For months MDN has encouraged its readers to get behind and support Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project–a $3 billion, 198-mile pipeline project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeastern PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County. In February the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its final seal of approval for the project (see Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Gets Final Approval by FERC). But such approvals are never the last word in the complex world of building pipelines. In addition to FERC’s approval, Williams still needs permits from the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The DEP moves like a glacier, but finally they are holding their first public hearing on the project. The hearing will deal specifically and only with a compressor station in Lycoming County, PA. The hearing is scheduled for April 19 (next Wednesday) in Jersey Shore, PA. You KNOW the antis will launch an all-out assault at the meeting. It is important for those of us who support Atlantic Sunrise to also attend and offer words of support for the compressor station, and the project. Williams has a special form (click here) where you can register your intent to attend…
A notice from the DEP about the session:
The PA Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on a proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for an emergency generator and compressor capacity at the Transco natural gas pipeline compressor station located in Mifflin Township, Lycoming County on April 19.
The hearing will be held at the Salladasburg Elementary School, 3490 State Route 287, Jersey Shore. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and DEP officials will share information about the proposed plan. The public meeting where the public can make comments on the record starts at 7:15 p.m.
Anyone who wishes to present oral testimony during the public hearing may register that evening prior to the hearing. Citizens will have a maximum of five minutes each to present testimony. Written testimony of any length also will be accepted.
The testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document. DEP will respond in writing to all testimony provided during the public hearing relevant to the proposed plan approval (41-00001B).
Persons unable to attend the public hearing can submit a written statement to the department by the close of business on May 1, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
The hearing will be held at the Salladasburg Elementary School, 3490 State Route 287, Jersey Shore. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and the hearing at 7:15 p.m.
For more information contact Muhammad Zaman, DEP Williamsport Office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport or call 570-327-3648.
See DEP bulletin for more details: //www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol47/47-10/47-10.pdf
A notice from Williams about the session:
The PA Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on Atlantic Sunrise related to a proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for an emergency generator at the Transco natural gas pipeline compressor station located in Mifflin Township, Lycoming County. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at the Salladasburg Elementary School, 3490 State Route 287, Jersey Shore. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and the hearing at 7:15 p.m.
This public meeting is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and comments about the proposed plan being considered by the PA DEP. Any person wishing to comment in person is welcome to join other members of their community by attending the meeting. You will be able to sign up to speak at the meeting.
If you plan on attending, please do let Williams know by using the RSVP form below and they will make sure to send you the meeting details and any necessary updates prior to the meeting. I hope to see you there.
RSVP Page Link: //action.atlanticsunriseexpansion.com/padep_meeting_jerseyshore
Thank you for your continued support.