The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold one of three public hearings at Honesdale High School on Feb. 22. 


The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold one of three public hearings at Honesdale High School on Feb. 22., to discuss changes to the Water Quality Regulations. 

 

From the DRBC:

The Delaware River Basin Commission is proposing a new Article 7 of its Water Quality Regulations to protect the water resources of the Delaware River Basin during the construction and operation of natural gas development projects. 

This Article applies to all natural gas development projects involving siting, construction, or use of production, exploratory, or other wells in the basin regardless of the target geologic formation, and to water withdrawals, well pad and related activities, and wastewater disposal activities comprising part of, associated with, or serving such projects. 

The provisions of this Article rely on the state oil and gas regulatory programs of Pennsylvania and New York where separate administration by the Commission would result in unnecessary duplication. This Article supersedes the Executive Director Determinations issued on May 19, 2009, June 14, 2010, and July 23, 2010.

This Article implements the statutory authority that Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the federal government granted to the Commission in the Delaware River Basin Compact and supplements the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan with respect to natural gas development projects within the basin.

 

[This will be updated]