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)]
[Pages 5107-5108]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01734]



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,, 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 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

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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 
Public Comment.
    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
    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 If submitted by email, written comments on a 
docket should also be sent to Mr. William J. Muszynski, Manager, Water 
Resources Management at
    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]