Falcon Pipeline: PaDEP will hold public hearings

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced public hearings on Shell's "Falcon" pipeline. Watch our calendar for times and locations as they are determined.

On its webpage, DEP says:

DEP is aware of the significant public interest regarding additional public participation opportunities for this project. DEP chose to extend the comment period on the Chapter 105 applications and has opened a comment period for the Chapter 102 application. Comment periods for the Chapter 105, Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Applications and Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control Permit Application for Earth Disturbance Activities will be open through April 17, 2018.

DEP has elected to hold a public hearing in each of the counties on the pipeline route before the end of the comment period: Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington. Details are being finalized and will be posted, noticed in newspapers and the Pennsylvania Bulletin, and conveyed in a press release once finalized.