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Most Recent Commission Meeting Highlights

The page offers a full recap of the most recent DRBC Commission Business Meeting.

Meeting of December 9, 2020

Because of COVID-19 mitigation measures in effect, the fourth-quarter public hearing and business meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission were held remotely.

The Delaware River Basin Commission held its regularly scheduled business meeting remotely on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, via Zoom Webinar.

Below is the business meeting agenda. Items are added as they become available.

A public hearing was held remotely on Thursday, November 12, 2020, via Zoom Webinar. Items heard at the public hearing, which began at 1:30 p.m., included 16 draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges and other water-related projects subject to the Commission's review.

Written comments on all matters heard on November 12 were accepted through 5:00 p.m. on November 17.


The business meeting on December 9, 2020, began at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m.; there was an open public comment session after the close of the business meeting, which ran until 12:40 p.m.

Please Note: Comments made during Open Public Comment Sessions are NOT included in any decision-making record. There is no requirement for the Commission to provide for open public comment.

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 November 12, 2020, public hearing are noted by *. 


1. Welcome and Introductions. (Shawn Garvin, DNREC Secretary)

2. Minutes. (Pam Bush; The minutes of the September 10, 2020, business meeting were approved by unanimous vote; pdf)

3. Announcements.

4. Hydrologic Conditions Report. (Amy Shallcross; pdf)

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

6. General Counsel Report. (Ken Warren)

7. Resolution for the Minutes Amending the Administrative Manual-Bylaws, Management and Personnel with Respect to Approved Holidays. (E. Deck; this Resolution for the Minutes was approved unanimously by the Commissioners; pdf)

8. Resolution for the Minutes Authorizing the Executive Director to Accept a Grant from The William Penn Foundation to Support the Ongoing Our Shared Water Public Education Campaign. (P. Eschbach; this Resolution for the Minutes was approved unanimously by the Commissioners; pdf)

9. *Project Review Docket Applications. (David Kovach; map & approved dockets are all 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.

  • Dockets #1-16 were subject to public hearings on November 12, 2020. 

  • Dockets #1-16 were approved unanimously by the Commissioners on December 9, 2020.  

 View docket location map for draft dockets heard on November 12, 2020

  1. Abington Township (PA) -  Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1973-191 CP-6

  2. Hawley Area Authority (PA) – Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1981-029 CP-3.   

  3. Pennsylvania American Water Company (PA) - Exeter Township Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, D-1992-003 CP-3

  4. Gilbert Power, LLC, Gilbert Generating Station (NJ) – Surface Water Withdrawal and Electric Generating Facility Consumptive Use, D-1993-071-2

  5. Broad Run Golfers Club (PA) – Groundwater Withdrawal, D-1999-036-3

  6. Upper Tulpehocken Township (PA) – Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2005-006 CP-4

  7. West Deptford Energy, LLC, West Deptford Energy Station (NJ) – Surface Water Withdrawal and Electric Generating Consumptive Use, D-2008-027 CP-4

  8. Camp Hacshara-Moshava of NY, Inc. (PA) – Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2015-014-2

  9. Hickory Hills Mobile Home Community, LLC (PA) – Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1973-079-2

  10. Reading Alloys, Inc. (Ametek) (PA) – Non-contact Cooling Water Discharge, D-1979-044-4

  11. Quakertown Borough (PA) - Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1984-026 CP-2

  12. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (PA) – Upper Uwchlan System Groundwater Withdrawal, D-1990-050 CP-4.   

  13. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (PA) – West Chester System Groundwater Withdrawal, D-1990-079 CP-2

  14. Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority (NJ) – Importation and Exportation of Wastewater, D-1994-018 CP-4

  15. Town of Roxbury (NY) Groundwater Withdrawal and Water Exportation, D-2002-014 CP-3

  16. Camp Lake Bryn Mawr (PA) – Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2017-011-2