Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
May 19, 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. Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing (R&M), LLC, D-1969-163-3. An application to renew approval of the existing 8.0 million gallons per day (mgd) Point Breeze Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant (IWTP) and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial wastewater effluent to the tidal section of the Schuylkill River, which is located in Water Quality Zone 4, at River Mile 92.47 - 3.31 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Catasauqua Borough, D-1986-032 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 2.25 mgd Catasauqua Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 20.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) via Outfall No. 001, located 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, in the Borough of Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Brodhead Creek Regional Authority, D-1991-001 CP-4. An application to modify DRBC Docket No. D-1991-001 CP-3 to approve an expansion of the docket holder’s service area into a limited area of Paradise Township, Monroe County. Additionally, the docket holder is increasing its bulk water purchase from East Stroudsburg Borough from a monthly maximum average of 0.250 mgd to 0.400 mgd in accordance with the water service agreement between East Stroudsburg Borough and the docket holder. No increase in the previously approved combined total allocation of 217.97 million gallons per month (mgm) from the existing water sources is requested. The existing project withdrawals are located in the Brodhead Creek and McMichael Creek watersheds, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Whitemarsh Township, D-1993-037 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 2.0 mgd Whitemarsh Wastewater Pollution Control Center (WPCC) and its discharge. The WPCC will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 18.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 002, in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  5. Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority, D-1993-076 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing discharge from the 1.10 mgd Upper Dublin WWTP. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Pine Run Creek, a tributary of Sandy Run, at River Mile 92.47 - 12.5 - 10.6 - 1.1 - 0.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Wissahickon Creek - Sandy Run Creek - Pine Run Creek), in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

  6. TC Ironwood LLC, D-1997-045-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal of up to 72.54 mgm to supply water to the applicant's electric generation facility from an existing intake on Pennsy Supply Quarry No. SG-2. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Tuplehocken Creek Watershed in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvannia.

  7. River Road Utilities, Inc., D-2006-038-3. An application to renew approval of the applicant's existing 0.066 mgd WWTP and its discharge. No modifications to the WWTP are proposed. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 1D at River Mile 204 within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Schuylkill County Municipal Authority, D-2010-019 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.0 mgd Deer Lake WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Pine Creek at River Mile 92.5 - 109.4 - 2.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Pine Creek) via Outfall No. 002, in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Naval Air Warfare Center - Warminster, D-2010-038 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing discharge of treated groundwater from the Department of the Navy, BRAC Warminster Groundwater Treatment Plant (GTP). The GTP will continue to pump and treat an average annual flow of 0.171 mgd of contaminated groundwater from 27 on-site wells for discharge to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of the Little Neshaminy Creek, a tributary of the Neshaminy Creek, at River Mile 115.6 - 23.6 - 3.3 - 1.4 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - Little Neshaminy Creek - UNT). The GTP is located in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and discharges at existing Outfall No. 001 located approximately one mile away in Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  10. Schuylkill Valley Sewer Authority, D-2012-029 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.550 mgd Schuylkill Valley Sewer Authority WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 127.6 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
  11. Gan Eden Estates, D-2017-002 CP-1. An application to approve a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 9.142 mgm of water to the applicant’s proposed public water supply system from new Wells Nos. TW-3, TW-5, TW-6 and TW-8. The wells are completed in the Upper Walton Formation in the East Mongaup River Watershed, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the towns of Fallsburg and Thompson, Sullivan County, New York.

  12. Joe Jurgielewicz & Sons, LTD, D-2017-003-1. An application to approve a groundwater withdrawal of up to 5.425 mgm to supply water to the applicant's agricultural duck farm and processing facility from 17 existing wells (Nos. PW-1 through PW-17). The project wells are completed in Ordovician sedimentary rock units of shale and graywacke of the Hamburg Sequence. The project is located in the Mill Creek Watershed in Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR posted: May 19, 2017