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Meeting of September 11, 2019

The Delaware River Basin Commission held its regularly scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at The Conference Center at Mercer, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, N.J. Below is the business meeting agenda. Items will be added as they become available.

A public hearing was held earlier on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at DRBC's offices, 25 Cosey Rd., West Trenton, N.J. Items heard at the public hearing, which began at 1:30 p.m., included two resolutions and twenty-two draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review.

Written comments on all matters heard on August 14 were accepted through 5:00 p.m. on August 19.


The business meeting on September 11, 2019, began at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at approximately 11:45 a.m.; there was an open public comment session after the close of the business meeting, which ran until approximately 12:20 p.m.

The agenda for the business meeting follows, with links to the items approved (links to documents are added to this page as they become available). Items heard at the August 14, 2019, public hearing are noted by *. 

1. Welcome and Introductions. (K. Kosinski)

2. Minutes. (P. Bush; The minutes of the June 12, 2019, business meeting were approved by unanimous vote; pdf 307 KB)

3. Announcements.

4. Hydrologic Conditions Report. (A. Shallcross; pdf 3.3 MB)

5. Executive Director’s Report. (S. Tambini)

  • Thank you to N.J. State Senator Shirley Turner (NJ-15) for taking time out of your day to provide welcome remarks at our meeting and lead us in a moment of silence in honor of the victims of September 11, 2001, as well as their families and friends.
  • DRBC released its 2019 State of the Basin Report in July. This report is going to be discussed in depth at the Water Resource Association of the Delaware River Basin's Annual Fall Conference, to be held on November 6, 2019, at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, N.J.
  • DRBC and its partners have launched a companion effort to DRBC's State of the Basin Report entitled Our Shared Waters: A Look at the Delaware River Basin. This effort aims to gather perspectives from those that live, work, and play in the basin about the state of our water resources through participation in community events and online via an interactive website and social media. Please stay tuned for more information.
  • Thank you to N.J. Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (NJ-7) for helping announce the winners of DRBC's Summer 2019 Delaware River Basin Photo Contest!

6. Recommendation by the Subcommittee on Ecological Flows (SEF) Related to the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) Thermal Mitigation Guidelines. (J. Garigliano, NYCDEP)

7. General Counsel’s Report. (K. Warren)

8. *A Resolution Authorizing the Executive Director to Enter into Contracts for Analytical Services Relating to the Control of Toxic Substances in the Delaware River and Bay. (J. Yagecic; approved unanimously by the commissioners; pdf 79 KB)

9. *A Resolution Authorizing the Executive Director to Enter into a Contract with Temple University’s Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center for Analysis of Delaware River Estuary Water Samples for Microplastics. (J. Yagecic; approved unanimously by the commissioners; pdf 79 KB)

10. *Project Review Docket Applications. (D. Kovach) Dockets #1-22 were subject to public hearings on August 14, 2019. Docket #23 was the subject of a public hearing on May 15, 2019. Dockets 1-23 were approved unanimously by the commissioners on September 11, 2019. All approved dockets are pdfs. Please note that at each of its public meetings, the commission may consider action on any item for which a hearing has been completed or may defer one or more such items for consideration at a public meeting of the commission on a future date.

View docket location map for draft dockets heard on August 14, 2019 

  1. Bridgeport Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1970-081 CP-4.

  2. South Coatesville Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1974-039 CP-6.

  3. Ambler Borough (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1985-026 CP-6.

  4. Central Wayne Regional Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1986-009 CP‑5.

  5. Kutztown Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1989-039 CP-4.

  6. Downingtown Municipal Water Authority (PA), surface water and groundwater withdrawal, D-1989-063 CP‑3.

  7. Hamburg Municipal Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1992-073 CP-5.

  8. Lower Providence Township Municipal Authority (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D‑1999-021 CP-3.

  9. The Pines at West Penn, LLC (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1999-025 CP-3.

  10. Chalfont-New Britain Township Joint Sewage Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑1999-063 CP-4.

  11. Quakertown Borough (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-2000-064 CP-4.

  12. Upper Hanover Authority (PA), groundwater and surface water withdrawal, D-2002-010 CP-4.

  13. Portland Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2003-009 CP-5.

  14. Community Utilities of Pennsylvania, Inc. – Penn Estates (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D‑2003-036 CP-3.

  15. Camp Ramah in the Poconos (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2005-030-4.

  16. White Haven Borough (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-2008-012 CP-2.

  17. Lakeview Estates Homeowner's Association (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑2010-032-3.

  18. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA), Beltzville State Park Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2013-008 CP-2.

  19. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA), Washington Crossing Historic Park Upper Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2015-007 CP-2.

  20. Village of Delhi (NY), groundwater withdrawal, D-1975-070 CP-2.

  21. Pike County Environmental Enterprises, LLC (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑1989-082‑4.

  22. Camp Morasha (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2018-005-1.

  23. Warrington Township (PA), Tradesville Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1999-012 CP‑4.