The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has released a proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations, which includes the release of a consumptive water use mitigation policy.
The amendments include application requirements and standards for the review of regulatory projects, modifying the rules dealing with the mitigation of consumptive water use, providing for the registration of grandfathered projects, and revising requirements for hearings and enforcement actions.
“With the proposed rulemaking, the Commission is striving to gain efficiencies in our procedures and enhance the tools and data we use to pursue our water resources management objectives,” said Executive Director Andrew Dehoff, P.E.
To inform the regulated community and the public about these changes, the Commission is holding two informational webinars explaining the proposed rulemaking on October 11 and October 17. Click Here to register for the webinars.
4 Public Hearings
The Commission has also scheduled four public hearings on the proposed rulemaking and policy--
-- November 3: Harrisburg, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner; Pennsylvania State Capitol (East Wing, Room 8E-B), Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
-- November 9: Binghamton, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton (South Riverside Room), 225 Water St., Binghamton, NY 13901.
-- November 10: Williamsport, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner; Holiday Inn Williamsport (Gallery Room), 100 Pine St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
-- December 8: Annapolis, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner; Loews Annapolis Hotel (Powerhouse-Point Lookout), 126 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Click Here for copies of the proposed regulation changes, mitigation policy and other supplementary information on the proposal.
Written comments on the mitigation policy may be submitted on or before January 6, 2017. Click Here to submit comments online.Written comments on the proposed rulemaking may be submitted on to before January 30, 2017. Comments may be submitted by mail to Jason E. Oyler, Esq., General Counsel, SRBC, 4423 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110-1788, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.