The Department of Environmental Protection will hold three public hearings on the proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline in Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.
The project involves a total of 59.6 miles of 12 inch pipeline-- 11.6 miles in Allegheny County, 30 miles in Beaver County and 18 miles in Washington County.
The complete ethane pipeline will connect the Shell ethane plant in Beaver County with facilities in other parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The hearings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 on--
-- April 3: Central Valley High School Auditorium 160 Baker Road Extension, Monaca, Beaver County;
-- April 4: Burgettstown Area School District Campus, LGI Room, 104 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, Washington County; and
-- April 5: Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium, 618 Harbaugh Street Sewickley, Allegheny County.
Those who wish to present testimony during a scheduled hearing are asked to register in advance by contacting the regional office. Registration for the hearing will be taken through to the business day prior to the hearing.
If time permits at the hearing, those who did not register in advance will be given the opportunity to testify.
To register contact Lauren Fraley, Southwest Regional Office, 412-442-4203 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department will accept written comments on the Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment and Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control permit applications through April 17, 2018. Comments on the applications can be e-mailed or sent via postal mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Regional Office, Waterways and Wetlands Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by email to: RA-EPWW-SWRO@pa.gov.For more details, read the March 10 PA Bulletin notice on page 1476.