Public Notice For A Proposed Diversion Of Parkland In Pennsauken Township

The Township of Pennsauken, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A-13.5 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8 of the Green Acres regulations, will file a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to divert a total of approximately 0.17 acres of parkland situated within Block 2218, Lot 1 on the tax maps of the Township of Pennsauken, Camden County. The diversion is required as part of the installation and operation of an underground electric transmission line for Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s (PSE&G) Southern Reinforcement Program. This application is subject to NJDEP Commissioner and State House Commission approval, and once filed, will be available for review at the Pennsauken Township Clerk’s office at 5605 North Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken Township, NJ, 08110 and at the NJDEP Green Acres Program offices, located at 501 East State St., First Floor, Trenton, NJ, 08625-0412.

A public hearing will be held on Jan. 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Pennsauken Township Municipal Building, 5605 North Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. In addition to oral comments presented during the hearing, written comments may be submitted to the agencies listed below. All written comments must be received within two weeks following the hearing, by Feb. 5, 2015.

The proposed parkland diversion is located on the edge of Bethel Field, adjacent to the Pennsauken Township Police Department and Municipal Courthouse parking lot. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:36-26. 10(e), monetary compensation will be provided by PSE&G to Pennsauken Township for parkland acquisition or improvements. Information regarding this diversion request can be obtained by contacting Robert McCarthy of Public Service and Gas Company at (908) 412-6904.

Comments on the diversion request may be directed to Pennsauken Township Parks and Recreation Department by phone at (856) 665-1000 x151, and in writing to 5605 North Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110; Attn: Bethel Field Comments. Please send a copy of any comments submitted on this request to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420.