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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
April 7, 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. Pennsylvania Utility Company, D-1975-093 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.25 million gallons per day (mgd) Tamiment wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharges to land (via spray irrigation) and surface water. The WWTP will continue to spray irrigate treated effluent at the Tamiment Golf Course. Treated effluent that is not spray irrigated will continue to discharge to Pond Creek, which is a tributary of Little Bush Kill, which is a tributary of Bush Kill, at River Mile 226.9 - 0.8 - 1.5 - 1.85 (Delaware River - Bush Kill - Little Bush Kill - Pond Creek), within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

2. Exide Technologies, D-1976-097-4. An application to renew the approval of Exide's existing 0.7 mgd industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and existing 1.1 mgd stormwater treatment plant (SWTP) and their discharges. Treated effluent from the IWTP and SWTP will continue to combine prior to discharge via an existing stormwater conveyance system to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 78.29 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River), in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The application also includes a request to continue a total dissolved solids (TDS) determination of 6,000 milligrams per liter (mg/l) (monthly average) and 7,500 mg/l (daily maximum) for the existing IWTP.

3. Calpine Corporation, D-1981-020-2. An application to approve the existing discharge of non-cooling contact water (NCCW), intake screen backwash, and boiler and cooling tower blowdown from the docket holder's Edgemoor Energy Center and Hay Road Energy Center power generation facilities. The 666-megawatt Edgemoor Energy Center is fueled by natural gas or oil and consists of three boiler/turbine units. The 1,100-megawatt Hay Road Energy Center facility is fueled by natural gas and consists of six combustion turbines and heat recovery steam generating units and two steam turbine units. The facilities will continue to discharge up to 850.2 mgd (average) of NCCW, intake screen backwash, and boiler and cooling tower blowdown via three existing outfalls to Water Quality Zone 5 of the Delaware River at River Mile 72.8, in the City of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.

4. Town of Rockland, D-1985-028 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.8 mgd Livingston Manor WWTP and its discharge, as well as to approve phased modifications to the WWTP that meet the Commission's definition of substantial alterations or additions. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Willowemoc Creek at River Mile 330.7 - 15.5 - 15.5 - 6.94 (Delaware River - East Branch Delaware River - Beaver Kill - Willowemoc Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Rockland, Sullivan County, New York.

5. Chemours Company, FC, LLC, D-1985-032-4. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 664.4 million gallons per month (mgm) from existing Intake No. 1 for industrial cooling purposes at the existing Repauno facility. The requested allocation is not an increase from the surface water allocation approved in the previous docket. The application also requested to renew the approval to withdraw up to 56.5 mgm of groundwater from five groundwater sources. The project's existing groundwater withdrawals are approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and will continue to be regulated by NJDEP in accordance with the Administrative Agreement (AA) between DRBC and the State of New Jersey. The project intake is located in Water Quality Zone 4 of the Delaware River in the Township of Greenwich, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

6. Shoemakersville Borough, D-1990-007 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 7.5 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 completed in the Hamburg Sequence Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Schuylkill River Watershed in the Borough of Shoemakersville and Perry Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

7. Upper Gwynedd Township, D-1991-088 CP-8. An application to renew the approval of the existing 6.5 mgd Upper Gwynedd Township WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Wissahickon Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.5 - 12.8 - 12.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Wissahickon Creek) in Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

8. Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority, D-1992-030 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 2.0 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The applicant has also requested approval to replace the existing surface aerators, sludge thickening equipment, and dewatering equipment, as well as make modifications to the odor control equipment and garage. The proposed modifications will not result in a change to the hydraulic capacity of the WWTP. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Water Quality Zone 2 of the Delaware River at River Mile 108.82 via Outfall No. 001A, in Cinnaminson Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.

9. North Penn Water Authority, D-1992-044 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and to decrease the allocation from 289.33 mgm to 143 mgm from 17 existing wells; and to receive up to 465 mgm of potable water via an interconnection with the Forest Park Water Treatment Plant. The application will also approve the removal of 26 existing wells from the previous approval and will add one additional well from the former Sellersville water system. The North Penn Water Authority wells are completed in the Stockton and Brunswick Formations. The project is located within the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the East Branch Perkiomen, Indian, Skippack, Towamencin, Wissahickon, West Branch Neshaminy creeks, Three Mile Run and Pine Run watersheds in Franconia, Lower Salford, Towamencin, Skippack, Upper Gywnedd and Hatfield townships and Lansdale Borough, all in Montgomery County and East Rockhill and New Britain townships and New Britain Borough, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Wells Nos. NP-73 and NP-74 are located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

10. Chemours Company, FC, LLC, D-1993-019-3. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 892.8 mgm from existing Salem Canal Intake 111 and a withdrawl from the Delaware River for industrial processes and cooling purposes at the existing Chambers Works facility and the adjacent Carney's Point Cogeneration Facility. The requested allocation is not an increase from the surface water allocation approved in the previous docket. The application also requested to renew the approval to withdraw up to 56.5 mgm of groundwater from five groundwater sources. The project's existing Salem Canal surface water withdrawal (SWWD) and GWDs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and will continue to be regulated by NJDEP in accordance with the Administrative Agreement (AA) between DRBC and the State of New Jersey. The project is located in the Townships of Pennsville and Carneys Point, Salem County, New Jersey.

11. Filomina, Inc., D-1993-047-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 9.4 mgm to irrigate the applicant's Hideaway Hills Golf Course from existing Wells Nos. 1, 6 and 8. Wells Nos. 6 and 8 are completed in the Catskills Formation and Well No. 1 is completed in the Trimmers Rock Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Pohopoco Creek Watershed in Polk Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

12. JFBB Ski Areas, Inc., D-1993-057-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing SWWD of up to 103.33 mgm for the snowmaking operations at Jack Frost Ski Area resort from an existing surface water intake on Tobyhanna Creek. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The surface water intake is located in the Tobyhanna Creek Watershed in Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

13. Doylestown Township Municipal Authority, D-1995-009 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and to increase the system allocation from 52.7 mgm to 55.22 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. NW-1, NW-2, NW-3, NW-4, NW-5, NW-6, CW-1, CW-3, CW-5, CW-7, SW-1, SW-2, SW-6 and SW-7 all completed in the Stockton Formation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Neshaminy Creek and Pine Run watersheds in Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

14. Calpine Corporation, D-2000-012 CP-2. An application to renew the approval to continue to withdraw up to 27,032 mgm of surface water from two existing intakes on the Delaware River for non-contact cooling, cooling tower makeup and intake screen backwashing purposes at the existing Edge Moor and Hay Road Energy Centers. The requested allocation is a reduction from the previously approved allocation of 33,000 mg/30 days (34,100 mgm). The facility is located in the City of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, and the intakes withdraw water at approximately River Mile 72.8 in Delaware River Water Quality Zone 5.

15. Bovina Town, D-2002-018 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.025 mgd Bovina WWTP and its land discharge to a trench soil absorption field. The WWTP will continue to land discharge in the West Branch Delaware River Watershed, and is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, above the Cannonsville Reservoir, in the Town of Bovina, Delaware County, New York.

16. Riverton Borough, D-2004-014 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.22 mgd Riverton Borough WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the tidal portion of Pompeston Creek in Water Quality Zone 2 of the Delaware River, at River Mile 108.76 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Pompeston Creek) in the Borough of Riverton, Burlington County, New Jersey.

17. Buckingham Township, D-2004-015 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing Buckingham Village WWTP and Furlong WWTP and their seasonal discharges to land (via spray irrigation) and surface water. The Buckingham Village WWTP will continue to treat up to 0.236 mgd for discharge to Lahaska Creek for conveyance to the Furlong WWTP. The Furlong WWTP is designed to store and treat up to 0.302 mgd and permitted to seasonally land discharge up to 0.257 mgd via spray irrigation. Treated effluent from Buckingham WWTP will continue to be seasonally discharged to Lahaska Creek, which is a tributary of Mill Creek, itself a tributary of Neshaminy Creek at River Mile 115.6 - 23.7 - 5.7 - 0.4 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - Mill Creek- Lahaska Creek), in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

18. Tuthill Corporation & Aquashicola-Little Gap, Inc., D-2008-023-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.06 mgd Blue Mountain Ski Area WWTP and its discharge, as well as its expansion to 0.28 mgd. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Aquashicola Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 36.32 - 5.73 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Aquashicola Creek) via Outfall No. 002, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

19. Frenchtown Borough, D-2010-021 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing Frenchtown WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP is hydraulically designed to treat an average annual flow of 0.26 mgd, but permitted to discharge an average annual flow of 0.15 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Water Quality Zone 1E of the Delaware River, at River Mile 164.5, within the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Borough of Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

20. PPL Utilities Corporation, D-2014-023-1. An application to approve a new electric transmission line project, referred to as the Northeast Pocono Reliability Project. The project consists of two new electric substations, approximately 58 miles of new 230 kV transmission lines that extend from an existing substation in Plains Township, Luzerne County to an existing substation in Paupack Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania and approximately 11.3 miles of new 138/69 kV transmission lines. One of the electric substations and approximately 50.1 miles of the proposed project transmission lines are located within the Delaware River Basin, including a portion of the 230 kV transmission line (approximately 2.5 miles) and a portion of the 138/69 kV transmission lines (approximately 0.1 miles) that crosses the Lackawanna State Forest (LSF) in Thornhurst and Covington townships, Lackawanna County. The LSF is designated in the DRBC's Comprehensive Plan as a recreation project area. The project is located in the Lehigh River and Lackawaxen River watersheds in Bear Creek and Buck townships, Luzerne County, Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, Thornhurst, Clifton and Covington townships, Lackawanna County, and Lehigh, Sterling, Dreher, Salem and Paupack townships, Wayne County within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower and Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

21. Aqua America, Inc., D-2015-001 CP-1. An application to approve an existing SWWD and to approve an allocation of up to 511.5 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply from an existing surface water intake on the Perkiomen Creek at Wetherill Dam. This surface water intake is part of Aqua Pennsylvania's main public water supply system. The project intake is located in the Perkiomen Creek Watershed in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

22. Plumsted Township Municipal Authority, D-2015-002 CP-1. An application to approve a new 0.6 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will consist of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment system with equalization, screening, ultraviolet light disinfection, and reaeration. The WWTP will discharge to the non-tidal portion of Crosswicks Creek at River Mile 128.5 - 21.3 (Delaware River - Crosswicks Creek) in New Egypt Township, Ocean County, New Jersey.

23. Chemours Company, FC, LLC, D-2015-003-1. An application to approve a SWWD of up to 356.5 mgm from existing Intake No. 89-0019. The surface water will continue to be used for industrial processes and cooling purposes at the existing Edge Moor facility. The project intake is located in Water Quality Zone 5 of the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware.

24. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, D-2015-004 CP-1. An application to approve the replacement of the Pond Eddy Bridge located at River Mile 265.5 (Delaware River), within Water Quality Zone 1B of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Shohola Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania and Lumberland Township, Sullivan County, New York.

25. Bedminster Municipal Authority, P-2004-032 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 2.747 mgm to supply the applicant's Pennland Farms public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. PW-1 and PW-2 completed in the Brunswick and Lockatong formations. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Deep Run Watershed in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
April 7, 2015