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NJ DEP Public Hearing

NJ DEP will host a public hearing to present comments on pending permit applications. Click here to view the formal notice.

Monday, February 23, 2015
7 p.m.
Nassau Inn (Senior Room)
Ten Palmer Square East
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
 
All information submitted by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company to the Division of Land Use Regulation in support of these Individual Permit Applications is available for public inspection at the office of the Municipal Clerk in Clinton and Readington Townships, Hunterdon County and Branchburg Township, Somerset County for the Pleasant Run Loop and  Princeton Township, Mercer County and Montgomery Township, Somerset County for the Skillman Loop.

Public Open Houses

Williams formally introduced the Leidy Southeast project to approximately 200 people during a series of public workshops conducted in the project area in mid-April. Four workshops, also known as “open houses,” were open to the public and designed to provide interested parties an opportunity to meet project personnel, review maps, learn more about the regulatory process, ask questions and share feedback.  To view a copy of the display materials, click here. The meetings were held on the following dates and locations.

Wednesday, April 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Branchburg, NJ
HYATT house
3141 Route 22 East,
Branchburg, New Jersey
 
Thursday, April 11
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Skillman, NJ
Otto Kaufman Community Center
356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558
 
Tuesday, April 16 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Poconos, PA
Poconos Inn at the Poconos
One Manor Drive
Pocono Manor, PA  18229
 
Wednesday, April 17
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Wilkes Barre, PA
The Woodlands Inn
1073 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre,  PA  18702

Williams is dedicated to working with communities to identify facility locations that minimize impacts on the community and the environment, while balancing the needs of customers. Early involvement from communities helps the company identify and address issues related to project design and location.

The meetings are informal. Pipeline staff, representing a variety of disciplines, will be present to listen to landowners, public officials, and other interested stakeholders who attend the meetings to learn more about the project.

Importance of the public’s input

The review process builds public communication into the beginning of the FERC approval process – before a formal application is filed – so interested parties may participate more fully in the route selection process.

Williams is committed to extensive public outreach in advance of submitting our application to the FERC. Our goals are to:

  • Generate a broad awareness of the project, its purposes and value to the region’s economy and to meeting the future energy needs of the state and region.
  • Ensure that community residents and a broad range of stakeholders have ample opportunity to understand the process and their rights, ask questions, voice concerns and present ideas about the project.
  • Create an atmosphere of openness, disclosure and public dialogue in which we can respond to questions, concerns and suggestions presented by the community and other stakeholders.

Our public outreach tools include:

  • Direct correspondence with property owners along the possible routes
  • Contact with the local news media
  • Establishment of a toll-free information phone number, 1-866-455-9103, project website, newsletter and e-mail address (pipelineexpansion@williams.com)
  • Contact with community leaders, public officials and other stakeholders
  • Creation of materials explaining the project
  • Enhancing access to information about property owners’ rights and the regulatory review/approval process
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