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Most Recent Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
June 26, 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. Global Advanced Metals USA, Inc., D-1970-072-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.1488 million gallons per day (mgd) industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge as well as the continued discharge of up to 0.0987 mgd of non-contact cooling water (NCCW), lagoon underdrain, steam condensate, reverse osmosis reject water, and stormwater from Outfalls Nos. 001 and 002. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Swamp Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 32.3 - 12.9 - 12.6 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - Swamp Creek) via Outfall No. 001, on the border of Douglass Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

2. Birdsboro Municipal Authority, D-1974-126 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 1.35 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Hay Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.47 - 63.1 - 0.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Hay Creek) in the Borough of Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

3. Merrill Creek Owners Group, D-1977-110 CP-18. An application to revise the applicant's existing docket approving the Merrill Creek Reservoir and release operations to update the list of designated units supported by reservoir releases during drought declaration. The Merrill Creek Reservoir is located at River Mile 177.4 - 7.69 - 3.9 (Delaware River - Pohatcong Creek - Merrill Creek), within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Harmony Township, Warren County, New Jersey.

4. Newtown Artesian Water Company, D-1978-029 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 46.3 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system from existing Wells Nos. 4R, 5, 6, 14 and 18 completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located within the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Newtown Creek and Lower Section Neshaminy Creek Watersheds in Newtown Borough, Newtown and Middletown Townships, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

5. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1978-083 CP-2. An emergency application to approve new Wells Nos. 9 and 10 for inclusion in the applicant's Bristol Water System (Edgely Well Field). The requested system allocation of up to 95.69 million gallons per month (mgm) is not an increase from the previously approved allocation. The wells are completed in the unconsolidated sand and gravel aquifer and are located in the Delaware River Watershed in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

6. Rock Tenn Company, D-1980-025-2. An application to renew the approval of a surface water and groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 15.438 mgm of surface water to the docket holder's paper-processing facility via the Brodhead Creek Intake and up to 0.186 mgm of groundwater from the existing Warehouse Well and the Boiler House Well and to limit the total withdrawal from all sources to 15.624 mgm. Water is used for industrial processes, non-contact cooling and potable use at the docket holder's facility. The requested allocations are an increase from the previously approved surface water and groundwater allocations of 14.353 mgm and 0.004 mgm, respectively. The wells are completed in the Ridgeley Formation through Coeymans Formation, undivided. The project is located in the Brodhead Creek Watershed in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

7. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-1981-050 CP-3. An application to approve a total combined withdrawal of up to 146.32 mgm of water from 11 existing surface water sources (2 streams, 3 reservoirs, 3 quarries and 3 springs) and 22 existing groundwater sources for use in three interconnected public water systems (Bangor, West Bangor and Blue Mountain Systems) that serve 16 municipalities in Northampton and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania. The groundwater wells are completed in the Martinsburg, Shawangunk and Bloomsburg Formations in the Martins Creek, Aquashicola Creek, Little Bushkill Creek and Upper Bushkill Creek Watersheds in Upper Mount Bethel, Plainfield, Washington and Bushkill Townships and Wind Gap Borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania and Ross and Hamilton Townships in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The surface water sources are located in the Martins Creek, Cherry Creek and Aquashicola Creek Watersheds in Upper Mount Bethel Township and Pen Argyl Borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania and Hamilton Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The project is located within the drainage area of the Lower and Middle Delaware, which are classified as Special Protection Waters.

8. Reading City, D-1986-028 CP-3. An application to approve the upgrade of the applicant's existing 20.5 mgd Fritz Island WWTP and its discharge. The upgrade consists of replacing the existing trickling filter treatment system with four new biological reactors in a step feed confiuration with fine bubble aeration, constructing four new clarifiers, improvements to the solids handling train (including sludge thickening and dewatering), and appurtenant improvements. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.47 - 72.8 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

9. Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association, D-1988-045 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of a GWD project to continue to supply up to 20.67 mgm of groundwater for the purpose of public water supply from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 without an increase in allocation. The wells are completed in the Poplar Gap Member of the Catskill Formation in the Ariel Creek Watershed in Lake and Salem Townships, Wayne County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

10. Mountain Mulch, D-1988-066-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 10.354 mgm to irrigate the applicant's nursey from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 33 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 Schlegel Run Watershed in Douglass Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

11. Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, D-1989-018 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.12 mgd Rolling Hills leachate treatment plant (LTP), 0.087 mgd wetland treatment system (WTS), and their discharges. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Manatawny Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 54.15 - 12.2 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Manatawny Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

12. Longwood Gardens, D-1992-052-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 8.68 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system and irrigation for ornamental horticultural display gardens from existing Wells Nos. B170, B172, B94, B31, B169A, B169B, B16IWG, B65, B46, T48, T49A T49B and B106 completed in Granitic Gneiss. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the West Branch Red Clay Creek and West Branch Brandywine Creek Watersheds, in East Marlborough Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

13. JFBB Ski Areas, Inc., D-1993-053-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal (SWWD) of up to 125 mgm for the snowmaking operations at Big Boulder Ski Area resort from an existing surface water intake on Big Boulder Lake. 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 of the Lower Delware which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

14. Village of Wurtsboro, D-1994-025 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD project to supply up to 10.41 mgm of groundwater for use in the applicant's public water system from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2 and 3. The requested groundwater allocation is an increase from the previously approved allocation of 6.0 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30 days) (6.2 mgm). The applicant has also requested a modification of its service area that would extend the system into a portion of the Town of Mamakating south of the village. Two of the wells are completed in the Onondaga Limestone and Port Ewen through Manlius Limestone, Rondout Dolostone, undifferentiated and one well is screened in the shallow Pleistocene Alluvial deposits. The project is located in the Basher Kill Watershed in the Village of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, New York within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

15. Borough of Bally, D-1994-044 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.5 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to West Branch Perkiomen Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 32.08 - 18.65 - 5.20 - 3.55 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Perkiomen Creek - Green Lane Reservoir - West Branch Perkiomen Creek) via Outfalls Nos. 001 and 002, in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

16. Maidencreek Township Authority, D-2000-028 CP-3. An application to approve the upgrade of the applicant's existing WWTP. The upgrade consists of modifying the existing chemical feed system for aluminum sulfite addition in order to increase phosphorous removal. The remaining WWTP facilties will not be modified; the WWTP will remain at an average annual design flow of 0.8 mgd and a hydraulic design capacity of 1.0 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Willow Creek, which is a tributary of Maiden Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.47 - 86.1 - 0.6 - 1.0 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Willow Creek) in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

17. Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority, D-2001-013 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 68.2 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17 completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located within the Commission's designated GWPA in the Neshaminy Creek and Ironwork Creek Watersheds in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

18. Fleischmanns Village, D-2002-033 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.16 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Bush Kill, which is a tributary of Dry Brook, which is a tributary of the East Branch Delaware River, at River Mile 330.7 - 56.8 - 1.2 - 4.4 (Delaware River - East Branch Delaware River - Dry Brook - Bush Kill) and is located within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Fleischmanns, Delaware County, New York.

19. Buckingham Township, D-2003-013 CP-7. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 43.4 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system from existing Wells Nos. F-1 through F-9, CS-1 through CS-5, BV-1, BV-2, FS-1, FS-2, FG-1, FG-2, L-1 and L-2 in the Stockton, Brunswick and Lockatong Formations. The applicant is requesting an increased allocation in Well No. F-8 from 5.487 mgm to 8.928 mgm, the system allocation will remain the same as the previous allocation. The wells are located within the Commission's designated GWPA in the Neshaminy, Pine Creek and Robin Run Watersheds in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

20. MAFCO Worldwide Corporation, D-2004-038-2. An application to renew the approval of a surface water and groundwater withdrawal project to continue to supply up to 11.367 mgm of surface water to the docket holder's industrial food processing facility via the Delaware River Intake and up to 11.367 mgm of groundwater from existing Wells Nos. 1 East and 3 West completed in the Lower Potomac-Raritan-Magothy Aquifer system and to limit the total withdrawal from all sources to 11.367 mgm. No increase in the previously approved surface water or groundwater allocations was requested. Surface water from the Delaware River is used for industrial cooling and groundwater is used for food processing. The intake is located in the Delaware River in Water Quality Zone 3 and the groundwater sources are located in the New Jersey Water Supply Critical Area 2 in the City of Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.

21. East Vincent Township, D-2005-007 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.0529 mgd Bartons Meadows WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to subsurface seepage beds in the drainage area of French Creek near River Mile 92.47 - 35.65 - 9.56 - 0.78 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - French Creek - UNT), in East Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

22. NIS Hollow Estates, LLC, D-2010-003 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.018 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to an UNT of the Lehigh River, at River Mile 183.7 - 39.3 - 1.2 (Delaware River - Lenigh River - UNT Lehigh River) and is located within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in East Penn Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

23. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-2014-007 CP-1. An application to approve an existing GWD of up to 6.0 mgm from exisiting Wells Cawley, Fern Street and Red Shale completed in the Catskill Formation. The project wells are located in the Wallenpaupack Creek Watershed in Hawley Borough, Paupack and Palmyra Townships, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, within the drainage area of the Upper Delaware which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

24. Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, D-2014-008-1. An application to approve an existing natural gas pipeline project referred to as the Columbia Line 1278 - Line K Replacement Project, which involved the installation of 16 miles of new pipeline, modifications and abandonment of existing above-ground facilities and the construction of new above-ground facilities. Line 1278 is located in Dingman, Milford and Westfall Townships, Pike County, Pennsylvania. Line K is located in the Town of Deer Park, Orange County, New York. Approximately 1.45 miles of Line 1278 in Milford Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania transverses the Delaware State Forest, a recreation area that is incorporated into the Commission's Comprehensive Plan. Approximately 0.03 miles and 0.09 miles of Line 1278 and Line K, respectively, crosses private land within the designated corridor of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. The pipelines cross numerous waterbodies in the basin, and are subject to review under the Commission's Floodplain Regulations. Additionally, the project involved the discharge of hydrostatic test water at several upland areas along the pipeline right-of-way. The project is located within the drainage area of the Middle and Upper Delaware, which are classified as Special Protection Waters.

25. Elcon Recycling Services, LLC, D-2014-009-1. An application to approve the applicant's new 0.16 mgd IWTP and its discharge. The proposed facility will treat Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) listed and characteristic wastewater for discharge to Biles Creek, which is a tidal tributary of Water Quality Zone 2 of the Delaware River Basin, at River Mile 130.2 - 1.5 (Delaware River - Biles Creek). A portion of the wastewater to be treated at the proposed IWTP will be imported from outside the Delaware River Basin. The proposed facilty and its discharge will be located in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

26. Union Township Municipal Authority, P-2003-031 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing GWD of up to 1.34 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system for the Union Greene development from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 3 completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are located within the Commission's designated GWPA in the Schuylkill River Watershed in Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: William J. Muszynski, P.E.
Manager, Water Resources Management Branch
(609) 883-9500, ext. 221
June 26, 2014