HARRISBURG-The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) will conduct a public hearingnext week to accept public comments on water withdrawal and consumptive use project applications, proposed fee amendments, and updates to the comprehensive plan.
The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, in Pennsylvania State Capitol, East Wing, Room 8E-B, Harrisburg, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
The list of 32 project applications and two docket rescissions, proposed fee amendments, information related to the comprehensive plan updates, and options for submitting comments electronically are available on SRBC's web site at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm
Persons planning to present oral testimony at the public hearing are asked to notify SRBC prior to the hearing of their intent to testify and to indicate what they plan to comment on.
The notices are to be directed to Richard Cairo, General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Telephone: (717) 238-0423, ext. 306. Fax: (717) 238-2436. E-Mail: email@example.com
SRBC will also accept written comments until May 21. Comments may be submitted via the internet at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipataion.htm or mailed or faxed to Cairo.
SRBC is scheduled to vote on these and other action items at its next business meeting on June 7.
SRBC's rules of conduct for public hearings include (see full set of rules on the web site):
- 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.
The Harrisburg, PA-based SRBC is the governing agency established under a 100-year compact signed on Dec. 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.