Webinar: SRBC Proposed Rulemaking

Thursday, January 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will present an informational webinar to explain the proposed rulemaking that was released in September 2016.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission's Proposed Rulemaking


The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will present an informational webinar to explain the proposed rulemaking that was released in September 2016.

This webinar is offered free of charge to members of Pennsylvania's Local Government Associations.


January 5, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has proposed new rulemaking to amend its regulations which includes:

* New application requirements and standards for project reviews
* Modifying rules dealing with mitigating consumptive use
* Registration of grandfathered projects
* Requirements for hearings and enforcement actions


Application Submittal and Review
Additional information and further analyses needed during the submittal and review
process. New requirements specific to projects such as mine and construction dewatering,
water resource remediation, and abandoned mine drainage remediation facilities.

Mitigation of Consumptive Use
The proposed revisions lower the water storage standard for mitigation of consumptive
water use from 90 to 45 days, require a mitigation plan to encourage water conservation
and actual mitigation of water. The proposed rules allow for the potential requirement
for mitigation of pre-Compact consumptive use if the project is located in a water
critical area.

Registration of Grandfathered Projects
Requires projects exempt from SRBC review and approval, due to operations predating
regulations, to register within a two-year window in order to preserve this exemption.
This applies to a total of 760 grandfathered projects with an estimated water use
of 970 million gallons per day. The registration program will enable SRBC to account
for existing water uses in order to properly manage the water resources of the Basin.

Hearings and Enforcement Actions
Adds greater clarity and efficiencies to the SRBC's hearing and appeals process, and allows the Executive Director broader authority in compliance and enforcement issues.

This is a Free Webinar

January 5, 2017srbcppt2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

What you need:

* A computer (Mac or PC) with high-speed internet access

* Speakers or headphones to listen to the audio portion of the session

* A valid email address for registration

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Space is limited so register today!

If you have any questions with registering for this event, please email Craig Fahnestock or call 717.737.7655.


This webinar is being sponsored by Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Pennsylvania Municipal League, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.