Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Gwyn Rowland
Manager, Governmental & Public Affairs
growland@srbc.net
(717) 238-0423 ext. 1316


Susquehanna River Basin Commission
4423 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1788

Phone: (717) 238-0423 ext. 0
Fax: (717) 238-2436

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2015

CONTACT:
Gwyn Rowland, Manager, Governmental & Public Affairs
Office: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1316

SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on Water Project Applications, Request for Application Waiver and Transfer, Proposed Fee Changes

Written comments accepted through May 11, 2015

HARRISBURG, PA. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC; www.srbc.net) will receive public comment at a hearing on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The subjects covered by the hearing include project applications for several water withdrawal and consumptive water use applications; a request by Augusta Water, Inc. for waiver of application and transfer; and proposed fee changes.

The hearing will be held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, Grande 1 Room, 604 Station Road (Exit 80 off I-81), Grantville, Pa. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. or when public testimony concludes, whichever comes first.

The list of 25 project applications, request for application waiver and transfer, proposed fee changes and options for submitting comments electronically are all available on SRBC’s Public Participation Center at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm.

Persons planning to present oral testimony at the public hearing are encouraged to notify SRBC prior to the hearing of their intent to testify and to indicate the subject of their comment. The notices are to be directed to Mr. Jason Oyler, Regulatory Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Telephone:  (717) 238-0423, ext. 1312, Fax:  (717) 238-2436. 

SRBC will also accept written comments until May 11, 2015. Comments may be submitted electronically at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm or mailed or faxed to Mr. Oyler.

The SRBC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on these and other action items at its next business meeting on June 4, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland.

SRBC’s rules of conduct for public hearings include (see full set of rules on the website): 

  • All persons must sign-in and show photo identification.
  • Signage, posters, banners or other display media will be permitted only in designated areas.
  • The press is permitted to set up and use video and recording devices in a designated area. The public is permitted to use small, hand-held devices that remain in their possession and are used in a non-disruptive manner.

About the Susquehanna River Basin Commission
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based SRBC is the governing agency established under a 100-year compact signed on Dec. 24, 1970, by the federal government and the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland to protect and wisely manage the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. The Susquehanna River starts in Cooperstown, New York, and flows 444 miles to Havre de Grace, Maryland, where the river meets the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on SRBC, visit www.srbc.net or follow us on Twitter: @SRBCnews.