[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 222 (Monday, November 22, 2021)]
[Pages 66291-66292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25445]



Notice of Proposed Methodology for the 2022 Delaware River and 
Bay Water Quality Assessment Report

AGENCY: Delaware River Basin Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed methodology.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the methodology proposed to be 
used in the 2022 Delaware River and Bay Water Quality Assessment Report 
is available for review and comment.

DATES: Comments on the assessment methodology or recommendations for 
the consideration of data sets should be submitted in writing before 
5:00 p.m. Eastern on February 18, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Comments will be accepted via email to 
[email protected],

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with ``Water Quality Assessment 2022'' as the subject line; via U.S. 
Mail to DRBC, Attn: Water Quality Assessment 2022, P.O. Box 7360, West 
Trenton, NJ 08628-0360; via private carrier to DRBC, Attn: Water 
Quality Assessment 2022, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360; by 
hand to the latter address; or via fax to 609-883-9522. All submissions 
should include the phrase ``Water Quality Assessment 2022'' in the 
subject line and should contain the name, address (street address 
optional) and affiliation, if any, of the commenter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jacob Bransky, Aquatic Biologist, 
[email protected], 609-883-9500, ext. 271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Delaware River Basin Commission 
(``DRBC'' or ``Commission'') is a Federal-interstate compact agency 
that was created in 1961 by concurrent legislation of the States of 
Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
and the United States Government for purpose of jointly managing the 
water resources of the Delaware River Basin.
    DRBC currently is compiling data for the 2022 Delaware River and 
Bay Water Quality Assessment Report (``2022 Assessment'') required by 
the federal Clean Water Act (``CWA''). The 2022 Assessment will present 
the extent to which waters of the Delaware River and Bay are attaining 
designated uses in accordance with Section 305(b) of the CWA and the 
Commission's Water Quality Regulations, 18 CFR part 410, and will 
identify impaired waters, which consist of waters in which surface 
water quality standards are not being met.
    The proposed assessment methodology to be used in the 2022 
Assessment is available for review at the following URL: https://www.nj.gov/drbc/library/documents/WQAssessmentReport2022_MethodologyDRAFTnov2021.pdf.

(Authority: Pub. L. 87-328, 75 stat. 688.)

    Dated: November 16, 2021.
Pamela M. Bush,
Commission Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-25445 Filed 11-19-21; 8:45 am]