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FYI … The Army Corps of Engineers(ACE) is soliciting comments on the PennEast Pipeline application for construction at FEW and Beltzville.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District posted two public notices today:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District has received an application to alter a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Project, pursuant to 33 USC 408. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments and recommendations from the public concerning issuance of a Department of the Army permit for the work described below.
Applicant: PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC 1 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 2C01, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Federal Projects: Beltzville Dam and Reservoir; Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir
BELTZVILLE DAM & RESERVOIR: Construction and permanent easement for 36″ natural gas pipeline crossing Beltzville State Park and Reservoir. The pipeline will be horizontally directionally drilled approximately 6,100 feet in length. One temporary 1.4 acre bore pad is proposed in a field off Pohopoco Drive between the Christman and Wildcreek Trailheads. The attached plan and profile drawing details the proposed alignment.
FRANCIS E. WALTER DAM & RESERVOIR: Construction and permanent easement for a 36″ natural gas pipeline crossing Francis E. Walter Reservoir. The pipeline will be constructed using open cut methods across the federal government property interests including 444 feet crossing the Lehigh River. The attached plan and profile drawings detail the proposed alignment.
The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the proposed modification specifically to the authorized federal civil works project to ensure that it is not injurious to the public interest or affect the USACE project’s ability to meet its authorized purpose(s). Click below link for complete public notice documents and more details on Section 408 applications:
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