Please send letters demanding public participation right away to:
Ed Muzic, Section Chief
PA DEP Southcentral Region
Waterways and Wetlands Program
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Two related notices appeared in the Pennsylvania Bulletin regarding water obstructions and encroachments permits for Birdsboro Power and for the DTE pipeline (see link at bottom of page). Neither refers to a public comment period or hearing, so we need to send them letters calling for both a hearing and a written comment period for both projects, hence the two letters even though they go to the same person.
You can certainly comment on the specifics of the projects if you like, but it’s important that you make the request for a formal opportunity to comment in writing and at a public hearing.
You can also call Muzik at 717-705-4802, but it is more important to get it to them in writing. We may do a call-in day to make our point, but the priority is letters.
These notices appeared in the June 3 PA Bulletin. Since there’s no formal comment period, it’s important that they receive our letters sooner than later.
Please share this message with anyone who you think will submit the letters. I’ll create two FB events, so if you use FB, look for them later today and share them with your friends in Berks County.