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The Commission is seeking public comments for the next public hearing on the proposed Impacted Waters Policy, Draft Fee Schedule and Letter of Understanding Between SRBC and PADEP. The deadline to submit comments is November 15, 2021.

Fee Incentives for the Withdrawal and Consumptive Use of AMD Impacted Waters & Treated Wastewater

Proposed Regulatory Program Fee Schedule

Letter of Understanding Between SRBC and PADEP

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SRBC Held Business Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. - The Commission conducted its quarterly business meeting on Friday, September 17, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 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

The Guardian Newsletter (Fall 2021) - Fall 2021 topics include the Susquehanna River Walk Celebration, proclamation of September 17th as Susquehanna River Basin Commission Day, groundwater policies, new public information pamphlets, algal blooms in lakes and compliance during the pandemic.

Newsletter

SRBC Adopts an Updated Comprehensive Plan for the Susquehanna River Basin at its Business Meeting - The Commission held its quarterly business meeting virtually from Harrisburg, Pa., on June 17, 2021. Particularly noteworthy was the adoption of a newly revised Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna Basin for 2021 through 2041. In a related action, the Commission adopted an environmental justice resolution and acted on 13 water projects.

News Release

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

Commission Scientists Visit Public Schools - SRBC scientist Ellyn Campbell shared information about aquatic organisms with 70 fourth-grade students at Silver Spring Elementary School in Cumberland County, Pa.

News Release

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Annual Report 2020 - The 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. This report highlights initiatives in which our role as river steward has evolved over the years, reflecting our ability to adapt to changing needs.

2020 Annual Report

SRBC Marks 50th Anniversary, Highlights Accomplishments  – January 23, 2021, marks SRBC's 50th Anniversary. The Susquehanna River Basin Compact, which authorized the creation of the Commission, was effective on January 23, 1971.

News Release        Story Map

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