PennEast Pipeline Information
The Township Committee has appointed a PennEast Pipeline Sub-committee to advise the Committee on Pipeline issues.
Mayor Dan Bush, Chair
Committeeman Ray Krov (Utilities Liaison to the Township Committee)
Michael Keady (Chairman, Holland Township Environmental Commission)
Larry LaFevre (Chairman, Holland Township Agricultural Advisory Board)
September 7, 2016 RE: Proposed PennEast Pipeline Project FERC Docket # CPlS-558
Holland Township Committee Comments in Support of August 23 Comments by New Jersey Highlands Council on Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Email Confirmation received from FERC on January 26, 2015
This is to confirm receipt by the FERC Office of the Secretary of the following electronic submission:
-Submission ID: 545355
-Docket(s) No.: PF15-1-000
-Filed By: Holland Township
-Signed By: Richard Cushing
-Filing Desc: Report / Form of Holland Township under PF15-1-000. Resolution pertaining to environmental review by FERC in connection with prefiling -Submission Date/Time: 1/26/2015 1:46:10 PM -Filed Date: 1/26/2015 1:46:10 PM
Authorizing the Attorney to file another copy of Resolution dated October 21, 2014 and a copy of the Environmental Resources Inventory Element of the Holland Township Master Plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
WHEREAS, the Township of Holland, Hunterdon County, adopted a Resolution dated October 21, 2014 opposing the proposed PennEast Pipeline for the reasons set forth therein; and
WHEREAS, the Resolution was predicated to a large extend upon technical information contained in the Environmental Resources Inventory Element of the Holland Township Master Plan which has been adopted by the New Jersey Highlands Council; and
WHEREAS, the Township believes that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), as part of its Scoping Process, should have the technical data upon which the Resolution was based.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Holland that the Municipal Attorney is authorized to file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission another copy of Resolution dated October 21, 2014 and a copy of the Environmental Resources Inventory Element of the Holland Township Master Plan which has been adopted by the New Jersey Highlands Council.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk shall forward copies of this Resolution to the New Jersey Highlands Council.
Hunterdon County Legislators and Officials Support Lance’s Request
for Local Hearing on PennEast Pipeline
Proposed 100 mile natural gas pipeline would run through Hunterdon County
Trenton, N.J. – State and local officials in Hunterdon County expressed their strong support for Congressman Leonard Lance’s request that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hold a public hearing in the county regarding the proposed PennEast Natural Gas Pipeline. State Senators Kip Bateman and Mike Doherty, Assembly Republicans John DiMaio, Erik Peterson, Donna Simon and Jack Ciattarelli, were joined by county freeholders and mayors asking FERC to add Hunterdon County to the list of sites where a public discussion will take place.
Last week, FERC announced it will hold five public meetings on the impact of the 100 mile pipeline which will start in Luzerne County, Pa. and extend through Holland, Alexandria, Kingwood, Delaware and West Amwell townships. The only meeting in New Jersey is scheduled at the College of New Jersey, in Mercer County.
Officials agree with Lance that county residents should have the opportunity to voice their concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment and quality of life at a sixth meeting in the county. The approval process is expected to take several years with PennEast indicating it expects construction to begin in late 2017.
In response to inquiries regarding the 100 mile pipeline proposed that will cross the Delaware River.
PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, Announces Project To Supply Lower Cost Marcellus Natural Gas To Mid-Atlantic Region.
The proposed PennEast Pipeline will bring low-cost Marcellus gas to natural gas customers in southeast Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At a cost of approximately $1 billion, this new 100-mile pipeline is designed with a 30-inch diameter to deliver up to 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day. The pipeline will originate in Luzerne County in northeast Pennsylvania and terminate at Transco’s Trenton-Woodbury interconnection near Trenton, New Jersey.
PennEast will begin preliminary engineering studies in the coming months, along with a formal application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). If all local, state and federal approvals are timely approved, construction of the pipeline could begin in 2017.
For more information, please go to http://www.penneastpipeline.com.
Additional information can be found at the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). FERC evaluates interstate natural gas pipeline applications for approval. Also, the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Pipeline Safety (www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline), which enforces regulations of the nation’s pipeline transportation system, is another valuable source of information.
PennEast Pipeline Company has developed an interactive mapping tool to assist landowners, neighbors and community leaders on the proposed route of the PennEast Pipeline. The map, which is available on our website at www.penneastpipeline.com, allows users to type their address into the search box to determine the general proximity of the proposed pipeline route to their property.