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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 24, 2015

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

SRBC to Hold Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.

Voting on 28 water project applications, final rulemaking

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) is conducting its quarterly business meeting Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, North Street (at Commonwealth Avenue), Harrisburg, Pa. 17120. The meeting is open to the public.

The Commissioners will act on several agenda items, including 30 project applications (1 involving an into-basin diversion); a rulemaking action to amend SRBC regulations to simplify and clarify the process for transferring approvals and to add sections pertaining to general permits and minor modifications to approvals; a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to provide financial support to the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program; an update to SRBC’s Investment Policy Statement; regulatory compliance matters with Seneca Resources Corporation and Schreiber Foods, Inc.; and approval of agreements which SRBC proposes to enter.  The business meeting agenda will also include a request to extend an emergency certificate for United Water Pennsylvania.

SRBC will also host an informational presentation from Ms. Claire Maulhardt, from Capital Region Water. Ms Maulhardt will speak on an intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the Paxton Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Strategy that will reduce sediment from stormwater discharges and stream bank erosion to improve the health of Paxton Creek Watershed in Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.

Opportunities for public comment on project applications and rulemaking action were previously provided and will not be accepted at the meeting. However, the Commissioners may accept general public comments at the conclusion of the meeting.

SRBC’s Rules of Conduct for quarterly business meetings include: 

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

To view the complete agenda with the list of project applications and the full set of rules of conduct, visit SRBC’s public participation page at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm.

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.