Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
June 4, 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. GenOn REMA, LLC, D-1993-071-2. An application to renew the approval of a surface water withdrawal of up to 94 million gallons per month (mgm) from the Delaware River and the associated consumptive use for industrial processes and cooling at the existing Gilbert Generating Station. The applicant also requested approval of up to 3.3 mgm from existing Well No. 2411083 for domestic uses at the station. The requested surface water allocation is a reduction from the previously approved allocation of 2,700 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30 days) due to retiring of three steam units and four simple-cycle combustion turbines and the associated non-contact cooling and emission control requirements. The existing withdrawal is located in Zone 1-E within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Holland Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

  2. 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 Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Tohickon Creek Watershed in the Borough of Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  3. CBH2OLP, D-2008-026-2. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 5.71 mgm of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 2, 3 and 4 for continued use in the docket holder’s public water supply system. The wells are completed in the Long Run Member of the Catskill Formation in the Upper Pocono Creek Watershed in Pocono 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. Wheelabrator Falls Company, LP, D-2019-003-1. An application to approve an existing electric generating facility designed to consumptively use in excess of 100,000 gallons per day (gpd) of water during any 30-day period. The application was submitted as directed by the Commission in accordance with Section VIII.D. of Resolution No. 2018-5, adopted by the Commission on June 13, 2018. The Wheelabrator Falls waste-to-energy facility purchases Delaware River surface water from the Township of Falls Authority, which is permitted by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to purchase up to 900,000 gallons per day, based on a 30-day average, from the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Morrisville. The applicant indicated that the average and maximum daily consumptive use of the facility is 700,796 gpd and 902,000 gpd, respectively. No water is discharged at the facility. The facility is located in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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