Subaqueous Lands Lease, Wetlands Application, and Notice of Public Hearing
Silver Run Electric, LLC-To construct a 230-kilovolt (kV) alternating current (AC) electric transmission line, connecting the PSE&G Hope Creek Substation expansion on Artificial Island, Salem County, New Jersey, to the proposed Silver Run Substation located at 471 Silver Run Road, Middletown, New Castle County, Delaware.
The proposed Delaware-portion of the alignment begins at the Silver Run Substation, with overhead transmission lines running 2-miles east, spanning the Appoquinimink River and crossing the Augustine Wildlife Area, until reaching an off-shore transition structure in the Delaware River. From the transition structure, 3-miles of submarine cables are proposed to be installed via water jetting technology beneath the riverbed until reaching the New Jersey shoreline.
Seven (7) transmission line structures will be located in State-regulated wetlands, resulting in 1,920 square feet of temporary impacts and 287.5 square feet of permanent impacts for vibratory caisson foundation construction. The total impact area to the Delaware side of the river is approximately 45.1-acres. Structures in wetlands will be installed via heavy lift helicopter construction and vibratory hammer.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Subaqueous Lands Act (7 Del C., Chapter 72) the Wetlands Act (7 Del C., Chapter 66) and the Regulations Governing the Use of Subaqueous Lands and the Wetlands Regulations, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will conduct a public hearing on Thursday November 1, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at DNREC’s Lukens Drive Facility, located at 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE.
The purpose of the hearing is to solicit the views of interested parties in specific regards to the application filed by Silver Run Electric as described above.
The application and supporting documents may be inspected at the office of the DNREC, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware, by appointment between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Comments concerning this application should be made in writing to the Division within twenty (20) days from the date of this notice. For additional information, or an appointment to inspect these documents, please call (302) 739-9943.
Public comments may be presented at the public hearing either orally or in written form. Persons who want to pre-register to speak at the public hearing and those who want to submit written public comments should send such preregistration and comments to:
Division of Water
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
These Documents/Applications above are available for review by contacting:
Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-9943 FAX (302) 739-6304
If you have any comments, please return this memo to this office by October 30, 2018.