HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s (PUC’s) Office of Administrative Law Judge has issued an order detailing the procedures for a March 13, 2018 prehearing conference concerning electric transmission line applications submitted by Transource Pennsylvania LLC (Transource).
The applications involve projects in York and Franklin counties. Numerous landowners and other concerned entities have filed comments, protests and petitions to intervene in the case.
As noted in the Prehearing Conference Order issued by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) Elizabeth Barnes and Andrew Calvelli, the purpose of the March 13 conference is to discuss preliminary matters, including the scheduling of future public input hearings and other procedural matters. Only attorneys and those individuals representing themselves as parties can actively participate in this conference. No testimony will be taken at this prehearing conference.
The full prehearing order is available on the PUC website, for download and review, using the following link: http://www.puc.pa.gov/pcdocs/1555649.docx
The ALJs’ order notes that there will be future opportunities for individuals to testify at public input hearings, which will be scheduled and held in York and Franklin counties. Those hearings are expected to be held during May 2018, and will be publicized in advance, include official notices published in local newspapers two weeks prior to the hearing dates.
The prehearing conference will be held in Hearing Room 1, located in the Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, in the PA State Capitol Complex, in Harrisburg. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on March 13.
Seating capacity in the hearing room is 192, and priority will be given to parties to the case, including individuals who have filed protests or petitions to intervene in the proceedings. If attendance exceeds the capacity of the hearing room, the presiding judges may divide the hearing into two conferences, held back-to-back – one for the York County project and another for the Franklin County project – to accommodate as many interested parties as possible.
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