Friday, May 5, 2017

DEP Water Resources Committee Reviews Pipeline Water Quality Cert. Policy May 10

On May 10, DEP’s Water Resources Advisory Committee meets to discuss a new, draft policy on how the agency will review Section 401 Water Quality Certifications for natural gas pipeline projects regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The policy outlines how DEP expects applicants to interact with the department and when during the certification process, how it will handle public notices and comment and outlines standard categories of certification conditions.
One of the goals is to standardize the way certification is handled across the state.
Also on the agenda for discussion are--
-- Chapter 102 Erosion & Sedimentation Control, NPDES Permitting Process Listening Session Results And Tentative Plans For Moving Forward
-- Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Proposed Project Cumulative Impacts For Chapter 105 Water Obstruction And Encroachment Permit Application Technical Guidance Aimed At Pipelines.  (Public comment period ended March 21.  Click Here for a copy.)
-- Chesapeake Bay Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan Development
The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg starting at 9:30.
For more information and copies of available documents, visit DEP’s Water Resources Advisory Committee webpage.  Questions should be directed to: Diane Wilson by sending email to: or call 717-787-3730.

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