Wednesday, September 25, 2019

PUC Hosts Oct. 9 Hearing On Duquesne Light Transmission Line Project in Allegheny County

On September 25, the Public Utility Commission’s Office of Administrative Law Judge has scheduled a public input hearing on October 9 in Allegheny County to gather comments regarding an electric transmission line application submitted by Duquesne Light Company, along with a related application to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire a certain portion of land in connection with the project.
The application involves the siting and construction of Duquesne Light’s proposed “Brunot Island – Crescent Project” which would impact sections of the City of Pittsburgh and McKees Rocks Borough, as well as Kennedy Township, Robinson Township, Moon Township and Crescent Township in Allegheny County, along with the acquisition of land in Moon Township.
The public input hearing will be held starting at 6 p.m. at Robert Morris University, Yorktown Hall (Westinghouse Banquet Room), 8256 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108
PUC Administrative Law Judge Mary D. Long will preside over the public input hearing and those attending the hearing should use the conference center entrances, located on right side of the building.
If you are a person with a disability and you wish to attend the hearing, please call the scheduling office at the PUC at least five business days prior to the hearing to discuss possible arrangements for your special needs. 
If you require an interpreter to participate in the hearings, every reasonable effort will be made to have an interpreter present. Please call the PUC scheduling office at least ten business days prior to the hearing to submit your request.
The scheduling office can be reached at 717-787-1399, or the relay service number for persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired is 1-800-654-5988.
More information about the review process for electric transmission line projects is available on the PUC website.
Offering Testimony at a Public Input Hearing
Members of the public are welcome to attend public input hearings, either to observe or to speak. Any formal testimony that is offered during the hearing will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision.
The PUC offers tips on how to participate, including:
-- Prepare what you are going to say beforehand. Even though it is not required, you may want to write out your statement, which can be read.
-- Bring copies of your remarks. If you have a written statement you would like to give to the judge as evidence, please bring two copies for the court reporter and several copies for the other participants.
-- Understand that parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.
For more information on the regulation of public utilities, visit the Public Utility Commission website.

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