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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-104



Public Hearing and Meeting

[41 Pa.B. 430]
[Saturday, January 15, 2011]

 The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) held a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting on December 16, 2010, in Aberdeen, MD. At the public hearing, the Commission: 1) approved settlements involving two water resources projects; 2) approved and tabled certain water resources projects; and 3) rescinded approval for one water resources project.

 For further information contact Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, (717) 238-0423, Ext. 306, fax (717) 238-2436,; or Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission, (717) 238-0423, Ext. 304, fax (717) 238-2436, Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391.

Supplementary Information

 In addition to the public hearing and its related action items identified, the following items were also presented or acted on at the business meeting: 1) presentations on Climate Change Initiatives to Protect the Chesapeake Bay; 2) hydrologic conditions in the basin; 3) Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding of the Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System; 4) ratification/approval of grants/contracts; 5) approval of proposed natural gas related research projects; 6) a Records Retention Policy; 7) the FY 2010 Audit Report; 8) a recommendation for new independent auditors; and 9) amendment of Commission By-Laws. The Commission heard counsel's report on legal matters affecting the Commission. The Commission also convened a public hearing and took the following actions:

Public Hearing—Compliance Matters

 The Commission approved a settlement in lieu of civil penalties for the following projects:

 1. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC. Withdrawal ID: Susquehanna River—Hicks (Docket No. 20091201), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, PA—$3,000

 2. J-W Operating Company. Pad ID: Pardee & Curtin Lumber Co. C-12H, Shippen Township, Cameron County, PA—$40,000

Public Hearing—Rescission of Project Approval

 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company, LP (Pine Creek) (Docket No. 20090304), Cummings Township, Lycoming County, PA.

Public Hearing—Projects Approved

 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company, LP (Pine Creek—3), Watson Township, Lycoming County, PA. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd.

 2. Project Sponsor: Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Project Facility: Monroe Manor Water System, Monroe Township, Snyder County, PA. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.391 mgd from Well 6.

 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Resources Management, LLC (Cowanesque River), Westfield Township, Tioga County, PA. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.375 mgd.

 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: EXCO Resources (PA), LLC (West Branch Susquehanna River), Curwensville Borough, Clearfield County, PA. Surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd.

 5. Project Sponsor: Hughesville-Wolf Township Joint Municipal Authority. Project Facility: Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wolf Township, Lycoming County, PA. Withdrawal of treated wastewater effluent of up to 0.249 mgd.

 6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Leonard & Jean Marie Azaravich (Meshoppen Creek), Springville Township, Susquehanna County, PA. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.249 mgd.

 7. Project Sponsor and Facility: LHP Management, LLC (Fishing Creek—Clinton Country Club), Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County, PA. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal up to 0.999 mgd (Docket No. 20090906).

 8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Linde Corporation (Lackawanna River), Fell Township, Lackawanna County, PA. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.905 mgd.

 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Ultra Resources, Inc. (Pine Creek), Pike Township, Potter County, PA. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal up to 0.936 mgd (Docket No. 20090332).

Public Hearing—Project Tabled

 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Peoples Financial Services Corp. (Tunkhannock Creek), Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, PA. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.990 mgd.

Authority: Pub. L. No. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806—808.

Dated: December 22, 2010.

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-104. Filed for public inspection January 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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