Comments on Impacted Waters Policy, Draft Fee Schedule and Letter of Understanding Between SRBC and PADEP

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on December 2, 2021. The Commission will hold this hearing telephonically. The Commission is proposing a policy for Fee Incentives for the Withdrawal and Consumptive Use of AMD Impacted Waters & Treated Wastewater (formerly the draft Use of Lesser Quality Waters Policy, which was revised based on prior public comment). This policy would replace the current Policy No. 2009-01. The Commission is proposing changes to its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule, which it typically does on an annual basis (2021 Regulatory Program Fee Schedule ). The Commission is also seeking public comment on the Letter of Understanding (LOU) regarding program coordination between the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The LOU would replace the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DEP signed in 1999.

At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the proposed policy, the changes to the Fee Schedule and the proposed Letter of Understanding (LOU). These proposals are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for December 17, 2021, which will be noticed separately.

The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects and proposals. The public hearing will convene on December 2, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will end at 9:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is earlier.

Written comments for the three documents may be submitted using the submission form below. The deadline for the submission of written comments is December 13, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jason Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission
telephone: (717) 238–0423 or joyler@srbc.net.