Delaware River Basin Commission 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.
Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-23013
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-17611
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Interim Action Concerning Operation of the New York City Delaware Basin Reservoirs Pending Rulemaking To Implement a Flexible Flow Management Program
Document Number: 07-4234
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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 an interim New York City Delaware River Basin reservoir operations plan. An interim operations plan is proposed to be implemented pending unanimous agreement on a revised Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) proposal by the Parties to the U.S. Supreme Court Decree of 1954the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of New Yorkand completion by the Commission of a rulemaking process on such FFMP proposal.
Proposed Temporary Amendments to the Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan To Extend the Designation of the Lower Delaware River as a Special Protection Water
Document Number: E7-16549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
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 a proposed amendment to the Commission's Water Quality Regulations, Water Code, and Comprehensive Plan to extend through May 15, 2008 the temporary classification of the Lower Delaware River as Significant Resource Waters (SRW). Permanent classification is anticipated following an additional notice and comment rulemaking that is expected to begin shortly. Extending the temporary classification will help to protect the exceptional scenic, recreational and water quality values of the Lower Delaware from degradation pending completion of that process.
Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-12638
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-7505
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-2658
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Water Code Relating to a Flexible Flow Management Plan for Operation of the New York City Delaware Basin Reservoirs
Document Number: E7-2169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Delaware River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will hold a public hearing and accept written comment on a proposal to amend the agency's Comprehensive Plan and Water Code to establish a Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) for the New York City Delaware Basin Reservoirs (``City Delaware Reservoirs'') for multiple objectives, including, among others, water supply and drought mitigation; management of the reservoir tailwater fisheries and other habitat needs, and spill mitigation. The current reservoir releases program, which was established by Resolution No. 2004-3 in April of 2004, will expire on May 31, 2007. The current spill mitigation program, established by Resolution No. 2006-18, also will expire on May 31, 2007. The Commission will also accept comment on alternative reservoir management strategies that may be adopted in the event that consensus on the proposed FFMP is not reached. The alternative reservoir releases options to be considered are: extending the current reservoir releases program or reinstating a previous reservoir releases program plan. Either option would be considered in combination with a seasonal spill mitigation program or an annual spill mitigation program for the three reservoirs. The releases program adopted in the event consensus is not reached on the FFMP would continue in effect until any expiration date contained in the program adopted or unless and until replaced by another program that has been approved by the Commission following a notice and comment rulemaking process. In accordance with Section 3.3 of the Delaware River Basin Compact, any program affecting the diversions, compensating releases, rights, conditions, and obligations of the 1954 Supreme Court Decree in the matter of New Jersey v. New York, 347 U.S. 995, 74 S. Ct. 842 also requires the unanimous consent of the decree parties, which include the states of Delaware, New Jersey and New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of New York.