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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
November 30, 2015

The Commission recently received applications from the sponsors of the following projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11, and/or Article 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 William Muszynski of the Water Resources Management Branch. Please refer to the appropriate docket number, listed below, on all correspondence. Such 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. Cambridge Lee Industries, Inc., D-1970-120 -3. An application to renew the applicant's existing discharge of industrial process water from its copper pipe manufacturing facility. The facility will continue to discharge up to 0.76 million gallons per day (mgd) of cooling tower blowdown and non-contact cooling water (NCCW) from Plant Nos. 2 & 3 operations via Outfall No. 002, and up to 0.0112 of cooling tower blowdown and pretreatment system backwash from Plant No. 4 operations via Outfall N0. 001 to the Schuylkill River at RM (RM) 92.47 - 86.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River). The facility and its discharges are located in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The application includes a request to continue a total dissolved solids (TDS) determination of 15,700 million gallons per liter (mg/l) for Outfall 001.

2. Ambler Borough, D-1975-016 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 6.5 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Wissahickon Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at RM 92.5 - 12.8 - 12.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Wissahickon Creek) via Outfall No. 001 in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

3. Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority, D-1987-010 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 10.0 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Water Quality Zone 1E of the Delaware River at RM 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.

4. Fallsburg Consolidated Water District, D-1990-105 CP-4. An application to approve a withdrawal of up to 6.8 million gallons per month (mgm) of groundwater from a new well designated as Fallsburg No. 1B for use in the applicant's existing public water supply system and to increase the total groundwater allocation from 129.4 mgm to 143.94 mgm from the new well and 14 other existing wells. New Well No. 1B is screened in unconsolidated valley fill deposits in the Sheldrake Stream Watershed. With the exception of two wells which are bedrock wells completed in the Walton Formation, the existing project wells are screened in unconsolidated valley fill deposits in the Sheldrake Stream, Neversink River and Mongaup River watersheds, within the drainage areas of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle and Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Fallsburg, Sullivan County, New York.

5. Maidencreek Township Authority, D-1991-058 CP-6. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 23.46 mgm of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 2, 3 and 5 for continued use in the applicant's public water system. The requested allocation of groundwater is not an increase from the allocation previously approved by the Commission. The wells are completed in the Allentown and Epler Formations in the Lower Maiden Creek and Willow Creek watersheds in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

6. Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority, D-1992-018 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing DELCORA Western Regional WWTP and its discharge. The application includes a request to approve the construction of an extension to the existing WWTP outfall pipe and re-rate the WWTP from 44 mgd to 50 mgd, which was approved via DRBC Docket No. D-1992-018 CP-2, but has since expired. There are no other modifications to the WWTP facilities proposed. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Water Quality Zone 4 of the tidal Delaware at RM 80.7 in the City of Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

7. Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority, D-1994-021 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing import project from the Atlantic Basin from existing Well No. 7 to supply water to the applicant's public water supply distribution system. The docket holder can import up to 35.7 mgm, but on average imports approximately 0.02 mgm. The application also requested an increase in system allocation from 96.1 mgm to 134.4 mgm from six groundwater sources, five which are located in the Delaware River Basin. The project's existing groundwater withdrawals are approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and will continue to be regulated by NJDEP in accordance with the Administrative Agreement (AA) between the Commission and the State of New Jersey. The wells are located in the Delaware River Watershed in Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey.

8. Jim Thorpe Borough, D-1996-019 CP-3. An application to approve an upgrade to the applicant's existing 1.0 mgd WWTP. The preliminary design for the project upgrade consists of modifying the WWTP's existing contact stabilization treatment system to be a biological nutrient removal (BNR) treatment system. The WWTP capacity will remain at 1.0 mgd and will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lehigh River at RM 183.7 - 47.0 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) via Outfall No. 001 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 Borough of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

9. Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority, D-1998-048 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will remain at a hydraulic capacity of 9.08 mgd and continue to treat and discharge an annual average flow of 7.189 mgd to Pennypack Creek at RM 109.8 - 17.8 (Delaware River - Pennypack Creek) in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

10. Upper Hanover Authority, D-2001-061 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.4 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Macoby Creek at RM 92.47 - 32.3 - 19.5 - 5.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - Macoby Creek), in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

11. Green Walk Trout Hatchery, Inc., D-2006-008 -2. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 13.392 mgm to supply the applicant's trout hatchery from existing Wells Nos. 2, 5 and 6. The project wells are completed in the Martinsburg Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Waltz Creek Watershed in Washington Township, Northampton 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.

12. Skytop Lodge Corporation, D-2006-013 -3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.075 mgd Skytop Lodge WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Leavitt Branch, which is a tributary of Brodhead Creek, at RM 213 - 21.2 - 3.8 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - Leavitt Branch), within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

13. Cott Beverages, Inc., D-2007-006 -3. An application to approve an upgrade to the existing 0.07 mgd Cott Beverage industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP). The upgrade consists of replacing existing process water softening equipment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment unit. Reject wastewater from the proposed RO unit will be routed for treatment to the IWTP, which will not be modified. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated process wastewater to the West Branch Chester Creek, which is a tributary of Chester Creek, at RM 82.93 - 8.37 - 6.30 (Delaware River - Chester Creek - West Branch Chester Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

14. Franconia Sewer Authority, D-2007-041 CP-2. 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, which is a tributary of Perkiomen Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at RM 92.5 - 32.3 - 3.0 - 12.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - Skippack Creek) via Outfall No. 001 in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

15. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, D-2009-003 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal (SWWD) and increase the allocation from 1,147.25 mgm to 3,379.25 mgm from existing surface water intakes Bldg 633 NCCW001 and Bldg 824 NCCW 001 located in the Navy Reserve Basin, which is connected by a channel linked to the Schuylkill River. The surface water is used for the purpose of once-through non-contact cooling of land-based test sites of ship systems associated with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division. The intakes and reserve basin are located in the tidal portion of the Schuylkill River in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

16. Sullivan Farms IV, LLC, D-2009-048 CP-2. An application to renew the approval to construct and operate the new 17,282 gallons per day (gpd) Kaufman Farms WWTP. Treated effluent will be discharged to the land to four on-site infiltration beds near RM 253.64 - 9.5 - 11.5 (Delaware River - Neversink River - Basher Kill), within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classifed as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, New York.

17. Tuthill Corporation & Aquashicola-Little Gap, Inc., D-2010-026 -2. An application to renew the approval of an existing SWWD and GWD project and to increase the allocation of surface water from 300 to 330 million gallons of water for the period from November through March via two intakes located on Aquashicola Creek and increase the allocation of groundwater from 1.49 mgm to 9.0 mgm from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 2. The SWWD are made during the winter for snow-making and groundwater is used year round for potable water supply at the ski area resort. The project is located in the Aquashicola Creek Watershed in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The site 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.

18. Squires Golf Club, D-2010-034 -2. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 5.0 mgm of groundwater from existing Well No. 1 and up to 5.7 mgm of surface water from an existing Pond Intake for irrigation purposes at the applicant's golf club. The requested allocations of groundwater and surface water are not increases from the allocations previously approved by the Commission. The project well is completed in the Stockton Formation in the Park Creek Watershed in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania within the Commission's designated Groundwater Protected Area.

19. Delaware Chenango Madison Otsego Boces, D-2011-005 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.01 mgd Robert W. Harrold Campus (RWHC) WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Trout Creek above Cannonsville Reservoir at RM 330.71 - 11.76 - 9.75 - 4.83 (Delaware River - West Branch Delaware River - Cannonsville Reservoir - Trout Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Masonville, Delaware County, New York.

20. City of Lewes Board of Public Works, D-2012-011 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 1.5 mgd Lewes City WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the Lewes Rehoboth Canal, a tidal tributary of Water Quality Zone 6 of the Delaware River, at RM 0.82 - 2.0 (Delaware River - Lewes Rehoboth Canal) via Outfall No. 001, in the City of Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware.

21. Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, D-2015-020 -1. An application to approve the Delaware River Basin portion of the applicant's White Oak Mainline Extension Project ("Project") including the construction of 2.66 miles of 16-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline looping ("The Daleville Loop") and 0.81 miles of 16-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline looping ("The Kemblesville Alternate 2 Loop") and appurtenant facilities in Chester County, Pennsylvania to provide additional natural gas transportation capacity to support firm deliveries of natural gas to a newly constructed gas-fired combined cycle power plant located in Dover, Delaware. The project also includes the construction of 3,550 horsepower of additional compression at the applicant's existing Delaware City Compressor Station, located in Delaware City, Delaware. The Kemblesville Alternate 2 Loop crosses two designated tributaries of the White Clay Creek Natural Wild and Scenic River, which is listed as a recreation area in the Commission's Comprehensive Plan. The Daleville Loop is located in the Doe Run Watershed in Highland and Londonderry Townships, Chester County, Pennsylvania and the Kemblesville Alternate 2 Loop is located in the West Branch White Clay Creek Watershed in Franklin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

22. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, D-2015-021 CP-1. An application for approval of a GWD project to supply up to 45 mgm of groundwater from the proposed Quakake Mine Pool Well to supply the applicant's firefighting efforts at the Jeanesville coal seam mine fire. The project will rely upon the Hazelton City Authority Water Department (HCAWD) Lehigh River Withdrawal for fire flow if the Quakake Mine Pool Well cannot provide sufficient demand. The applicant has requested an emergency approval for the project in accordance with Section 2.3.9.B. of the Commission's Administrative Manual Part III - Rules of Practice and Procedure. The approval also will include a temporary increase in HCAWD's allowable withdrawal from the Lehigh River from 2.5 mgd to 4.0 mgd for mine firefighting purposes only, if necessary. The project is located in the Beaver Creek Watershed in Banks Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania and Hazle Township, Luzerne 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.

23. Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation & Nursing, P-2005-017 -2.  An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 0.94 mgm to supply the applicant's Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation & Nursing facility from existing Wells Nos. 5 and 6. Wells Nos. 5 and 6 are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Mill Creek Watershed in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
November 30, 2015