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Delaware River Basin Commission - state.nj.us · PDF fileRPP 2.3.2 Concept of 3.8. ... Change in land cover on ... Delaware River Basin Commission [email protected] 609‐477‐7264

May 24, 2018

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  • DelawareRiverBasinCommission

    GroundwaterManagementGeneralBasinAreas

    DavidKovachProjectReviewSectionSupervisor

    10/22/2015

  • CompactSection3.8ReviewofProjects

    RPP2.3.2Conceptof3.8.Section3.8isintendedtoprotectandpreservetheintegrityoftheComprehensivePlan.ThissectionoftheCompactprovides:

    Noprojecthavingasubstantialeffectonthewaterresourcesofthebasinshallhereafterbeundertakenbyanyperson,corporationorgovernmentalauthorityunlessitshallhavebeenfirstsubmittedtoandapprovedbytheCommission,subjecttotheprovisionsofSections3.3and3.5.

  • RulesofPracticeandProcedure(RPP)ReviewableGroundwater

    Projects

    2.3.5.B.2.Withdrawalofgroundwater;

    2.3.5.B.6. DischargeofpollutantsintosurfaceorgroundwatersoftheBasin;

    2.3.5.B.10. Changeinlandcoveronmajorgroundwaterinfiltrationareas;

  • RPPNoReviewThresholds2.3.5.A.2.Awithdrawalfromgroundwaterforanypurposewhenthedailyaveragegrosswithdrawalduringany30consecutivedayperioddoesnotexceed100,000gallons;

    2.3.5.A.5. Theconstructionofnewfacilitiesoralterationoradditiontoexistingfacilitiesforthedirectdischargetosurfaceorgroundwatersofindustrialwastewaterhavingdesigncapacityoflessthan10,000gallonsperdayinthedrainageareatoOutstandingBasinWatersandSignificantResourceWatersorlessthan50,000gallonsperdayelsewhereintheBasin;exceptwheresuchwastewatercontainstoxicconcentrationsofwastematerials;

    2.3.5.A.6. Achangeinlandcoveronmajorgroundwaterinfiltrationareaswhentheamountoflandthatwouldbealteredislessthanthreesquaremiles;

  • DRBCGroundwaterQuality

    WC3.40.7.B.Nondegradation ofGroundWatersItisthepolicyoftheCommissiontopreventdegradationofgroundwaterquality.

    RPP2.3.7.A. TheCommissionwillrelyontheappropriateagencyineachstatetoreviewandregulatethepotability ofallpublicwatersupplies.ApplicationsbeforetheCommissionshouldaddresstheimpactofthewithdrawal,useanddisposalofwateronthewaterresourcesoftheBasin.

  • ApplicableDRBCGroundwaterRegulation18CFRPart410

    2.10Conservation 2.20UndergroundWaters 2.30ImportsandExports 2.40Regionalization 2.50WaterMetering 2.350WetlandsProtection 3.40GroundwaterBasinwide

  • GroundwaterWithdrawalProjects

    RequireHydrogeologicReports,48hourpumpingtestsandmonitoringofwellsandsurfacewaterbodies

    ApprovalsincludeAllocationLimits

    RequireWellregistration,metering,andreporting

    Conservationrequirements DroughtManagementPlans>1mgd WaterAudits,leakdetection,etc.

    RequireInterferenceMonitoringand/orInterferencecondition

    AreapprovedbyCommissionersatPublichearing/meeting

  • PumpingTestProtocolsNewYorkPumpingTestProceduresForWaterWithdrawalApplicationsNYSDECAppendix10,TOGS3.2.1(WaterWithdrawalSupplyPermitProgramApplicationProcessing)February2015

    PennsylvaniaAquiferTestingGuidanceforPublicWaterSystemsPADEPBureauofSafeDrinkingWaterDoc.No.3942125001,April12,2014

    DRBCGroundwaterWithdrawalApplicationItem19.FinalHydrogeologicReportIncludes pumpingtestproceduresJune,2012

  • AdministrativeAgreements

    DRBCandStatesenteredintoadministrativeagreementswheremostgroundwaterwithdrawalsanddischargesarehandledthroughthestateprocess.

    DelawareAgreementEffectiveJuly28,2010andAmendedMay8,2013

    NewJerseyAgreementEffectiveDecember18,2009andAmended

    May8,2013

  • Baseflow EstimatesinWatershedsOutsideofGWPA

    EstimatedGroundWaterAvailabilityintheDelawareRiverBasin,19972000U.S.GeologicalSurveyScientificInvestigationsReport20065125ByRonaldA.Sloto andDebraE.Buxton

    147DRBWatersheds109underlainbyfracturedrocks38underlainbyunconsolidatedsurficialaquifersofcoastalplainDoesnotincludesurficialvalleyfillaquifers(e.g.NYSprinciple&primary)

  • DRBGroundwaterWithdrawalsNext

    Steps

    RerunGroundwaterSufficiencyAnalysiswithmorerecentdata(2010data?)

    ReviseeApplication forwaterwithdrawal

    Updatepumpingtestprocedures

    UpdateAAs

  • DavidKovach,ProjectReviewSectionSupervisor

    DelawareRiverBasinCommission

    [email protected]

    6094777264PhotosbyEricEngle

    AnyQuestions?