DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
Commission Meetings and Public Hearings
[29 Pa.B. 1232]
The Delaware River Basin Commission (Commission) will hold a series of meetings and public hearings on March 8 and 9, 1999. Each will be open to the public and held in the Hearing Room of the Department of Environmental Protection's Southeastern Regional Office at 555 E. North Lane, Lee Park Suite 6010, Conshohocken, PA.
On March 8, 1999, the Commission will hold a panel discussion focusing on perspectives on integrated resources planning. The panel, scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., will address the relationships among watershed management, land use planning and ground water resources.
On March 9, 1999, an informal conference among the Commissioners and staff will be held at 9:30 a.m. and will include discussions of a proposed Commission-Corps of Engineers drought storage agreement; a proposed fisheries protection bank drought operations plan; and the Commission's Directions planning process workshops.
At 11 a.m., the Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting. In addition to the subjects summarized as follows which are scheduled for public hearing at the business meeting, the Commission will also address the following: Minutes of the January 27, 1999 Commission business meeting; announcements; report on Basin hydrologic conditions; reports by the Executive Director and General Counsel; status of compliance of Somerton Springs Golf Development; consideration of a resolution to authorize funding of the remainder of Task 1, Phase I of the Flow Needs Study of the Delaware Estuary; and public dialogue.
The subjects of the hearing will be as follows:
Applications for Approval of the Following Projects Under Article 10.3, Article 11 and/or Section 3.8 of the Compact:
1. Department of the Army-Tobyhanna Army Depot D-87-57 CP RENEWAL. An application for the renewal of a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 20 million gallons (mg)/30 days of water to the applicant's distribution system from Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Commission approval on January 25, 1989, was extended to 10 years. The total withdrawal from all wells will remain limited to 20 mg/30 days. The project is located in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, PA.
2. Nesquehoning Borough Authority D-94-47 CP. An application for approval of a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 21.6 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's distribution system from new Well Nos. 1, 4 and 5, existing Well Nos. 2 and 3, and to limit the withdrawal from all wells to 21.6 mg/30 days. The project is located in Nesquehoning Borough, Carbon County, PA.
3. Pennsylvania-American Water Company D-98-16 CP. An application for approval of a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 21.6 mg/30 days of water from new Coolbaugh Well No. 1 to the applicant's Pocono System, a regional water system being formed by the acquisition of a number of water utilities, and to limit the withdrawal from all wells to 30 mg/30 days. The project is located in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, PA.
Documents relating to these items may be examined at the Commission's offices. Preliminary dockets are available in single copies upon request. Please contact Thomas L. Brand at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 221 concerning docket-related questions. Persons wishing to testify at this hearing are requested to register with the Secretary at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 203 prior to the hearing.
Other Scheduled Hearings
By earlier notice, the Commission announced its schedule of public hearings on proposed amendments to its Ground Water Protected Area Regulations for Southeastern Pennsylvania concerning the establishment of numerical groundwater withdrawal limits for 62 subbasins which are entirely or partially within the Ground Water Protected Area. Limits, based upon baseflow frequency analyses, were initially specified for the 14 subbasins in the Neshaminy Creek Basin. Limits for the remaining 62 subbasins are based upon additional baseflow frequency analyses provided by the United States Geological Survey in 1998.
The public hearings are scheduled as follows:
March 9, 1999, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., as long as there are people present wishing to testify. The hearing will resume at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m., as long as there are people present wishing to testify.
Copies of the full text of the proposed amendments as well as the Commission's Ground Water Protected Area Regulations for Southeastern Pennsylvania may be obtained by contacting Susan M. Weisman, Commission Secretary, at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 203.
Persons wishing to testify are requested to notify the Secretary in advance. Written comments on the proposed amendments should be submitted to the Secretary at the Delaware River Basin Commission, P. O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628.
SUSAN M. WEISMAN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-350. Filed for public inspection March 5, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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