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Summary: The Delaware River Basin Commission ("Commission" or "DRBC") will hold a public hearing to receive comments on a proposed amendment to the Commission's Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan to establish pollutant minimization plan requirements for point and non-point source discharges of toxic pollutants following issuance of a total maximum daily load (TMDL) under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by either a member state or the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or issuance of an assimilative capacity determination by the Commission.

Dates: The public hearing will be held on October 27, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. as part of the Commission's regularly scheduled business meeting. The hearing will end 60 to 90 minutes later, at the discretion of the Commission chair. If necessary, the hearing will be continued at a date and location announced by the Commission chair, until all those who wish to testify are afforded an opportunity to do so. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to register in advance with the Commission Secretary by phoning 609-883-9500, extension 224. Written comments will be accepted through Friday, November 19, 2004.

Addresses: The full text of the proposed rule will be posted no later than October 1, 2004 on the Commission's web site, The public hearing will be held in the Kirby Auditorium at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia. Written comments should be addressed to the Commission Secretary as follows: by e-mail to paula.schmitt; by fax to Commission Secretary - dial 609-8839522; by U.S. Mail to Commission Secretary, DRBC, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 086280360; or by overnight mail to Commission Secretary, DRBC, 25 State Police Drive, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360.

Further Information, Contacts: Please contact Pamela Bush, 609-883-9500 ext. 203, with questions about the proposed rule or the rulemaking process.

Commission Secretary