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The next regularly scheduled business meeting of the DRBC will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and will be held at the The Conference Center at Mercer, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, N.J. This meeting is open to the public.

A public hearing of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, and was held at DRBC's office building, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, N.J.

Written comments on the draft resolutions and projects heard on August 14 were accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019.

DRBC Business Meeting: Wednesday, September 11 at 10:30 A.M.

The public business meeting on September 11, 2019 will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include:

  • Adoption of the Minutes of the Commission’s June 12, 2019 Business Meeting;
  • Announcement of upcoming meetings and events;
  • A report on hydrologic conditions;
  • A recommendation by the Subcommittee on Ecological Flows (SEF) related to the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) thermal mitigation guidelines;
  • Reports by the Executive Director and the Commission’s General Counsel; and
  • Consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed or is not required.

The latter may include, but is not limited to, a Resolution for the Minutes updating the Administrative Manual – By-Laws, Management and Personnel with regard to personnel policies.

After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, the Business Meeting will also include up to one hour of Open Public Comment. Individuals who wish to address the Commissioners informally during the Open Public Comment portion of the meeting on September 11 as time allows, are asked to sign-up in advance through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-meeting-of-the-delaware-river-basin-commission-tickets-67239732851. For assistance, please contact Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at paula.schmitt@drbc.gov.

There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the record at the September 11 Business Meeting on items for which a hearing was completed on August 14 or a previous date. Commission consideration on September 11 of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the Commission on a future date.

Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the meeting should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609-883-9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.

DRBC Public Hearing: Wednesday, August 14 at 1:30 P.M.

The public hearing on August 14, 2019 began at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items included draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other projects that could have a substantial effect on the basin’s water resources, and the following resolutions:

Individuals who wished to comment on the record during the public hearing on August 14 were asked to sign-up in advance through EventBrite.

Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may have been made through the Commission’s web-based comment system. Use of the web-based system ensured that all submissions were captured in a single location and their receipt was acknowledged. Exceptions to the use of this system were available based on need, by writing to the attention of the Commission Secretary, DRBC, P.O. Box 7360, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360. Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on August 14 were accepted through 5:00 p.m. on August 19. 

The public was advised to check the Commission’s web site periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may have been postponed if additional time is needed to complete the Commission’s review, and items may have been added up to ten days prior to the hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public was also asked to be aware that the details of projects may change during the Commission’s review, which is ongoing. All draft dockets are pdfs.

View docket location map (pdf 738 KB)

  1. Bridgeport Borough, D-1970-081 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 0.9 million gallons per day (mgd) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.5 - 22.6 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  2. South Coatesville Borough, D-1974-039 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 0.5 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to West Branch Brandywine Creek at River Mile 70.7 - 1.5 - 20.0 - 14.3 (Delaware River - Christina River - Brandywine Creek - West Branch Brandywine Creek), in the Borough of South Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  3. Ambler Borough, D-1985-026 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 93 million gallons per month (mgm) to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14 and the Whitemarsh Spring Well. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located within the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed, Borough of Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  4. Central Wayne Regional Authority, D-1986-009 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 2.2 mgd Honesdale WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lackawaxen River at River Mile 277.7 - 24.6 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, at the border between Honesdale Borough and Texas Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  5. Kutztown Borough, D-1989-039 CP-4. Application to renew the approval of the existing 1.5 mgd Kutztown Borough WWTP and its discharge. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Sacony Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 86.2 - 2.9 - 5.4 - 2.1 - 7.1 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Lake Ontelaunee - Maiden Creek - Sacony Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  6. Downingtown Municipal Water Authority, D-1989-063 CP-3. An application to modify Docket No. D-1989-063 CP-2 to approve the use of Well No. DPW-1 as a duplicate water supply. Currently the well is permitted to be used only as an emergency/backup supply when the docket holder’s existing surface water withdrawal is disrupted, or to blend with surface water during periods of high turbidity following heavy precipitation events, and during occasional releases of water of poor quality from Marsh Creek Reservoir. The system will continue to be supplied by one surface water intake located in the East Branch Brandywine Creek and Well No. DPW-1. No changes in the previously approved groundwater allocation of 44.64 mgm, surface water allocation of 77.5 mgm and total combined source allocation of 77.5 mgm is requested. Well No. DPW-1 is completed in the Ledger Formation within the drainage area of the East Branch Brandywine Creek in Downingtown Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  7. Hamburg Municipal Authority, D-1992-073 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.5 mgd Hamburg WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.47 - 98.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the Borough of Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  8. Lower Providence Township Municipal Authority, D-1999-021 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 3.41 mgm to irrigate the applicant’s The Club at Shannondell golf course from existing Well No. Egypt Road 1 and Rittenhouse Well No. 2. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission’s designated Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA in the Mine Run and Schuylkill River watersheds in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  9. The Pines at West Penn, LLC, D-1999-025 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.060 mgd The Pines at West Penn WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Lizard Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 38.2 - 15.2 (Delaware River - Lizard Creek - UNT Lizard Creek), via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classifed as Special Protection Waters, in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  10. Chalfont-New Britain Township Joint Sewage Authority, D-1999-063 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 4.625 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Neshaminy Creek at River Mile 115.6 - 37.4 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  11. Quakertown Borough, D-2000-064 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 52.8 mgm to supply the applicant’s public water supply system from existing Wells Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13A, 14A, 15A, 17 and 19. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Commission’s designated Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA in the Tohickon Creek Watershed in the Borough of Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  12. The Upper Hanover Authority, D-2002-010 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater and surface water withdrawal of up to 58.776 mgm to supply the applicant’s public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. RH-2, RH-3, TUHA-1, TUHA-2, TUHA-3 and TUHA-4 and the Kemmerer Spring source. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation, except for Wells Nos. TUHA-1 and TUHA-2, which are completed in the Leithsville Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission’s Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA in the Perkiomen and Macoby Creek watersheds in Red Hill Borough, Upper Hanover, Hereford and Upper Milford townships, Montgomery, Berks and Lehigh counties, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  13. Portland Borough, D-2003-009 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.105 mgd Portland Borough WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 1D at River Mile 206.9, in the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Borough of Portland, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  14. Community Utilities of Pennsylvania, Inc. – Penn Estates, D-2003-036 CP-3. An application to renew the approval to withdraw a total of up to 12.426 mgm of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 for continued use in the docket holder’s public water system. The wells are completed in the Catskill and Trimmers Rock formations in the Lower Brodhead Creek and Lower Pocono Creek watersheds, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  15. Camp Ramah in the Poconos, D-2005-030-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.030 mgd Camp Ramah WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an UNT of Equinunk Creek at River Mile 322 - 8.5 - 0.5 (Delaware River - Equinunk Creek - UNT Equinunk Creek), via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  16. White Haven Borough, D-2008-012 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater withdrawal of up to 4.189 mgm from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 2 used for bottled water operations. The project wells are completed in the Mauch Chunk Formation and are located in the Linesville Creek Watershed, a tributary of the Lehigh River, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Foster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  17. Lakeview Estates Homeowner's Association, D-2010-032-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.054 mgd Lakeview Estates WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to an UNT of the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 101.3 - 1.2 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - UNT Lehigh River), within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lehigh Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  18. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Beltzville), D-2013-008 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.025 mgd Beltzville State Park WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Pohopoco Creek, a tributary of the Lehigh River, at River Mile 183.66 - 40.8 - 4.9 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Pohopoco Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Franklin Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters. View draft docket.

  19. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Washington Crossing), D‑2015-007 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 0.025 mgd Washington Crossing Historic Park Upper WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 1E at River Mile 146.6, in the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  20. Village of Delhi, D-1975-070 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an allocation of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 2, and to approve the withdrawals from new Well No. 3 for public water supply. The docket approves a total system allocation of 20 mgm, based on the projected demands. This is a reduction from the previously approved allocation of 34 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30 days). The project wells are screened in unconsolidated valley fill deposits in the West Branch Delaware Watershed within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Delhi, Delaware County, New York. View draft docket.

  21. Pike County Environmental Enterprises, LLC, D-1989-082-4. An application to approve an upgrade to the docket holder’s existing 0.049 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The proposed upgrade consists of repairing and modifying an existing treatment lagoon with a biological nutrient removal (BNR) treatment system, and appurtenant improvements. The repairs and modifications are intended to return the existing WWTP treatment system to its original treatment design and capacity. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 1B at River Mile 256.5 in the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, via Outfall No. 001 in Westfall Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

  22. Camp Morasha, D-2018-005-1. An application to approve the existing 0.045 mgd Camp Morasha WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an UNT of Equinunk Creek at River Mile 321.9 - 7.6 - 1.9 (Delaware River - Equinunk Creek - UNT Equinunk Creek), within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Buckingham and Preston townships, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

Additional public records relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission’s offices by appointment by contacting Denise McHugh, 609-883-9500, ext. 240.

For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact David Kovach, Project Review Section Manager at 609-883-9500, ext. 264.

Pamela M. Bush
Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel
Notice Posted: July 31, 2019