Army Corps solicits comments on Pennsylvania Pipeline Project Amendment to extend construction timeframe

Published July 13, 2017

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps), has prepared an amendment to its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the easement agreement allowing Sunoco Pipeline, Limited Partnership (SPLP) to construct and operate a portion of its Pennsylvania Pipeline Project (including two natural gas liquids pipelines) through Corps-owned/administered properties at Raystown Lake. The easement and license to construct has already been issued and construction has begun.

An amendment to the EA is necessary due to unforeseen changes in the project’s construction schedule. A change in the allowed seasonal construction timeframe is being considered that would extend the period of time and allow certain limited construction activities to continue during specifically-defined timeframes within peak recreation season, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, at the Seven Points Recreation Area of Raystown Lake. The specific provisions and impact minimization/mitigation measures presented in this amendment to the EA should not interfere with the Corps mission of providing recreation at Raystown Lake.

An electronic version of the EA Amendment and Draft FONSI are available online at or at, listed under "Attachments".

Comments on the EA Amendment may be submitted no later than July 27, 2017, to the Baltimore District Corporate Communication Office either by mail to 10 S. Howard Street, ATTN: CCO Room 11400, Baltimore, MD, 21201, or by email to 


Cynthia Mitchell

Release no. 17-014