PennEast Pipeline Proposed Route
In October 2014, PennEast entered the voluntary “pre-filing phase” of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) review process to establish a framework for obtaining early input regarding the proposed PennEast Pipeline Project. Throughout the pre-filing phase, PennEast obtained extensive feedback from receptive landowners, public officials, the community and others that has allowed PennEast to prepare a more complete and accurate Certificate filing that best minimizes community and environmental impacts.
In response to beneficial community input, PennEast has evaluated more than 100 route options and implemented multiple route modifications to advance safe pipeline construction and operations while minimizing impact on the community and environment.
Route modifications also have enabled approximately 37 percent of the proposed route to be co-located with other rights of way (approximately 41 percent of the Pipeline is co-located in New Jersey and 34 percent is co-located in Pennsylvania).
Additionally, the proposed route has been adjusted within the 400 foot survey corridor to avoid and/or minimize impacts to wetlands and waterbodies; cultural resources and other sensitive habitats. And while the permanent right of way will generally be 50 feet wide, PennEast is committed to reducing the maintained width to maintain a lesser footprint in forested areas and wetlands, per our mitigation plan.
Most of PennEast’s efforts during the pre-filing phase, as well as its focus throughout the FERC Application phase, will be spent working with receptive landowners and municipalities along the proposed route, as well as with federal officials and state permitting agencies, to finalize plans to mitigate impacts from pipeline construction and operations.
Thank you for taking the next step to learn about the PennEast Pipeline Project. The information provided is accurate as of September 23, 2016. This interactive map is designed as a general informational tool. The route is subject to change. Prior to any specific use, please verify the information.
The September 2016 route includes route deviations as described in detail in PennEast’s September 23, 2016, submission to FERC. These route modifications were adopted based on discussions with landowners whose property is involved with portions of the project, resource agencies and other stakeholders, and will result in constructability improvements and opportunities to reduce environmental impacts. The map has been updated to reflect permanent ROW and temporary workspace for the project as filed with FERC (i.e., the limit of disturbance for the project). Earlier maps showed a 400’ survey corridor.
Within the interactive map, representation of the legal and operation right-of-way, to include temporary and additional temporary workspace, is excluded across certain roads and railroads. Utility companies are typically given an occupation permit across road ways and railroads, which would only include a width as wide as the installed pipeline. However, you will notice that the temporary workspace and additional temporary workspace appears to intrude within the observed road right-of-ways, although not completely across. This is required to allow for our pipeline construction equipment to access the construction right-of-way from each road, therefore, the permitted workspace has to extend to the road surface