Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
November 21, 2017

The Commission recently received applications from the sponsors of the following projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11, and/or Section 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 impacts on water and related land resources of the Delaware River Basin are invited to submit written comments to the Water Resource Management Branch. Please refer to the appropriate docket number, listed below, on all correspondence. 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. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, D-1984-053 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the discharge of up to 2.0 million gallons per day (mgd) of filter backwash and reverse osmosis water overflow (on an emergency basis) and up to 0.1 mgd of non-contact cooling water (NCCW) from the Kimberly-Clark Chester Facility. The facility will continue to discharge directly to Water Quality Zone 4 of the Delaware River at River Mile 83.2, in the City of Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Upper Merion Township, D-1987-013 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 6.88 mgd Matsunk Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to Frog Run, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 21.6 - 0.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Frog Run) in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Middle Smithfield Township, D-1990-080 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.0 mgd Fernwood WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Bush Kill at River Mile 226.9 - 2.3 (Delaware River - Bush Kill), 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 Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Upper Merion Township, D-1992-051 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 6.0 mgd Trout Run WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 27.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Macoby Run Golf Course, Inc., D-1998-007-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 3.875 million gallons per month (mgm) to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Well No. PW-1. Well No. PW-1 is completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Macoby Creek Watershed in Marlborough Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., D-1999-071-5. An application to renew approval of the existing 0.95 mgd Sanofi Swiftwater Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant (IWTP) and its discharges. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial process water to land (via spray irrigation), and to Swiftwater Creek, a tributary of Paradise Creek, which is a tributary of Brodhead Creek, at River Mile 213.0 - 11.4 - 4.4 - 3.5 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - Paradise Creek - Swiftwater Creek). The IWTP 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 Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The application also includes a request to continue the approval of a total dissolved solids (TDS) determination consisting of an average monthly effluent concentration limit of 1,200 milligrams per liter (mg/l), and an average monthly effluent load limit of 2,927 pounds per day (lbs/day).

  7. Village of Buckingham Springs, D-2009-040 CP-3. An application to renew and modify the approval of the applicant's existing 0.1 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Mill Creek, which is a tributary of Neshaminy Creek, at River Mile 115.6 - 23.4 - 5.0 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - Mill Creek), in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The modification consists of a request for a TDS determination for the WWTP discharge.

  8. Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, D-2017-010-1. An application to approve a groundwater withdrawal of up to 7.75 mgm to supply potable water for the applicant's Valley Forge Casino Resort from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 2. The application includes the request to approve a groundwater withdrawal of up to 15.624 mgm from their geothermal Well No. 3 for heating and cooling purposes. The project wells are completed in the Ledger Formation. The project is located in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Trout Creek Watershed in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Lake Bryn Mawr Camp, Inc., D-2017-011-1. An application to approve the existing 0.012 mgd Lake Bryn Mawr Camp WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Big Brook at River Mile 277.9 - 27.1 - 4.9 - 0.8 - 0.7 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River - Dyberry Creek - Big Brook - 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 Oregon Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR posted: November 21, 2017