Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Susquehanna River Basin Commission OKs Fee Changes, Adopts Budget, PA Elected Vice Chair

At its June 15 meeting, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission approved changes to its FY 2019 fee schedule and adopted its FY 2020 budget.  It also took action on these items--
-- Elected new officers with the State of New York to serve as Chair and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to serve as Vice Chair beginning July 1;
-- Approved the execution of an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to participate in a study to update floodplain mapping for Blair County, Pa., a grant amendment with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for additional Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan work; and a subcontract with the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin;
-- Adopted its FY2019-2021 Water Resources Program;
-- Adopted amendments to the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan; and
-- Approved 16 applications and tabled four others.
Commission staff also reported on delegated settlements, pursuant to Resolution No. 2014-15, with the following project sponsors:
-- Briarwood Golf Club, in the amount of $4,000;
-- Sugar Hollow Water Services, in the amount of $8,000;
-- SWEPI LP – Cowanesque River, in the amount of $10,000; and
-- Valley Green Golf Course, in the amount of $1,500 and addition of a water source.
The voting Commissioners and alternates were: Col. Ed Chamberlayne, Chair, Commander and District Engineer, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Paul D’Amato, Director, Region 8, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Tim Schaeffer, Acting Deputy Secretary, Water Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; and Virginia Kearney, Deputy Director, Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment.
Visit the SRBC Public Participation Center for more information.
For more information on programs, training opportunities and upcoming events, visit the Susquehanna River Basin Commission website.  Follow SRBC on Twitter, visit them on YouTube.

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