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AGENCY:

Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on October 31, 2019, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. The Commission will also hear testimony on a proposed rulemaking and consumptive use mitigation policy, as well as proposals to amend its Regulatory Program Fee Schedule. Such projects and proposals are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for December 5, 2019, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects and proposals. The deadline for the submission of written comments is November 12, 2019.

DATES:

The public hearing will convene on October 31, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. The public hearing will end at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner. The deadline for the submission of written comments is November 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

The public hearing will be conducted at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jason Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: (717) 238-0423; fax: (717) 238-2436.

Information concerning the applications for these projects is available at the Commission's Water Application and Approval Viewer at https://www.srbc.net/​waav. Additional supporting documents are available to inspect and copy in accordance with the Commission's Access to Records Policy at www.srbc.net/​regulatory/​policies-guidance/​docs/​access-to-records-policy-2009-02.pdf.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The public hearing will cover a proposed rulemaking and consumptive use mitigation policy, as well as proposed amendments to the Commission's Regulatory Program Fee Schedule as posted on the SRBC Public Hearing web page at https://www.srbc.net/​about/​meetings-events/​public-hearing.html. The public hearing will also cover the following projects.

Projects Scheduled for Action

1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Tunkhannock Creek), Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20151201).

2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chester Water Authority, East Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pa. Application for consumptive use of up to 60.000 mgd (peak day).

3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Town of Cortlandville, Cortland County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.300 mgd (30-day average) from Lime Hollow Well 2.

4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Town of Cortlandville, Cortland County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.300 mgd (30-day average) from Lime Hollow Well 7.

5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Town of Cortlandville, Cortland County, N.Y. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.008 mgd (30-day average) from the Terrace Road Well.

6. Project Sponsor: Graymont (PA) Inc. Project Facility: Pleasant Gap Facility, Spring Township, Centre County, Pa. Modification to increase consumptive use by an additional 0.098 mgd (30-day average), for a total consumptive use of up to 0.720 mgd (30-day average), and change limits from peak day to 30-day average (Docket No. 20050306).

7. Project Sponsor: Hazleton City Authority. Project Facility: Hazleton Division, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.354 mgd (30-day average) from Barnes Run Well 3.

8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Leola Sewer Authority (will be issued to Upper Leacock Township Municipal Authority), Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.263 mgd (30-day average) from Well 16 (Docket No. 19890702).Start Printed Page 52553

9. Project Sponsor and Facility: New Holland Borough Authority, New Holland Borough, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.860 mgd (30-day average) from Well 5.

10. Project Sponsor and Facility: Pennsylvania State University, College Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for renewal of consumptive use of up to 2.622 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 19890106).

11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Pennsylvania State University, College Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.728 mgd (30-day average) from Well UN-33 (Docket No. 19890106).

12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Pennsylvania State University, College Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.678 mgd (30-day average) from Well UN-34 (Docket No. 19890106).

13. Project Sponsor and Facility: Pennsylvania State University, College Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.728 mgd (30-day average) from Well UN-35 (Docket No. 19890106).

14. Project Sponsor: Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC. Project Facility: Spring Grove Mill (Codorus Creek—New Filter Plant Intake), Spring Grove Borough, York County, Pa. Applications for consumptive use of up to 3.650 mgd (peak day) and surface water withdrawal of up to 19.800 mgd (peak day).

15. Project Sponsor: Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC. Project Facility: Spring Grove Mill (Codorus Creek—Old Filter Plant Intake), Spring Grove Borough, York County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 6.000 mgd (peak day).

16. Project Sponsor: Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC. Project Facility: Spring Grove Mill (unnamed tributary to Codorus Creek—Kessler Pond Intake), Spring Grove Borough, York County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.750 mgd (peak day).

17. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sugar Hollow Water Services LLC (Susquehanna River), Eaton Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20151204).

18. Project Sponsor and Facility: SWN Production Company, LLC (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20151205).

Projects Scheduled for Action Involving a Diversion

19. Project Sponsor and Facility: City of Aberdeen, Harford County, Md. Modifications to extend the approval term of the consumptive use, surface water withdrawal, and out-of-basin diversion approval (Docket No. 20021210) to allow additional time for evaluation of the continued use of the source for the Aberdeen Proving Ground-Aberdeen Area.

20. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chester Water Authority, East Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pa. Application for an out-of-basin diversion of up to 60.000 mgd (peak day) from the Susquehanna River and Octoraro Reservoir.

21. Project Sponsor and Facility: New York State Canal Corporation (Middle Branch Tioughnioga Creek), Towns of DeRuyter and Cazenovia, Madison County, and Town of Fabius, Onondaga County, N.Y. Applications for surface water withdrawal of up to 4.300 mgd (peak day), consumptive use of up to 4.300 mgd (peak day), and out-of-basin diversion of up to 4.300 mgd (peak day) from Middle Branch Tioughnioga Creek.

22. Project Sponsor: Seneca Resources Company, LLC. Project Facility: Impoundment 1, receiving groundwater from various sources, Sergeant and Norwich Townships, McKean County, Pa. Application for into-basin diversion from the Ohio River Basin of up to 2.517 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20141216).

Commission Initiated Project Approval Modifications

23. Project Sponsor and Facility: Bucknell University, East Buffalo Township, Union County, Pa. Conforming the grandfathering amount with the forthcoming determination for a groundwater withdrawal up to 0.046 mgd (30-day average) from Well 2 and up to 0.116 mgd (30-day average) from Well 3 (Docket No. 20021008).

24. Project Sponsor and Facility: Manada Golf Club, Inc., East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pa. Conforming the grandfathered amount with the forthcoming determination for a withdrawal of up to 0.071 mgd (30-day average) from the 4th Tee Well, up to 0.036 mgd (30-day average) from the 5th Tee Well, and up to 0.036 mgd (30-day average) from the Barn Well (Docket No. 20020614).

25. Project Sponsor: Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Project Facility: Pleasant Gap State Fish Hatchery, Benner Township, Centre County, Pa. Conforming the grandfathering amount with the forthcoming determination for a withdrawal of up to 5.056 mgd (30-day average) from Blue and East Springs, up to 0.930 mgd (30-day average) from Hoy and Shugert Springs, and up to 1.000 mgd (30-day average) from Logan Branch (Docket No. 20000601).

Opportunity To Appear and Comment

Interested parties may appear at the hearing to offer comments to the Commission on any business listed above required to be subject of a public hearing. The presiding officer reserves the right to limit oral statements in the interest of time and to otherwise control the course of the hearing. Access to the hearing room will begin at 2:00 p.m. and Commission staff will be available for questions prior to the commencement of the hearing. Guidelines for the public hearing are posted on the Commission's website, www.srbc.net, prior to the hearing for review. The presiding officer reserves the right to modify or supplement such guidelines at the hearing. Written comments on any business listed above required to be subject of a public hearing may also be mailed to Mr. Jason Oyler, Secretary to the Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110-1788, or submitted electronically through https://www.srbc.net/​regulatory/​public-comment/​. Comments mailed or electronically submitted must be received by the Commission on or before November 12, 2019, to be considered.

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

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Dated: September 27, 2019.

Jason E. Oyler,

General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21403 Filed 10-1-19; 8:45 am]

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