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Natural Gas Shales and Natural Gas Well Development


Project Review Documents

Low Flow Protection Policy
(includes Proposed Final Rulemaking related to headwaters area)

Project Review Regulations

The Commission’s Project Review Regulations, codified at 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 801, 806, 807 and 808, contain the standards and procedures used by the Commission for the review and approval of water resources projects, and for related enforcement and oversight activities. 

Click here for the most current complete set of SRBC regulations as published in the April 1, 2012 CFR.  This full set contains all regulations in effect on April 1, 2012.

An Overview of the Project Review Process and Docket Content  (PDF)

Regulatory Program Fee Schedule (PDF) Fee schedule, Adopted by Resolution No. 2014-09, June 5, 2014, and effective July 1, 2014.

Application Fee Policy for Mine Drainage Withdrawals (PDF)*   The commissioners approved the policy at its quarterly business meeting on June 18, 2009.

Consumptive Use Mitigation Fee Resolution (PDF)*   Effective January 1, 2009   Resolution 2008-03 was approved by the commissioners on June 12, 2008. The resolution establishes the fee of $0.21 per thousand gallons of consumptive use effective January 1, 2009 and $0.28 per thousand gallons of consumptive use effective January 1, 2010.

Monitoring Report and Consumptive Water Use Payment Schedule

Water Resources Portal (Pending Applications & Approved Projects)

Forms and Applications

Emergency Water Withdrawal/Consumptive Water Use Procedures (PDF)*

Aquifer Testing Guidance (PDF)*
View Guidance Online

Memorandum of Understanding Between the SRBC and the Pa Department of Environmental Protection Regarding Coordination of Project Review Functions (PDF)*