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
Dec 7, 2015

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

SRBC Held Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Approved 9 water project applications, adopted final regulations

HARRISBURG, PA – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, held its quarterly business meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. Among its actions, SRBC:

  • adopted a resolution urging President Obama and United States Congress to provide full funding for the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, thereby supporting the Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System;
  • adopted final regulations to simplify and revise the rules for transfer of approvals, create a category for minor modifications, and establish a procedure for the Commission to issue general permits;
  • adopted a resolution updating SRBC’s Investment Policy Statement;
  • accepted settlement offers for compliance matters from Seneca Resources Corporation for $75,000 for failing to complete and/or submit records as required by SRBC regulations and approval conditions; and Schreiber Foods, Inc. for $44,500 for consumptively using water in excess of SRBC’s regulatory threshold; and
  • approved 9 applications, including 1 into-basin diversion, and tabled 21 applications (see lists below).

SRBC’s voting commissioners and alternates were :  Kelly Heffner, SRBC Chair and Deputy Secretary for Water Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Virginia Kearney, SRBC Vice Chair and Deputy Director, Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment; Col. Edward Chamberlayne, Commander and District Engineer, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Kenneth Lynch, Director, Region 7, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

SRBC staff also reported on delegated settlements with the following project sponsors, pursuant to SRBC Resolution No. 2014-15: 

  • Bon Air Country Club, in the amount of $5,000;
  • Byler Golf Management, Inc. doing business as Iron Valley Golf Club, in the amount of $4,000;
  • P.H. Glatfelter Company, in the amount of $7,000;
  • The Lion Brewery, Inc., in the amount of $1,000; and
  • Irem Temple Golf Club, in the amount of $7,500.

Applications Tabled:

  1. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., Midway Manor System (Dug Road Well), Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
  2. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., Midway Manor System (Hilltop Well), Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
  3. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., Midway Manor System (Midway Well 1), Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
  4. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., Midway Manor System (Midway Well 2), Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
  5. East Berlin Area Joint Authority (Well 1), Reading Township, Adams County, Pa.
  6. East Berlin Area Joint Authority (Well 2), Reading Township, Adams County, Pa.
  7. East Berlin Area Joint Authority (Well 4), East Berlin Borough, Adams County, Pa.
  8. East Berlin Area Joint Authority (Well 5), East Berlin Borough, Adams County, Pa.
  9. East Cocalico Township Authority (Well 3A), East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa.
  10. East Cocalico Township Authority (Well 4), East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa.
  11. East Cocalico Township Authority (Well 5), East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa.
  12. East Cocalico Township Authority (Well 6), East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa.
  13. East Cocalico Township Authority (Well 7), East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa.
  14. Furman Foods, Inc. (Well 1), Point Township, Northumberland County, Pa.
  15. Furman Foods, Inc. (Well 4), Point Township, Northumberland County, Pa.
  16. Furman Foods, Inc. (Well 7), Point Township, Northumberland County, Pa.
  17. Mount Joy Borough Authority (Wells 1 and 2), Mount Joy Borough, Lancaster County, Pa.
  18. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Cresson Mine Drainage Treatment Plant – Argyle Stone Bridge Well), Cresson Borough, Cambria County, Pa.
  19. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Cresson Mine Drainage Treatment Plant – Cresson No. 9 Well), Cresson Township, Cambria County, Pa.
  20. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Cresson Mine Drainage Treatment Plant – Gallitzin Shaft Well 2A), Gallitzin Township, Cambria County, Pa.
  21. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Cresson Mine Drainage Treatment Plant – Gallitzin Shaft Well 2B), Gallitzin Township, Cambria County, Pa.

Applications Approved (includes new approvals, modifications, and renewals) (www.srbc.net/wrp/):

  1. Byler Golf Management, Inc. (Iron Valley Golf Course), Cornwall Borough, Lebanon County, Pa.
  2. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Tunkhannock Creek), Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.
  3. Montgomery Water and Sewer Authority (Well 4), Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa.
  4. Sugar Hollow Water Services, LLC (Susquehanna River), Eaton Township, Wyoming County, Pa.
  5. SWN Production Company, LLC (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.
  6. SWN Production Company, LLC (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.
  7. SWN Production Company, LLC (Tioga River), Hamilton Township, Tioga County, Pa.
  8. Village of Sidney (Well 2-88), Delaware County, N.Y.

Application Approved (involving a diversion):

  1. Seneca Resources Corporation (Wells 5H and 6H and Clermont Wells 1, 2, North 2, 3, and 4) (into-basin diversion from the Ohio River Basin), Norwich and Sergeant Townships, McKean County, Pa.

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