Meet Planning Commission Senior Environmental Planner

Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff members. Senior Environmental Planner Carrie J. Conwell, AICP discusses how she landed her first job in planning and how she arrived at the Planning Commission. She also shared information about her life philosophy, interests, family, and more.

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New FEMA Floodplain Maps Are Available for Chester County

Portions of Chester County were restudied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and floodplain maps have been updated and finalized. Property owners in or near the floodplain should obtain information regarding how the new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) may affect their property, flood insurance requirements and costs, if a policy is required. Property owners who are newly designated in the floodplain may be eligible to receive a discount on their new policy, if purchased prior to the maps going final on Sept. 29, 2017.  Continue Reading →

Officials Create Pipeline Response Information

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services has prepared an overview of the response to a pipeline incident by local and county public safety officials. Exact actions taken during a pipeline incident will vary greatly based on the specific situation. To check out the information, click here.

For additional pipeline safety tips, visit the Chester County Pipeline Information Center.

New Pipeline Project

A new pipeline project has been posted to the Pipeline Information Center. In Chester County, the William Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement Project is limited to the addition of an electric compressor unit at the site of the current gas compressor station in East Whiteland Township. However, 35 additional miles of pipeline is proposed for other parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has begun its technical review of permit applications for the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 project. A public hearing will be held in Chester County on August 10, 2016. The full PaDEP press release can be viewed here: Information about the Mariner East project can be viewed here: