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The Guardian Newsletter (Winter 2022) - Winter 2022 topics include adoption of a new policy regarding fee incentive and waivers of increases, looking ahead to the next 50 years, an exciting flood forecasting tool, a new consumptive use mitigation grant program, welcoming a new staff member, and exciting upcoming events.

Newsletter

Monthly Minute January 2022
  • All-Female Leadership Team
  • Legislative Happenings
  • Morris Run Abandoned Mine Drainage Project
  • Good News on Regulatory Fees
  • Susquehanna River Flood Warning & Response System

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SRBC Announces Fee Incentives - The Commission has adopted a new policy, Fee Incentives for the Withdrawal and Consumptive Use of AMD Impacted Waters and Treated Wastewater (Policy 2021-04).

Press Release

SRBC Announces Consumptive Use Mitigation Grants for Drought Resilience - SRBC is accepting proposals for Consumptive Use Mitigation Grants through Friday, January 28, 2022. This is a new program and will award up to $6 million (total) in grant funding to projects focused on improving water availability and water quality during droughts.

Press Release      Consumptive Use Mitigation Grant Program

Alternative Hydrogeologic Evaluation (AHE) Process Webinar Series
The Commission is offering a free three-part webinar series, beginning January 27, 2022 to provide in-depth instructions and guidance regarding the new Alternative Hydrogeologic Evaluation (AHE) policy and process. It is highly recommended that groundwater withdrawal projects with a renewal due in the next 5-7 years, or consultants with clients that do, attend this webinar series!

Learn More About AHE      Press Release

SRBC Held Its Business Meeting on December 17, 2021 in Harrisburg, Pa. - SRBC held the last quarterly business meeting of 2021 on December 17 in Harrisburg, Pa. Actions included: approval of 9 water projects; adoption of a policy, Fee Incentives for the Withdrawal and Consumptive Use of AMD Impacted Waters and Treated Wastewater; adoption of the Regulatory Program Fee Schedule for 2022; approval of two grant amendments and one grant agreement; and approval to enter into a Letter of Understanding regarding program coordination between SRBC and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Press Release

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year
The Catawissa Creek is one of four nominees, and the only waterway representing the Susquehanna River Basin. Winning the title could help the Catawissa overcome devastating damage caused by abandoned mine drainage.

Learn About Catawissa      Vote Here

SRBC Held Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. - The Commission conducted its quarterly business meeting on Friday, September 17, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pa. In addition to the actions taken on projects, the following items were also acted upon at the business meeting: adoption of final rulemaking and three groundwater related policies; adoption of current expense budget and member jurisdictions allocation for FY2023; ratification of a grant and letter of understanding; acceptance of a settlement offer for passby violations; and an emergency certificate extension for Mott’s LLP.

News Release      Final Rulemaking      Aquifer Testing      Pre Drill Review      Alternative Hydrogeologic Evaluation

Updated Comprehensive Plan and Water Resources Program - SRBC recently adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan that outlines the vision, needs, and strategy for effectively managing the water resources of the basin over the next 20 years. The Plan will be implemented through an updated Water Resources Program that presents the priority water resources needs of the basin over the next three fiscal years and the key projects proposed to satisfy those needs.

Comprehensive Plan      Water Resources Program      News Release

2020 Annual Report

Our 2020 annual report highlights the Commission’s work to enhance public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, and management of the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin.

Annual Report