Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting: February 10 and March 16, 2016, 5107-5108 [2016-01734]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 20 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01734]
DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting: February 10 and
March 16, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission
will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. A business
meeting will be held the following month, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
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 February 10, 2016 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 resolutions: (1) Authorizing the Executive
Director to enter into a contract with the lowest qualified bidder for
the analysis of periphyton samples from the non-tidal Delaware River;
(2) authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an administrative
agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation for the review of water withdrawal and wastewater
discharge projects in the New York portion of the Basin; and (3)
adopting of the Water Resources Program 2016-2018.
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.
Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on February 10
will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on
February 11. After the hearing on all scheduled matters has been
completed, and as time allows, an opportunity for Open Public Comment
will also be provided.
The public is advised to check the Commission's Web site
periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing
may be postponed if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the
Commission's review, and items may be added up to ten days prior to the
hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is also
asked to be aware that project details commonly change in the course of
the Commission's review, which is ongoing.
Public Meeting. The public business meeting on March 16, 2016 will
begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include: adoption of the Minutes of the
Commission's December 9, 2015 business meeting, announcements of
upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions,
reports by the Executive Director and the Commission's General Counsel,
and consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed
or is not required. After all scheduled business has been completed and
as time allows, the meeting will also include up to one hour of Open
There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the
record at the March 16 business meeting on items for which a hearing
was completed on February 10 or a previous date. Commission
consideration on March 16 of items for which the public hearing is
closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as
proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the
Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period
for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing
date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have
already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred
items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the
Commission on a future date.
Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment
on the record during the public hearing on February 10 or to address
the Commissioners informally during the Open Public Comment portion of
the meeting on either February 10 or March 16 as time allows, are asked
to sign up in advance by contacting Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission
staff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled
for hearing may be delivered by hand at the public hearing or: By hand,
U.S. Mail or private carrier to: Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 7360,
25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628; by fax to Commission
Secretary, DRBC at 609-883-9522; or by email (preferred) to
email@example.com. If submitted by email, written comments on a
docket should also be sent to Mr. William J. Muszynski, Manager, Water
Resources Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
who wish to attend the informational meeting, conference session or
hearings should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609-883-
9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at
711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.
Additional Information, Contacts. Additional public records
relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission's offices
by appointment by contacting Carol Adamovic, 609-883-9500, ext. 249.
For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact Project
Review Section assistant Victoria Lawson at 609-883-9500, ext. 216.
Dated: January 22, 2016.
Pamela M. Bush,
Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-01734 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]
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