Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
July 17, 2017

The Commission recently received applications from the sponsors of the following projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11, and/or Section 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 the Water Resource Management Branch. Please refer to the appropriate docket number, listed below, on all correspondence. 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. Delaware City Refining Company, LLC, D-1993-004-7. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 180 million gallons per month (mgm) and a surface water withdrawal of up to 13,835.1 mgm to supply the applicant's Delaware City refinery and electric generating station from nine (9) wells and surface water intakes on the Delaware River, Red Lion Creek and Dragon Run. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are completed in the Upper, Middle and Lower Potomac formations. The project is located in the Delaware River in Water Quality Zone 5, C&D Canal East, Dragon Run and Red Lion Creek watersheds in Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware.

  2.  Aqua New Jersey, Inc., D-1993-013 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing import project of up to 1.161 million gallons per day (mgd) (35.991 mgm) from the Atlantic Basin from Wells Nos. 9A, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 to supply water to the applicant's public water supply distribution system. The application also requested to approve the withdrawal of up to 195.5 mgm of groundwater from Wells Nos. 3, 6, 7, 13, 15, 17 and 20 which are located within 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 water supply system and wells are located in Gloucester Township, Camden County, New Jersey.

  3. Pocono Waterworks Company Inc., D-2013-009 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.021 mgd Pine Grove Estates Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of the Delaware River at River Mile 289.4 - 1.57 (Delaware River - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, located within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Damascus Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, D-2015-021 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater and surface water withdrawal project to supply up to 46.5 mgm of groundwater from the proposed Quakake Mine Pool Well and surface water from the Hazleton City Authority Water Department’s (HCAWD) Raw Water Mixing Reservoir to be used to supply the applicant’s firefighting efforts at the Jeanesville coal seam mine fire. The requested allocation is not an increase from the prior approval. The approval also will continue the 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 and Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the mainstem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

  5. Little Lehigh Tree & Turf, D-2017-004-1. An application to approve a groundwater withdrawal of up to 148.176 mgm to irrigate the applicant's corn farm from existing Wells Nos. H-1, H-4, H-5 and B-1. The project wells are completed in the Allentown Dolomite Formation. The project is located in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County and Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR posted: July 17, 2017