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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
January 22, 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 impact 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. Brookhaven Borough, D-1966-096 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.192 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Chester Creek at River Mile 82.93 - 4.3 (Delaware River - Chester Creek) in Brookhaven Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

2. Exelon, D-1969-210 CP-14. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing Limerick Generating Station (LGS) and its related withdrawals and discharge as well as make permanent the temporary approval to increase consumptive water use from 24 mgd with one unit operating and 44 mgd with two units operating to 25.5 mgd and 47.3 mgd, respectively, when the ambient air temperatures are 87 degrees F or greater that was approved via letter by the Executive Director on August 19, 2014. The application requests the renewal of: (1) surface water withdrawals from intakes on the Schuylkill River (Schuylkill Intake) and Perkiomen Creek (Perkiomen Intake) of up to 1.7422 billion gallons per month (bgm) (58.2 mgd); (2) groundwater withdrawals from Wells Nos. 1, 3, LTC, and LEIC of up to 3.1 mgm, 2.8 mgm, 0.1 mgm, and 0.1 mgm, respectively; and (3) the continued discharge of up to 14.2 mgd of non-contact cooling water (NCCW) and industrial waste via Outfall No. 001. The four wells are located in the Schuylkill - Sprogels Run subbasin of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Groundwater Protected Area. NCCW and industrial waste will continue to be discharged to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 48.01 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

3. Jim Thorpe Borough, D-1981-071 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater withdrawal (GWD) project to continue to supply up to 14.57 million gallons per month (mgm) of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 4 and one surface water withdrawal (SWWD) described in DRBC Docket No. D-90-22 CP to continue to supply up to 13.175 mgm of surface water from an intake on Mauch Chunk Creek for use in the docket holder's public water system. There is no requested increase to the groundwater or surface water allocations contained in its previous approvals. The wells are competed in the Mauch Chunk formation and the wells and surface water source is located in the Mauch Chunk Creek - Lehigh River Watershed in the Borough of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

4. Hatfield Township Municipal Authority, D-1985-036 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 8.37 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The applicant has also requested approval to re-rate the WWTP to 10.68 mgd with no proposed construction in order to stay in compliance with PADEP's hydraulic overloading condition. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to West Branch Neshaminy Creek at River Mile 115.63 - 40.01 - 4.0 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - West Branch Neshaminy Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

5. Bensalem Racing Association and Keystone Turf Club, Inc., D-1985-072-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 10.93 mgm to irrigate the applicant's track and infield at the Parx Race Track from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 completed in the Wissahickon Schist Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Poquessing Creek Watershed in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

6. Dublin Borough, D-1986-070 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 1.2 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Deep Run Creek at River Mile 157.0 - 6.2 - 5.4 (Delaware River - Tohickon Creek - Deep Run Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

7. NRG REMA, LLC - Titus Generating Station, D-1987-026 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 3.2 mgd Titus Generating Station industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge via Outfall No. 002. The application is also to renew approval of the Titus Generating Station's NCCW discharge (Outfall No. 001) and the Beagle Club Ash Disposal (BCAD) site coal-ash leachate discharge (Outfall No. 004). The applicant has requested that the intermittent discharge from Outfall 004 continue to have an effluent limit of 3,500 mg/l of TDS (monthly average). The Titus Generating Station IWTP and NCCW and BCAD site will continue to discharge to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 71.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

8. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-1987-031 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 14.73 mgm from existing Wells Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 completed in the Towamensing Member of the Catskill Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Hornbecks Creek Watershed in Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

9. Waste Management Disposal Services of Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1988-054-7. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.3 mgd GROWS Landfill leachate treatment plant (LTP) and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the tidal Delaware River at River Mile 125.6 via Outfall No. 001, within Water Quality Zone 2, in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

10. Washington Township, D-1994-042 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.25 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to the West Branch Perkiomen Creek, tributary of the Perkiomen Creek, which is tributary of the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 32.3 - 23.7 - 6.8 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - West Branch Perkiomen Creek) in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

11. Delaware Valley College, D-1994-050 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and to increase the allocation from 6.34 mgm to 7.192 mgm to supply potable water to the Delaware Valley College campus and to irrigate the docket holder's athletic fields. Existing Wells Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are completed in the Stockton Formation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Neshaminy Creek Watershed in Doylestown Township and New Britain Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

12. Upper Frederick Township, D-1994-057 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 2.077 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. P-1 and P-2 completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are completed in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Goshenhoppen Creek Watershed in Upper Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

13. Jericho National Golf Club, Inc., D-1995-002-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD and SWWD of up to 9.3 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Wells Nos. B-100, B-C and their existing Pond. Wells Nos. B-100 and B‑C are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Jericho Creek Watershed in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

14. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-1998-043 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 165.33 mgm from existing Wells Nos. 12, 13, 16, 18A, 19, 20, 21, 23 and 28 for public water supply. Wells Nos. 12, 13 and 18A are completed in the Richland Formation, Well No. 16 is completed in the Millbach Formation, Wells Nos. 19 and 20 are completed in the Ontelaunee Formation, Well No. 21 is completed in the Allentown Formation, Well No. 23 is completed in the Hammer Creek Formation and Well No. 28 is completed in the Epler/Ontelaunee Formations. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located in the Little Cacoosing Creek Watershed in Spring and Lower Heidelberg Townships and Sinking Spring and Wyomissing Boroughs, all in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

15. Buena Borough Municipal Utilities Authority, D-2002-037 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 17.1 mgm from Well No. 3 for public water supply and renew the approval of an export of water, primarily in the form of wastewater, from the Delaware River Basin. The requested allocation is a slight reduction in the previously approved allocation of 17.23 mg/30 days. The GWD from Well No. 3 occurs in the Delaware River Basin and is ultimately discharged as treated wastewater via the applicant's wastewater treatment facility located in the Atlantic Basin. Well No. 3 is completed in the Piney Point Formation in the Cedar Branch Creek-Maurice River Watershed in Buena Borough, Atlantic County, New Jersey. The existing GWD will be regulated by the NJDEP in accordance with the Administrative Agreement between DRBC and NJDEP, Section IV.C.4, enacted on December 18, 2009. The existing export of water from the Delaware River Basin will continue to be reviewed for approval under Section 3.8 of the Delaware River Basin Compact.

16. East Penn Manufacturing Company, D-2003-023-3. An application to approve new Well No. 11 for inclusion in the applicant's manufacturing water supply system and to approve an increase in the total system GWD allocation from 20.67 mgm to 30 mgm. Wells Nos. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 are completed in the Leithsville Formation and Well No. 8 is completed in Granitic Gneiss and are located in the Moselem Creek Watershed in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

17. Dragon Springs Buddhist, Inc., D-2007-021 CP-3. An application to approve the construction and operation of the applicant's proposed 0.1 mgd WWTP. Treated effluent will be discharged to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of the Basher Kill River at River Mile 253.64 - 9.5 - 0.4 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Neversink River - Basher Kill River - UNT) via Outfall No. 003, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Deerpark, Orange County, New York.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
January 22, 2015