PADEP Public Hearing and Informational Meeting on Air Quality Plan Approval
WHAT: PADEP Public Hearing and Informational Meeting on Air Quality Plan Approval for Marcus Hook Natural Gas Liquids Terminal Ethane Chiller Expansion
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6pm; Public Meeting from 6pm to 8pm; Public Hearing following the meeting
WHERE: The Ballrooms at Boothwyn, 1405 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061
WHY: PADEP is proposing a “Plan Approval for an Ethane Chilling Expansion Project at the Energy Transfer Marketing & Terminals, L.P. (ETMT) - Marcus Hook Terminal (MHT), which processes, stores, and distributes natural gas liquids (NGLs)… The community is invited to ask questions and receive answers from DEP’s program staff and ETMT’s staff. Following the meeting, a public hearing will be held to receive oral and written testimony regarding DEP’s intent to issue the Plan Approval.” (from PADEP at https://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/NewsRoomPublic/articleviewer.aspx?id=22341&typeid=1)
DETAILS: Excerpts from https://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/NewsRoomPublic/articleviewer.aspx?id=22341&typeid=1: “ETMT has proposed to expand the ethane chilling capacity at the MHT from approximately 75,000 barrels per day (bpd) to approximately 85,000 bpd.” “The facility is in an Environmental Justice (EJ) area. EJ areas are communities that are most vulnerable to environmental challenges. DEP is following its EJ Enhanced Public Participation Policy which was created to increase engagement in EJ areas and ensure the community can participate and be involved in a meaningful manner throughout the permitting process, when an existing facility expands its operations.
A notice of the public hearing appeared in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on August 5, 2023. Copies of the Plan Approval application, proposed Plan Approval, and other relevant information are available for public review; online or at the Mary M. Campbell Marcus Hook Public Library, 1015 Green Street; Suite B, Marcus Hook, PA 19061; or Marcus Hook Municipal Building 1111 Market Street, Marcus Hook, PA 19061; and at DEP’s Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.”
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TESTIFY? “Register with Stephanie Berardi, Regional Communications Manager for DEP’s Southeast Region, at 484-250-5808 or by email at email@example.com by 5:00 PM Monday, September 18, 2023. Oral comments are limited to three minutes per person and will be recorded. Written comments are due September 29, 2023. Submit to Mr. James D. Rebarchak, Environmental Program Manager, by email at ra- firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail or hand-delivered to DEP’s Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401”.
More information available in the Public Notice: PA Bulletin, page 4456