Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
August 1, 2019

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. Please click here to track the status of these projects.

  1. City of Philadelphia, D-1970-052 CP-2. An application to approve an upgrade to the applicant's existing 210 million gallons per day (mgd) Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), consisting of additional preliminary, primary and disinfection treatment facilities designed to treat combined sewer overflows (CSOs) from the WWTP service area. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 3 at River Mile 104.2 in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  2. New Castle County Department of Special Services, D-1972-210 CP-3. An application to renew approval of the existing 0.57 mgd Delaware City WWTP (also referred to as the Governor Bacon Health Center WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 5 at River Mile 60.6, located in Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware.

  3. Occidental Chemical Corporation, D-1983-009-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) discharge and treatment system. The facility will continue to pump and treat up to 0.30 mgd of groundwater and stormwater before discharging to the Delaware River at River Mile 62.7, located in Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware.

  4. Upper Montgomery Joint Authority, D-1987-028 CP-3. An application to renew the approval to construct an upgrade to the docket holder's existing WWTP. The proposed upgrade consists of replacing the existing trickling filter treatment system with a new biological nutrient removal (BNR) system and increasing the hydraulic design capacity from 2.5 mgd to 2.77 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Perkiomen Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 32.3 - 25.0 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek), via Outfall No. 001, in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Pottstown Borough Water Authority, D-1989-055 CP-4. An application to renew approval of the applicant's existing 12.85 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.5 - 51.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the Borough of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The application also includes a request to renew a total dissolved solids (TDS) determination consisting of effluent limits of 3,000 milligrams per liter (mg/l) when the WWTP flow is less than or equal to 8.935 mgd and 2,238 mg/l when flow is greater than 8.935 mgd.

  6. Amity Township, D-1990-078 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 2.2 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.5 - 58.4 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Honey Brook Borough Authority, D-1991-099 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 12 million gallons per month (mgm) to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8. The project wells are completed in a Precambrian Gneiss aquifer. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the West Branch Brandywine Creek Watershed in Honey Brook Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority, D-2001-042 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing Oaks WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge an average 14.25 mgd of treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 32.4 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River), via Outfall No. 001, in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  9. East Vincent Township, D-2005-007 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.053 mgd Bartons Meadows WWTP and its discharge to land via subsurface infiltration beds. The WWTP discharge to land is located in the drainage area of French Creek in East Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  10. NP New Castle, LLC, D-2019-004. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.05 mgd Schuylkill Mall WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Mud Run at River Mile 92.5 - 123.0 - 5.7 - 0.9 - 0.2 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Mill Creek - Mud Run - UNT Mud Run) in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

  11. Tower Springs, LLC, D-2019-005-1. An application to approve a groundwater withdrawal of up to 17.712 mgm to supply the applicant's bottled water facility from existing Wells Nos. FF-1 and FF-2. The project wells are completed in the Bloomsburg Formation. The project is located in the Lizard Creek Watershed in West Penn Township, Schuylkill 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.

  12. Central Bucks School District, P-1995-020 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.18 mgm to supply the applicant's Central Bucks East High School water supply system from existing Well No. PW-1. Well No. PW-1 is completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The well is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) within the Lahaska Creek Watershed in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  13. Horsham Clinic, Inc., P-2007-007 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.775 mgm to supply the applicant's medical facility from existing Well No. 1. Well No. 1 is completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The medical facility is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA within the Park Creek Watershed in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  14. Markel Corporation, P-2009-029-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 2.58 mgm for cooling the applicant's plastic tubing manufacturing facility from existing Wells Nos. 2 and 3. Wells Nos. 2 and 3 are completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA within the Diamond Run Watershed in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264