Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
October 2, 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. Upper Southampton Authority, D-1965-023 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with a decrease in allocation from 13.53 million gallons per month (mgm) to 11.8 mgm to supply the applicant’s public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 3 and 7. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The project is located in the Commission’s designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Southampton Creek Watershed, Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Birdsboro Municipal Authority, D-1974-126 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 1.35 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Hay Creek at River Mile 92.5 - 63.1 - 0.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Hay Creek) in the Borough of Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Brodhead Creek Regional Authority, D-1986-011 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 4.5 mgd Brodhead Creek Regional Authority (BCRA) WWTP and its discharge. The BCRA WWTP will continue to discharge to McMichael Creek at River Mile 213.0 - 4.0 - 0.2 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - McMichael Creek) and is located 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 the Borough of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority, D-1987-010 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 10.0 mgd Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority (EAJSA) WWTP and its discharge and to approve a service area expansion for the WWTP. The WWTP facilities will not be modified and will continue to discharge treated effluent to Water Quality Zone 1E of the Delaware River at River Mile 182.8, which is located 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 the City of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The service area expansion consists of adding the Borough of Stockertown whose sewage is currently being conveyed to the Stockertown WWTP for treatment. The Stockertown WWTP will be decommissioned after connection to the EAJSA WWTP.

  5. Waste Management Disposal Services of Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1991-090-3. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 6.0 mgm of surface water from an existing intake on Manor Lake for dust control at the applicant’s TRRF, GROWS, GROWS North and Fairless Landfills. The withdrawal is located in the Van Sciver Lake, Delaware River Watershed in Falls Township and Tullytown Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  6. The Boeing Company, D-1994-030-3. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder’s existing 0.05 mgd industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge of treated industrial wastewater and cooling tower blowdown. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the tidal portion of Crum Creek, which is located in Delaware River Water Quality Zone 4, at River Mile 85.3 - 0.5 (Delaware River - Crum Creek) in Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Plumstead Township, D-1997-033 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with an increase in total system allocation from 23.02 mgm to 35.1 mgm from eleven (11) existing wells. Wells Nos. LG-6, CR-2, CR-3 MT-1 and MT-2 are completed in the mixed zone of the Brunswick and Lockatong formations. Wells Nos. NB‑2 and NB-3 are completed in the Lockatong Formation. Wells Nos. DR‑1, SH-5, SH-6 and SH-7 are completed in the Stockton Formation. The project is located in the Commission’s designated Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA in the Deep Run, North Branch Neshaminy Creek, Pine Run, Geddes Run and Cabin Run watersheds in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The public water supply system is also located 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.

  8. Franconia Sewer Authority, D-2007-041 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 0.15 mgd Skippack WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Skippack Creek at River Mile 92.5 - 32.3 - 3.0 - 12.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - Skippack Creek) in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  9. West Deptford Energy, LLC, D-2008-027 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing electric generating facility designed to consumptively use in excess of 100,000 gallons per day of water during any 30-day period. The applicant requested approval to continue to withdraw up to 350 mgm of water from the Gloucester County Utilities Authority (GCUA) effluent pipeline for use at the West Deptford Energy Station (WDES). The WDES discharge of wastewater returned to the GCUA’s effluent pipeline for discharge into the Delaware River was approved by the Commission in Docket No. D‑2008-027 CP‑3 and is covered under the Administrative Agreement between the State of New Jersey and the Delaware River Basin Commission. The WDES is located adjacent to Water Quality Zone 4 of the Delaware River at River Mile 89.7 in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

  10. Indian Head Camp, D-2015-008 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder’s existing 0.045 mgd Indian Head Camp WWTP and its discharge via spray irrigation. The docket holder will continue to discharge treated effluent to spray fields located in the Little Equinunk Creek 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 Manchester Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

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