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Download as PDF 62142 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 194 / Thursday, October 6, 2011 / Notices SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Actions Taken at September 15, 2011, Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As part of its regular business meeting held on September 15, 2011, in Milford, New York, the Commission convened a public hearing, at which it took the following actions: (1) Approved settlements involving two water resources projects; (2) approved or tabled the applications of certain water resources projects, including two involving diversions of water into the Susquehanna River Basin and one involving a diversion of water out of the Susquehanna River Basin; and (3) rescinded approval for one water resources project. DATES: September 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102–2391. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 306; fax: (717) 238–2436; e-mail: rcairo@srbc.net; or Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238– 0423, ext. 304; fax: (717) 238–2436; email: srichardson@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address. See also Commission Web site at https://www.srbc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the public hearing and its related actions on projects identified in the summary above and the listings below, the following items were also presented or acted on at the business meeting: (1) Presentation of the Commission’s Maurice K. Goddard Award for Excellence by a Water Management Professional to Dr. Willard Harman, Director of the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station in Cooperstown, New York; (2) a report on expansion of the SRBC Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network in New York State; (3) a report on hydrologic conditions in the Susquehanna River Basin, including a review of the August-September 2011 flood events caused by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee; (4) extension of the comment period to November 10, 2011, for the proposed rules that appeared in 76 FR 41154–41157, July 13, 2011; (5) a preliminary introduction to dockets; (6) adoption of a FY–2012 capital budget for the acquisition of a new headquarters building for the Commission, including authority to mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Oct 05, 2011 Jkt 226001 execute an agreement of sale and related documents; (7) adoption of a resolution recognizing the Delaware River Basin Commission on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary; and (8) ratification of grants/contracts. The Commission also heard counsel’s report on legal matters affecting the Commission. The Commission convened a public hearing and took the following specific actions: Public Hearing—Compliance Matter The Commission approved settlements in lieu of civil penalties for the following projects: 1. Energy Corporation of America; Coldstream Affiliates #1MH and Whitetail #1–5MH; Goshen and Girard Townships, Clearfield County, Pa.— $17,500. 2. Keister Miller Investments, LLC; West Branch Susquehanna River; Mahaffey Borough, Clearfield County, Pa.—$1,000. Public Hearing—Rescission of Project Approval The Commission rescinded approval for the following project: 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Lake Meade Municipal Authority (Docket No. 19911102), Reading Township, Adams County, Pa. Public Hearing—Projects Approved The Commission approved the following projects not involving diversions: 1. Project Sponsor: Borough of Ephrata. Project Facility: Ephrata Area Joint Authority, Ephrata Borough, Lancaster County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.210 mgd from Well 1. 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River), Athens Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 0.441 mgd, for a total of 1.440 mgd (Docket No. 20080906). 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River), Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 0.441 mgd, for a total of 1.440 mgd (Docket No. 20090605). 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: EXCO Resources (PA), LLC (Pine Creek), Porter Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 1.000 mgd. 5. Project Sponsor: Hazelton Creek Properties, LLC. Project Facility: Hazelton Mine Reclamation, Hazelton City, Luzerne County, Pa. Modification to increase consumptive water use PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approval by 0.145 mgd, for a total of 0.200 mgd (Docket No. 20110307). 6. Project Sponsor and Facility: J–W Operating Company (Sterling Run), Lumber Township, Cameron County, Pa. Modification to conditions of the surface water withdrawal approval (Docket No. 20090330). 7. Project Sponsor and Facility: M&P Energy Services Inc. (Susquehanna River), Briar Creek Borough, Columbia County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd. 8. Project Sponsor: Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Project Facility: Maryland Water Supply System, Halls Cross Roads District, Harford County, Md. Modification to conditions of the surface water withdrawal and consumptive water use approvals (Docket No. 20010801). 9. Project Sponsor: Milton Regional Sewer Authority. Project Facility: Wastewater Treatment Plant, Milton Borough and West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pa. Withdrawal of treated wastewater effluent of up to 0.100 mgd. 10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Pennsylvania General Energy Company, L.L.C. (West Branch Susquehanna River), Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.400 mgd. 11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Seneca Resources Corporation (Marsh Creek), Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.499 mgd. 12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Production Company, Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.101 mgd from the Fields Supply Well. 13. Project Sponsor and Facility: Susquehanna Gas Field Services, L.L.C. (Meshoppen Creek), Meshoppen Borough, Wyoming County, Pa. Modification to project features and conditions of the surface water withdrawal approval (Docket No. 20090628). 14. Project Sponsor: Susquehanna Gas Field Services, LLC. Project Facility: Meshoppen Pizza Well, Meshoppen Borough, Wyoming County, Pa. Modification to project features and conditions of the groundwater withdrawal approval (Docket No. 20100612). 15. Project Sponsor and Facility: William C. Wingo (Wingo Ponds), Ulysses Township, Potter County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.099 mgd. 16. Project Sponsor and Facility: XTO Energy, Inc. (West Branch Susquehanna River), Chapman Township, Clinton E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 194 / Thursday, October 6, 2011 / Notices County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd. Public Hearing—Projects Approved Involving Diversions The Commission approved the following projects involving diversions: 1. Project Sponsor: Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Project Facility: Maryland Water Supply System, Halls Cross Roads District, Harford County, Md. Modification to conditions of the diversion approval (Docket No. 20010801). 2. Project Sponsor: SWEPI, LP. Project Facility: Pennsylvania American Water Company—Warren District, Warren City, Warren County, Pa. Into-basin diversion of up to 3.000 mgd from the Ohio River Basin. 3. Project Sponsor: EQT Production Company. Project Facility: Frano Freshwater Impoundment, Washington Township, Jefferson County, Pa. Intobasin diversion of up to 0.482 mgd from the Ohio River Basin. Public Hearing—Project Withdrawn The following project application was withdrawn by the project sponsor: 1. Project Sponsor: Graymont (PA), Inc. Project Facility: Pleasant Gap Facility, Spring Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.660 mgd from Well I–5 (McJunkin Well Field). Public Hearing—Projects Tabled The following projects were tabled by the Commission: 1. Project Sponsor: Anadarko E&P Company LP. Project Facility: Sproul State Forest—Council Run, Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.715 mgd from Well PW–11. 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Stanley S. Karp Sr. (Tunkhannock Creek), Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.510 mgd. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Pub. L . 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: September 28, 2011. Thomas W. Beauduy, Deputy Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2011–25772 Filed 10–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Oct 05, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2001–9561; FMCSA– 2003–15268; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA– 2005–21254; FMCSA–2007–26653; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2007–28695; FMCSA– 2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0154] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 27 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. DATES: This decision is effective October 24, 2011. Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: FMCSA– 2001–9561; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2005– 21254; FMCSA–2007–26653; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2007–28695; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2009– 0154, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62143 personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit https://www.edocket.access.gpo.gov/ 2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the vision requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. Exemption Decision This notice addresses 27 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 27 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION


Actions Taken at September 15, 2011, Meeting

AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As part of its regular business meeting held on September 15, 
2011, in Milford, New York, the Commission convened a public hearing, 
at which it took the following actions: (1) Approved settlements 
involving two water resources projects; (2) approved or tabled the 
applications of certain water resources projects, including two 
involving diversions of water into the Susquehanna River Basin and one 
involving a diversion of water out of the Susquehanna River Basin; and 
(3) rescinded approval for one water resources project.

DATES: September 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, 
Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, 
telephone: (717) 238-0423, ext. 306; fax: (717) 238-2436; e-mail: 
rcairo@srbc.net; or Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the 
Commission, telephone: (717) 238-0423, ext. 304; fax: (717) 238-2436; 
e-mail: srichardson@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the 
above address. See also Commission Web site at https://www.srbc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the public hearing and its 
related actions on projects identified in the summary above and the 
listings below, the following items were also presented or acted on at 
the business meeting: (1) Presentation of the Commission's Maurice K. 
Goddard Award for Excellence by a Water Management Professional to Dr. 
Willard Harman, Director of the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station 
in Cooperstown, New York; (2) a report on expansion of the SRBC Remote 
Water Quality Monitoring Network in New York State; (3) a report on 
hydrologic conditions in the Susquehanna River Basin, including a 
review of the August-September 2011 flood events caused by Tropical 
Storms Irene and Lee; (4) extension of the comment period to November 
10, 2011, for the proposed rules that appeared in 76 FR 41154-41157, 
July 13, 2011; (5) a preliminary introduction to dockets; (6) adoption 
of a FY-2012 capital budget for the acquisition of a new headquarters 
building for the Commission, including authority to execute an 
agreement of sale and related documents; (7) adoption of a resolution 
recognizing the Delaware River Basin Commission on the occasion of its 
50th Anniversary; and (8) ratification of grants/contracts. The 
Commission also heard counsel's report on legal matters affecting the 
Commission. The Commission convened a public hearing and took the 
following specific actions:

Public Hearing--Compliance Matter

    The Commission approved settlements in lieu of civil penalties for 
the following projects:
    1. Energy Corporation of America; Coldstream Affiliates 
1MH and Whitetail 1-5MH; Goshen and Girard Townships, 
Clearfield County, Pa.--$17,500.
    2. Keister Miller Investments, LLC; West Branch Susquehanna River; 
Mahaffey Borough, Clearfield County, Pa.--$1,000.

Public Hearing--Rescission of Project Approval

    The Commission rescinded approval for the following project:
    1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Lake Meade Municipal Authority 
(Docket No. 19911102), Reading Township, Adams County, Pa.

Public Hearing--Projects Approved

    The Commission approved the following projects not involving 
diversions:
    1. Project Sponsor: Borough of Ephrata. Project Facility: Ephrata 
Area Joint Authority, Ephrata Borough, Lancaster County, Pa. 
Groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.210 mgd from Well 1.
    2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC 
(Susquehanna River), Athens Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification 
to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 0.441 mgd, for a 
total of 1.440 mgd (Docket No. 20080906).
    3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC 
(Susquehanna River), Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification 
to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 0.441 mgd, for a 
total of 1.440 mgd (Docket No. 20090605).
    4. Project Sponsor and Facility: EXCO Resources (PA), LLC (Pine 
Creek), Porter Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal 
of up to 1.000 mgd.
    5. Project Sponsor: Hazelton Creek Properties, LLC. Project 
Facility: Hazelton Mine Reclamation, Hazelton City, Luzerne County, Pa. 
Modification to increase consumptive water use approval by 0.145 mgd, 
for a total of 0.200 mgd (Docket No. 20110307).
    6. Project Sponsor and Facility: J-W Operating Company (Sterling 
Run), Lumber Township, Cameron County, Pa. Modification to conditions 
of the surface water withdrawal approval (Docket No. 20090330).
    7. Project Sponsor and Facility: M&P Energy Services Inc. 
(Susquehanna River), Briar Creek Borough, Columbia County, Pa. Surface 
water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd.
    8. Project Sponsor: Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Project 
Facility: Maryland Water Supply System, Halls Cross Roads District, 
Harford County, Md. Modification to conditions of the surface water 
withdrawal and consumptive water use approvals (Docket No. 20010801).
    9. Project Sponsor: Milton Regional Sewer Authority. Project 
Facility: Wastewater Treatment Plant, Milton Borough and West 
Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pa. Withdrawal of 
treated wastewater effluent of up to 0.100 mgd.
    10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Pennsylvania General Energy 
Company, L.L.C. (West Branch Susquehanna River), Pine Creek Township, 
Clinton County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.400 mgd.
    11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Seneca Resources Corporation 
(Marsh Creek), Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pa. Surface water 
withdrawal of up to 0.499 mgd.
    12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Production 
Company, Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal 
of up to 0.101 mgd from the Fields Supply Well.
    13. Project Sponsor and Facility: Susquehanna Gas Field Services, 
L.L.C. (Meshoppen Creek), Meshoppen Borough, Wyoming County, Pa. 
Modification to project features and conditions of the surface water 
withdrawal approval (Docket No. 20090628).
    14. Project Sponsor: Susquehanna Gas Field Services, LLC. Project 
Facility: Meshoppen Pizza Well, Meshoppen Borough, Wyoming County, Pa. 
Modification to project features and conditions of the groundwater 
withdrawal approval (Docket No. 20100612).
    15. Project Sponsor and Facility: William C. Wingo (Wingo Ponds), 
Ulysses Township, Potter County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 
0.099 mgd.
    16. Project Sponsor and Facility: XTO Energy, Inc. (West Branch 
Susquehanna River), Chapman Township, Clinton

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County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd.

Public Hearing--Projects Approved Involving Diversions

    The Commission approved the following projects involving 
diversions:
    1. Project Sponsor: Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Project 
Facility: Maryland Water Supply System, Halls Cross Roads District, 
Harford County, Md. Modification to conditions of the diversion 
approval (Docket No. 20010801).
    2. Project Sponsor: SWEPI, LP. Project Facility: Pennsylvania 
American Water Company--Warren District, Warren City, Warren County, 
Pa. Into-basin diversion of up to 3.000 mgd from the Ohio River Basin.
    3. Project Sponsor: EQT Production Company. Project Facility: Frano 
Freshwater Impoundment, Washington Township, Jefferson County, Pa. 
Into-basin diversion of up to 0.482 mgd from the Ohio River Basin.

Public Hearing--Project Withdrawn

    The following project application was withdrawn by the project 
sponsor:
    1. Project Sponsor: Graymont (PA), Inc. Project Facility: Pleasant 
Gap Facility, Spring Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for 
groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.660 mgd from Well I-5 (McJunkin Well 
Field).

Public Hearing--Projects Tabled

    The following projects were tabled by the Commission:
    1. Project Sponsor: Anadarko E&P Company LP. Project Facility: 
Sproul State Forest--Council Run, Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, 
Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.715 mgd from Well 
PW-11.
    2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Stanley S. Karp Sr. (Tunkhannock 
Creek), Nicholson Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for surface 
water withdrawal of up to 0.510 mgd.

    Authority:  Pub. L . 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 
806, 807, and 808.

    Dated: September 28, 2011.
Thomas W. Beauduy,
Deputy Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-25772 Filed 10-5-11; 8:45 am]
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