PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that the County of Middlesex has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert 0.543 acres (23,670 square feet) of land at the Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course located near Dey Road in Plainsboro Township. The subject property is known as Block 2301, Lot 2 on the Plainsboro Tax Map. The diversion is for an easement to reroute approximately 526 feet of an underground petroleum pipeline owned by Sunoco that currently runs across the property of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) adjacent to the golf course.
The easement is proposed in connection with PSE&G’s construction of a new substation on its property next to the golf course. The substation is required to provide greater capacity and improve the reliability and resiliency of the electric network serving Plainsboro Township and the surrounding area. The relocated Sunoco pipeline will run along the edge of the property boundary of the golf course. The proposed pipeline reroute will help maintain the safety of personnel operating around the PSE&G substation and provide the clearance Sunoco requires to safely operate and maintain its pipeline.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a), a scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held in the Courtroom at the Plainsboro Township Municipal Building, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08536 on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing. Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the scoping hearing and until January 20, 2020.
Written comments on the diversion request may be directed to Mr. Richard Lear, Director of Parks and Recreation (732) 745-3900 at: Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 661, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-9968. Please send a copy of any comments submitted in connection with this request to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, Melissa P. Abatemarco, Esq., Mail Code 501-01, 501 East State Street, PO Box 420, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420.
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