NJDEP Application Highlights – Hopewell Site Assessments

This installment highlights the Attachment G1 maps and wetlands/waterbody regulated crossings in Hopewell Township.

This starts at Goat Hill Road and then traverses South East along the PennEast route e.g. Baldpate, Bear Tavern Road, Scotch Road, etc in order.

NJDEP Application Attachment G1 – Hopewell Part 1 (Goat Hill)

NJDEP Application Attachment G1 – Hopewell Part 2

NJDEP Application Attachment G1 – Hopewell Part 3

NJDEP Application Attachment G1 – Hopewell Part 4

NJDEP Application Attachment G1 – Hopewell Part 5

 

NJDEP Application Highlights Part 2

Here is part 2 of highlights from the PennEast application to the NJ DEP.

Lambertville Suez Wetlands Delineation Details:

NJDEP Attachment F – Wetlands delineation (Lambertville/Suez)

Overview of Attachment G1

NJDEP Attachment G1 – Part 1 (Environmental Report)

NJDEP Attachment G1 – Part 2 (Environmental Report)

NJDEP Attachment G1 – Part 3 (Environmental Report)

All of West Amwell water body and wetland crossing assessments (Environmental Reports to follow).  Note that these are in order from Alexauken Creek South to Goat Hill Road.

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessments Part 1

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessments Part 2

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessments Part 3

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessment Part 4

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Asessment Part 5

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessment Part 6

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessment Part 7

NJDEP Attachment G1 – West Amwell Assessments Part 8

PennEast NJDEP Application Highlights

On August 8, 2019 PennEast dropped its application to the NJDEP for the CWA and other permits.  As part of the process, PennEast sent hard copy of the application to every municipality along the route.  Good news – West Amwell Clerk received it.

Bad news – we only have hard copies right now.  A huge set of binders that spanned 6 boxes, plus 6 more boxes of maps.  And no real indexing.

Until/unless we get an electronic copy, I’ve started scanning critical portions of the application.  The first batch is below, from Volume I of the hard copy application.  Note that not all sections are complete, this is only the information that looked most relevant to me.

Link: PE NJDEP Application Summary and Introduction

Link: Attachment B – DLUR Application Form and Associated Attachments (Partial only)

Link: Attachment D – Application Fee Calculation and Copy of Application Fee

Link: Attachment I1 – Project Figures – Tax Maps

Link: Attachment I-4: Soil Maps

Link: Attachment I5: Wetland Maps

Link: Attachment L: National Park Service Consultation

Link: Attachment T – Previous Approvals

More to come when I have time.  The summary (first link) includes the Table of Contents of the whole submission.  If there’s something you’d like me to scan as a priority, let me know and I’ll put you in my queue 🙂

 

 

My Request for Stay on PennEast

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While others are pursuing Stays and Rehearing requests on the grounds of NEPA and environmental damage, I’m sticking with the eminent domain aspect of it, and the 198 land parcels and their owners being brought to eminent domain court.  Today I filed my Request for Stay on that basis:

MichaelSpillePennEastRequestForStay

It won’t show up until tomorrow as FERC has the day off for President’s Day.

I’m sure this will get Tolled to death along with the 18 Request for Rehearings and several request for stays out there, but I want to keep the condemnation issue front and center on the FERC commissioner’s mind.  It turns out the Grinch had a heart in there somewhere, perhaps one of the concurring FERC  Commissioners have one too.

 

The Cost of Eminent Domain Part III

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As of yesterday PennEast continued to file against landowners in NJ.  Here is the latest spreadsheet.

There are now 147 parcels in NJ and 50 in PA that are having condemnation proceedings brought against them.  We are up to 190 acres of permanent ROW they want to forcibly take from landowners, and an additional 339 acres that will be destroyed during construction.

PE Condemnation Parcelsv3 (Excel format)

PE Condemnation Parcelsv3 (PDF Format)

In addition, Debbie Kratzer has updated her map with the latest data from above to show where all of the condemnation suits are happening in NJ (we don’t have the GIS data for PA available at this time).  This is really an enormous powerful visual to show how wide spread resistance to PennEast is, and the true eminent domain impact on our region.

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