SRBC Seeks Comments on Rule Changes that Govern Shale Gas Drilling, Two Public Hearings Scheduled

On June 23, 2011, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) approved the release and publication of a Proposed Rulemaking package which, if finally adopted after being subject to public review and comment, would make certain changes to 18 CFR Part 806.

The purpose of the regulatory amendments set forth in this proposed rulemaking is to make further modifications to the Commission’s project review regulations, most of which relate to the approval of hydrocarbon development projects (ie shale gas drilling). These changes would be made to 18CFR Part 806. An Executive Summary of the proposed rule changes is embedded below.

Comments on these proposed rules may be submitted to the Commission on or before August 23, 2011. Comments may be mailed to: Mr. Richard A. Cairo, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391, or by email to [email protected] .

Two public hearings will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown, 2?8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York 13901

Those who wish to testify are asked to notify the Mr. Cairo in advance, if possible:

Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel
Tel: 717-238-0423, ext. 306
Fax: 717-238-2436
E-mail:  [email protected]