Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DEP Extends Comment Period For Northampton County Compressor Station Air Permit

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced it has extended the public comment period for the air quality plan approval on the proposed Easton Compressor Station in Northampton County by two weeks. DEP will accept written comments until 4 p.m. on December 8.
The plan approval application was submitted in January of 2014 by Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. to make modifications to its existing Easton Compressor Station. The company is proposing to replace its two existing turbines with two new natural gas-fired compressor turbines, an emergency generator and ancillary heating sources.
The draft plan approval application is available for review by the public at DEP’s Northeast Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre and Bethlehem District Office. To make an appointment, residents should contact the Northeast Regional Office at 570-826-2523, or the Bethlehem District Office at 610-861-2070.
Comments should be submitted to Mark Wejkszner, Air Quality Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
On November 10, DEP hosted a public meeting and hearing about the plan approval application at Easton Area Middle School. Residents were given the opportunity to submit oral and written comments during that meeting.
For more information, call 570-826-2511.

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