Since applying for water permits to the NJDEP a third time via letters dated June 10, 2019, the NJDEP has issued two deficiency letters to Williams/Transco – June 25 and July 12. These letters are attached.
- The applications for Waterfront Development (Upland & In-Water Individual Permits) and Coastal Wetlands (Individual Permit) have been deemed by the NJDEP to be technically complete. Thus, they are “complete for review”, and this mean that the NJDEP has until September 25 to make a decision about granting or denying these particular permits.
- Permit applications for Freshwater Wetlands and Flood Hazard Area remain technically deficient. The NJDEP has requested revised Stormwater Management calculations to account for soil units that were reported as different in soil survey reports and in geotechnical investigation reports. They also requested that Williams/Transco demonstrate that the road to the Higgins Farm EPA Remediation Building is not a practicable alternative to their proposed access road.
WHAT TO DO?
Use the attached sample letter and let the NJDEP know that you want them to schedule 3 fact-finding meetings (a.k.a. “public hearings”) near the proposed compressor station site in Franklin Twp., neat the pipeline proposed in Old Bridge and Sayreville, and near the Bayshore communities in Monmouth County who will be affected by the proposed in-water pipeline.
NOTE: Requests for new fact-finding meetings (public hearings) need to be received by the NJDEP by Friday, August 2.
Click here to download letter. Copy & paste the into an email, or print, sign and send by mail, adding anything that you think is relevant.
- Email it to the NJDEP Commissioner and others involved in overseeing the permit reviews. Email addresses = below.
- In the Subject line of your email, type: NESE June 2019 Permit applications – Requesting Hearings and more time.
- Copy & paste these email addresses to use in the “Send” area:
Email copy to:
You can also print the letter and add your personal information at the bottom to then snail mail it to the Commissioner McCabe.