Written comments accepted through Aug. 12, 2019
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will receive public
comment at a hearing Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. The subjects covered by the
hearing include applications for several water withdrawals and consumptive use
projects, as well as a diversion project.
The SRBC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on these and
other action items at their next business meeting Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Big
Flats, New York.
The hearing will be held at the Susquehanna River Basin
Commission office in Harrisburg, Pa. The hearing will begin at 2:30 p.m. and
end at 5 p.m. or when public testimony concludes, whichever comes first. 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.
Members of the public who are planning to present oral
testimony at the public hearing are encouraged to notify SRBC prior to the
hearing of their intent and to indicate the subject of their comment. The
notices are to be directed to Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to
the Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front St.,
Harrisburg, PA 17110. Telephone 717.238.0423, ext. 1312. Fax 717.238.2436.
The list of 17 project applications and options for
submitting comments electronically are all available on SRBC’s Meetings & Events webpage. SRBC will accept written
comments until Aug. 12, 2019; comments may be submitted electronically through
SRBC’s Meetings & Events webpage or mailed or faxed to Oyler.
SRBC’s guidelines for public hearings include (see full set
on the website):
- Anyone wishing to attend the hearing will be
asked to sign-in and show photo identification.
- Signage, posters, banners or other display media
will be permitted only in designated areas.
- The press is permitted to set up and use video
and recording devices in a designated area. The public is permitted to use
small, hand-held devices that remain in their possession and are used in a
About the Susquehanna River Basin Commission
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is a
federal/interstate governmental agency responsible for protecting and wisely
managing the water resources within the 27,500 square-mile Susquehanna River
Basin without regard to political boundaries. The Susquehanna rises and flows
through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay. For more
information on the Commission, visit www.srbc.net or follow us on Twitter: @SRBCnews.