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DRBC meeting to address TGP water withdrawals from Delaware and Lackawaxen rivers

July 5, 2012

The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold an informal conference followed by a public hearing on Wednesday, July 11. The hearing will be part of the Commission's regularly scheduled business meeting. Both are open to the public and will be held at 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ. The conference session will begin at 11 a.m. Subjects of the public hearing to be held during the 1:30 p.m. business meeting include draft dockets for the following project.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, D-2011-022-1 has applied for approval for a temporary withdrawal of up to 5.946 mgm of water for its natural gas transmission pipeline upgrade project from two sources located on the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers. The allocation is requested to conduct horizontal directional drilling and hydrostatic testing associated with the pipeline upgrade. The project also approves the discharge of hydrostatic testing water in three locations to the land surface after completion of hydrostatic testing.

The project is located in Berlin, Texas, and Palmyra Townships in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and Westfall and Milford Townships in Pike County, Pennsylvania. Portions of the project are located within the drainage area of sections of the non-tidal Delaware River which are classified as Special Protection Waters. Draft dockets also will be posted on the Commission's website at www.drbc.net ten days prior to the meeting.

Contact William Muszynski at 609/883-9500, extension 221, with any docket-related questions. Individuals who wish to comment for the record on a hearing item or to address the Commissioners informally during the public dialogue portion of the meeting are asked to sign up in advance by contacting Ms. Paula Schmitt at paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us or by phoning 609/883-9500 ext. 224.

Written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting date to: Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 7360, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628; by fax to Commission Secretary, DRBC at 609/883-9522 or by email to paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us. Written comment on dockets should also be furnished directly to the Project Review Section at the above address or fax number or by email to william.muszynski@drbc.state.nj.us.