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Proposed: Delaware Register of Regulations (17 DE Reg. 365 (10/01/2013)) on October 1, 2013.
Adopted: December 4, 2013 by the Delaware River Basin Commission, Pamela M. Bush, Esq., Secretary and Assistant General Counsel
Filed: April 8, 2014.
Authority: 53 Delaware Laws, Chapter 71, Approved May 26, 1961 (Delaware River Basin Compact).
Effective Date: Thirty (30) days from publication of the corresponding notice of final rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Summary: By Resolution No. 2013-9 on December 4, 2013, the Delaware River Basin Commission (“DRBC” or “Commission”) approved amendments to the Commission’s Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan to update the Commission’s stream quality objectives for pH in interstate tidal and non-tidal reaches of the main stem Delaware River.
Supplementary Information: Notice of the proposed amendments appeared in the Delaware Register of Regulations (17 DE Reg. 365) on October 1, 2013, as well as the Federal Register (78 FR 58985) on September 25, 2013, the, the New Jersey Register (45 N.J.R. 2201) on October 7, 2013, the New York State Register (page 13) on October 9, 2013, and the Pennsylvania Bulletin (43 Pa.B. 5995) on October 12, 2013. Notice of the proposed changes also was published on the Commission’s web site on September 20, 2013. A public hearing was held on October 24, 2013 and written comments were accepted through November 21, 2013. No written or oral comments were received.
Rule Text: The affected sections of the Commission's Water Code and Water Quality Regulations consist of subsection C.3 of each of sections 3.20.2 through 3.20.6, respectively, for Water Quality Zones 1A through 1E (non-tidal main stem); and sections 3.30.2 through 3.30.6, respectively, for Water Quality Zones 2 through 6 (tidal main stem and tidal portions of tributaries). In each of these sections, the text shall be amended to read, “Between 6.5 and 8.5 inclusive, unless outside this range due to natural conditions."
(The affected sections relating to Water Quality Zones 1A through 1E were incorrectly identified in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as sections 2.20.2 through 2.20.6 of the Water Code and Water Quality Regulations. Sections 2.20.2 through 2.20.6 of the Water Code are part of an unrelated article; no sections numbered 2.20.2 through 2.20.6 exist in the Water Quality Regulations.)
Related Materials, Contact: The complete text of Resolution No. 2013-9, the Water Code, the Administrative Manual Part III - Water Quality Regulations, a basis and background document setting forth the technical basis for the amendments, and additional documents concerning pH criteria for interstate non-tidal and tidal reaches of the main stem Delaware River are available on the Commission’s website, DRBC.net. Copies also may be obtained from the Commission’s Secretary and Assistant General Counsel by phoning 609-883-9500, ext. 203 or 224. A charge for printing and mailing may apply.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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