Monday, July 19, 2010

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hearings Set On Water Withdrawal Rules

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is reminding the public of two hearings to be conducted on July 27 and July 29 to explain and receive public comments on proposed regulatory revisions to clarify projects that require SRBC review as well as other substantive and administrative changes.
The two public hearings will be held on:
-- July 27, 7:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Arena, 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
-- July 29, 10:00 a.m., Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
Persons planning to present oral testimony at one or both public hearings should provide prior notice, if possible, to Richard Cairo, General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17102, Phone: 717-238-0423, ext 306, Fax: 717-238-2436, E-Mail
The proposed regulatory revisions relate to: projects requiring SRBC review and approval; the Approval-By-Rule provision related to consumptive water uses; transfers of approvals; public notices of applications; diversions into the Susquehanna basin; and other provisions including administrative appeals.
The proposed changes and a summary of the changes are available on SRBC’s website. The changes are open for public comment through August 10. Written comments can be submitted on or before August 10 to Richard Cairo.

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