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Notice of Actions Taken at September 12, 2007 Meeting

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AGENCY:

Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of Commission Actions.

SUMMARY:

At its regular business meeting on September 12, 2007 in Binghamton, New York, the Commission: (1) Convened a panel session on New York State's involvement in the Chesapeake Bay Program, (2) approved a proposed rulemaking action to amend the consumptive use provisions of 18 CFR Part 806 relating to agricultural water use, and (3) approved a grant and four contracts. It also conducted a public hearing to approve certain water resources projects and rescind one docket approval. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for more details on these actions.

DATES:

September 12, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238-0423; ext. 306; fax: (717) 238-2436; e-mail: rcairo@srbc.net or Deborah J. Dickey, Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238-0422, ext. 301; fax: (717) 238-2436; e-mail: ddickey@srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The September 12th agenda included a panel session focusing on New York State's involvement in the Chesapeake Bay Program and the active steps that New York is taking to participate in the effort to restore the Bay, including the implementation of a tributary strategy and other measures such as sewage treatment plant improvements, improved farming practices and constructed wetlands.

In regards to the proposed rulemaking action to amend the agricultural consumptive use provisions of 18 CFR part 806, notice thereof will be published in the Federal Register and in state notice publications. In addition, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public comment period will run until November 15, 2007. Comments may be submitted to Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel (e-mail: rcairo@srbc.net), Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102, or Deborah J. Dickey, Secretary to the Commission (e-mail: ddickey@srbc.net) at the same address.

The Commission also convened a public hearing and took the following actions:

Public Hearing—Projects Approved

1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Town of Erwin (Wells 2 and 3, and ID Park Well 1), Steuben County, N.Y. Modification of groundwater approval (Docket No. 20070602).

2. Project Sponsor: South Slope Development Corporation. Project Facility: Song Mountain Ski Resort, Town of Preble, Cortland County, N.Y. Approval for surface water withdrawal of up to 3.705 mgd, when available, from an unnamed tributary to Crooked Lake, groundwater withdrawal (Well MW-3) of 0.960 mgd as a 30-day average, and consumptive water use of up to 0.815 mgd.

3. Project Sponsor: AES Westover, LLC. Project Facility: AES Westover Generating Station, Town of Union and Village of Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y. Approval for surface water withdrawal of up to 97.300 mgd from the Susquehanna River and consumptive water use of up to 1.748 mgd.

4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Town of Cohocton (Well 3), Steuben County, N.Y. Approval of groundwater withdrawal of 0.072 mgd as a 30-day average.

5. Project Sponsor: Northampton Fuel Supply Company, Inc. Project Facility: Loomis Bank Operation, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pa. Modification of consumptive water use approval (Docket No. 20040904).

6. Project Sponsor: PPL Susquehanna, LLC. Project Facility: Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pa. Approval for groundwater withdrawal of 0.125 mgd as a 30-day average, surface water withdrawal of up to 66.000 mgd from the Susquehanna River, modification of a consumptive water use approval of up to 48.000 mgd, and acceptance of a settlement offer from the Project Sponsor in the amount of $500,000 to resolve a compliance issue at the Project Facility (Docket No. 19950301).

7. Project Sponsor: Bionol Clearfield LLC. Project Facility: Bionol-Clearfield, Clearfield Borough, Clearfield County, Pa. Approval for surface water withdrawal of up to 2.505 mgd from the West Branch Susquehanna River and consumptive water use of up to 2.000 mgd.

8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Walker Township Water Association (Snydertown Well 3), Walker Township, Centre County, Pa. Approval for groundwater withdrawal of 0.523 mgd as a 30-day average.

9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Bedford Township Municipal Authority (Bowman Wells 1 and 2), Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pa. Modification of groundwater withdrawal approval (Docket No. 19990502).

10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Dillsburg Area Authority (Well 7), Carroll Township, York County, Pa. Approval for groundwater withdrawal of 0.460 mgd as a 30-day average.

11. Project Sponsor: PPL Brunner Island, LLC. Project Facility: Brunner Island Steam Electric Station, East Start Printed Page 55853Manchester Township, York County, Pa. Approval for surface water withdrawal of up to 835.000 mgd from the Susquehanna River and consumptive water use of up to 23.100 mgd.

Public Hearing—Project Rescinded:

1. Project Sponsor: Northampton Fuel Supply Company, Inc. (Docket No. 20040903). Project Facility: Prospect Bank Operation, Plains Township, Luzerne County, Pa.

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Authority: Public Law 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808.

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Dated: September 19, 2007.

Thomas W. Beauduy,

Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. E7-19292 Filed 9-28-07; 8:45 am]

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