The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) announced on January 20 that it will hold an additional public hearing on February 3.
WEST TRENTON, NJ — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) announced on January 20 that it will hold an additional public hearing on February 3, at 1:30 p.m. on proposed regulations it published in October 2021, concerning water importations and exportations and certain wastewater discharges.
The DRBC invites and welcomes individuals and organizations throughout the Basin to attend the public hearing and to provide oral or written comment on the proposed regulation. The following additional measures are intended to expand opportunities for public participation in the Commission’s current rulemaking process:
The DRBC’s proposed rules, first announced October 28, 2021, update existing regulations on importations of water into and exportations of water from the Delaware River Basin. They also prohibit the discharge of wastewater from high volume hydraulic fracturing and related activities to waters or land within the Basin, and they incorporate this prohibition into the DRBC’s Water Quality Regulations.
Those interested in attending the public hearing and providing oral or written comment on the proposed regulations are encouraged to review the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, including the text of the proposed rules, in either English or Spanish, along with related materials and information on the DRBC’s web site at: https://www.state.nj.us/drbc/meetings/proposed/notice_import-export-rules.html.
The DRBC is a federal-interstate government agency created in 1961 by concurrent compact legislation, marking the first time that the federal government and a group of states joined together as equal partners in a river basin planning, development and regulatory agency. The five Commission members are the governors of the Basin states—Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania—and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.
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