SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on Water Project Applications, Proposed Policy and Program Fee Schedule
Written comments accepted through November 15, 2021
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on November 4, 2021. The subjects covered by the hearing include applications for several water withdrawal and consumptive use projects including one Commission-initiated project approval modification and one diversion application. The Commission will also hear testimony on a proposed policy, Fee Incentives for the Withdrawal and Consumptive Use of AMD Impacted Waters & Treated Wastewater (formerly the draft Use of Lesser Quality Waters Policy), as well as proposals to amend its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule and a proposed Letter of Understanding (LOU) regarding program coordination between the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Such projects and proposals are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for December 17, 2021, which will be noticed separately.
The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects and proposals. The deadline for the submission of written comments is November 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19 precautions and the relevant orders in place in the Commission’s member jurisdictions, the Commission will hold this hearing telephonically. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. or when public testimony concludes, whichever comes first.
Members of the public who are planning to present oral testimony during the public hearing are strongly encouraged to pre-register prior to the hearing by contacting Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, at [email protected] or (717) 238-0423, ext. 1312. Written comments may be sent to Mr. Oyler by mail or Fax: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Fax: (717) 238-2436.
The list of project applications and Commission-initiated project approval modifications along with options for submitting comments electronically are all accessible on SRBC’s Regulatory/Public Comment web page.
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2021
Gene G. Veno, Director of Governmental Affairs
& Public Advocacy
Office: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1311