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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1628



Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

[29 Pa.B. 4971]

   The Delaware River Basin Commission (Commission) will hold an informal conference and public hearing on Thursday, September 30, 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 the Goddard Conference Room of the Commission's offices at 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ.

   The conference among the Commissioners and staff will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include a presentation on New York City's Water Conservation Program; status reports on drought conditions and the codification of the existing Comprehensive Plan; discussions of fiscal year 2001 budget and health insurance issues; summaries of the Governors' Summit and the flood preparedness meeting; and a report on the Pittsburgh Joint ICWP and River Basin Commission meeting.

   In addition to the subjects summarized as follows which are scheduled for public hearing at the 1 p.m. business meeting, the Commission will also address the following: Minutes of the August 18, 1999 business meeting; announcements; report on Basin hydrologic conditions; reports by the Executive Director and General Counsel; and public dialogue. The Commission will consider resolutions to: confirm the appointment of the Secretary to the Commission; make FY '99 budget adjustments; amend the cost of the barrier-free unisex bathroom facility at the headquarters building; establish a Watershed Council; and approve a cooperative agreement for the Schuylkill River Monitoring Program. The Commission will also review and possibly act on drought related emergency resolutions.

   The subjects of the hearing will be as follows:

   1.  Northeast Land Company D-89-10 CP Renewal. An application for the renewal of a ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 4.96 million gallons (mg)/30 days of water to the applicant's distribution system from Well Midlake No. 1. Commission approval on April 26, 1989 was extended to 10 years. The applicant requests that the total withdrawal from the well remain limited to 4.96 mg/30 days. The project is located in Kidder Township, Carbon County, PA.

   2.  Seabrook Brothers & Sons, Inc. D-98-44. A ground water withdrawal project to supply up to 133.6 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's vegetable processing and packaging facility from existing Well Nos. 1, 2R and 4, and new Well No. 5. The project entails an increase of the existing total combined withdrawal limit from 117.5 mg/30 days to 133.6 mg/30 days. The project is located in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, NJ.

   3.  Utilities, Inc. D-98-47 CP. A project to replace the withdrawal of water from Well No. 1 which has become an unreliable source of supply, and to increase the total withdrawal from all wells from 8.25 mg/30 days to 10.65 mg/30 days. The applicant requests that the withdrawal from replacement Well No. 6 be limited to 2.4 mg/30 days. The project wells are located in Stroud Township and will continue to serve the applicant's Penn Estates residential community located in Stroud and Pocono Townships, all in Monroe County, PA.

   4.  Lower Providence Township Municipal Authority D-99-21 CP. A ground water withdrawal project to supply a combined total of up to 2.27 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's golf course irrigation system from Well Nos. 1 and 2. The project is located in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area.

   5.  Pennsylvania-American Water Company D-99-29 CP. A project to upgrade and expand the applicant's existing 0.567 million gallons per day (mgd) secondary treatment plant to 1.256 mgd to provide advanced secondary treatment. The project will continue to serve the Pocono Country Place development in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, PA. Treated effluent will continue to discharge to East Branch Dresser Run, a tributary of Tobyhanna Creek in the Lehigh River watershed.

   6.  Central Carbon Municipal Authority D-99-48 CP. A project to construct a new 1.6 mgd oxidation ditch process sewage treatment plant to replace an existing failing overloaded 0.72 mgd plant. The new advanced secondary treatment plant is located approximately one-half mile downstream of the existing plant along the Lehigh River in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, PA. The new facilities will serve portions of Franklin and Mahoning Townships, and Weissport and Lehighton Boroughs, all in Carbon County. The project effluent will discharge to the Lehigh River.

   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 Acting Secretary at (609) 883-9500, ext. 222 prior to the hearing.

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

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1628. Filed for public inspection September 24, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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