Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by telephone at 866-342-8588, passcode 3722. A business meeting will be held the following month on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Because COVID-19 mitigation measures in effect in June may compel the Commission to conduct the business meeting remotely, please check the Commission's website, www.drbc.gov, on or after May 27, 2020 for details about the June meeting format. Whether in-person or remote, the hearing and business meeting are open to the public.
Public Hearing. The telephonic public hearing on May 13, 2020 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other projects that could have a substantial effect on the basin's water resources as well as resolutions to: (a) Adopt the Commission's current expense and capital budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021; and (b) apportion among the signatory parties the amounts required for the support of the current expense and capital budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.
The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, and the text of the proposed resolution will be posted on the Commission's website, www.drbc.gov, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date.
Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on May 13, 2020 will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on May 17.
The public is advised to check the Commission's website periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may be postponed if additional time is needed to complete the Commission's review, and items may be added up to ten days prior to the hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is also asked to be aware that the details of projects may change during the Commission's review, which is ongoing.
Public Meeting. The public business meeting on May 13, 2020 will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include: Adoption of the Minutes of the Commission's March 11, 2020 Business Meeting, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions, reports by the Executive Director and the Commission's General Counsel, resolutions to: (a) Adopt the Commission's annual current expense and capital budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021; and (b) apportion among the signatory parties the amounts required for the support of the current expense and capital budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021; a resolution for the minutes providing for election of the Commission Chair, Vice Chair and Second Vice Chair for the year commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, and consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed or is not required.
After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, the Business Meeting will be followed by up to one hour of Open Public Comment, an opportunity to address the Commission on any topic concerning management of the basin's water resources outside the context of a duly noticed, on-the-record public hearing.
There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the record at the June 10 Business Meeting on items for which a hearing was completed on May 13 or a previous date. Commission consideration on June 10 of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the Commission on a future date.
Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment on the record during the public hearing on May 13 or to address the Commissioners informally during the Open Public Comment portion of the meeting on June 10 as time allows, are asked to sign-up in advance through EventBrite. Links to EventBrite for the Public Hearing and the Business Meeting are available at www.drbc.gov. For assistance, please contact Ms. Patricia Hausler of the Commission staff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be made through the Commission's web-based comment system, a link to which is provided at www.drbc.gov. Use of the web-based system ensures that all submissions are captured in a single location and their receipt is acknowledged. Exceptions to the use of this system are available Start Printed Page 23343based on need, by writing to the attention of the Commission Secretary, DRBC, P.O. Box 7360, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360. For assistance, please contact Patricia Hausler at email@example.com.
Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the meeting or hearing should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609-883-9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.
Additional Information, Contacts. Additional public records relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission's offices by appointment by contacting Denise McHugh, 609-883-9500, ext. 240. For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact David Kovach, Project Review Section Manager at 609-883-9500, ext. 264.
Dated: April 21, 2020.
Pamela M. Bush,
Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-08875 Filed 4-24-20; 8:45 am]
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