Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
September 27, 2017

The Commission recently received applications from the sponsors of the following projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11, and/or Section 10.3 of the Delaware River Basin Compact. These projects currently are under review by the Commission staff in consultation with other public agencies. Individuals or organizations having a special interest in any projects or information relating to a project's impacts on water and related land resources of the Delaware River Basin are invited to submit written comments to the Water Resource Management Branch. Please refer to the appropriate docket number, listed below, on all correspondence. Public hearings as may be required for these projects will be announced at a later date in accordance with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Please click here to track the status of these projects.

  1. American Nickeloid Company, D-1985-030-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.045 million gallons per day (mgd) industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 45.1 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Walnutport Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association, D-1988-014 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.755 mgd Roamingwood wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Ariel Creek, which is a tributary of Wallenpaupack Creek upstream of Lake Wallenpaupack, which is a tributary of the Lackawaxen River, at River Mile 277.7 - 15.8 - 14.2 - 3.5 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River - Wallenpaupack Creek - Ariel Creek). The WWTP is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
  3. Pennsylvania American Water Company – Coatesville, D-1992-064 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 7.0 mgd Coatesville WWTP and its discharge. The project WWTP will continue to discharge treated sewage effluent to West Branch Brandywine Creek, a tributary of the Brandywine Creek, which is a tributary of the Christina River at River Mile 70.7 - 1.5 - 20.0 - 15.5 (Delaware River - Christina River - Brandywine Creek - West Branch Brandywine Creek), in the Borough of South Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Horsham Water and Sewer Authority, D-1997-016 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 86.139 million gallons per month (mgm) to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from fifteen (15) existing wells. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The wells are located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Pennypack Creek, Park Creek and Little Neshaminy Creek watersheds in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Upper Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority, D-2000-055 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.6 mgd Route 100 WWTP and its discharge to land. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to land, via nine (9) drip and spray irrigation fields, within the drainage areas of the Christina River and Schuylkill River watersheds, in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Avondale Borough, D-2000-066 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.5 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of the East Branch White Clay Creek, at River Mile 70.7 - 10.3 - 15.7 - 7.6 - 0.6 (Delaware River - Christina River - White Clay Creek - East Branch White Clay Creek - UNT East Branch White Clay Creek), via Outfall No. 001, in Avondale Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Upper Makefield Township, D-2002-017 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.173 mgd Heritage Hills WWTP and its discharge to surface water and land via underground recharge basins. The WWTP surface water discharge is to Water Quality Zone 1E of the Delaware River at River Mile 141.9, which is located in the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Sapa Extrusions, Inc., D-2005-001-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.10 mgd Sapa Extrusions, Inc. IWTP and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial wastewater and non-contact cooling water (NCCW) to the West Branch Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 120.4 - 0.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - West Branch Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 002, in Cressona Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center, D-2005-016-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.450 mgd Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center WWTP, its discharge to land and reuse for snowmaking. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to land via spray-irrigation in the Lehigh River Watershed, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  10. WestRock Converting Company, D-2006-041-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.06 mgd Rock-Tenn IWTP and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial process water and NCCW to Brodhead Creek, at River Mile 213 - 1.1 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek) and is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  11. East Brandywine Township Municipal Authority, D-2007-043 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.055388 mgd Hillendale WWTP and its discharge to land. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to land via four (4) drip irrigation fields located within the drainage area of the Brandywine-Christina River Watershed in East Brandywine Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  12. Lehigh Cement Company, LLC, D-2009-016-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing Lehigh Cement Company 0.264 mgd discharge of NCCW and stormwater. The NCCW and stormwater will continue to be discharge to the UNT of Shoeneck Creek at River Mile 184.03 - 5.9 - 3.5 - 0.6 (Delaware River - Bushkill Creek - Shoeneck Creek - UNT Shoeneck Creek), via Outfall No. 002, within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

  13. Camp Starlight, With You, LLC, D-2017-005-1. An application to approve the existing 0.027 mgd Camp Starlight WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an UNT to Shehawken Creek, which is a tributary of the West Branch Delaware River, at River Mile 330.5 - 0.5 - 5.0 - 0.3 (Delaware River - West Branch Delaware River - Shehawken Creek - UNT Shehawken Creek). The WWTP is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Preston Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

  14. Glencrest Mobile Home Park, D-2017-007-1. An application to approve the existing 0.035 mgd Glencrest Mobile Home Park (MHP) WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the UNT of Coplay Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 21.1 - 12.6 - 0.47 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Coplay Creek - UNT Coplay Creek), within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Washington Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  15. Silver Run Electric, LLC, D-2017-008-1. An application to approve a new electric substation and transmission line from New Castle County, Delaware to Salem County, New Jersey. The project includes a new substation (Silver Run Substation) to be built in New Castle County and approximately 5.6 miles of electric transmission line that will connect to a future expansion of an existing substation (Hope Creek Substation) in Salem County. The project will connect two existing Delmarva Power & Light Company’s (DP&L) 230-kV overhead transmission lines at the proposed Silver Run Substation in Delaware to Public Service Electric & Gas Company’s (PSE&G) Hope Creek Substation in New Jersey. The project is comprised of approximately 2.6 miles of 230-kV overhead transmission line and approximately three (3) miles of 230-kV submarine cable. Approximately 1.5 miles of the overhead electric transmission line and nine (9) transmission structures are located within the Appoquinimink River Natural Area which is designated in the DRBC’s Comprehensive Plan as a recreation project area. The project is located in the Drawyer Creek-Appoquinimink River Watershed in New Castle County, Delaware and the Mad Horse Creek-Delaware Bay Watershed in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR posted: September 27, 2017