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4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Oct. 19, 2015

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

SRBC to Hold Public Hearing on Water Project Applications, Proposed Rulemaking

Written comments accepted through November 9, 2015

HARRISBURG, PA – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) will receive public comment at a hearing on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The subjects covered by the hearing include project applications for one diversion of water and several water withdrawal and consumptive water use applications as well as proposed rules that would amend SRBC regulations to simplify and clarify the process for transferring approvals and to add sections dealing with general permits and modifications to approvals. These rules are designed to improve SRBC’s administrative processes and add regulatory clarity.

The SRBC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on these and other action items at its next business meeting on December 4, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa.
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 30 project applications, text of proposed rules, 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 November 9, 2015. Comments may be submitted electronically at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm or mailed or faxed to Mr. Oyler.


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.