On the state level, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) issues permits for wetlands and waterways crossings and for compressor stations.
The PA DEP has given the public an additional 60 days to comment on the 102/105 water encroachment permits relating to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. We now have until August 1st 2016!
Now we can continue to request a Public Hearing so we can have an open, public conservation with the DEP about our concerns. Click here for info on submitting a request.
Although the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline would be entirely within Pennsylvania, it is permitted and regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) because through its connection to the Transco Pipeline, it transports natural gas over state lines.
Williams filed their application in March 2015. FERC is currently reviewing the environmental impact of the project. Williams is expecting a decision in January 17, 2017 and, if approved, plans to begin construction shortly thereafter.
On May 5th, 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project.
The Draft EIS for the Atlantic Sunrise project has a limited public comment period which currently end on June 27, 2016. Due to the bulk of the information, many are requesting an extension of the comment period.
There will also be 4 public comment meetings, all beginning at 7 PM, where you can share your comments and concerns.