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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. Occidental Chemical Corporation, D-1983-009-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing Occidental Chemical Corporation - Delaware City 0.3 million gallons per day (mgd) industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharges. The IWTP treats contaminated stormwater and groundwater from the applicant's former chemical manufacturing plant site. The IWTP will continue to discharge to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 5 at River Mile 62.7, in Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware.
2. Blue Ridge Real Estate Company, D-1991-046-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal (SWWD) of up to 12.4 million gallons per month (mgm) to irrigate the applicant's Jack Frost Ski Area golf course from an existing surface water intake on Tobyhanna Creek. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The surface water intake is located in the Tobyhanna Creek Watershed in Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.
3. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., D-2013-020-1. An application for approval of a groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 11.696 mgm and discharge of withdrawn water to Greenwalk Creek. The purpose of the project is to intercept and control the migration of groundwater containing elevated concentrations of total dissolved solids from an upgradient abandoned slate quarry in order to manage the applicants existing downgradient water supply sources. Groundwater will not be treated prior to discharge and will have the same dissolved constituents present in groundwater and currently discharging to Greenwalk Creek. The TDS concentration in the groundwater is less than the Commission’s effluent concentration limit. The applicant estimates that the groundwater withdrawal and discharge project is expected to last at least one year. The project is located in the Greenwalk Creek Watershed in Washington Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters. The application also includes a request for emergency approval of the project, which was approved on January 14, 2014.
4. Minersville Borough Municipal Authority, D-2014-001 CP-1. An application to approve an existing SWWD of up to 23.932 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing surface water Intake No. 3 on the Dyer Run Reservoir. The surface water intake is located in the West Branch Schuylkill River Watershed in Cass Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
5. Twin Ponds Golf Club, P-2002-009-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 1.55 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Well No. 3 completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project well is located within the Commission's designated GWPA in the Minister Creek Watershed in Douglass Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Contact: William Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
January 30, 2014