The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will be negotiating an agreement that will enable Sunoco Logistics to install a pipeline on a portion of the Bushy Run Battlefield state park in Penn Township, a commission spokesman said.
The proposed pipeline will be next to an existing pipeline owned by Dominion Transmission, spokesman Howard Pollman confirmed last week. Much of the pipeline's path in Westmoreland County is being planned to run near the rights of way established by the Dominion line.
The state commission is awaiting a written proposal from Sunoco, Pollman said.
“We've made contact, but we haven't heard back from them,” he said.
Westmoreland County court records show that Dominion officials agreed in 2011 to pay the commission $25,938 to install 1,408 feet of pipeline on two parcels. The state park encompasses more than 200 acres.
Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society president Bonnie Ramus and treasurer Kelly Ruoff said neither the existing line nor the proposed one is near the visitors center, the new monument that was dedicated during the 250th anniversary in August or other publicly visited areas at the park off Route 993.
“It won't disturb anything as far as where we do the tours or anything else,” Ramus said.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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