The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will receive public comment at a hearing on November 3. The subjects covered by the hearing include project applications for two diversions of water and several applications for water withdrawal and consumptive water use projects.
The SRBC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on these and other action items at its next business meeting on December 8 in Annapolis, Md.
The hearing will be held at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Room 8E-B, East Wing, Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg. The hearing will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. or when public testimony concludes, whichever comes first.
Members of the public who are planning to present oral testimony at the public hearing are encouraged to notify SRBC prior to the hearing of their intent and to indicate the subject of their comment.
The notices are to be directed to Mr. Jason Oyler, General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Telephone: 717-238-0423, ext. 1312, Fax: 717-238-2436.
SRBC will accept written comments until November 14; comments may be submitted electronically through SRBC’s Public Participation Center or mailed or faxed to Mr. Oyler.
SRBC’s guidelines for public hearings include:
-- Anyone wishing to attend the hearing must sign-in and show photo identification.
-- Signage, posters, banners or other display media will be permitted only in designated areas.
-- The press is permitted to set up and use video and recording devices in a designated area. The public is permitted to use small, hand-held devices that remain in their possession and are used in a non-disruptive manner.The list of 27 project applications and options for submitting comments electronically are all available on SRBC’s Public Participation Center webpage.