SRBC MEETING DECEMBER 12 IN ANNAPOLIS, VOTING ON 26 WATER WITHDRAWAL AND USE APPLICATIONS, 2013 UPDATE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC; www.srbc.net) is conducting its next public business meeting this Thursday, December 12, 2013, 8:30 a.m., Lowe House Office Building, Room 150, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

The commissioners will act on 26 project applications (1 involving a modification to increase an authorized diversion and 1 involving an out-of-basin diversion), a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to provide financial support to the National Streamflow Information Program, the 2013 update of the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River Basin, sale of the Commission’s former headquarters property, and contracts and grants.

SRBC also will host a presentation by Bruce Michael of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing for Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station.

Opportunities for public comment on project applications, the 2013 update of the Comprehensive Plan and other agenda items were provided previously; therefore, SRBC will not be accepting further public comment at the meeting on matters listed for action.

SRBC’s rules of conduct for quarterly business meetings include: 

  • All persons must sign-in and show photo identification.
  • Signage, posters, banners or other display media will be permitted only in designated areas.
  • The press will be permitted to set up and use video and recording devices in a designated area.  The public will be permitted to use small, hand-held devices that remain in their possession and are used in a non-disruptive manner. 

 

For the complete agenda with the list of project applications and the full set of rules of conduct, visit the public participation page on SRBC’s web site at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm.

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based SRBC is the governing agency established under a 100-year compact signed on December 24, 1970, by the federal government and the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland to protect and wisely manage the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. The Susquehanna River starts in Cooperstown, New York, and flows 444 miles to Havre de Grace, Maryland, where the river meets the Chesapeake Bay.

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