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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-2011


Availability of the Governor's Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Draft Final Report

[45 Pa.B. 6638]
[Saturday, November 14, 2015]

 In the next decade, this Commonwealth will undergo a substantial pipeline infrastructure growth to transport gas and related byproducts from thousands of wells throughout this Commonwealth. This unprecedented development creates an opportunity for the Commonwealth to engage stakeholders in a collaborative process to achieve a world-class pipeline infrastructure system.

 On July 7, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf announced the 48-member Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (Task Force), informed by 12 different workgroups. The workgroups met over the course of 3 months and developed recommendations for pipeline development with a focus on:

 • Agriculture

 • Conservation and Natural Resources

 • County Government

 • Emergency Preparedness

 • Environmental Protection

 • Historical/Cultural/Tribal Impacts

 • Local Government

 • Natural Gas End Use

 • Pipeline Safety and Integrity

 • Public Participation

 • Siting and Routing

 • Workforce and Economic Development

 The recommendations developed by the workgroups will be reported to the Task Force for additional discussion, consideration and assimilation into the final report that will be presented to Governor Tom Wolf in February 2016.

A. Public Comments

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is now accepting comments on the Draft Task Force Report through December 14, 2015.

 Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at Written comments should be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063,

B. Contact

 Questions concerning the comment period and report can be directed to the Task Force at The draft report is available on the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force).

 Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Department at (717) 783-8727, or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2011. Filed for public inspection November 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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