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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-117



Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

[29 Pa.B. 459]

   The Delaware River Basin Commission (Commission) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 27, 1999. The hearing will be part of the Commission's regular business meeting which is open to the public and scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the Goddard Conference Room of the Commission's offices at 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, New Jersey.

   An informal conference among the Commissioners and staff will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the same location and will include discussions of drought status; 1999 DRBC meeting schedule; Phase 1 TMDLs for the Delaware Estuary and a Flow Management Technical Advisory Committee status report.

   In addition to the subjects summarized as follows which are scheduled for public hearing at the business meeting, the Commission will also address the following: minutes of the December 9, 1998, and January 5, 1999, business meetings; announcements; report on Basin hydrologic conditions; reports by the Executive Director and General Counsel; and public dialogue.

   The subjects of the hearing will be as follows:

   Applications for Approval of the Following Projects Un- der Article 10.3, Article 11 and/or Section 3.8 of the Compact:

   1.  Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission D-80-32 CP RENEWAL 2. An application for the renewal of a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 20.7 million gallons (mg)/30 days of water to the applicant's Pleasant Mount Fish Cultural Station from Well Nos. 1, 2 and 3. Commission approval on January 25, 1989, was limited to 10 years. The applicant requests that the total withdrawal from all wells remain limited to 20.7 mg/30 days. The project is located in Mount Pleasant Township, Wayne County, PA.

   2.  Vineland Kosher Poultry Company, Inc. D-92-43 RENEWAL. An application for the renewal of a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 7.2 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's poultry processing facility from Well Nos. 1, 2 and 3. Commission approval on November 4, 1992 was limited to 5 years. The applicant requests that the total withdrawal from all wells be increased from 3.5 mg/30 days to 7.2 mg/30 days. The project is located in the City of Vineland, Cumberland County, NJ.

   3.  Oley Township Municipal Authority D-97-35 CP. A project to upgrade and expand the applicant's existing 250,000 gallons per day (gpd) extended aeration sewage treatment plant (STP) to a 500,000 gpd advanced secondary sequencing batch reactor process. The STP is situated near the eastern boundary of Oley Township in Berks County, PA and will continue to serve portions of Oley and Earl Townships, Berks County. The STP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Manatawny Creek just west of the plant.

   4.  Downingtown Area Regional Authority D-98-33 CP. A project to increase the rated capacity of the applicant's existing Downingtown Regional Water Pollution Control Center from a yearly average 7 million gallons per day (mgd) to 7.134 mgd, with a maximum monthly flow of 10.5 mgd. The increases are necessary to handle future connections and hydraulic loading. The treatment plant will continue to serve the Borough of Downingtown; portions of the Townships of Caln, East Caln, Uwchlan and West Whiteland; and Marsh Creek State Park which is located in Upper Uwchlan Township, all in Chester County, PA. The plant is situated just west of U.S. Route 322 and southeast of the Downingtown corporate boundary in East Caln Township, and will continue to provide tertiary treatment prior to discharge by means of the existing outfall to the East Branch Brandywine Creek.

   5.  City of Delaware City D-98-46 CP. An application for approval of a groundwater withdrawal project to supply up to 15 mg/30 days of water to the applicant's distribution system from existing Well Nos. 4 and 5, and to increase the existing withdrawal limit of 8 mg/30 days from all wells to 15 mg/30 days. The project is located in the City of Delaware City, New Castle County, DE.

   6.  Florida Power & Light Energy MH50, L.P. D-98-53. An application for approval of the operation of the existing Sunoco, Inc. (Sun) 50 megawatt cogeneration facility under the new ownership of Florida Power & Light Energy, Inc. The new operator plans to provide electrical power primarily to the Pennsylvania-Maryland-New Jersey power grid by means of PECO, or wheel power to others in the future, and will continue to provide steam to Sun. Process water for the cogeneration facilities will continue to be provided by Sun's intake in the Delaware River. Make-up water is provided by the Chester Water Authority. The applicant requests an allocation of 30 mg/30 days, and the average consumptive use is expected to be 0.16 mgd. The cogeneration facility is located on the Sun refinery plant site in the Borough of Marcus Hook, Delaware County, PA, approximately 2,000 feet west of the Delaware River and 500 feet north of the Delaware state boundary.

   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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-117. Filed for public inspection January 22, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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