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Agenda for Delaware River Basin Commission Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, Public Invited

press release Sept. 4, 2013

The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. A conference session and business meeting will be held the following day on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The hearing, conference session and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College, 3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Visit the Burlington County College's web site via this link for directions.

Public Hearing. The public hearing on September 11, 2013 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges and other water-related projects listed below. Written comments on draft dockets and resolutions scheduled for hearing on September 11 will be accepted through the close of the hearing that day. After the hearing on all scheduled matters has been completed, the meeting will include an opportunity for public dialogue.

The public is advised to check the commission’s web site periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may be postponed if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the commission’s review.

Draft dockets are posted on the Commission’s web site at www.drbc.net ten days prior to the hearing date. Additional public records relating to the hearing items may be examined at the Commission’s offices. Please contact Project Review Section assistant Victoria Lawson at 609-883-9500, extension 216, with any questions concerning these items. All draft dockets linked below are pdfs.

View draft docket location map (pdf 888 KB).

1) Bridgeport Borough, D-1970-081 CP-3. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.9 million gallons per day (mgd) Bridgeport Borough wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the non-tidal portion of the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 22.6 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River), in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

2) Minersville Sewer Authority, D-1970-201 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant's 1.0 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the West Branch Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 119.65 - 7.1 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - West Branch Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in the Borough of Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

3) Lehigh County Authority, D-1977-041 CP-3. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.16 mgd Lynn Township Sewer Authority WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Ontelaunee Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 86.7 - 21.5 - 8.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Ontelaunee Creek), in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.View draft docket.

4) Town of Fallsburg, D-1981-066 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.79 mgd Avon (formerly Woodridge) WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Neversink River at River Mile 253.64 - 30.0 (Delaware River - Neversink River) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Woodridge, Sullivan County, New York. View draft docket.

5) Boyertown Foundry Company, D-1985-080-4. An application for the renewal of an existing groundwater withdrawal (GWD) project of up to 3.54 million gallons per month (mgm) to supply the applicant's industrial cooling system from existing Well No. 1A completed in Leithsville Dolomite. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The well is located in the Swamp Creek Watershed in Boyertown Borough, Berks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

6) Reading Regional Airport Authority, D-1986-038 CP-3. An application for the renewal of the applicant's existing 0.42 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 80.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

7) Pike County Environmental, Inc., D-1989-082-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant's 0.1 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to discharge to the Delaware River at River Mile 256.5, within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Westfall Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

8) Nesquehoning Borough, D-1990-107 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.65 mgd Borough of Nesquehoning WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Nesquehoning Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 49.2 - 1.52 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Nesquehoning Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage are of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Borough of Nesquehoning, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

9) Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., D-1999-071-4. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s existing project, Swiftwater industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its related discharge. The IWTP is hydraulically designed to treat up to 0.95 mgd of industrial wastewater. This docket renews the approval of the IWTP to: (1) discharge up to 0.90 mgd of treated wastewater to Swiftwater Creek; (2) spray irrigate up to 0.313 mgd of treated wastewater; and (3) re-use up to 0.05 mgd of treated wastewater. The docket also approves the renewal of a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Determination of up to 6,430 lbs/day as a monthly average. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial process water generated by the Sanofi research and manufacturing facility to Swiftwater Creek, a tributary of Paradise Creek, which is a tributary of Brodhead Creek, at River Mile 213.0 - 11.4 - 4.4 - 3.5 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - Paradise Creek - Swiftwater Creek). The IWTP is located within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

10) Little Washington Wastewater Company, D-2002-006 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the 0.4 mgd Lake Harmony WWTP and its existing discharge, and transfer of ownership of the facility from Kidder Township to the Little Washington Wastewater Company. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Shingle Mill Run at River Mile 183.66 - 83.5 - 4.9 - 0.6 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Tobyhanna Creek - Shingle Mill Run) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

11) Schwenksville Borough Authority, D-2003-029 CP-2. An application for the renewal of an existing GWD project of up to 15.29 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply system from existing Wells Nos. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located within the Southeastern Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Perkiomen Creek Watershed, in the Borough of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

12) Delaware Valley Fish Company, D-2004-008-2. An application for the renewal of an existing GWD project of up to 5.89 mgm to supply the applicant's fish holding facility from existing Well No. DV-1 in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The well is located within the GWPA in the Stony Creek Watershed, in the Borough of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

13) Warminster Township Municipal Authority, D-2004-021 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 1.2 mgd Warminster Municipal Authority WWTP and its existing discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to an unnamed tributary of the Neshaminy Creek at River Mile 115.6 - 23.6 - 3.3 - 1.4 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - Little Neshaminy Creek - UNT to Little Neshaminy Creek), in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

14) Alsace Township, D-2006-005 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.071 mgd Alsace Township WWTP and its existing discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to an unnamed tributary of Little Manatawny Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 54.15 - 16.7 - 4.7 - 1.9 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Manatawny Creek - Little Manatawny Creek - UNT of Little Manatawny Creek), in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

15) Brookdale Resort Propco LLC, D-2006-019-3. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.084 mgd Brookdale Resorts Propco, LLC WWTP and its existing discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Brookdale Lake at River Mile 213.0 – 3.9 – 0.9 - 11.4 - 2.85 - 0.15 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - McMichael Creek - Pocono Creek - Scot Run - Brookdale Lake), within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

16) Lehigh County Authority, D-2010-001 CP-2. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.06 mgd Wynnewood Terrace WWTP and its existing discharge. Treated effluent will continue to discharge to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.66 - 28.14 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

17) Brightsmith, LLC, D-1985-059 -2. An application for the renewal of the existing 0.050 mgd Brightsmith IWTP project and its associated discharge of treated industrial wastewater and non-contact cooling water (NCCW). This docket also continues a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) determination of 2,500 mg/l (average monthly effluent concentration). No modifications to the IWTP facilities are proposed. The IWTP will continue to discharge combined treated industrial wastewater and NCCW to a stormwater ditch (unnamed tributary) of Biles Creek, which is a tidal tributary of the Delaware River Water Quality Zone 2 at River Mile 130.3 - 1.9 (Delaware River - Biles Creek) in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

18) Brodhead Creek Regional Authority, D-1991-001 CP-3. An application for the renewal of an existing water supply project to continue the withdrawal of up to a combined total of 217.97 mgm of surface water and groundwater for use in the applicant’s existing public water supply system. The combined allocation of surface water and groundwater represents a decrease in the combined source allocation provided in the previous docket. The groundwater sources include existing groundwater Wells Nos. 1 and 2 completed in unconsolidated glacial deposits, and Well No. 3, completed in the Buttermilk Falls Formation. Surface water sources include the Brodhead Creek and Stokes Mill Spring intakes. The applicant also has a bulk water purchase agreement with the Borough of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The applicant has requested a modification of its service area to include an expansion that will extend the system into Tobyhanna Township to provide water service to the planned Kalahari Resort and Pocono Manor Development, to provide for the anticipated acquisition of the Pocono-Jackson Joint Water Authority system by BCRA, and to expand the current service area in Smithfield Township to additional areas within Smithfield Township. Additionally, the area currently served by the Pocono Manor Investors water system located in Pocono Township is proposed to be removed from BCRA’s previously approved service area. The existing project withdrawals are located in the Brodhead Creek and McMichael Creek watersheds, within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

19) Upper Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority, D-2000-055 CP-3. An application for the renewal of the applicant’s 0.3 mgd Route 100 Regional WWTP and its existing discharge. Additionally, the applicant requested approval to construct improvements at the WWTP comprising Phase 2 of 3, which would result in the WWTP's expansion to 0.6 mgd. The existing WWTP and its proposed expansion will continue to land discharge treated effluent to on-site spray fields and drip irrigation systems in the Pickering Creek Watershed near River Mile 92.47 - 36.45 - 14.6 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Pickering Creek), in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

20) CBH2O LP, D-2001-040-2 (The applicant is listed in DRBC’s Pennsylvania Bulletin hearing notice as “Camelback Mountain Resort”). An application for the renewal of an existing allocation project and an increase in the approved allocation to 160 mgm of surface water from Intake No. 1 on the Pocono Creek for snow making operations at the docket holder’s Camelback Mountain Resort. The docket holder’s current allocation limits withdrawals to 120 mgm of surface water from Intake No. 1. The increase in allocation is necessary to expand snow making capabilities to make as much snow as possible when climate conditions are ideal and to support possible future expansion of the ski and snow tubing areas. This docket also approves a seasonal allocation of up to 30 million gallons and 15 million gallons of surface water, respectively from intakes located in Massad Pond and Barneys Pond. These existing surface water withdrawals were not previously approved by the Commission. The project is located within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

21) Rock Tenn Company, D-2006-041-2Consideration of this docket has been postponed to allow additional time for review.An application for the renewal of a modification and expansion of the existing Rock-Tenn IWTP and its associated treated process wastewater and NCCW discharge. The modifications consist of replacing the biological portion (the fixed film bioreactor) of the IWTP’s existing treatment system with a new complete mix activated sludge treatment process and expanding the monthly average flow of the IWTP from 0.027 mgd to 0.060 mgd. The treated IWTP effluent will continue to be mixed with a monthly average flow of 0.2866 mgd of NCCW prior to discharging to Brodhead Creek at River Mile 213 - 1.1 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek). The project discharge is located within the drainage area of the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. 

22) Tobyhanna Army Depot, D-2009-041 CP-2. An application for the renewal and modification of an existing discharge project from the 0.802 mgd Tobyhanna Army Depot WWTP. The applicant has also requested a variance from the Commission's 1,000 mg/l basin-wide TDS effluent limit. Treated effluent will continue to discharge to an unnamed tributary of Tobyhanna Creek at River Mile 183.66 - 83.5 - 26.4 - 1.82 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Tobyhanna Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, within the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. View draft docket.

Please be advised that project details commonly change in the course of the Commission’s review, which is ongoing.

Public Meeting. The conference session and business meeting on September 12, 2013 will begin at 12:15 p.m. The conference session will include a progress report by staff on implementation of the Water Resources Plan for the Delaware River Basin (DRBC 2004) and a presentation by a representative of the William Penn Foundation (“WPF”) on WPF’s Delaware River Basin initiative. The business meeting will include the following items: adoption of the Minutes of the Commission’s July 10, 2013 business meeting, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions, reports by the Executive Director and the Commission’s General Counsel, and consideration of items for which a hearing has been completed. In addition to those items for which the public hearing is completed on September 11, 2013, items subject to Commission consideration during the business meeting on September 12 include Docket D-2006-037­3 for Hudson Valley Foie Gras, LLC (“HVFG”), for which the public hearing was completed on July 9, 2013. A revised version of the HVFG draft docket, which takes into consideration comments received during the July 9 public hearing, is now available. View revised draft docket. The Commissioners also may consider action on matters not subject to a public hearing. 

There will be no opportunity for additional public comments at the September 12 business meeting on items for which a hearing was completed on September 11 or a previous date. Commission consideration on September 12 of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in either approval of the item (docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the commission on a future date.

Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment for the record on a hearing item or to address the Commissioners informally during the public dialogue portion of the meeting are asked to sign up in advance by contacting Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us or by phoning Ms. Schmitt at 609-883-9500 ext. 224.

Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be delivered by hand at the public hearing or submitted in advance of the hearing date to: Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 7360, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628; by fax to Commission Secretary, DRBC at 609-883-9522 or by email to paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us. If submitted by email in advance of the hearing date, written comments on a docket should also be sent to william.muszynski@drbc.state.nj.us.

Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the informational meeting or hearing should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609-883-9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.

Updates. Items scheduled for hearing are occasionally postponed to allow more time for the Commission to consider them. Other meeting items also are subject to change. Please check the Commission’s web site, www.drbc.net, closer to the meeting date for changes that may be made after the deadline for filing this notice.

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