DRBC Meeting and Public Hearing

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delaware River Basin Commission

    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delaware River Basin Commission
 will hold an informal conference followed by a public hearing on Thursday,
 April 19, 2001.  The hearing will be part of the Commission's regular business
 meeting.  Both the conference session and business meeting are open to the
 public and will be held at the New York City Municipal Building, One Centre
 Street, Building One, Room 1019, in lower Manhattan.
     The conference among the Commissioners and staff will begin at 10:00 a.m.
 Topics of discussion will include a progress report on the Commission's
 Comprehensive Plan; the status of a proposal to improve the flood warning
 system in the Delaware River Basin; and a summary of the Toxics Advisory
 Committee meeting of March 23, 2001 and related activities.  The session will
 conclude with a historical slide presentation on the New York City water
 supply system.
     The subjects of the public hearing to be held during the 1:00 p.m.
 business meeting include, in addition to the dockets listed below, a
 resolution to amend the Commission's Comprehensive Plan and Water Code to
 establish water usage reporting requirements.
 
     The dockets scheduled for public hearing are as follows:
 
     1.  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation  D-77-20
 (Revision 4).  A resolution to continue for one year the experimental
 augmented conservation release program for the New York City Delaware Basin
 Reservoirs.
     2.  Merrill Creek Owners Group  D-77-110 CP (Amendment 11).  A resolution
 to amend Table A (Revised) of Docket No. D-77-110 CP (Amendment 10) to include
 the addition of the Liberty Electric Power, LLC facility as a "Designated
 Unit".
     3.  Merrill Creek Owners Group  D-77-110 CP (Amendment 12).  A resolution
 to amend Table A (Revised) of Docket No. D-77-110 CP (Amendment 11) to include
 the addition of the Hay Road Unit #8 as a "Designated Unit".
     4.  Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. (formerly American National Can
 Company)  D-97-50 RENEWAL.  An application for approval of a ground water
 withdrawal project to supply up to 14 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's
 manufacturing facility from new Well No. 5 in the Kittatinny Aquifer and to
 retain the existing withdrawal limit from all wells of 14 million gallons
 (mg)/30 days.  The project is located in Washington Borough, Warren County,
 New Jersey.
     5.  Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority  D-99-66 CP.  An application for
 approval of a ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 6.4 mg/30 days
 of water to the applicant's distribution system from new Well No. S-3 in the
 Brunswick Formation and to limit the withdrawal from all wells to 6.4 mg/30
 days.  The project is located in Solebury Township, Bucks County,
 Pennsylvania.
     6.  Buckingham Township  D-2000-38 CP.  An application for approval of a
 ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 3 mg/30 days of water to the
 applicant's public water distribution system from new Well No. F-3 in the
 Lockatong Formation and to retain the existing withdrawal limit from all wells
 of 33.2 mg/30 days.  The project is located in Buckingham Township, Bucks
 County in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area.
     7.  Hellertown Borough Authority  D-2000-53 CP.  A ground water withdrawal
 project to provide a standby source of supply for the applicant's public water
 distribution system which will continue to serve Hellertown Borough and Lower
 Saucon Township.  The applicant requests that the withdrawal from standby Well
 No. 3 in the Limestone Aquifer be limited to 22 mg/30 days and that the total
 withdrawal from all sources remain limited to 22 mg/30 days.  The project is
 located in Hellertown Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
     8.  Upper Uwchlan Township  D-2000-55 CP.  An application to construct a
 0.3 mgd secondary lagoon sewage treatment plant (STP) and spray irrigation
 system to serve development along the Route 100 North corridor of Upper
 Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  No surface water discharge is
 proposed.
 
     In addition to the public hearing, the Commission will address the
 following at its 1:00 p.m. business meeting:  minutes of the February 28, 2001
 business meeting; announcements; report on hydrologic conditions in the basin;
 reports by the Executive Director and General Counsel; public dialogue; and
 resolutions 1) approving a working budget for the Comprehensive Plan and
 authorizing the Executive Director to issue a request for proposals for
 consultant services consistent with that budget; and 2)  authorizing the
 Executive Director to issue a request for proposals to initiate a PCB TMDL
 stakeholder implementation process to implement the Commission's PCB
 management program.
     Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans
 With Disabilities Act who wish to attend the hearing should contact the
 Commission Secretary, Pamela M. Bush, directly at (609) 883-9500 ext. 203 or
 through the New Jersey Relay Service at 1-800-852-7899 (TTY) to discuss how
 the Commission may accommodate your needs.  Driving directions to the meeting
 location are posted on the Commission's web site, at www.drbc.net.
 
 

SOURCE Delaware River Basin Commission
    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delaware River Basin Commission
 will hold an informal conference followed by a public hearing on Thursday,
 April 19, 2001.  The hearing will be part of the Commission's regular business
 meeting.  Both the conference session and business meeting are open to the
 public and will be held at the New York City Municipal Building, One Centre
 Street, Building One, Room 1019, in lower Manhattan.
     The conference among the Commissioners and staff will begin at 10:00 a.m.
 Topics of discussion will include a progress report on the Commission's
 Comprehensive Plan; the status of a proposal to improve the flood warning
 system in the Delaware River Basin; and a summary of the Toxics Advisory
 Committee meeting of March 23, 2001 and related activities.  The session will
 conclude with a historical slide presentation on the New York City water
 supply system.
     The subjects of the public hearing to be held during the 1:00 p.m.
 business meeting include, in addition to the dockets listed below, a
 resolution to amend the Commission's Comprehensive Plan and Water Code to
 establish water usage reporting requirements.
 
     The dockets scheduled for public hearing are as follows:
 
     1.  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation  D-77-20
 (Revision 4).  A resolution to continue for one year the experimental
 augmented conservation release program for the New York City Delaware Basin
 Reservoirs.
     2.  Merrill Creek Owners Group  D-77-110 CP (Amendment 11).  A resolution
 to amend Table A (Revised) of Docket No. D-77-110 CP (Amendment 10) to include
 the addition of the Liberty Electric Power, LLC facility as a "Designated
 Unit".
     3.  Merrill Creek Owners Group  D-77-110 CP (Amendment 12).  A resolution
 to amend Table A (Revised) of Docket No. D-77-110 CP (Amendment 11) to include
 the addition of the Hay Road Unit #8 as a "Designated Unit".
     4.  Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. (formerly American National Can
 Company)  D-97-50 RENEWAL.  An application for approval of a ground water
 withdrawal project to supply up to 14 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's
 manufacturing facility from new Well No. 5 in the Kittatinny Aquifer and to
 retain the existing withdrawal limit from all wells of 14 million gallons
 (mg)/30 days.  The project is located in Washington Borough, Warren County,
 New Jersey.
     5.  Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority  D-99-66 CP.  An application for
 approval of a ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 6.4 mg/30 days
 of water to the applicant's distribution system from new Well No. S-3 in the
 Brunswick Formation and to limit the withdrawal from all wells to 6.4 mg/30
 days.  The project is located in Solebury Township, Bucks County,
 Pennsylvania.
     6.  Buckingham Township  D-2000-38 CP.  An application for approval of a
 ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 3 mg/30 days of water to the
 applicant's public water distribution system from new Well No. F-3 in the
 Lockatong Formation and to retain the existing withdrawal limit from all wells
 of 33.2 mg/30 days.  The project is located in Buckingham Township, Bucks
 County in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area.
     7.  Hellertown Borough Authority  D-2000-53 CP.  A ground water withdrawal
 project to provide a standby source of supply for the applicant's public water
 distribution system which will continue to serve Hellertown Borough and Lower
 Saucon Township.  The applicant requests that the withdrawal from standby Well
 No. 3 in the Limestone Aquifer be limited to 22 mg/30 days and that the total
 withdrawal from all sources remain limited to 22 mg/30 days.  The project is
 located in Hellertown Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
     8.  Upper Uwchlan Township  D-2000-55 CP.  An application to construct a
 0.3 mgd secondary lagoon sewage treatment plant (STP) and spray irrigation
 system to serve development along the Route 100 North corridor of Upper
 Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  No surface water discharge is
 proposed.
 
     In addition to the public hearing, the Commission will address the
 following at its 1:00 p.m. business meeting:  minutes of the February 28, 2001
 business meeting; announcements; report on hydrologic conditions in the basin;
 reports by the Executive Director and General Counsel; public dialogue; and
 resolutions 1) approving a working budget for the Comprehensive Plan and
 authorizing the Executive Director to issue a request for proposals for
 consultant services consistent with that budget; and 2)  authorizing the
 Executive Director to issue a request for proposals to initiate a PCB TMDL
 stakeholder implementation process to implement the Commission's PCB
 management program.
     Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans
 With Disabilities Act who wish to attend the hearing should contact the
 Commission Secretary, Pamela M. Bush, directly at (609) 883-9500 ext. 203 or
 through the New Jersey Relay Service at 1-800-852-7899 (TTY) to discuss how
 the Commission may accommodate your needs.  Driving directions to the meeting
 location are posted on the Commission's web site, at www.drbc.net.
 
 SOURCE  Delaware River Basin Commission