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Most Recent Commission Meeting Highlights
Meeting of March 14, 2018

The Delaware River Basin Commission held its regularly scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Below is the business meeting agenda. Items will be added as they become available.

A public hearing was held earlier on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Items heard at the public hearing, which began at 1:30 p.m. and adjourned at approximately 2:15 p.m., included draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects subject to the commission's review and three resolutions.

Written comments on the proposed resolution to clarify and restate the Commission's policy for the replacement of water consumptively used by electric generating or cogenerating facilities during critical hydrologic conditions were accepted through 5 p.m. on February 28. Written comments on all other matters heard on February 14 were accepted through 5 p.m. on February 20.


The business meeting on March 14, 2018 began at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at approximately 11:20 a.m.; there was an open public comment session after the close of the business meeting, which ran until approximately 11:30 a.m.

The agenda for the business meeting follows, with links to the dockets and resolutions approved (links to documents are added to this page as they become available). Items heard at the February 14, 2018 public hearing are noted by *. 

1. Welcome and Introductions. (T. Schaeffer)

2. Minutes. (P. Bush; The minutes of the December 13, 2017 business meeting were approved by unanimous vote; pdf 253 KB)

3. Announcements.

4. Hydrologic Report. (H. Quinodoz)

5. *A Resolution to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2018-2020 Water Resources Program. (K. Najjar; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 92 KB

6. *A Resolution to Clarify and Restate the Commission's Policy for the Replacement of Water Consumptively Used by Electric Generating or Cogenerating Facilities During Critical Hydrologic Conditions. (K. Najjar) This resolution has been postponed to allow additional time for review.

7. *A Resolution Reauthorizing the Regulated Flow Advisory Committee's (RFAC) Subcommittee on Ecological Flows (SEF). (P. Bush; approved by unanimous vote; pdf 381 KB)

8. A Resolution for the Minutes Authorizing the Executive Director to Procure Such Services and Facilities as are Required to Conduct the Public Process for the Commission's Draft Rulemaking on Water Management in Connection with Hydraulic Fracturing. (E. Deck; approved by unanimous vote; coming soon)

9. A Resolution for the Minutes Authorizing the Commission to Procure Janitorial Services Based on a Competitive Bidding Process. (E. Deck; approved by unanimous vote; coming soon)

10. Executive Director’s Report. (S. Tambini)

11. General Counsel’s Report. (P. Bush)

12. *Project Review Docket Applications. (D. Kovach) All dockets subject to public hearings on February 14, 2018 were approved unanimously by the commissioners on March 14, 2018. Approved dockets are coming soon. Please note that at each of its public meetings, the commission may consider action on any item for which a hearing has been completed or may defer one or more such items for consideration at a public meeting of the commission on a future date.

View Docket Location Map (pdf 574 KB)

    1. Coaldale-Lansford-Summit Hill Sewer Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑1964-027 CP-3.

    2. Lafarge North America (PA), non-contact cooling water discharge, D-1975-115-3.

    3. Robesonia - Wernersville Municipal Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑1988-023 CP-3.

    4. Schuylkill County Municipal Authority (PA), water filtration plant, D-1991-016 CP-3.

    5. Aqua New Jersey, Inc. (NJ), basin importation and groundwater withdrawal, D-1993-013 CP‑4.

    6. East Vincent Township (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1993-032 CP-4.

    7. Lyons Borough Municipal Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1994-080 CP‑4.

    8. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-1997-003 CP-3.

    9. Jackson Township Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2007-004 CP-3.

    10. Schuylkill County Municipal Authority – Deer Lake (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑2010-019 CP-3.

    11. Schuylkill Valley Sewer Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2012-029 CP-2.

    12. Lehigh Valley Zoo (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2013-006 CP-2.

    13. Schuylkill County Municipal Authority – Indian Run (PA), water filtration plant, D‑2013-012 CP-2.

    14. Schuylkill County Municipal Authority – Mount Laurel (PA), water filtration plant, D‑2013-013 CP-2.

    15. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), ground and surface water withdrawals, D-2015-021 CP-2.

    16. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc. – Media (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1986-042 CP-2.

    17. Upper Gwynedd Township (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-1991-088 CP-9.

    18. Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC (NY), hydroelectric power project, D-2001-038 CP-3.

    19. Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2002-038 CP-3.

    20. Lehigh County Authority – Wynnewood Terrace (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D‑2010-001 CP-4.

    21. Tyler Hill Camp, Inc. (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2017-001-1.

    22. Silver Run Electric, LLC (DE & NJ), electric substation and transmission line, D-2017-008-1.

    23. Radisson Valley Forge Hotel (PA), groundwater withdrawal, D-2017-010-1.

    24. Lehigh County Authority – Sand Spring (PA), wastewater treatment plant, D-2017-012 CP-1.