The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is conducting its quarterly business meeting December 4 at 9:00 a.m., State Capitol Complex, North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 in Harrisburg. The meeting is open to the public.
The Commissioners will act on several agenda items, including 30 project applications (1 involving an into-basin diversion); a rulemaking action to amend SRBC regulations to simplify and clarify the process for transferring approvals and to add sections pertaining to general permits and minor modifications to approvals; a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to provide financial support to the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program; an update to SRBC’s Investment Policy Statement; regulatory compliance matters with Seneca Resources Corporation and Schreiber Foods, Inc.; and approval of agreements which SRBC proposes to enter. The business meeting agenda will also include a request to extend an emergency certificate for United Water Pennsylvania.
SRBC will also host an informational presentation from Ms. Claire Maulhardt, from Capital Region Water. Ms Maulhardt will speak on an intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the Paxton Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Strategy that will reduce sediment from stormwater discharges and stream bank erosion to improve the health of Paxton Creek Watershed in Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.
Opportunities for public comment on project applications and rulemaking action were previously provided and will not be accepted at the meeting. However, the Commissioners may accept general public comments at the conclusion of the meeting.
SRBC’s Rules of Conduct for quarterly business meetings include:
— Attendees must sign-in and show photo identification.
— Signage, posters, banners or other display media will be permitted only in designated areas.
— The press will be permitted to set up and use video and recording devices in a designated area. The public will be permitted to use small, hand-held devices that remain in their possession and are used in a non-disruptive manner.For more information, visit the SRBC Public Participation Center webpage.