Susquehanna River Basin Commission

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

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

Phone: (717) 238-0423 ext. 0
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4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
March 15, 2018
Gwyn Rowland, Manager, Governmental and Public Affairs
Office: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1316

SRBC Held Business Meeting in State College, Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission on Thursday, March 8, 2018, held its quarterly business meeting in State College, Pa. Among its actions, the Commission:

  • adopted its FY2019 budget reconciliation;
  • authorized the Executive Director to spend $300,000 from the Commission’s Water Management Fund to complete the Billmeyer Quarry consumptive use mitigation site characterization and testing, including payment to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority of $75,000;
  • approved the execution of two agreements, one with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to participate in a project that will provide flood stage inundation mapping for Swatara Creek, and another with the Clearfield County Conservation District to support the Bilger Run abandoned mine drainage passive treatment system project;
  • adopted final rules pertaining to the amendment of Commission regulations to codify and strengthen the Commission’s Access to Records Policy;
  • granted the waiver request of South Middleton Township Municipal Authority to extend the expiration date of its groundwater withdrawal approval; and
  • approved nine applications, two of which included reduced withdrawal rates, and tabled three others (see lists below).

The voting Commissioners and alternates were: Col. Ed Chamberlayne, Chair, Commander and District Engineer, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Paul D’Amato, Director, Region 8, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Tim Schaeffer, Acting Deputy Secretary, Water Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; and Virginia Kearney, Deputy Director, Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment.

The Commission also presented its 10th Maurice K. Goddard Award for Excellence by a Water Management Professional to Mark Hartle of Port Matilda, Pa. Hartle was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the protection of fisheries in the Susquehanna River Basin. In particular, the Commission cited Hartle’s coordination on the technical review of energy sector water use applications, his key role in developing ecological flow standards for the Susquehanna River and its tributaries, and his participation on the Commission’s advisory committees.

Applications Tabled

  1. Brymac, Inc. dba Mountain View Country Club (Pond 3/4), Harris Township, Centre County, Pa.
  2. Dillsburg Area Authority (Well 3), Franklin Township, York County, Pa.
  3. Lycoming Engines, a Division of Avco Corporation, City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa.

Applications Approved (includes new approvals, modifications and renewals)

  1. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (East Branch Tunkhannock Creek), Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.
  2. Mayapple Real Estate Holdings, Mayapple Golf Links, South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pa.
  3. Mayapple Real Estate Holdings, Mayapple Golf Links (Well 1), South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pa.
  4. Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC (Fall Brook), Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa.
  5. Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC (Fellows Creek), Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa.
  6. Seneca Resources Corporation (Arnot No. 5 Mine Discharge), Bloss Township, Tioga County, Pa.
  7. SWEPI LP (Susquehanna River), Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa.
  8. SWN Production Company, LLC (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.
  9. XTO Energy Inc. (Little Muncy Creek), Moreland Township, Lycoming County, Pa.

About the Susquehanna River Basin Commission

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is a federal/interstate governmental agency responsible for protecting and wisely managing the water resources within the 27,500 square-mile Susquehanna River Basin without regard to political boundaries. The Susquehanna rises and flows through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on the Commission, visit or follow us on Twitter: @SRBCnews.