The waters of the Susquehanna River are used for many purposes—domestic, municipal, agricultural, commercial, industrial, energy, ecological, and recreational. These competing needs led to the drafting of the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, which states that the Commission must balance sustainable economic development with conserving the Basin’s aquatic ecosystems.

What does the Commission Regulate?

The Commission's Regulations

The Commission’s 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 related enforcement and oversight activities.

Online, comprehensive version of Commission regulations

Print Versions

All regulations in effect on April 1, 2020 as published in the CFR.

Final Rulemaking - Review and Approval of Projects (effective October 1, 2021)

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