Delaware River Basin Commission October 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendments to the Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan To Classify the Lower Delaware River as Special Protection Waters
Document Number: E7-19799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on proposed amendments to the Commission's Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan to establish numeric values for existing water quality for the reach of the main stem Delaware River known as the ``Lower Delaware'' and on a permanent basis to assign this reach the SPW classification ``Significant Resource Waters'' (SRW). Since 2005, the Lower Delaware has carried the SRW classification on a temporary basis. Also proposed is language intended to clarify aspects of the SPW regulations that have been a source of confusion for some DRBC docket holders and applicants since the program was originally adopted in 1992 for point sources and in 1994 for non-point sources.