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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER
BASIN COMMISSION

Actions Taken at March Meeting

[49 Pa.B. 1885]
[Saturday, April 13, 2019]

 As part of its regular business meeting held on March 15, 2019, in Annapolis, MD, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) approved the applications of certain water resources projects, and took additional actions, as set forth in the following Supplementary Information.

 The business meeting was held on March 15, 2019.

 For further information contact Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary, (717) 238-0423, Ext. 1312, fax (717) 238-2436, joyler@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1788. Also see the Commission web site at www.srbc.net.

Supplementary Information

 In addition to the actions taken on projects identified in the previous summary and the listings as follows, the following items were also presented or acted upon at the business meeting: 1) adopting a final Fiscal Year 2020 budget; 2) approval of several contracts, grant amendments and agreements; 3) adopting a resolution authorizing amendments to the retiree health trust; 4) authorized the Executive Director to prepare a final letter in response to the 2017 Pennsylvania performance audit; and 5) approved extension of an emergency certificate issued to Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.

Adoption of Resolution 2019-04

 The Commission adopted Resolution 2019-04 authorizing the balancing of approvals by rule under 18 CFR 806.22(f) (relating to standards for consumptive uses of water) (ABR(f)) renewal cycle workload. The number of ABR(f) renewals required to be submitted varies greatly each year, with a maximum year of 620 renewals and a minimum year of 190 renewals, which places a difficult administrative burden on the Commission to review the renewals in a timely manner in heavy years or would require an increase in costs associated with temporary staffing of the ABR(f) program, or both.

 To resolve the imbalance, the Commission, under 18 CFR 806.8 (relating to waiver/modification), waived the strict application of 18 CFR 806.22(f)(10) to up to 601 ABR(f) approvals and authorized the Executive Director to add 1 or 2 years to the term of those approvals to best balance the projected workload over the 5-year renewal cycle. The list of extended approvals are published on the Commission's web site at https://www.srbc.net/our-work/public-reference-manual/docs/abrf-term-adjustment-list.pdf.

Project Applications Approved

 The Commission approved the following project applications:

 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: ADLIB Resources, Inc. (Meshoppen Creek), Springville Township, Susquehanna County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.499 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150301).

 2. Project Sponsor: Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Project Facility: Beech Mountain System, Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.144 mgd (30-day average) from Beech Mountain Well 1.

 3. Project Sponsor: Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Project Facility: Beech Mountain System, Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.144 mgd (30-day average) from Beech Mountain Well 2.

 4. Project Sponsor: Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Project Facility: Beech Mountain System, Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.124 mgd (30-day average) from Beech Mountain Well 3.

 5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River), Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 3.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150303).

 6. Project Sponsor: Corning Incorporated. Project Facility: Corning Innovation Support Center, Town of Big Flats, Chemung County, NY. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.540 mgd (30-day average) from Carpenter Road Well 1.

 7. Project Sponsor: Corning Incorporated. Project Facility: Corning Innovation Support Center, Town of Big Flats, Chemung County, NY. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.540 mgd (30-day average) from Carpenter Road Well 2.

 8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Farmers Pride, Inc., Bethel Township, Lebanon County, PA. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.060 mgd (30-day average) from Well 1 (Docket No. 19881101).

 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Linde Corporation (Lackawanna River), Fell Township, Lackawanna County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.905 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150307).

 10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Shadow Ranch Resort, Inc. (Tunkhannock Creek), Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150309).

 11. Project Sponsor and Facility: State College Borough Water Authority, Ferguson Township, Centre County, PA. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.490 mgd (30-day average) from Well 57 (Docket No. 19890504).

 12. Project Sponsor: SUEZ Water Pennsylvania, Inc. Project Facility: Center Square Operation, Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, PA. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.107 mgd (30-day average) from Well 1.

 13. Project Sponsor: SUEZ Water Pennsylvania, Inc. Project Facility: Center Square Operation, Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, PA. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.379 mgd (30-day average) from Well 2 (Docket No. 19861104).

 14. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sugar Hollow Water Services, LLC (Martins Creek), Hop Bottom Borough, Susquehanna County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.360 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150304).

 15. Project Sponsor and Facility: SWEPI, LP (Cowanesque River), Westfield Township, Tioga County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.375 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150311).

 16. Project Sponsor and Facility: SWN Production Company, LLC (Martins Creek), Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County, PA. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.997 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20150310).

 17. Project Sponsor and Facility: Village of Windsor, Broome County, NY. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.380 mgd (30-day average) from Well 1.

 18. Project Sponsor and Facility: Village of Windsor, Broome County, NY. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.380 mgd (30-day average) from Well 2.

Commission-Initiated Project Approval Modifications

 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Donegal Township Municipal Authority, East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, PA. Conforming the grandfathering amount with the forthcoming determination for a withdrawal of up to 0.351 mgd (30-day average) from Glatfelter Springs (Docket No. 20110305).

 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Hanover Country Club, Abbottstown Borough, Adams County, PA. Conforming the grandfathering amount with the forthcoming determination for a groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.122 mgd (30-day average) from Well 1 and up to 0.108 mgd (30-day average) from Well 2 (Docket No. 20020828).

 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC, Elizabethtown Borough, Lancaster County, PA. Conforming the grandfathering amount with the forthcoming determination for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.112 mgd (30-day average) from Well 6 (Docket No. 20010804).

Authority: Pub.L. No. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806—808

Dated: March 27, 2019

ANDREW D. DEHOFF, 
Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-563. Filed for public inspection April 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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