Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
July 2, 2019

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. Shoemakersville Municipal Authority, D-1993-074 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.75 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.5 - 92.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the Borough of Shoemakersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The application also includes a request to continue approval of a total dissolved solids (TDS) determination consisting of an average monthly effluent concentration limit of 3,300 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and an instantaeous maximum effluent concentration limit of 4,000 mg/l.

  2. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1995-057 CP-3. An application to renew the approval to withdraw up to 46.2 million gallons per month (mgm) of groundwater from Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for public water supply. The wells are completed in the Catskill Formation in the West Branch Lackawaxen and Lackawaxen River watersheds in Honesdale Borough and Texas Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.

  3. Lehigh County Authority, D-1999-011 CP-3. An application to renew the approval for the docket holder's existing 0.06 mgd Heidelberg Heights WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Mill Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 16.0 - 18.8 - 3.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Jordan Creek - Mill Creek - UNT Mill Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, located 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.

  4. Clemens Food Group, LLC, D-1999-072-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 20.57 mgm to supply the applicant's meat processing facility from existing Wells Nos. H-1, H-3, H-4, H-8, H-10 and H-12. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Skippack Creek Watershed, Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Pocono Mountains Industries, Inc., D-2004-033-1. An application to approve the applicant's existing 0.014 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Red Run at River Mile 183.7 - 83.5 - 11.4 - 6.4 - 3.6 (Delaware River -Lehigh River - Tobyhanna Creek - Upper Tuckhannock Creek - Red Run), within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Upper Makefield Township, D-2016-006 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.0202 mgd Dutchess Farms WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to land via a constructed wetland and discharge to an UNT of Jericho Creek at River Mile 143.2 - 3.7 - 0.85 (Delaware River - Jericho Creek - UNT Jericho Creek) via Outfall No. 001, 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 Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264