Thursday, October 30, 2014

SRBC Holds Hearings On Proposed Rulemaking, Water Project Applications Nov. 6

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will receive public comment at two separate hearings on November 6. at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Room 8E-B, East Wing, Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg. The times are as follows:
-- Proposed Rulemaking:  1:30-2:30 p.m., or when public testimony ends, whichever comes first.
-- Project Applications:  2:30-5:00 p.m., or when public testimony ends, whichever comes first.
The subject of the first hearing is the proposed rulemaking to clarify the water uses involved in hydrocarbon development that are subject to the consumptive use regulations, as implemented by the Approval By Rule program. The second hearing is on project applications for one diversion of water and several water withdrawal applications.
Both hearings will be held The proposed rulemaking, list of 21 project applications and options for submitting comments electronically are all available on SRBC’s Public Participation Center.
Persons planning to present oral testimony at either public hearing are encouraged to notify SRBC prior to the hearing of their intent to testify and to indicate the subject of their comment. The notices are to be directed to Mr. Jason Oyler, Regulatory Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Telephone:( 17-238-0423, ext. 1312, Fax: 717-238-2436.
SRBC will also accept written comments on the proposed rulemaking and project applications until November 17. Comments may be submitted via the Internet or mailed or faxed to Mr. Oyler.
SRBC is scheduled to vote on these and other action items at its next business meeting on December 5 in Annapolis, Md.
SRBC’s rules of conduct for public hearings include (see full set of rules on the website):
— All persons 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.
For more information, visit SRBC’s Public Participation Center webpage.

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