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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1797



Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

[29 Pa.B. 5523]

   The Delaware River Basin Commission (Commission) will hold an informal conference followed by a public hearing on Wednesday, October 27, 1999. The hearing will be part of the Commission's regular business meeting. Both the conference and business meeting are open to the public and will be held in Courtroom No. 1 of the Carbon County Courthouse, at 4 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA.

   The conference among the Commissioners and staff will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include reports on the following subjects: hydrologic conditions in the basin; activities of the Flow Management Technical Advisory Committee; status of the Proposed Determination Regarding the Assimilative Capacity of the Tidal Delaware River for Volatile Organics and Chronic Toxicity; and status of discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers regarding an agreement for storage of water at Francis E. Walter Reservoir and the matter of Federal funding for the Commission. In addition, a presentation will be made on the stream restoration program of the Waterway Corridors Subcommittee of the Commission's Water Quality Advisory Committee.

   The 1:30 p.m. business meeting will include a public hearing on the projects summarized as follows. In addition, the Commission will address the following: minutes of the September 30, 1999 business meeting; announcements; report on hydrologic conditions in the basin; reports of the Executive Director and General Counsel; a Resolution Establishing a Watershed Advisory Council; and public dialogue.

   The subjects of the hearing will be as follows:

   1.   Borough of Brooklawn Water Department D-85-18 CP Renewal 2. An application for the renewal of a ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 15 million gallons (mg)/30 days of water to the applicant's distribution system from Well Nos. 1, 3 and 4. Commission approval on December 8, 1989 was extended to 10 years and will expire unless renewed. The applicant requests that the total withdrawal from all wells remain limited to 15 mg/30 days. The project is located in Brooklawn Borough, Camden County, NJ.

   2.  Moon Nurseries, Inc. D-88-28 Renewal. An application for the renewal of a ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 8 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's nursery irrigation system from Well No. 1. Commission approval on April 26, 1989 was extended to 10 years. The applicant requests that total withdrawal from the well remain limited to 8 mg/30 days. The project is located in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, PA.

   3.  Pennsauken Township D-98-36 CP. A project to withdraw up to 20 mg/30 days of water from the tidal reach of the South Branch Pennsauken Creek, for irrigation of the Pennsauken Country Club golf course. The proposed withdrawal will replace the existing municipal potable water supply system as the source of irrigation water. The project golf course is located just northeast of the intersection of Haddonfield Road and Moorestown Pike in Pennsauken Township, Camden County, NJ. The intake will be situated at the eastern side of the golf course on the west bank of South Branch Pennsauken Creek.

   4.  Citizens Utilities Water Company of Pennsylvania D-98-43 CP. An application for approval of a ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 28 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's Penn Water District distribution system from new Well No. 27, and to retain the existing withdrawal limit of 127 mg/30 days from all wells. The project is located in South Heidelberg Township, Berks County, PA.

   5.  Northeast Schuylkill Joint Municipal Authority D-99-33 CP. An application to construct a new 0.245 million gallons per day (mgd) sewage treatment plant (STP) to serve portions of Rush and Ryan Townships, Schuylkill County, PA. The proposed extended aeration/activated sludge STP will be situated just east of Barnesville at the northeast corner of State Route 54 and Holly Road (Township Road 856) in Rush Township, Schuylkill County, PA, and will discharge to Pine Creek, a tributary of the Little Schuylkill River.

   6.  Allen Family Foods, Inc. D-99-49. An application to rerate the applicant's existing 0.91 mgd wastewater treatment plant to an average monthly flow of 1.25 mgd. The plant will continue to provide secondary treatment only to the applicant's poultry processing facility, which is located on the west side of Route 5 approximately 1,400 feet south of Route 18 in the Village of Harbeson, Sussex County, DE. Treated plant effluent will continue to discharge to Beaverdam Creek, a tributary of Broadkill River.

   7.  Warwick Township Water & Sewer Authority D-99-51 CP. A project to expand the applicant's existing 0.12 mgd Country Crossing STP to provide advanced secondary treatment of 0.32 mgd. The STP is located just north of the intersection of Bristol and Mearns Roads in Warwick Township, Bucks County, PA and will continue to serve Warwick Township. Although the applicant will maintain its outfall to an unnamed tributary of Little Neshaminy Creek, the effluent will be conveyed to Heritage Creek Golf Course pond for irrigation purposes, as needed.

   8.  Toll Brothers, Inc. D-99-52. An application for approval of a surface water withdrawal project to supply up to 19.5 mg/30 days of water from Ponds A and G to irrigate the applicant's Laurel Creek Country Club golf course. The project is located in Moorestown Township, Burlington County, NJ.

   Documents relating to these items may be examined at the Commission's offices. Preliminary dockets are available in single copies upon request. Please contact Thomas L. Brand at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 221 concerning docket-related questions. Persons wishing to testify at this hearing are requested to register with the Secretary at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 203 prior to the hearing.

   Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act who wish to attend the hearing should contact the Secretary, Pamela M. Bush, at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 222 or the New Jersey Relay Service at (800) 852-7899 (TTY) to discuss how the Commission may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1797. Filed for public inspection October 22, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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