Filing a motion to become an intervenor is mandatory in gaining full rights to participate in all future proceedings (e.g., you will eventually not be able to participate or have any right to legally declare your rights, opinions, and needs). It is also important as it allows PennEast to see the number of interested parties to the project, no matter whether you live in the pipeline's path, in an affected community, or anywhere in the US or global community! Each and every adult household member should become an intervenor to retain their rights and opportunities (e.g., do not file a motion for yourself, and leave your spouse or other adult family members without rights). Each person must file separately.
Even if you filed already, you can file again if you feel you did not file a formal legal motion (the document below will demonstrate what has to be submitted, since this is a legal motion, and not the area for extensive comments - comments go into the e-comments section you accessed in step #1)
So, let's get started with this vital and important step for all residents, no matter whether the pipeline is proposed to be on your property or not.....
ALERT: No trespass signs, verbal directions to leave land, and related actions will be upheld. You must undertake this step to block trespass.
Only the owner of the property cancomplete this. If you are not the owner (taxpayer) on the property, please skip this step (but alert the property owner of this need).
Click on the Image to the left to open the letter
Fill out all the open areas - they are colored on most computers (leave the signature line until later) - Bucks Country residents can get their parcel numbers (property number) from http://www.buckscountyboa.org
If it does not let you type, you will have to Save the letter to your computer (no need to do this if it lets you type directly online - just proceed to #4 below in that case):
Either right click on your mouse, and click Save As, or click on the Download/Save icon) Be sure to note into what folder you save the letter.
Keeping this website open (so you can return to its tab to see instructions), open that folder, and find the letter
Save the document to your computer (at the top left, click on file, then click on save).
Fill out all the colored open areas (leave the signature until later)
Print the document (click on File on the top left, then click Print) - print 3 copies!
After the document has printed, sign the documents in the signature area
Prepare two envelopes, one for Penn East and one for UGI. Fill out the envelopes with the addresses on the letter (be careful about zip codes and street numbers). Put one letter into each envelope.
Keep the third copy for yourself (or save it to your computer while you have it online)
Go to the post office, and request to send each one (so there will be two separate ones) via "Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested."
Unfortunately, this will not block the taking of your or your neighbor's land if it is taken by eminent domain; however, this blocks any pre-construction trespass, damage to your land, surveying, digging up, driving over, or deforestation of your land prior to the eminent domain declaration. Those in other parts of the state who did not exercise this action for other pipelines have sustained significant damage, including deforestation, of their personal property, even prior to all permits in place for the pipeline - so it is intended to protect you for now. Likewise, if unable to do all of their surveys, testing, deforestation, and other ground manipulation, PennEast isalso prevented from preparing for construction until all matters are resolved.