Susquehanna River Basin Commission July 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2011-17925
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Actions Taken at June 23, 2011, Meeting
Document Number: 2011-17922
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its regular business meeting held on June 23, 2011, in North East, Maryland, the Commission convened a public hearing, at which it took the following actions: (1) Approved settlement involving one water resources project; (2) approved and tabled the applications of certain water resources projects, including six involving diversions of water into the Susquehanna River Basin; (3) rescinded approval for two water resources projects; (4) denied an administrative appeal by Allegheny Defense Project on three diversions into the Susquehanna River Basin from the Ohio River Basin approved by the Commission at its March 2011 meeting; (5) amended its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule to take effect on July 1, 2011; and (6) amended its comprehensive plan.
Review and Approval of Projects
Document Number: 2011-17573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-13
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains proposed rules that would amend the project review regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) to: Include definitions for new terms that are used in the proposed rulemaking; provide for administrative approval of interbasin transfers of flowback and production fluids between drilling pad sites that are isolated from the waters of the basin; provide for administrative approval of out-of-basin transfers of flowback or produced fluids from a Commission approved hydrocarbon development project to an out-of-basin treatment or disposal facility; insert language authorizing ``renewal'' of expiring approvals, including Approvals by Rule (ABRs); delete specific references to geologic formations that may be the subject of natural gas development using hydrofracture stimulation and replace with a generic category ``unconventional natural gas development;'' broaden the scope of ABRs issued to include hydrocarbon development of any kind utilizing the waters of the basin, not just unconventional natural gas well development; memorialize the current practice of requiring post- hydrofracture reporting; standardize at 15 years the term of ABR approvals for both gas and non-gas projects; and provide further procedures for the approval of water sources utilized at projects subject to the ABR process.