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Meeting of June 13, 2018

The Delaware River Basin Commission held its regularly scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628. Below is the business meeting agenda. Items will be added as they become available.

A public hearing was held earlier on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company. Items heard at the public hearing, which began at 1:30 p.m. and adjourned at approximately 2:15 p.m., included draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review and four resolutions.

Written comments on all matters heard on May 16 were accepted through 5 p.m. on May 21.


The business meeting on June 13, 2018 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 approximately 12:30 p.m.

The agenda for the business meeting follows, with links to the dockets and resolutions approved (links to documents are added to this page as they become available). Items heard at the May 16, 2018 public hearing are noted by *. 

1. Welcome and Introductions. (T. Schaeffer)

2. Minutes. (P. Bush; The minutes of the March 14, 2018 business meeting were approved by unanimous vote; pdf 284 KB)

3. Announcements.

4. Hydrologic Report. (A. Shallcross)

5. *A Resolution to Adopt the Commission's Annual Current Expense and Capital Budgets for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). (E. Deck; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 618 KB)

6. *A Resolution to Apportion Among the Signatory Parties the Amounts Required for the Support of the Current Expense and Capital Budgets for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). (E. Deck; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 105 KB)

7. *A Resolution to Clarify and Restate the Commission's Policy for the Replacement of Water Consumptively Used by Electric Generating or Cogenerating Facilities During Critical Hydrologic Conditions. (K. Najjar; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 307 KB)

8. *A Resolution to Authorize the Executive Director to Enter Into a Contract for Professional Engineering Services for Technical Evaluations and Cost Estimations for Upgrades of Wastewater Treatment Plants Discharging to the Delaware River Estuary. (N. Suk; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 106 KB)

9. A Resolution for the Minutes Providing for Election of the Commission Chair, Vice Chair, and Second Vice Chair for the Year Commencing July 1, 2018 and Ending June 30, 2019. (P. Bush; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 9.5 KB)

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

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

12. Revising the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the Delaware Estuary. (J. Adkins; pdf 2.4 MB)

13. *Project Review Docket Applications. (D. Kovach) All dockets subject to public hearings on May 16, 2018 were approved unanimously by the commissioners on June 13, 2018, except for #25, which was postponed to allow for additional review after the public hearing date. 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.

View docket location map (pdf 639 KB).

  1. Global Advanced Metals USA, Inc. (PA), industrial wastewater treatment plant, D-1970-072‑6.

  2. Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1988-014 CP-3.

  3. Northeast Land Company (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1989-010 CP-4.

  4. Whitemarsh Township Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1993-037 CP-5.

  5. Commonwealth National Golf Club (PA), groundwater and surface water withdrawal, D‑1996-027-3.

  6. Horsham Water and Sewer Authority (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1997-016 CP-4.

  7. Macoby Run Golf Course, Inc. (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1998-007-3.

  8. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1998-014-3.

  9. Honey Brook Golf Club (PA), groundwater and surface water withdrawal, D-1998-028‑3.

  10. Pennsylvania American Water Company (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1999-029 CP‑3.

  11. East Marlborough Township (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2000-043 CP-4.

  12. Upper Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑2000-055 CP-4.

  13. Avondale Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2000-066 CP-3.

  14. Tidewater Utilities, Inc. (DE), groundwater withdrawal, D-2002-004 CP-3.

  15. Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center (PA) wastewater treatment plant, D-2005-016-3.

  16. Coolbaugh Township (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2006-023 CP-5.

  17. East Brandywine Township Municipal Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑2007-043 CP-3.

  18. Bryn Athyn Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2008-013 CP-5.

  19. Tobyhanna Army Depot (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2009-041 CP-4.

  20. Pocono Waterworks Company, Inc. (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2013-009 CP‑2.

  21. SPI Pharma (DE), industrial wastewater treatment plant, D-1969-006-2.

  22. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1975-078 CP-5.

  23. SPI Pharma (DE), groundwater withdrawal, D-1978-085-2.

  24. Hilltown Township Water & Sewer Authority (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1992-020 CP-4.

  25. Gan Eden Estates (NY), groundwater withdrawal, D-2017-002 CP-1. Consideration of the docket has been postponed to allow additional time for review.

  26. Camp Starlight, With You, LLC (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2017-005-1.

  27. Glencrest Mobile Home Park (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2017-007-1.

  28. Merion Golf Club (PA), surface water withdrawal, D-2017-013-1.