Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
March 25, 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. Philadelphia Gas Works, D-1976-055 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing discharge of up to 6.67 million gallons per day (mgd), based on a long-term average flow of non-contact cooling water (NCCW) from process compressors, heat exchangers and the emergency fire suppression system via Outfall No. 004 at the PGW Richmond Plant. Outfall No. 004 will continue to discharge to Water Quality Zone 3 of the Delaware River at River Mile 106.5, in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Doylestown Borough, D-1979-018 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with a decrease in allocation from 50.6 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30 days) to 48 million gallons per month (mgm) to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Groundwater Protected Area (GWPA) in the Neshaminy Creek Watershed, Borough of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Ambler Borough, D-1985-026 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 93 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 in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania GWPA in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed, Borough of Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Bally Borough, D-1994-044 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.5 mgd Borough of Bally wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to West Branch Perkiomen Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 32.08 - 18.65 - 5.20 - 3.55 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - Green Lane Reservoir - West Branch Perkiomen Creek) via Outfalls Nos. 001 and 002, in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Lehigh County Authority, D-2001-020 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's Central Lehigh Division System allocation of 256.24 mgm of groundwater from 19 existing wells and an interconnection with the City of Allentown for public water supply. The wells are completed in the Allentown, Jacksonburg and Beekmantown formations in the Little Lehigh Creek - Lehigh River, Liebert Creek - Little Lehigh Creek and Spring Creek watersheds in Lower Macungie, Upper Macungie and South Whitehall townships, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 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.

  6. Delaware River Partners, LLC, D-2017-009-2. An application for a new dredging project at the Delaware River Partners (DRP) Gibbstown Logistics Center, a multi-use deep-water seaport and international logistics center currently under development, located at River Mile 86.5 of the Delaware River in Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. The new project consists of the construction of an additional dock/wharf containing two deep-water berths, which will include the dredging of approximately 665,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Delaware River to a depth of 43 feet below mean lower low water (MLLW) elevation.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR Dated: March 25, 2019
NAR Posted: March 26, 2019