Wetland and Floodplains Statement of Findings for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500 kV Transmission Line
The National Park Service (NPS) has published the Draft Statement of Findings (SOF) for the construction and right-of-way permit as requested by Pennsylvania Power and Light Electric Utilities Corporations (PPL) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), in connection with their proposed Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line. The Draft SOF documents NPS compliance with Executive Order 11990, "Protection of Wetlands" and Executive Order 11988, "Floodplain Management". The applicants propose to replace an existing 230kV transmission line with a double circuit 500 kV transmission line across the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, and Appalachian National Scenic Trail, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Draft SOF describes the wetlands located along each of the five proposed alternatives, evaluates each wetland's functions and values, and describes the impacts to each wetland from the proposed installation of the transmission line. The Draft SOF also proposes compensation for wetland impacts for the preferred alternative. The Draft SOF also describes the floodplain associated with each alternative, evaluates the project's impacts to the floodplain, and proposes floodplain mitigation for the preferred alternative.
A public comment period has started and will end on August 16, 2012. The Draft Statement of Findings is available for review and comment on this PEPC website. Additionally, the Draft Statement of Findings will be available for viewing at the Delaware Water Gap NRA Headquarters, 1 River Road (off US 209) Bushkill, PA.
To submit your comments, select "Comment on Document" above. If you prefer to mail your comments select the "Print Form" link on the "Comment on Document" page. Please submit comments by August 16, 2012.
07/17/2012 - 08/16/2012