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

Proposed Rulemaking To Implement a Flexible Flow Management Program for the New York City Delaware Basin Reservoirs
Document Number: E7-23383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Delaware River Basin Commission (``Commission'' or ``DRBC'') will hold a public hearing to receive comments on proposed amendments to its Water Code and Comprehensive Plan to implement a Flexible Flow Management Program (``FFMP'') for the New York City Delaware River Basin reservoirs. The proposed amendments are consistent with provisions of an agreement dated September 26, 2007 among the parties to the 1954 Supreme Court decree in New Jersey v. New Yorkthe states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of New Yorkthat provide a comprehensive framework for addressing multiple flow management objectives, including water supply, drought mitigation, flood mitigation, protection of the tailwaters fishery, a diverse array of habitat needs in the main stem Delaware River, the Delaware Estuary and Delaware Bay, recreational uses and salinity repulsion.