Authority, D-1999-063 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 4.625 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Neshaminy Creek at River Mile 115.63 - 37.4 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek) in Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

10. Artesian Water Company, D-2002-034 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing import project of up to 3.0 mgd from the Chesapeake Bay Basin from the Old County Road, Cheasapeake City Road and Eastern States Well fields, and up to 3.0 mgd 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 approve new Well Broad Run PA and increase the existing GWD allocation from up to 612.83 mgm to 621.47 mgm. The water supply system and wellfields are located in New Castle County, Delaware.

11. Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority, D-2004-039 CP-2. An application to approve new Well A for inclusion into the applicant's New Hope district public water supply system and to renew the approval of an existing GWD and SWWD up to 14.78 mgm from Wells Riverwoods 2C, Riverwoods 3B, Morrissey B, Morrissey C, New Hope Manor C and an intake on the Delaware River. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previously approved allocation. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation and are located in the Rabbit Run and Delaware River watersheds in New Hope Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware which is classified as Special protection Waters.

12. Camp Lohikan, D-2009-024-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.03 mgd WWTP and its land discharge via spray irrigation. Treated effluent will continue to be spray irrigated to two spray fields located in the Equinunk Creek Watershed, within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

13. Girl Scouts of Freedom Valley, D-2014-018 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.045 mgd Camp Tohikanee WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to a 0.2 mile long drainage swale of Tohickon Creek, above Lake Nockamixon, at River Mile 157.0 - 20.23 (Delaware River - Tohickon Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Haycock and East Rockhill townships, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

14. Ocorealty, LLC, D-2014-019 CP-1. An application to construct a residential community known as The Orchards and operate the proposed 0.054 mgd WWTP of the same name. Treated effluent is proposed to be discharged to Coney Brook at River Mile 253.64 - 27.3 - 9.24 - 1.22 (Delaware River - Neversink River - Sheldrake Stream - Coney Brook) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Fallsburg, Sullivan County, New York.

15. Richard C. Becker, D-2014-021 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.05 mgd Walnutport Mobile Home Park WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Bertsch Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 30.68 - 0.16 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Bertsch Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

16. Transcontinental Pipeline Company, LLC, D-2014-022-1. An application to approve a temporary SWWD and discharge up to 1.80 million gallons (mg) of water used for hydrostatic testing, pipeline flushing and cleaning and dust control at the applicant's proposed 11.45 mile natural gas transmission pipeline expansion project. Water will be sourced from the Lehigh River on the border of Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County and Buck Township, Luzerne County and Tobyhanna Creek in Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania. After testing, the hydrostatic test water will be discharged to a dewatering structure situated in a vegetated upland area within the Tunkhannock Watershed in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The 11.45 mile pipeline project is located in Tunkhannock and Tobyhanna townships in Monroe County and Buck Township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
December 18, 2014