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New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline BPU Case- Key Documents

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) has submitted an application to the NJ Board of Public Utilities and the Pinelands Commission to build a 28-mile long, 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline through portions of Burlington and Ocean Counties. Review the legal documents associated with ongoing appeals by the Alliance and impacted municipalities here.

The proposed route passes through Chesterfield, North Hanover, Upper Freehold and Plumsted before reaching Route 539, where it turns south and enters the Pinelands and travels through the Joint Base. Before leaving the Base, the route then turns east near the southern boundary of the Base, enters the Borough of Lakehurst and ends in Manchester. You can learn more about the history of this application here.

NJNG has two petitions for the SRL before the BPU. First is a petition stating that this company is a responsible player and that the project meets all federal and state safety requirements. The BPU approved that petition on January 27, 2016.

The second petition before the BPU describes the route the pipeline will take and requests a determination that the SRL is reasonably necessary for the service, convenience or welfare of the public such that the zoning, site plan review and other Municipal Land Use ordinance and regulations along the pipeline’s route will not apply to this project. We expect a ruling on this petition at the March 18, 2016, BPU meeting.

Expert Report by Greg Lander of Skipping Stone

Download Skipping Stone Report

Skipping Stone Report - 994.6KB
by Greg Lander of Skipping Stone, January 19, 2016

Below are the briefs and documents associated with the ongoing appeals by PPA:

Download PPA Opening Brief to BPU

PPA Opening Brief to BPU - 266.7KB
PPA Opening Post Hearing Brief, January 22, 2016

Download PPA - Exhibit A

PPA - Exhibit A - 512.0KB
Showing population growth in Ocean County

Download PPA - Exhibit C

PPA - Exhibit C - 662.6KB
Email dated May 12, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit E

PPA - Exhibit E - 43.4KB
Email dated June 9, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit D

PPA - Exhibit D - 38.9KB
Email dated May 12, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit F

PPA - Exhibit F - 59.6KB
Email chain dated October 15, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit G

PPA - Exhibit G - 269.9KB
Email dated October 28, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit H

PPA - Exhibit H - 51.0KB
Email dated December 1, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit I

PPA - Exhibit I - 99.9KB
Undated correspondence, Department of Air Force to Assemblyman Ron Dancer

Download PPA - Exhibit J

PPA - Exhibit J - 557.6KB
Correspondence dated November 30, 2015 from AECOM to Pinelands Commission

Download PPA - Exhibit K

PPA - Exhibit K - 4.8MB
Final Environmental Assessment of Installation Development, Joint Base, February 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit L

PPA - Exhibit L - 3.9MB
Final Environmental Assessment, Central Issue Facility, Joint Base, May 2013

Download PPA - Exhibit M

PPA - Exhibit M - 3.3MB
Final Environmental Assessment, Solor Panel Systems, Joint Base, March 2012

Download PPA - Exhibit N

PPA - Exhibit N - 2.2MB
EPA Superfund, Record of Decision, September 27, 1999

Download PPA - Exhibit O

PPA - Exhibit O - 1.4MB
2013 Annual Progress Report, Lakehrust Area I/J, July 1, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit P

PPA - Exhibit P - 1.4MB
URS Environmental Baseline Survey, December 12, 2014

Download PPA - Exhibit Q

PPA - Exhibit Q - 159.5KB
Pinelands Commission Certificate of Filing, Application#2014-0045.001

Download PPA Reply Brief Submitted to BPU

PPA Reply Brief Submitted to BPU - 532.3KB
PPA Reply Brief, January 29, 2016

Download NJ Rate Counsel Opening Brief to BPU

NJ Rate Counsel Opening Brief to BPU - 379.7KB
PPA Rate Council Post-Hearing Brief, January 22, 2016

Download PPA - Notice of Appeal

PPA - Notice of Appeal - 1.9MB
BPU's approval of Safety docket, filed March 10, 2016

Below are the briefs and documents associated with the ongoing appeals by municipalities:

Download North Hanover Township

North Hanover Township - 305.0KB
Post Hearing Brief, January 22, 2016

Download Chesterfield Township

Chesterfield Township - 1.7MB
Initial Post Hearing Brief, January 22, 2016

Download Chesterfield Township 2

Chesterfield Township 2 - 1.1MB
Letter brief in Response to NJNG's Initial Post-Hearing Brief, January 29, 2016

Briefs submitted by New Jersey Natural Gas:

Download NJNG - NJ Natural Gas 2

NJNG - NJ Natural Gas 2 - 241.6KB
NJNG's Post Hearing Brief, January 21, 2016

Download NJNG - NJ Natural Gas

NJNG - NJ Natural Gas - 164.2KB
Reply Hearing Brief, January 29, 2016

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