Public Hearing and Public Business Meeting
[52 Pa.B. 4256]
[Saturday, July 30, 2022]
The Delaware River Basin Commission (Commission) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. A business meeting will be held the following month on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Both the hearing and the business meeting are open to the public and both will be conducted remotely. Details about the remote platforms for the two events will be posted on the Commission's web site at www.drbc.gov, at least 10 days prior to the respective meeting dates.
Public hearing. The Commission will conduct the public hearing virtually on August 10, 2022, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges and other projects that could have a substantial effect on the basin's water resources. A list of the projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, will be posted on the Commission's web site at www.drbc.gov, in a long form of this notice at least 10 days before the hearing date.
Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on August 10, 2022, will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022.
The public is advised to check the Commission's web site periodically during the 10 days prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may be postponed if additional time is needed to complete the Commission's review. Items also may be added up to 10 days prior to the hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is asked to be aware that the details of projects may change during the Commission's review, which is ongoing.
Public meeting. The public business meeting on September 8, 2022, will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include: adoption of the minutes of the Commission's June 8, 2022, business meeting; announcements of upcoming meetings and events; a report on hydrologic conditions; reports by the Executive Director and the Commission's General Counsel; and consideration of items for which a hearing has been completed or is not required. The agenda is expected to include consideration of the draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges and other projects that were subjects of the public hearing on August 10, 2022.
After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, the public business meeting will be followed by up to 1 hour of open public comment, an opportunity to address the Commission on any topic concerning management of the Delaware River Basin's water resources outside the context of a duly noticed, on-the-record public hearing.
There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the record at the September 8, 2022, public business meeting on items for which a hearing was completed on August 10, 2022, or a previous date. Commission consideration on September 8, 2022, of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial or deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the Commission on a future date.
Advance sign-up for oral comment. Individuals who wish to comment on the record during the public hearing on August 10, 2022, or to address the Commissioners informally during the open public comment portion of the meeting on September 8, 2022, as time allows, are asked to sign up in advance through EventBrite. Links to EventBrite for the public hearing and the business meeting will be posted at www.drbc.gov at least 10 days before each meeting date. For assistance, contact Patricia Hausler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addresses for written comment. Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be made through the Commission's web-based comment system, a link to which is provided at www.drbc.gov. Use of the web-based system ensures that all submissions are captured in a single location and their receipt is acknowledged. Exceptions to the use of this system are available based on need, by writing to the attention of the Commission Secretary, Delaware River Basin Commission, P.O. Box 7360, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360. For assistance, contact Patricia Hausler at patricia.hausler@drbc. gov.
Accommodations for special needs. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the meeting or hearing should contact the Commission Secretary directly at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services at 711, to discuss how the Commission can accommodate their needs.
Additional information and contacts. Additional public records relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission's offices by appointment by contacting Denise McHugh at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 240. For other questions concerning hearing items, contact David Kovach, Project Review Section Manager, at (609) 883-9500, Ext. 264.
PAMELA M. BUSH,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1148. Filed for public inspection July 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]
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