IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERSTATE WATER QUALITY PLAN

The water quality control plan of the interstate Delaware River Basin is part of a multifunctional master plan for water resources conservation, development, and management in the 13,000-mile, four-state region. The master plan, or Comprehensive Plan, is required by the Delaware River Basin Compact, and has the force of law. No project or development affecting the water resources of the Basin can be undertaken if it is in conflict with the comprehensive Plan, which includes policies, standards, criteria, and general goals, as well as physical projects and facilities, deemed necessary by the Delaware River Basin Commission for the purposes of the Compact. The water quality plan is being implemented by the Basin community under the guidance and regulatory control of the Commission. Compliance is effected by: (1) Mandatory consultative planning between the Commission and sponsors of projects that may influence water quality; and (2) formal detailed review of water-related projects before construction approval is granted by the Commission.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference on Planning for Water Quality Management, Ithaca, N.Y., June 26-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Hull, CHJ
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 495-509
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 11177 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM