Project Review: Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
July 20, 2021

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

Map of July 2021 NAR Project Locations

Project Descriptions:

  1. Deposit Villiage, D-1974-057 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder’s existing 0.7 million gallon per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge.   The WWTP will continue to discharge to the West Branch Delaware River at River Mile 330.71 - 14.5 (Delaware River - West Branch Delaware River) and is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Deposit, Broome County, New York.

  2. Audubon Water Company, D-2004-004 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 51.42 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from twenty (20) existing wells and new Well AWC-16. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation, except for Well AWC-15 which is completed in the Lockatong Formation. The requested system allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the Perkiomen Creek and Schuylkill River Watersheds in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  3. SC Stream PA LLC, D-2006-020-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.05 mgd Paradise Stream Resort WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Paradise Creek, which is a tributary of Brodhead Creek at River Mile 213 - 13.7 - 7.7 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - Paradise Creek) in Paradise Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

  4. Tuthill Corp -Blue Mountain Ski Area, D-2008-023-5. An application to renew the approval and previously proposed expansion for the 0.06 mgd Blue Mountain Ski Area WWTP to discharge up to 0.28 mgd. The expansion will consist of the addition of aeration tanks, clarifiers, and sludge storage tanks, with the installation of associated controls and electrical equipment. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Aquashicola Creek at River Mile 183.66 – 36.32 – 5.73 (Delaware River – Lehigh River – Aquashicola Creek) via Outfall No. 002, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware Special Protection Waters (SPW), in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, D-2011-020 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing Mongaup Falls and Rio Hydroelectric Projects approved in Docket D-2011-020 CP-1 and to amend and combine DRBC Docket No. D-2001-038 CP-3 (Swinging Bridge Hydroelectric Project) into a single docket. The Swinging Bridge Dam is located at River Mile 261.1 – 11.9 (Delaware River – Mongaup River), in the Towns of Lumberland and Forestburgh, Sullivan County, New York.   The Mongaup Falls Dam is located approximately 2.9 miles below the Swinging Bridge Dam at River Mile 261.1 – 9.1 (Delaware River - Mongaup River), in the Towns of Lumberland and Forestburgh, Sullivan County, New York. The Rio Dam is located approximately 4.5 miles downstream of the Mongaup Falls Dam at River Mile 261.1 - 4.6 (Delaware River - Mongaup River), in the Town of Deerpark, Orange County and the Town of Lumberland, Sullivan County, New York. The three hydroelectric projects collectively known as the Mongaup River Hydroelectric Projects are located 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.
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Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264