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Delaware River Basin Commission sets public hearing

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The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will hold its third-quarter public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Because of COVID-19 mitigation measures in effect, the meeting will be held remotely via telephone.
 
The DRBC’s third-quarter business meeting will be held on at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Because of COVID-19 mitigation measures in effect, the meeting will be held remotely via GoToMeeting.
 
Call 866-831-8616. When the operator answers, the passcode is 4257. Individuals who wished to comment on the record during the public hearing are asked to sign-up in advance at eventbrite.com. For assistance, please contact Patricia Hausler of the commission staff, at patricia.hausler@drbc.gov.
 
Applications to be reviewed include:
 
Aqua Pennsylvania Inc., application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 40.3 mgm to supply the applicant’s Chalfont public water supply distribution system from existing Wells. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The project is located in the Commission’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) within the North Branch Neshaminy Creek, Pine Run and Neshaminy Creek Watersheds in the Borough of Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Fairless Energy application to renew the approval of the existing Fairless Energy Electric Generating Station and its use of up to 356.5 million gallons per month (mgm) of surface water from the U.S. Steel Delaware River Intake. The electric generating station is located adjacent to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 2 in Falls Township, Bucks County.
 
Bedminster Municipal Authority, n application to renew the approval of the applicant’s existing 0.06 mgd Pennland Farms WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Deep Run Creek, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Bedminster Township, Bucks County.
 
US Steel Real Estate, application to renew the approval of a total allocation of 7,288.1 million gallons per month of surface water from two intakes for industrial processes, cooling, fire suppression and potable water supply at the docket holder’s industrial park facility. The surface water withdraw is located at River Mile 127.0 in Falls Township.
 
Pineville Facility Company LLC application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with a total system allocation of 4.4 million gallons per month for nursey stock irrigation from existing wells. The wells are located in the commission’s designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Groundwater protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the Pidcock and Mill Creek watersheds in Buckingham Township.
 
Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc., application to renew the approval of a 0.72 mgd groundwater remediation industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge to groundwater via injection wells. The IWTP will continue to treat groundwater from the Pohatcong Valley Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site utilizing airstripping, after which the treated groundwater will be reinjected into the regional groundwater aquifer. The project IWTP and its discharge are located in the Pohatcong Creek Watershed within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, in Washington Township, Warren County, N.J.

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