Thursday, March 21, 2019

March 27 DEP Meeting On Proposed Drilling Permits At U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Plant, Allegheny County

On March 21, Department of Environmental Protection announced it will hold a public meeting March 27 to present information and answer questions on the applications for permits for natural gas drilling on U.S. Steel Corporation’s Edgar Thomson Plant.
The meeting will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Braddock Volunteer Fire Department #2 Social Hall located at 845 Talbot Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and pre-registration is not required.
DEP has invited representatives from Merrion Oil & Gas, U.S. Steel, and the Allegheny County Health Department. ACHD oversees air quality permitting and enforcement in Allegheny County.
The meeting coincides with a 30-day open public comment period on Merrion Oil & Gas’s application for an Erosion and Sediment Control Permit (ESP070218-001).
Interested individuals can submit comments to DEP’s Southwest District Office: Oil and Gas Program Manager, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 attention: Brian Bailey, P.E. Responses should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments; identification of the permit application number (ESP070218-001), and concise statements regarding the relevance of the information or objections to issuance of the permit.
DEP is also reviewing Merrion’s application for a Utility Line Stream Crossing (GP05020718002) and Well Drilling and Operation permits (003-22563).
Applications and supporting documents under consideration by DEP are available for review on DEP’s website under the Merrion Oil & Gas webpage, or by scheduling a file review by contacting DEP’s Southwest Regional Office at 412-442-4203.    
Individuals in need of an accommodation in order to participate in the meeting, as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, should contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how DEP may accommodate your needs.
Questions should be directed to Lauren Fraley, DEP Southwest Regional Office, by calling 412-442-4203 or send email to:

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