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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
March 24, 2014

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 refer to the Commission's website to track the status of these projects.

1. Brodhead Creek Regional Authority, D-1986-011 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 4.5 million gallon per day (mgd) Brodhead Creek Regional Authority (BCRA) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The BCRA WWTP will continue to discharge to McMichael Creek, a tributary of Brodhead Creek, at River Mile 213.0 - 4.0 - 0.2 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - McMichael Creek) and is located within the drainage area to the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Borough of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

2. Northampton Borough - Northampton, PA, D-1987-046 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.5 mgd Northampton Borough WWTP and its discharge. The application includes a request to re-rate the maximum monthly daily flow to 1.65 mgd, however, no modifications are proposed to be made to the existing plant, which will remain at an average annual daily flow of 1.50 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Hokendauqua Creek, which is a tributary of the Lehigh River, at River Mile 183.7 - 22.1 - 0.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Hokendauqua Creek) within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Northampton Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

3. Fleetwood Borough Authority, D-1987-054 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.882 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Willow Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 86.7 - 0.6 - 6.4 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Willow Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

4. Manwalamink Sewer Company, D-1988-034-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.7 mgd Manwalamink WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Brodhead Creek at River Mile 213.0 - 0.6 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek), within the drainage area to the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

5. Grand Central Sanitary Landfill, Inc., D-1988-052-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing discharge from the 0.1 mgd Grand Central Sanitary Landfill industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and to approve the reuse of treated effluent for activities such as dust control and vehicle washing. The IWTP will continue to discharge the treated effluent that is not used for alternative uses to the Little Bushkill Creek, a tributary of the Bushkill Creek at River Mile 184.1 - 8.5 - 8.6 (Delaware River - Bushkill Creek - Little Bushkill Creek). The IWTP is located within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

6. Calpine Corporation, D-1992-057-3. An application to renew the approval of and approve modifications to the existing Deepwater Energy Center power generation facility and its associated groundwater and surface water withdrawals. The existing facility consists of 3 steam turbine power-generating units, rated at a total of 167 megawatts, utilizing once-through non-contact cooling. The existing water withdrawal consists of: 1) a groundwater withdrawal up to 42 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30) from 4 onsite wells for boiler water make-up, demineralizer regeneration and backwash, and bottom ash quenching and transport system water make-up; and 2) a surface water withdrawal of up to 12,695 mg/30 days for non-contact cooling. The current DRBC approval (via Docket No. D-1992-057 REN) includes the groundwater withdrawal but does not include the surface water withdrawal. The proposed modification consists of replacing the 3 existing units with new units; the number, size, and type of which have yet to be determined. The cooling system will be a closed cycle loop system, and therefore the proposed total (ground and surface) water withdrawal will be substantially less than the existing water withdrawal of up to 12,737 mg/30 days. This application will be updated as more components of the proposed design of the system are finalized. The facility is located in Pennsville Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

7. Exelon, Eddystone Generating Station, D-1992-066 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 3.744 mgd Eddystone Generating Station IWTP and its comingled discharge with up to 831.336 mgd of non-contact cooling water (NCCW). Treated industrial effluent will continue to comingle with NCCW and be discharged to River Mile 84.8 (Delaware River) via Outfall No. 008, within Water Quality Zone 4, in the Borough of Eddystone, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

8. Warrington Township, D-1999-012 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.33 mgd Tradesville WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Mill Creek at River Mile 115.63 - 36.4 - 1.5 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - Mill Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Warrington Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

9. The Pines at West Penn, LLC, D-1999-025 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.06 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Lizard Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 38.24 - 15.2 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Lizard Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

10. Central Carbon Municipal Authority, D-1999-048 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 4.8 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.66 - 42.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

11. Superior Water Company, D-2001-015 CP-4. An application to approve a withdrawal of up to 7.142 million gallons per month (mgm) of groundwater from a new Well designated as the Jr HS Well and to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) project to continue to supply up to 36.82 mgm of water from the new well and 10 previously approved wells for use in the applicant's existing public water supply system. The new well is being added to the system for supplemental supply purposes and the requested total allocation of groundwater is not an increase in allocation from the previous docket. The new well is completed in the Brunswick Formation in the Swamp Creek Watershed in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania within the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA).

12. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-2001-050 CP-3. An application to approve a new GWD from Rahns Well No. 3 to replace Rahns Well No. 2 and to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 18.8 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system from existing Wells Nos. Cranberry 2, 3 and 4, Meyers A and B and Rahns 1, completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located within the Commission's designated GWPA in the Perkiomen Creek Watershed in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

13. Upper Makefield Township, D-2002-017 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.173 mgd Heritage Hills WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Water Quality Zone 1E of the Delaware River at River Mile 141.9 via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

14. Morgan Hill Golf Club, D-2002-024-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 7.03 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Well No. IW-1 completed in the Leithsville Dolomite Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project well is located in the Delaware River Watershed in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

15. UMH Properties, Inc., D-2005-003 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.0795 mgd Kinnebrook WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to an unknown tributary (UNT) of Kinne Brook at River Mile 261.1 - 16.0 - 3.62 - 1.17 (Delaware River - Mongaup River - Kinne Brook - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York.

16. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-2006-036 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.14 mgd Coatesville water filtration plant (WFP) and its related discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Rock Run at River Mile 70.73 - 1.5 - 20.0 - 17.1 - 2.2 (Delaware River - Christina River - Brandywine Creek - West Branch Brandywine Creek - Rock Run) via Outfall No. 001, in West Caln Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

17. Town of Kortright; Hamlet of Bloomville, D-2007-011 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.03 mgd Bloomville WWTP and its discharge to groundwater. The WWTP will continue to discharge to leach beds adjacent to Wright Brook, upstream of Cannonsville Reservoir, in the West Branch Delaware River Watershed. The WWTP and leach fields are located within the drainage area to the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Kortwright, Delaware County, New York.

18. Town of Hamden, D-2007-012 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.026 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be land discharged adjacent to Launt Hollow Creek above the Cannonsville Reservoir near River Mile 330.71 - 48.8 - 0.5 (Delaware River - West Branch Delaware River - Launt Hollow Creek) via subsurface leach beds, within the drainage area to the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Hamden, Delaware County, New York.

19. Exelon, Eddystone Generating Station, D-2008-038 CP-2. An application to reduce the surface water withdrawal (SWWD) allocation at the applicant's Eddystone Generating Station from 45,533 mgm to 25,892 mgm as a result of decommissioning power units 1 and 2. The 8 pumps located at Intake No. 2 will continue to withdraw surface water from Water Quality Zone 4 of the Delaware River in the Borough of Eddystone, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

20. Calpine Corporation, D-2013-016-1. An application to approve modifications to the existing Deepwater Energy Center power generation facility and its associated NCCW and intake screen backwash discharges. The existing facility consists of 3 steam turbine power-generating units, rated at a total of 167 megawatts, utilizing once-through non-contact cooling. The existing facility discharges up to 257.1 mgd (average) via 9 existing outfalls to Water Quality Zone 5 of the Delaware River. The current DRBC approval (via Docket No. D-1992-057 REN) includes the power generating facilities but does not include the associated discharges. The proposed modifications consist of replacing the 3 existing units with new units; the number, size, and type of which have yet to be determined. The cooling system will be a closed cycle loop system and will use substantially less water for cooling, and therefore the proposed discharge will be substantially less than the existing discharge. This application will be updated as more components of the proposed design of the system are finalized. The facility is located in Pennsville Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

21. New York City Department of Environmental Protection, D-2014-002 CP-1. An application to approve the construction of a 14.08 MW hydro-electric turbine adjacent to the existing release works at the Cannonsville Dam and Reservoir. The Cannonsville Dam is located at River Mile 330.71 - 17.9 (Delaware River - West Branch Delaware River), within the drainage area to the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, outside of the Town of Deposit, Delaware County, New York.

22. Maple Lane Estates, D-2014-004 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.032 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Pond Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 66.81 - 1.87 - 5.2 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Sandy Run - Pond Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Foster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

23. Aqua America, Inc., D-2014-005 CP-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.15 mgd Woodloch Springs WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged seasonally to Teedyuskung Creek at River Mile 277.70 - 9.93 - 0.35 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River - Teedyuskung Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Upper Delaware, which is designated Special Protection Waters, in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

24. Lehighton Water Authority, D-2014-006 CP-1. An application to approve the existing 0.023 mgd Lehighton Water Authority WFP and its discharge. The existing WFP was not previously approved by the Commission. The WFP will continue to discharge to Long Run, which is tributary of the Lehigh River, at River Mile 183.7 - 45.0 - 2.0 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Long Run) within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Franklin Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
March 24, 2014