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Meeting of March 15, 2017

The Delaware River Basin Commission held its regularly scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A public hearing was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Items heard at the public hearing included the draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review and a resolution to adopt DRBC’s Water Resources Program for FY 2017-2019 (all linked/listed below).

Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on February 15 were accepted through 5:00 p.m. on February 21.

Both the public hearing and the business meeting were open to the public and held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. 

Below is the business meeting agenda, with links to the dockets and resolutions approved (items are added as they become available).

AGENDA

The commission's public hearing was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The business meeting was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Both the public hearing and the business meeting were open to the public and held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. 

The public hearing on February 15, 2017 ran from about 1:40 p.m. until about 3:00 p.m. Hearing items included the draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review and a resolution to adopt DRBC’s Water Resources Program for FY 2017-2019 (all linked/listed below). 

The business meeting on March 15, 2017 ran from 2:00 p.m. until approximately 2:45 p.m.; there was an open public comment session after the close of the business meeting, which ran for an additional one hour.

The agenda for the business meeting follows. Items heard at the February 15, 2017 public hearing are noted as such by a *. 

1. Welcome and Introductions. (LTC M. Bliss)

2. Minutes. (P. Bush; The minutes of the December 14, 2016 business meeting were approved by unanimous vote; pdf 238 KB)

3. Resolution for the Minutes Honoring Rich Gore. (LTC M. Bliss; pdf 78 KB)

4. Announcements.

5. Hydrologic Report. (A. Shallcross)

6. Resolution for the Minutes Authorizing the Executive Director to Enter into a Professional Services Contract with Limno Tech to Support the Commission in Developing a Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model of Eutrophication Effects for the Delaware River Estuary.  (T. Fikslin; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 157 KB)

7. Resolution for the Minutes Authorizing the Executive Director to Implement an E-Comment System for the Collection of Public Comment.  (R. Gore; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 77 KB)

8. Executive Director’s Report. (S. Tambini)

9. General Counsel’s Report. (P. Bush)

10. *Project Review Docket Applications. (D. Kovach) All dockets subject to public hearings on February 15, 2017 were approved unanimously by the commissioners on March 15, 2017, except for number 16. No. 16 was approved 4-0-1, with the Federal representative abstaining. Approved dockets are all pdfs. Please note that at each of its public meetings, the commission may consider action on any item for which a hearing has been completed or may defer one or more such items for consideration at a public meeting of the commission on a future date.  

View docket location map (pdf 637 KB).

  1. Cambridge Lee Industries, Inc. (PA), industrial process water discharge, D-1970-120-3.

  2. Middle Smithfield Township (PA), Winona Lakes Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1973-209 CP-3.

  3. Myerstown Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1974-176 CP-4.

  4. Pennsylvania American Water Company (PA), Blue Mountain Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1991-014 CP-4.

  5. Plum Creek Municipal Authority (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1991-020 CP-4.

  6. Lake Adventure Community Association (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1993-062 CP-3.

  7. Downingtown Area Regional Authority (PA), Downingtown Regional Water Pollution Control Center Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-1998-033 CP-4.

  8. Skytop Lodge Corporation (PA), Skytop Lodge Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2006-013ā€‘3.

  9. Blue Ridge Country Club (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-2006-018-2.

  10. Pocono Manor Investors, LP (PA), Pocono Manor Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2006-026 CP-4.

  11. Nestlé Purina Petcare Company (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1984-002-6.

  12. NGK Metals Corporation (PA), groundwater treatment plant, D-1989-053-4.

  13. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (PA), surface water withdrawal, Dā€‘2009-003 CP-2.

  14. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (PA), noncontact cooling water discharges, D-2009-004 CP-2.

  15. Upper Makefield Township (PA), Dutchess Farms Wastewater Treatment Plant, D-2016-006 CP-1.

  16. Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (DE), pipeline and facility construction, D-2016-007ā€‘1.

  17. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc. (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2016-011-1.

11. Other Matters. (LTC M. Bliss)

12. *Resolution to Adopt the Commission’s Water Resources Program FY-2017-2019. (K. Najjar; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 93 KB)

DRBC Water Resources Program FY2017-2019 (pdf 1.95 MB)

13. Adjourn the Business Meeting. (LTC M. Bliss)