Amendments to the Water Code and Comprehensive Plan To Implement a Revised Water Audit Approach To Identify and Control Water Loss
By Resolution No. 2009-01 on March 11, 2009, the Delaware River Basin Commission (``Commission'' or ``DRBC'') approved amendments to its Water Code and Comprehensive Plan to implement an updated water audit approach to identify and control water loss in the Basin.
Proposed Amendments to the Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan To Revise the Human Health Water Quality Criteria for PCBs in the Delaware Estuary, To Apply the PCB Human Health Water Quality Criterion to Delaware Bay, and To Provide for the Use of Compliance Schedules To Implement Stream Quality Objectives Established by the Commission; Proposed Rulemaking and Public Hearing
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC or ``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 revise the human health water quality criteria for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Delaware Estuary (DRBC Water Quality Management Zones 2 through 5), extend application of the DRBC's PCB human health water quality criterion to Delaware Bay (DRBC Water Quality Zone 6) and provide for the use of compliance schedules where implementation of a stream quality objective established by the Commission requires a reduction of the pollutant concentration or loading of a discharge to Basin waters.
Notice of Revised Methodology for the Delaware River and Bay Integrated List Water Quality Assessment
Notice is hereby given that the methodology proposed to be used in the 2010 Delaware River and Bay Integrated List Water Quality Assessment is available for review and comment. The proposed methodology is a substantially modified version of the methodology used for the 2008 assessment.
Proposal To Amend Fees for the Review of Projects in Accordance With Section 3.8 and Article 10 of the Delaware River Basin Compact
The DRBC will hold a public hearing during its regularly scheduled business meeting to hear comment on a proposal to amend the Commission's fees for the review of projects in accordance with Section 3.8 and Article 10 of the Delaware River Basin Compact. Existing project review fees are proposed to be increased, effective July 1, 2009, for the first time since June of 2003. The increases are needed in order to partly close a significant gap between annual project review fee revenue and the cost of the Commission's project review function.
Request for Existing Water Quality Data to Support Development of the 2010 Delaware River and Bay Integrated List Water Quality Assessment Report in Accordance With Section 305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act
The DRBC is soliciting readily available water quality data collected between January 1, 2005 and September 30, 2009 for use in development of DRBC's 2010 Delaware River and Bay Integrated List Water Quality Assessment Report (Integrated Report). The Integrated Report fulfills the biennial reporting requirement of sections 305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA). It identifies water quality standards attained, documents the availability of data and information for each water quality zone, identifies certain trends in water quality conditions, and sets priorities for protecting and restoring the health of the main stem Delaware River and Delaware Bay. The four basin statesNew York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delawarewill consider the Integrated Report in developing their lists of impaired waters in accordance with section 303(d) of the CWA. DRBC plans to submit the draft 2010 Integrated Report to USEPA by April 2010.