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Meeting of September 14, 2016

The Delaware River Basin Commission held its regularly scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. A public hearing was held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Hearing items included the draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review (listed below). Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on August 10 were accepted through the close of business (5 p.m.) on August 11. The public hearing was open to the public and held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. The business meeting was also open to the public and held at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa.

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

AGENDA

The commission's public hearing was held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The business meeting was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The public hearing was open to the public and held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. The business meeting was also open to the public and held at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa.

The public hearing on August 10, 2016 ran from 1:30 p.m. until about 2:00 p.m. Hearing items included the draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review (listed below). After the hearing on all scheduled matters had been completed, an opportunity for open public comment was provided.

The business meeting on September 14, 2016 ran from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 11:00 a.m.; there was an additional open public comment session after the close of the business meeting, which ran until approximately 11:30 a.m. 

The agenda for the business meeting follows. Items heard at the August 10, 2016 public hearing are noted as such by a *. 

A. Minutes. (P. Bush) (The minutes from the June 15, 2016 DRBC business meeting were approved by unanimous vote; coming soon) 

B. Announcements.

C. Hydrologic Report. (A. Shallcross)

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

E. General Counsel’s Report. (K. Warren)

F. *Project Review Docket Applications. (D. Kovach) All dockets subject to public hearings on August 10, 2016 were approved unanimously by the commissioners on September 14, 2016, except for number 16. No. 16 was approved 4-0-1, with the Federal representative abstaining. Approved dockets are coming soon. 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 725 KB).

  1. Pennsylvania American Water Company (PA), surface water withdrawal, D-1966-100 CPā€‘2.

  2. Paulsboro Refining Company, LLC (NJ), industrial wastewater treatment plant, D-1969-195ā€‘3.

  3. Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC (NY), change of ownership and groundwater supply, Dā€‘1972-146-2.

  4. Boyertown Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1973-199 CP-4.

  5. Ambler Borough (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1975-016 CP-4.

  6. Calpine Corporation (DE), power generation facilities discharge, D-1981-020 CP-2.

  7. Paunnacussing Founders, Inc. (PA), ground and surface water withdrawal, D-1996-042ā€‘3.

  8. Easton Suburban Water Authority (PA), surface water withdrawal, D-1999-062 CP-2.

  9. Calpine Corporation (DE), surface water withdrawal, D-2000-012 CP-2.

  10. Upper Hanover Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2001-061 CP-4.

  11. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc. (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2002-042-4.

  12. Artesian Water Company (DE), water importation, D-2003-022 CP-4.

  13. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-2003-033 CP-2.

  14. Buck Hill Falls Company (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2009-001 CP-3.

  15. Wallenpaupack School District (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2009-026 CP-3.

  16. Tobyhanna Army Depot (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1987-057 CP-4.

  17. Giorgio Foods, Inc. (PA), industrial wastewater treatment plant, D-1988-043-5.

  18. Johnson Matthey, Inc. (PA), industrial wastewater treatment plant, D-1999-038-4.

  19. ABB, Inc. (PA), groundwater withdrawal and treatment plant, D-1986-069-2.