Archive for December, 2008

Municipalities Must Update Emergency Plans

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Potter County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Steiner has issued the following notice to township and borough officials, reminding them of the importance of completing a Municipal Emergency Operations Plan:

An audit with PEMA Central Area Office has found that there are several municipalities that have not completed the new Municipal Emergency Operations Plan Template, which was distributed to all municipalities by this office in August 2007.

As the time approaches for the annual review and update of your Emergency Operations Plan, please review the current Emergency Operations Plan you have on file to verify it is the current version, and to verify the promulgation page is completed and signed.

All municipalities must have a completed Emergency Operations Plan and a signed and dated promulgation page on file with this office by no later than Feb. 20. Should you have any questions, please contact Kathy Brooks or myself at 274-8900.

Tennessee Gas Shares Details On Pipeline Project

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Tennessee Gas Pipeline officials shares details on that company’s “300 Line Expansion” project during a public meeting Wednesday evening at the Ulysses Firehall. Work is expected to start in mid-2010 after regulatory approvals are obtained. Tennessee plans to build about 125 miles of 30-inch pipeline – some of it through Potter County – while building two new compression stations and expanding four other stations. Wednesday night’s meeting will provide information on the location of the pipeline, the permitting process, construction techniques and environmental protection measures.

Tennessee is a wholly owned subsidiary of El Paso Corp., North America’s largest interstate natural gas pipeline system and one of the continent’s biggest independent natural gas producers. The company expects to increase natural gas delivery capacity in the region by approximately 300,000 dekatherms per day. The infrastructure improvements will enable the tapping of natural gas supplies from Gulf Coast, Appalachian, Rockies and Marcellus shale supply areas. Tennessee plans phased construction during 2010 and 2011. To minimize impacts from construction, the planned pipeline route would generally follow an existing pipeline corridor where possible.

The company has launched a website that contains details: