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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2015

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

SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on Water Project Applications, Request for Conditional Transfer, Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Written comments accepted through August 17, 2015

HARRISBURG, PA. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) will receive public comment at a hearing on Thursday, August 6, 2015. The subjects covered by the hearing include project applications for several water withdrawal and consumptive water use applications; a request by Panda Power Funds for transfer of ownership of Hummel Station LLC; and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin.

The hearing will be held at the East Hanover Township Municipal Building, Main Hall, 8848 Jonestown Road, 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 parking lot entry is off of Manada Gap Road; see http://easthanovertwpdcpa.org/index.php/about-contact.

The list of 28 project applications, request for conditional transfer, Comprehensive Plan amendments 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, General 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 August 17, 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 September 10, 2015, in Binghamton, New York.

SRBC’s rules of conduct for public hearings include (see full set of rules of conduct 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.