Friday, November 10, 2023

DEP Invites Comments On Columbia County Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Compressor Station Air Quality Permit And Will Hold A Hearing Dec. 19 - If One Is Requested

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the November 11 PA Bulletin it is inviting comments and will hold a public hearing December 19 on a proposed Air Quality RACT 3 Plan Approval permit for the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC Compressor Station 517 in Jackson Township, Columbia County-- if a hearing is requested.  (
PA Bulletin, page 7050)  
(PA Bulletin, page 7083)

The hearing will be held at DEP’s Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street in Williamsport starting at 1:00 p.m.

To request a hearing, to register to speak at a hearing, or to inquire if a hearing will be held, please contact Megan Lehman at 570-327-3659.

The status of the hearing will be posted on the DEP Regional Office Community Information webpage.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for a summary of the permit, where it can be viewed and how to submit comments to DEP regardless of whether a hearing is held. (PA Bulletin, page 7050  (PA Bulletin, page 7083)

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Upcoming Events

-- University Of Pittsburgh Studies Of Shale Gas Development Health Impacts To Be Discussed At Nov. 14 Joint Meeting Of DEP Citizens Advisory Council, Environmental Justice Advisory Board  [PaEN]

-- PA League Of Women Voters, University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health Nov. 14 Shale Gas & Public Health Conference  [PaEN]

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-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - November 4 to 10 - Eight More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Venting Gas; Improper Plugging, Failed To Restore Well Pads  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - November 11  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Posted 63 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In November 11 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]  

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-- TribLive Editorial: Is Shapiro's Voluntary Agreement With CNX The Right Move For Gas Well Safety?  'We Do Not Trust Foxes To Guard Henhouses'  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On Columbia County Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Compressor Station Air Quality Permit And Will Hold A Hearing Dec. 19 - If One Is Requested  [PaEN]

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-- PUC Begins Process To Explore Rulemaking Related To Use Of Distributed Energy Resources And 'Virtual' Power Plants  [PaEN] 

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Host Nov. 15 Online Discussion - Rethinking Our Connection To Fossil Fuels  [PaEN]

-- DEP To Hold Last 3 Hearings On Interim Final Environmental Justice Permit Review Policy  [PaEN]

[Posted: November 10, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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