NJDEP Hearing Feb. 11 on Transco Pipeline Permits for 1200′ Open Cut Construction

Posted on February 4, 2016

TAKE NOTICE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION has received an application for the installation of approximately 1,200 feet of 42-inch gas pipeline via open cut construction within Montgomery Township, Somerset County. This pipeline installation represents the final construction phase of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company’s (Transco) Skillman Loop. Under previous permits issued by the Department, this length of pipeline was to be installed by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). However, due to local geologic conditions, the HDD installation has been unsuccessful. Therefore, Transco is requesting a new Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit and a Major Modification to their existing Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit that would allow this length of pipeline to be installed within regulated areas by open cutting. APPLICANT: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company PROJECT: Leidy Southeast Expansion Project-Skillman Loop LOCATION: Immediately north of Cherry Valley Road (Milepost 1778.2 to 1778.5) Montgomery Township, Somerset County FILE NUMBERS: “Skillman Loop”: 0000-13-0012.3 FHA 150002 Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit 0000-13-0012.3 FWW 150001- Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit- Major Modification The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to attend a Public Hearing and present comments on these applications.

HEARING DATE: February 11, 2016 HEARING TIME: 7:00 P.M. HEARING LOCATION: Montgomery Township Upper Middle School 375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, New Jersey 08558 All information submitted by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company to the Division of Land Use Regulation in support of the above referenced applications is available for public inspection at the office of the Municipal Clerk in Montgomery Township, Somerset County for the Skillman Loop. The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to submit written comments on the above referenced applications postmarked within fifteen (15) days of the close of the Public Hearing to: Mark Harris, Division of Land Use Regulation Mail Code 501-02A P.O. Box 420 Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420.

Source: NJDEP