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Notice of Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: E9-14295
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
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.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E9-12196
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 18, 2009, in Binghamton, N.Y. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Action on certain water resources projects; (2) action on two projects involving diversions; (3) the rescission of one previous docket approval; (4) enforcement actions against three projects; and (5) two requests for an administrative hearing on projects previously approved by the Commission. Details
Notice of Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: E9-12047
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
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.
Notice of Actions Taken at March 12, 2009, Meeting
Document Number: E9-7517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At its regular business meeting on March 12, 2009, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Commission held a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting. At the public hearing, the Commission: (1) Approved, modified, and tabled certain water resources projects; (2) rescinded approvals for three water resources projects; and (3) adopted a ``Records Processing Fee Schedule.'' Details concerning these
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E9-3974
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on March 12, 2009, in Scranton, Pa. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Action on certain water resources projects and the modification of certain docket approvals, including one diversion into and out of the basin for water supply; (2) the rescission of several previous docket approvals; (3) a request for an administrative hearing on a project previously approved by the Commission; and (4) the adoption of a records processing fee schedule. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Actions Taken at December 4, 2008, Meeting
Document Number: E9-1637
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At its regular business meeting on December 4, 2008, in Bel Air, Maryland, the Commission held a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting. At the public hearing, the Commission: (1) Approved and tabled certain water resources projects; (2) denied a request for extension of an emergency certificate issued on October 30, 2008; and (3) adopted a revised fee schedule to take effect on January 1, 2009. Details concerning these and other matters addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Actions Taken at September 11, 2008, Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E9-1630
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission published a document in the Federal Register of October 1, 2008, concerning notice of project review actions taken at its September 11, 2008, meeting. The document contained certain discrepancies in the originally published list.
Review and Approval of Projects
Document Number: E8-30315
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains amendments to the project review regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) requiring review and approval of any natural gas well development project targeting the Marcellus or Utica shale formations and involving the withdrawal, diversion, or consumptive use of waters of the Susquehanna River Basin, adding a provision providing for a specific approval by rule process for consumptive water use associated with such projects, and modifying the definitions of ``construction'' and ``project.'' In addition, editorial changes are made to the existing approval by rule provision related to the consumptive use of water withdrawn from public water supply systems to make that provision consistent with the new approval by rule provision for natural gas well development projects.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E8-27319
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on December 4, 2008, in Bel Air, Maryland. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Approval of certain water resources projects; (2) a request for extension of an emergency certificate issued on October 30, 2008; and (3) adjustments to the SRBC Project Fee Schedule. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Review and Approval of Projects
Document Number: E8-22805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
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) by requiring review and approval of any natural gas well development project targeting the Marcellus, Utica or other shale formations and involving the withdrawal or consumptive use of waters of the Susquehanna River Basin, adding a provision providing for a specific approval by rule process for consumptive water use associated with such projects and modifying the definition of project. In addition, two editorial changes are made to the existing approval by rule provision related to the consumptive use of water withdrawn from public water supply systems to make that provision consistent with the new approval by rule provision for natural gas well development projects.
Notice of Actions Taken at September 11, 2008, Meeting
Document Number: E8-23079
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At its regular business meeting on September 11, 2008, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the Commission held a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting. At the public hearing, the Commission: (1) Approved certain water resources projects; (2) approved enforcement actions for six projects; and (3) granted a request for extension of an emergency certificate issued on July 24, 2008. Details concerning these and other matters addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E8-19492
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on September 11, 2008, in Lewisburg, Pa. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Approval of certain water resources projects; (2) enforcement actions for six projects; and (3) a request for extension of an emergency certificate issued on July 24, 2008. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Actions Taken at June 12, 2008 Meeting
Document Number: E8-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At its regular business meeting on June 12, 2008 in Elmira, New York, the Commission: (1) Heard a special infrastructure presentation by Ms. Sandra Allen of the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation, (2) received a report on the present hydrologic conditions of the basin showing a drying trend in parts of the basin, (3) approved a phased-in proposal to increase the Commission's consumptive use mitigation fee, (4) rescinded certain unneeded Commission policies, (5) adopted the FY-10 Budget, (6) approved two contracts, and (7) elected a new Chairman (Robert M. Summers of Maryland) and Vice-Chairman (Brig. Gen. Todd Semonite) to serve in the next fiscal year. In addition, the Commission heard a Legal Counsel's report, heard an update on recent activities in the regulatory program, and convened a public hearing to: (1) Approve certain water resources projects, including one enforcement action; (2) consider a request for a hearing on an administrative appeal regarding Docket No. 20080305, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Inc.; (3) consider a request to reopen Docket No. 20020809, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Inc.; and (4) consider a request by Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Inc. for reconsideration of a denial of a request for stay. Eight water resources projects were also tabled. See the Supplementary Information section below for more details on these actions.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E8-12057
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 12, 2008 in Elmira, New York. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) Approval of certain water resources projects, including one enforcement action, (2) consideration of a request to reopen Docket No. 20020819, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association., Inc., and (3) a request for a hearing on an administrative appeal regarding Docket No. 20080305, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Inc. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Notice of Public Comment and Public Hearings
Document Number: E8-11044
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) has released its draft revised Comprehensive Plan for a 90-day public review and comment period. To facilitate public comment, three public hearings will be held on the draft Plan. Details concerning the subject matter of the public hearings are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Public Comment and Public Hearing
Document Number: E8-6625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) will hold a public hearing on April 23, 2008 in the Susquehanna Room, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, 1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110, beginning at 10 a.m. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on a proposed increase in the SRBC Consumptive Use Mitigation Fee and is being held in conjunction with a 60-day public comment period established for the proposal. Details concerning the subject matter of the public hearing are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E8-3948
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on March 13, 2008 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) A request for an administrative hearing, (2) approval of certain water resources projects, including one enforcement action and several diversions into and out of the basin for pipeline testing, and (3) a separate rescission of an existing docket approval. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Review and Approval of Projects
Document Number: E8-23
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains amendments to project review regulations. These amendments include language clarifying the definition of ``agricultural water use,'' and providing a qualified exception to the consumptive use approval requirements for agricultural water use projects. Also, an error in the ``Authority'' citation for Part 808 is corrected.
Notice of Actions Taken at December 5, 2007 Meeting
Document Number: E7-25112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At its regular business meeting on December 5, 2007 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Commission: (1) Recognized former Pennsylvania State Senator Noah Wenger and outgoing New York Alternate Member Scott Foti, (2) heard a report on hydrologic conditions in the basin, (3) adopted a final rule making action and a companion resolution regarding agricultural consumptive use, (4) approved a new aquifer testing guidance for project sponsors proposing groundwater withdrawals, (5) accepted the FY 2007 audit report, and (6) approved a grant and three contracts. The Commission also conducted a public hearing to approve certain water resources projects, to accept three settlement agreements, to deny a request for an administrative hearing, to extend two emergency water withdrawal certificates, and to adopt a revised project fee schedule. See the Supplementary Information section below for more details on these actions.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-22648
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. on December 5, 2007 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) The approval of certain water resources projects, (2) enforcement actions involving three projects, (3) consideration of a request for an administrative hearing, (4) extension of two emergency water withdrawal certificates, and (5) revision of the Commission's current project fee schedule. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing and business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Actions Taken at September 12, 2007 Meeting
Document Number: E7-19292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At its regular business meeting on September 12, 2007 in Binghamton, New York, the Commission: (1) Convened a panel session on New York State's involvement in the Chesapeake Bay Program, (2) approved a proposed rulemaking action to amend the consumptive use provisions of 18 CFR Part 806 relating to agricultural water use, and (3) approved a grant and four contracts. It also conducted a public hearing to approve certain water resources projects and rescind one docket approval. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for more details on these actions.
Review and Approval of Projects
Document Number: E7-19290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-01
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains proposed rules that would amend project review regulations to clarify the definition of ``agricultural water use'' and to provide a qualified exception to the consumptive use approval requirements for agricultural water use projects. In addition, this proposed rule would make a technical correction to an error in the ``Authority'' citation for Part 808.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-16662
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on September 12, 2007 in Binghamton, New York. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider the approval of certain water resources projects and the rescission of one docket approval. Details concerning the projects to be addressed at the public hearing, as well as other matters on the business meeting agenda, are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Actions Taken at June 13, 2007 Meeting
Document Number: E7-12618
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At a public hearing held on June 13, 2007 in North East, MD, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission approved certain water resources projects, accepted a settlement proposal, and incorporated two projects into the SRBC Comprehensive Plan, as described in the Supplementary Information section below. In other meeting action, the Commission heard informational presentations on: (1) The 2007 migratory fish runs through the fish passage facilities located at the lower Susquehanna River hydroelectric projects, (2) a Coastal Plain Aquifer Study being led by the U.S. Geological Survey Maryland District, and (3) hydrologic conditions in the basin indicating the occurrence of dry conditions during the month of May. The Commission also adopted the FY-2009 budget, elected Commission officers for FY-2008, approved/ratified several grants and contracts, and presented the SRBC Maurice K. Goddard Award to William A. Gast of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection. For further meeting details, visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.srbc.net.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-10070
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular business meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 13, 2007 in North East, Maryland. At the public hearing, the Commission will consider: (1) The approval of certain water resources projects, including a project modification involving a diversion of water from the basin; (2) an enforcement action involving one project; and (3) a revision of its Comprehensive Plan for Management and Development of the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin (Comprehensive Plan). Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the public hearing, as well as other matters on the business meeting agenda, are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Notice of Actions Taken at March 14, 2007 Meeting
Document Number: E7-6472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At a public hearing held on March 14, 2007 in Altoona, Pa., the Susquehanna River Basin Commission approved certain water resources projects and rescinded three docket approvals identified in the Supplementary Information section below. In addition, the Commission tabled a show cause enforcement proceeding and rescheduled the proceeding for the June 2007 Commission meeting. In other meeting action, the Commission adopted a 2007 Water Resources Program pursuant to Section 14.2 of the Susquehanna River Basin Compact and approved revisions to its FY 2008 budget, Pub. L. 91-575. For further meeting details, visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.srbc.net.
Notice of Public Hearing and Commission Meeting
Document Number: E7-3370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing to consider approval of certain water resources projects identified in the Supplementary Information section as part of its regular business meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on March 14, 2007 in Altoona, Pa. At the public hearing, the Commission will also consider the rescission of three docket approvals and an enforcement action involving one project, all of which are identified in the Supplementary Information section.
Notice of Action by the Commission Approving Projects and Certain Other Items
Document Number: E7-391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to its authority under the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq. (the ``Compact'') and its Regulations for Review of Projects, 18 CFR Parts 803, 804 and 805, the SRBC, following a public hearing, approved certain water resources projects and took certain other actions listed below at its meeting held in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on December 5, 2006. Opportunity For Review: In accordance with Section 3.10(6) of the Compact and Paragraph (o) of the Federal Reservations to the Compact, all such actions of the SRBC are reviewable in federal district court provided that an action for such review is commenced within 90 days from the effective date of the determination sought to be reviewed. For purposes of judicial review, the effective date for actions identified in this notice shall be the date of publication of this notice.
Review and Approval of Projects; Special Regulations and Standards; Hearings and Enforcement Actions
Document Number: E6-21674
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains amendments to the SRBC's project review regulations currently published at 18 CFR Parts 803, 804 and 805. The regulations provide the procedural and substantive rules for SRBC review and approval of water resources projects and the procedures governing hearings and enforcement actions. These amendments include additional due process safeguards, add new standards for projects, improve organizational structure, incorporate recently adopted policies and clarify language. The amendments were first proposed on July 7, 2006 in the Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 130, p. 38692. Comments received on the proposed rule making are summarized with accompanying responses in the ``Supplementary Information'' section below. Changes were made to the proposed rules in the final rule making in response to these comments, including the ``removal and reservation'' of Parts 803, 804 and 805 and the substitution therefore in this final rule making action of Parts 806, 807 and 808, respectively.
Public Hearing by the Commission To Take Action on Certain Projects; Revision of the SRBC Project Fee Schedule; Final Rule Making; and Incorporation of the Final Rule Making Action in the SRBC Comprehensive Plan
Document Number: 06-9411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to its authority under the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq. (the ``Compact'') and its Regulations for Review of Projects, 18 CFR parts 803, 804 and 805, the SRBC will hold a public hearing to consider approval of certain water resources projects listed below, including two projects involving diversions, at its meeting to be held on December 5, 2006 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center, 1150 Camp Hill By- Pass, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011, beginning at 1 p.m. Also to be considered as part of this same public hearing will be (1) A final rule making action (see proposed rules, Federal Register, July 7, 2006, page 38692), (2) incorporation of the final rule making action into the SRBC Comprehensive Plan for Management and Development of the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin; and (3) a revision of the Commission's current project fee schedule to make certain annual adjustments to that schedule and to conform the fee schedule to the final rule making action. Opportunity to appear and comment: Interested parties may appear at the above hearing to offer written or oral comments to the Commission on the listed projects or the other matters to be schedule for action at the hearing. Written comments may also be submitted to the electronic and regular mail addresses listed below. The chair of the Commission reserves the right to limit oral statements at the hearing in the interest of time and to otherwise control the course of the hearing.
Notice of Action by the Commission Approving Certain Projects
Document Number: E6-16611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to its authority under the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq. (the ``Compact'') and its Regulations for Review of Projects, 18 CFR parts 803, 804 and 805, the SRBC, following a public hearing, approved certain water resources projects listed below at its meeting held in Aberdeen, Maryland on September 13, 2006. Opportunity For Review: In accordance with Section 3.10(6) of the Compact and Paragraph (o) of the Federal Reservations to the Compact, all such actions of the SRBC are reviewable in federal district court provided that an action for such review is commenced within 90 days from the effective date of the determination sought to be reviewed. For purposes of judicial review, the effective date for actions identified in this notice shall be the date of publication of this notice.
Review and Approval of Projects; Special Regulations and Standards; Hearings/Enforcement Actions
Document Number: 06-5632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains extensive amendments to project regulations concerning standards and hearings/enforcement actions. Because revisions are too numerous to show within the original regulations, proposed parts 803, 804 and 805 are being published here in their entirety, with an explanation of changes in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. These regulations provide the procedural and substantive rules for SRBC review and approval of water resources projects and the procedures governing hearings and enforcement actions. These amendments include additional due process safeguards, add new standards for projects, improve organizational structure, incorporate recently adopted policies and clarify language.