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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, 2016 CFR.  This full set contains all regulations in effect on April 1, 2016.

Click here for the adopted final regulations to clarify application requirements and standards for review of projects, amend the rules dealing with the mitigation of consumptive uses, add a subpart to provide for registration of grandfathered projects and revise requirements dealing with hearings and enforcement actions, as published in the June 29, 2017 Federal Register. These regulations took effect on July 1, 2017. Registration of grandfathered projects will begin on January 1, 2018.

Click here for a summary of the adopted final regulations.

Regulatory Program Fee Schedule (PDF) Fee schedule, Adopted by Resolution No. 2017-03, June 16, 2017, and effective July 1, 2017.

Guidelines for Preparing an Alternatives Analysis (PDF) NEW

Guidelines for Expiring Project Approvals (PDF)

Guidelines for Terminating Review of a Project Application (PDF)

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 Application and Approval Viewer (Pending Applications & Approved Projects)

Forms and Applications

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

Aquifer Testing Guidance (PDF)

SRBC and Member Jurisdictions Memorandum of Understandings

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

Memorandum of Understanding (and Attachment A) Between the SRBC and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation Regarding Coordination of Project Review Functions