Notice of Proposed Methodology for the 2016 Delaware River and Bay Water Quality Assessment Report, 63973 [2015-26838]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Availability of a Final Integrated Feasibility Report (Feasibility Study/ Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report), Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The comment period for the Final Integrated Feasibility Report (Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report), Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 25, 2015 (80 FR 57795) and required comments be submitted by October 24, 2015. The comment period has been extended to November 1, 2015. 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ADDRESSES: Comments will be accepted via email to john.yagecic@drbc.nj.gov, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 with ‘‘Water Quality Assessment 2016’’ as the subject line; via fax to 609–883– 9522; via U.S. Mail to DRBC, Attn: Water Quality Assessment 2016, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628– 0360; via private carrier to DRBC, Attn: Water Quality Assessment 2016, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628–0360; or by hand to the latter address. All submissions should have the phrase ‘‘Water Quality Assessment 2016’’ in the subject line and should include the name, address (street address optional) and affiliation, if any, of the commenter. Mr. John Yagecic, Supervisor, Standards and Assessment Section, DRBC Modeling, Monitoring and Assessment Branch, john.yagecic@drbc.nj.gov, 609–883– 9500, ext. 271. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Delaware River Basin Commission (‘‘DRBC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is an interstate and federal compact agency that was created in 1961 by concurrent legislation of the States of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States Government for purpose of jointly managing the water resources of the Delaware River Basin. DRBC currently is compiling data for the 2016 Delaware River and Bay Water Quality Assessment Report (‘‘2016 Assessment’’) required by the federal Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’). The 2016 Assessment will present the extent to which waters of the Delaware River and Bay are attaining designated uses in accordance with Section 305(b) of the CWA and the Commission’s Water Quality Regulations, 18 CFR part 410, and will identify impaired waters, which consist of waters in which surface water quality standards are not being met. The proposed assessment methodology to be used in the 2016 Assessment is available for review at the following URL: http://www.nj.gov/drbc/ library/documents/Methodology2016WQAssess-draft_sept2015.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 16, 2015. Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–26838 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6360–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63973 DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting November 10 and December 9, 2015 Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. A business meeting will be held the following month, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The hearing and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Public Hearing. The public hearing on November 10, 2015 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include: draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges and other water-related projects subject to the Commission’s review; and a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with the University of Delaware for an analysis of water quality data collected by the University on the Cape May— Lewes Ferry, which will be used by the Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to refine water quality models of the Delaware Estuary and Delaware Bay. The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, will be posted on the Commission’s Web site, www.drbc.net, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date. Draft resolutions scheduled for hearing also will be posted at www.drbc.net ten or more days prior to the hearing. 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DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION


Notice of Proposed Methodology for the 2016 Delaware River and 
Bay Water Quality Assessment Report

AGENCY: Delaware River Basin Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the methodology proposed to be 
used in the 2016 Delaware River and Bay Water Quality Assessment Report 
is available for review and comment.

DATES: Comments on the assessment methodology or recommendations for 
the consideration of data sets should be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. 
Eastern on December 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments will be accepted via email to 
john.yagecic@drbc.nj.gov, with ``Water Quality Assessment 2016'' as the 
subject line; via fax to 609-883-9522; via U.S. Mail to DRBC, Attn: 
Water Quality Assessment 2016, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628-
0360; via private carrier to DRBC, Attn: Water Quality Assessment 2016, 
25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360; or by hand to the 
latter address. All submissions should have the phrase ``Water Quality 
Assessment 2016'' in the subject line and should include the name, 
address (street address optional) and affiliation, if any, of the 
commenter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Yagecic, Supervisor, 
Standards and Assessment Section, DRBC Modeling, Monitoring and 
Assessment Branch, john.yagecic@drbc.nj.gov, 609-883-9500, ext. 271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Delaware River Basin Commission 
(``DRBC'' or ``Commission'') is an interstate and federal compact 
agency that was created in 1961 by concurrent legislation of the States 
of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
and the United States Government for purpose of jointly managing the 
water resources of the Delaware River Basin.
    DRBC currently is compiling data for the 2016 Delaware River and 
Bay Water Quality Assessment Report (``2016 Assessment'') required by 
the federal Clean Water Act (``CWA''). The 2016 Assessment will present 
the extent to which waters of the Delaware River and Bay are attaining 
designated uses in accordance with Section 305(b) of the CWA and the 
Commission's Water Quality Regulations, 18 CFR part 410, and will 
identify impaired waters, which consist of waters in which surface 
water quality standards are not being met.
    The proposed assessment methodology to be used in the 2016 
Assessment is available for review at the following URL: http://www.nj.gov/drbc/library/documents/Methodology-2016WQAssess-draft_sept2015.pdf.

    Dated: October 16, 2015.
Pamela M. Bush,
Commission Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-26838 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
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