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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-2204


Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Delaware River Pipeline Relocation Project

[46 Pa.B. 7901]
[Saturday, December 17, 2016]

 This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. § 1455(d)(14)), regarding public participation during consistency determinations. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Coastal Resources Management Program has received notice that Sunoco Logistics Partners, LP and the Monroe Energy Company (SXL/MIPC) are proposing the Delaware River Pipeline Relocation Project.

 SXL/MIPC is seeking authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to relocate, replace, remove, in part, and abandon, in part, two existing 12-inch and 8-inch diameter natural gas pipelines extending across the Delaware River between Delaware County, PA and Gloucester County, NJ in the vicinity of the Philadelphia International Airport, just west of Fort Mifflin and the Philadelphia County line. Existing pipelines will be removed from the navigation channel by a bucket dredge and the remaining pipe will be capped and left in place. The new pipelines will be installed beneath the Delaware River by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). A temporary HDD pad, pullback area and trenching will be installed in the floodplain. Upon project completion, all impacted areas will be returned to preconstruction grade and conditions.

 This project is subject to Department review for Federal consistency because it is a Federal license and permit activity and will have reasonably foreseeable effects on the Commonwealth's coastal resources or uses.

 In accordance with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations in 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart D (relating to consistency for activities requiring a Federal license or permit), SXL/MIPC has determined that the proposed activity will be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable enforceable policies of the Commonwealth's NOAA-approved Coastal Resources Management Program. Interested parties may request a copy of the Federal Consistency Certification from the Department contact listed as follows.

 Questions regarding this review should be directed to Matthew Walderon, Federal Consistency Coordinator, at (717) 772-2196 or

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before January 3, 2017, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. 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 urged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at Written comments should be submitted by e-mail to, or by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Compacts and Commissions Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8465, Harrisburg, PA 17101-8465.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2204. Filed for public inspection December 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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