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(5) Essentially the comprehensive planning and management, and with plan will reflect the findings of an adequate public and private investanalysis of a mix of alternative futures ment in treatment, storage, and distri. for industrial, agricultural, residential, bution facilities, the high potential of and recreational development in the the basin to provide water of suitable basin.

quality for a wide array of public and (6) The Commission will act diligent private purposes into the foreseeable ly to promote Federal, State, local gov future should be possible. ernmental, and private sector coopera. (b) The Commission may regulate tion and coordination in the imple

the withdrawal of waters of the basin mentation of the adopted plan. It is

not regulated by the signatory parties expected that recommended develop

for domestic, municipal, industrial, ment programs will be undertaken by

and agricultural uses if regulation is the signatories, local governmental

considered essential to further the agencies, or private interests. If expe

aims set forth in the comprehensive ditious action by others is not forth

plan. coming or is not possible the Commission will act in accordance with the

(c) The Commission shall study the

basin's water supply needs, the potenCompact to implement programs, projects, and standards to the extent nec

tial surface and ground water reessary to further the aims of the com

sources, and the interrelationships to prehensive plan.

meet these needs through existing and (b) The comprehensive plan shall

new facilities and projects. Efficient provide for the immediate and long

use and management of existing facilirange use, development, conservation,

ties with emphasis on the full utilizapreservation, and management of the

tion of known technology will be exwater resources of the basin. The plan

plored in meeting water supply needs will be presented in a form and order for domestic, municipal, agricultural, as determined by the Commission and and industrial water supply before shall include, but not be limited to the new programs or projects are apfollowing:

proved. (i) Statement of authority, purpose, objectives, and scope.

8 801.7 Water quality. (ii) Description of the physical and (a) The signatory States have the human environment.

primary responsibility in the basin for (iii) Inventory of the basin's water water quality management and conresources and existing developments trol. However, protection of the water and facilities.

resources of the basin from pollution. (iv) Projection of immediate and and actions by the signatory parties to long-range water resources needs of achieve abatement and control of pol. the basin.

lution are important to the Commis(v) Description of a general system sion. of measures and programs, including (b) The signatory parties have water quality and other standards as adopted water quality standards for determined necessary, and reasonable the intra and interstate waters of the alternatives considered essential to basin. Initially these standards will and capable of satisfying water re- serve as the basis for the Commission's sources needs into the reasonably fore water quality program in the compreseeable future.

hensive plan. (vi) Criteria used for review and ac (c) The Commission's role in water ceptance of projects within the plan. quality management and control es

(vii) Procedures for updating and sentially will be one of coordination to modifying the plan.

ensure water quality standards are (viii) Necessary appendices.

adequate to protect broad public water

resources interests, and that uniform 8 801.6 Water supply.

policies and enforcement are affected (a) The Susquehanna River Basin is by the signatories. rich in water resources. With proper (d) The Commission shall:

(1) Encourage and coordinate efforts lish standards for flood plain manage of the signatory parties to prevent, ment. reduce, control, and eliminate water (4) Promote the use of flood insurpollution and to maintain water qual ance by helping localities qualify for ity in accordance with established the national program. standards.

(5) Assist in the development of a (2) Promote government and private modern flood forecasting and warning sector implementation of maximum

system. practical use of waste utilization and treatment technology.

$ 801.9 Watershed management. (3) Promote and encourage State

(a) The character, extent, and qualand local governments and industry to

ity of water resources of a given waterplan for regional waste water treat

shed are strongly affected by the land ment and management. (4) In cooperation with appropriate

use practices within that watershed.

Accordingly the agencies of the signatory parties, make

Commission will

maintain close liaison with Federal, periodic inspections to ascertain the state of compliance with appropriate

State, and local highway, mining, soil, water quality standards, and as needed

forest, fish and wildlife, and recreation establish and operate water quality

agencies and with government agenmonitoring stations.

cies dealing with urban and residential

development programs. (38 FR 4662, Feb. 20, 1973, as amended at 38

(b) The Commission shall: FR 6386, Mar. 9, 1973)

(1) Promote sound practices of wa$ 801.8 Flood plain management and pro

tershed management including soil

and water conservation measures, land tection.

restoration and rehabilitation, erosion (a) Periodic inundation of lands

control, forest management, improvealong waterways has not discouraged

ment of fish and wildlife habitat, and development of flood hazards areas.

land use in highway, urban, and resiMajor floods cause loss of life, exten

dential development as related to sive damages, and other conditions not

water resources. in the public interest. A balanced flood plain management and protection pro $ 801.10 Recreation. gram is needed to reduce the flood hazard to a minimum.

(a) The use of surface water re(b) The Commission may regulate

sources of the basin for recreation the use of flood prone lands with ap

purposes is extensive. Swimming, fishproval of the appropriate signatory

ing, boating, and other water oriented party, to safeguard public health, wel

activities have regional and local ecofare, safety and property, and to sus

nomic benefit as well as recreational tain economic development.

benefit. (c) To foster sound flood plain con

(b) The Conimission shall cooperate trols, as an essential part of water re

with public and private agencies in the sources management, the Commission

planning and development of water-reshall:

lated recreation and fish and wildlife (1) Encourage and coordinate the ef programs and projects within the forts of the signatory parties to con

basin and shall: trol modification of the Susquehanna (1) Promote public access to and recRiver and its tributaries by encroach reational use of existing and future ment.

public water areas. (2) Plan and promote implementa (2) Promote recreational use of tion of projects and programs of a public water supply reservoirs and structural and nonstructural nature lakes where adequate treatment of for the protection of flood plains sub water is provided, and/or where recreject to frequent flooding.

ational uses are compatible with pri(3) Assist in the study and classifica mary project purposes. tion of flood prone lands to ascertain (3) Include recreation as a purpose the relative risk of flooding, and estab where feasible, in multipurpose water

(5) Essentially the comprehensive planning and management, and with plan will reflect the findings of an adequate public and private investanalysis of a mix of alternative futures ment in treatment, storage, and distrifor industrial, agricultural, residential, bution facilities, the high potential of and recreational development in the the basin to provide water of suitable basin.

quality for a wide array of public and (6) The Commission will act diligent- private purposes into the foreseeable ly to promote Federal, State, local gov. future should be possible. ernmental, and private sector coopera

(b) The Commission may regulate tion and coordination in the imple

the withdrawal of waters of the basin mentation of the adopted plan. It is

not regulated by the signatory parties expected that recommended develop

for domestic, municipal, industrial, ment programs will be undertaken by

and agricultural uses if regulation is the signatories, local governmental

considered essential to further the agencies, or private interests. If expe

aims set forth in the comprehensive ditious action by others is not forth

plan. coming or is not possible the Commis

(c) The Commission shall study the sion will act in accordance with the Compact to implement programs, pro

basin's water supply needs, the potenjects, and standards to the extent nec

tial surface and ground water reessary to further the aims of the com

sources, and the interrelationships to prehensive plan.

meet these needs through existing and (b) The comprehensive plan shall

new facilities and projects. Efficient provide for the immediate and long

use and management of existing facilirange use, development, conservation,

ties with emphasis on the full utilizapreservation, and management of the

tion of known technology will be exwater resources of the basin. The plan

plored in meeting water supply needs will be presented in a form and order

for domestic, municipal, agricultural, as determined by the Commission and and industrial water supply before shall include, but not be limited to the new programs or projects are apfollowing:

proved. (i) Statement of authority, purpose,

8 801.7 Water quality. objectives, and scope.

(ii) Description of the physical and (a) The signatory States have the human environment.

primary responsibility in the basin for (iii) Inventory of the basin's water water quality management and conresources and existing developments trol. However, protection of the water and facilities.

resources of the basin from pollution, (iv) Projection of immediate and and actions by the signatory parties to long-range water resources needs of achieve abatement and control of polthe basin.

lution are important to the Commis(v) Description of a general system sion. of measures and programs, including (b) The signatory parties have water quality and other standards as adopted water quality standards for determined necessary, and reasonable the intra and interstate waters of the alternatives considered essential to basin. Initially these standards will and capable of satisfying water re serve as the basis for the Commission's sources needs into the reasonably fore- water quality program in the compreseeable future.

hensive plan. (vi) Criteria used for review and ac- (c) The Commission's role in water ceptance of projects within the plan. quality management and control es

(vii) Procedures for updating and sentially will be one of coordination to modifying the plan.

ensure water quality standards are (viii) Necessary appendices.

adequate to protect broad public water

resources interests, and that uniform $ 801.6 Water supply.

policies and enforcement are affected (a) The Susquehanna River Basin is by the signatories. rich in water resources. With proper (d) The Commission shall:

(1) Encourage and coordinate efforts lish standards for flood plain manageof the signatory parties to prevent, ment. reduce, control, and eliminate water (4) Promote the use of flood insurpollution and to maintain water qual. ance by helping localities qualify for ity in accordance with established the national program. standards.

(5) Assist in the development of a (2) Promote government and private modern flood forecasting and warning sector implementation of maximum

system. practical use of waste utilization and treatment technology.

$ 801.9 Watershed management. (3) Promote and encourage State

(a) The character, extent, and qualand local governments and industry to plan for regional waste water treat

ity of water resources of a given waterment and management.

shed are strongly affected by the land

use practices within that watershed. (4) In cooperation with appropriate

Accordingly the Commission will agencies of the signatory parties, make

maintain close liaison with Federal, periodic inspections to ascertain the

State, and local highway, mining, soil, state of compliance with appropriate

forest, fish and wildlife, and recreation water quality standards, and as needed establish and operate water quality

agencies and with government agenmonitoring stations.

cies dealing with urban and residential

development programs. (38 FR 4662, Feb. 20, 1973, as amended at 38

(b) The Commission shall: FR 6386, Mar. 9, 1973)

(1) Promote sound practices of wa$ 801.8 Flood plain management and pro

tershed management including soil tection.

and water conservation measures, land

restoration and rehabilitation, erosion (a) Periodic inundation of lands

control, forest management, improvealong waterways has not discouraged

ment of fish and wildlife habitat, and development of flood hazards areas.

land use in highway, urban, and resiMajor floods cause loss of life, exten

dential development as related to sive damages, and other conditions not

water resources. in the public interest. A balanced flood plain management and protection pro

§ 801.10 Recreation. gram is needed to reduce the flood hazard to a minimum.

(a) The use of surface water re(b) The Commission may regulate

sources of the basin for recreation the use of flood prone lands with ap

purposes is extensive. Swimming, fishproval of the appropriate signatory

ing, boating, and other water oriented party, to safeguard public health, wel

activities have regional and local ecofare, safety and property, and to sus

nomic benefit as well as recreational tain economic development.

benefit. (c) To foster sound flood plain con

(b) The Conimission shall cooperate trols, as an essential part of water re

with public and private agencies in the sources management, the Commission planning and development of water-reshall:

lated recreation and fish and wildlife (1) Encourage and coordinate the ef- programs and projects within the forts of the signatory parties to con basin and shall: trol modification of the Susquehanna (1) Promote public access to and recRiver and its tributaries by encroach

reational use of existing and future ment.

public water areas. (2) Plan and promote implementa (2) Promote recreational use of tion of projects and programs of a public water supply reservoirs and structural and nonstructural nature lakes where adequate treatment of for the protection of flood plains sub water is provided, and/or where recreject to frequent flooding.

ational uses are compatible with pri(3) Assist in the study and classifica mary project purposes. tion of flood prone lands to ascertain (3) Include recreation as a purpose the relative risk of flooding, and estab- where feasible, in multipurpose water

use planning of reservoirs and other al is in accord with the comprehensive water bodies.

plan.

(2) Require that the proposed siting $ 801.11 Public values.

and location in the basin of any type (a) The basin has many points of ar- of electric generating facility or any cheological and historic interest, and facility located outside the basin is well endowed with vistas of aesthet- having an effect on the waters of the ic significance.

basin, shall be planned in direct con(b) The Commission fully recognizes sultation with the Commission to that the value of these areas cannot enable advarıce consideration of the be measured simply in economic terms possible effects of such installation on and will strive to preserve and pro

the water resources of the basin. mote them for the enjoyment and enrichment of present and future gen

$ 801.13 Proviso. erations.

(a) This part is promulgated pursu(c) The Commission shall:

ant to sections 3.1, 3.5(1), and 15.2 of (1) Seek the advice and assistance of the Compact and shall be construed appropriate societies and governmen and applied subject to all of the terms tal agencies in the identification of ar and conditions of the Compact and of cheological, historic, and scenic areas the provisions of Public Law 91-575, 84 and unique lands in any planning or Stat. 1509: Provided, Any provision in development affecting these attributes this statement of general policies that of the basin.

is inconsistent with the Compact itself

shall be null and void. $ 801.12 Electric power generation. (a) Significant uses are presently

PART 803_REVIEW OF PROJECTS being made of the waters of the basin for the generation of electric power at

Subpart A- Introduction hydro, pumped storage, and thermo

Sec. electric generating stations. Increased demands for electric power through

803.1 General.

803.2 Definitions. out the East Coast can be expected to

803.3 Projects requiring applications. result in proposals for the develop

803.4 Projects requiring review. ment of additional electric power gen

803.5 Review by Signatory Parties of Projerating stations located either in the

ects of Concern to the Commission. basin or nearby its borders.

803.6 Effective date. (b) There appears to be limited site potential in the basin for additional Subpart B-Application Procedure hydroelectric generation, and considerable potential for additional pumped

803.20 Purpose of this subpart. storage and thermoelectric generation.

803.21 Preliminary consultations.

803.22 Submission of application. The direct and indirect effects of ex

803.23 Contents of application. isting and proposed electric generation

803.24 Notice of receipt of application. projects will be considered by the

803.25 Staff review. Commission. Items of concern will include consumptive uses of water, alter

Subpart C-Public Hearing Procedure ation of natural stream regimen, effects on water quality, and on the

803.40 Public hearing requirement. other uses of the streams affected.

803.41 Notice of public hearing. (c) The Commission, in cooperation

803.42 Participants to a public hearing. with appropriate agencies of the signa

803.43 Representative capacity.

803.44 Description of project. tory parties, and with other public and

803.45 Adjudicatory hearing. private agencies shall:

803.46 Presiding officer. (1) Conduct a thorough review of ap

803.47 Memorandum of law or fact. plications to relicense existing electric 803.48 Consolidation of hearings. power generating projects and facili 803.49 Joint hearings. ties, and applications to amend exist 803.50 Transcript. ing licenses to determine if the propos 803.51 Adjournments.

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