[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Pages 24186-24187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09565]



Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission 
will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. A business meeting 
will be held the following day on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Both the 
hearing and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at 
the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, 
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
    Public Hearing. The public hearing on May 7, 2013 will run from 
12:00 p.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. Hearing items will include 
draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges and other water-related 
projects, and resolutions to: (a) Adopt the Commission's annual Budget 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 and apportion among the 
Signatory Parties the amounts required for the support of the Current 
Expense and Capital Budgets; (b) approve the Fiscal Year 2014-2016 
Water Resources Program; and (c) amend the Commission's administrative 
agreements with Delaware and New Jersey by the addition to ``Category 
F'' as defined therein of certain electric generation and co-generation 
facilities. The latter resolution would provide for the state agency's 
review and decision-making process to be used in lieu of the 
Commission's for the category of projects consisting of electric 
generation and co-generation facilities that consumptively use in 
excess of 100,000 gallons per day (gpd) of water during any 30-day 
period, when no other aspect of the project, such as a withdrawal or 
discharge, subjects it to Commission review pursuant to the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and current administrative 
agreements. The public is advised to check the Commission's Web site 
periodically prior to the hearing date, as hearing items may be dropped 
if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the Commission's 
review. Written comments on all hearing items will be accepted through 
the close of the May 7 hearing.
    If time allows, the public hearing will be followed by a ``public 
dialogue'' session, an opportunity for members of the public to address 
the Commissioners on any topic of concern. Comments offered during 
``public dialogue'' are not part of an official decision-making record 
of the Commission. In a departure from past practice, the Commission's 
business meeting on May 8, 2013 will not include a public dialogue 
    Draft dockets and resolutions scheduled for hearing will be posted 
on the Commission's Web site at www.drbc.net 10 days prior to the 
meeting date. Additional public records relating to the hearing items 
may be examined at the Commission's offices. Please contact Victoria 
Lawson at 609-883-9500, extension 216, with any questions concerning 
these items.
    Business Meeting. The business meeting on May 8, 2013 will begin at 
12:15 p.m. and will include the following items: Adoption of the 
Minutes of the Commission's March 6, 2013 business meeting, 
announcements of upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic 
conditions, reports by the Executive Director and the Commission's 
General Counsel, and consideration of items for which a hearing has 
been completed. The Commissioners also may consider action on matters 
not subject to a public hearing.
    Among the items scheduled for consideration on May 8 is Docket No. 
D-1969-210 CP-13 for the Exelon Generation Company, LLC Limerick 
Generating Station and Surface Water Augmentation project (``LGS''). A 
public hearing on the LGS draft docket was held on August 28, 2012, and 
the written comment period ran from June 28 through October 27, 2012.
    There will be no opportunity for additional public comments at the 
May 8, 2013 business meeting on items for which a hearing was completed 
on May 7 or a previous date. Commission consideration on May 8 of items 
for which the public hearing is closed may result in either approval of 
the docket or resolution as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or 
deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an 
additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an 
additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider 
the input they have already received without requesting further public 
input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public 
meeting of the Commission on a future date.
    Advance Sign-up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment 
on an item scheduled for the public hearing on May 7 or to address the 
Commissioners informally during the public dialogue session to be 
provided if time allows that day, are asked to sign up in advance by 
contacting Paula Schmitt by email at paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us or 
by phone at 609-883-9500 ext. 224.
    Attending the Hearing or Meeting. The Commission's hearing and 
business meeting are open to the public. Without exception, however, 
photo identification will be required for admission. If you plan to 
attend, please visit the Commission's Web site, www.drbc.net, in 
advance of the hearing and meeting to review a complete set of 
    Addresses for Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled 
for hearing may be delivered by hand at the public hearing or submitted 
in advance of the hearing 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 
    Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an 
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act 
who wish to attend the public hearing or

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business meeting should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 
609-883-9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services 
(TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.
    Updates. Items scheduled for hearing are occasionally postponed to 
allow more time for the Commission to consider them. Other meeting 
items also are subject to change. Please check the Commission's Web 
site, www.drbc.net, closer to the hearing and meeting dates for changes 
that may be made after the deadline for filing this notice.
    Additional Information, Contacts. Draft dockets and resolutions for 
hearing items will be posted on the Commission's Web site, 
www.drbc.net, as hyperlinks from this notice, approximately 10 days 
prior to the hearing date. Additional public records relating to 
hearing items may be examined at the Commission's offices by 
appointment by contacting Carol Adamovic, 609-883-9500, ext. 249. For 
other questions concerning dockets, please contact Victoria Lawson at 
609-883-9500, ext. 216.

    Dated: April 18, 2013.
Pamela M. Bush,
Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-09565 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]